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5 Natural Fabrics To Use For Sustainable Interior Design

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Natural fabrics for interior design

When it comes to interior design, natural fabrics usually offer a more sustainable and eco-friendly style that will not only enhance your home but will also improve your environment. Choosing to furnish your home with natural fabrics such as linen, wood, rattan and bamboo, can actually improve the air quality for you and your family.

To create a healthier space to live, it’s important to pay close attention to the materials that you use to decorate and furnish your home. Air quality indoors can be impacted by carpets, rugs and other soft furnishings around you, that can quickly gather dust and trigger allergies. Whether you have a ranch out in the countryside, a lodge up in the mountains or a home in the great outdoors, get ready to discover 5 natural fabrics that will help you achieve a more sustainable, eco-friendly home. 


bamboo cotton bedding

1: Bamboo Cotton Bedding

Bamboo cotton is becoming a bit of a buzz word within the interior design community. Used to make durable and sustainable clothing, as well as bedding, upgrade your bedding with bamboo cotton pillows.

As an alternative to plastic, lightweight, breathable and renewable bamboo fiber can help to regulate body temperature, which is why it makes great bedding. During the summer months, bamboo cotton will keep you cool and comfortable, yet as the winter draws in, it will also help to keep you warm and snug. Many bamboo cotton pillows are now antimicrobial too, which means it will help to reduce bacteria and fungus build-up, giving you a healthier night's sleep. 

Rattan Woven Baskets

2: Rattan Woven Baskets

We bet you’ve seen rattan woven baskets almost everywhere lately. Well, rattan is certainly coming back into fashion and with a bit of a vengeance. From rattan lampshades, woven artwork to rattan baskets, there are many ways to introduce this natural fabric into your home. Harvested from palms, this lightweight material is carefully woven together to create stylish wicker baskets, bins and furniture. If you’re looking for a rustic and minimalist interior design vibe, accessorize your home with a couple of rattan baskets. Use as laundry baskets, storage containers, or to keep blankets in during the fall. Rattan is considered one of the safest natural fabrics and can be used both indoors and outside. Take a look at our gorgeous rattan woven basket, which makes for great organizers, planters or to store magazines and books.


wooden kitchenware

3: Wooden Kitchenware

Teak carries a rich and beautiful rich wooden tone, that is often used to make high-quality kitchenware. For that cozy lodge look in your home, pick up a couple of wooden utensils that can be used to make stews, soups or slow-cooked meat dishes. Designed to stand the test of time, wooden kitchenware is a renewable material and will make a great addition to your home. Wood is also biodegradable and eco-friendly. Unlike plastic kitchenware, wooden spoons won’t melt and drip toxins into your meals. Feel free to browse our online collection of wooden spoons, Acacia wooden chopping boards and elegant wooden salad bowls. 


linen soft furnishings

4: Linen Soft Furnishings

For a rustic cabin vibe in your home, choose soft-touch linen fabrics to dress your bedroom. Linen is a natural fabric that has been used since the eighteenth century throughout the US. Linen was mass-produced during the American colonies and farms across the country specialized in linen manufacturing to make clothing, curtains, bedspreads and pillowcases. The beauty of linen is that it’s highly sustainable, and a powerful insulator. European immigrants that moved to the US during the eighteenth century used to wear heavy fabrics such as wool and fleece, but once they settled in America, the new climate called for lighter and more breathable natural fabrics. Now becoming increasingly popular for modern sustainable interior design, choose linen in soft and subtle earthy colors such as stone, slate, cream and pastel green. Drape casually over your bed and sofa for an effortlessly chic look.

oak wood lighting

5: Oak Wood Lighting

For a bold statement piece in your home, invest in sturdy wooden light fixtures. Oak is strong, durable and always in fashion. As a natural fabric, wooden fixtures and furnishings in your home are a great way to achieve a sustainable interior design. By choosing solid wooden furniture, you are guaranteed quality craftsmanship, which will give your room a natural and classic finish.
Oak forests have now been carefully curated to be highly sustainable, and this makes wooden furniture an excellent and affordable option for homeowners across the country. As the wood begins to age, it will start to develop a more lived-in look, which is ideal for barn conversions, lodges and ranches. 

For high-quality sustainable interior design furnishings for your home, take a look at our collection online at Benchmaster WoodworX.

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