Bring Style To Your Home With Top Repurposed Home Décor Accessories
Is your home in need of a facelift? Do you want to decorate in a way that suits your style but is also healthy for the environment? We can help! You don’t have to commit to purchasing all new products to update the look of your home to reflect your personal style. Instead, why not choose a few pieces that are upcycled, recycled or reclaimed? This list of the top recycled, reclaimed and repurposed home décor accessories includes bright, vibrant looks as well as classic and contemporary designs. Choose your favorites and begin shopping. These styles will look great in your home, and are friendly to the planet!
1. Viva Terra
Type of Recycled Home Decor | Recycled Flip Flop Doormat
Origin | Philippines
Doormat Benefits | Eco Friendly, Recycled, Scrap Material, Easy Care
Price of Doormat | $59
Have you ever owned a pair of flip flops that were so soft and comfy you just couldn’t wait to put them on? Well, this Viva Terra review features a doormat that is made from that same foamy, soft and inviting material. In fact, the Viva Terra doormat is comprised entirely of the scraps left over from the manufacture of flip flops. That means it’s soft, easy to clean and very durable. The doormat is bright and eye catching, making it a great conversation piece for every visitor to your home. It’s easy to care for, too; you’ll just need to shake it clean or spray the mat off with a hose to rinse off what boots and shoes have dragged in.
These doormats are handcrafted in the Philippines, and no two are exactly alike. You won’t know exactly what your doormat looks like before it arrives, but you can be assured that you’ll receive a bright and colorful piece that will enhance your curb appeal.
2. Made Trade
Type of Recycled Home Decor | Canisters with Reclaimed Wood Covers
Origin | Spain
Canister Benefits | Recycled Glass, Reclaimed Wood, Handcrafted, Sustainable, Fair Trade, Give Back
Price of Canister | From $18
If you spend a lot of time in your kitchen, you know that storage space is always at a premium. Why not free up a bit of cabinet space and opt instead to store your spices, sugars and oils in these recycled glass canisters? There are four sizes of container available, ranging from the Mini (4 x 2.25”) to the Grande (13.75 x 2.25”). Your sea salt, smoked sugar or your coffee grounds will look great when displayed in these pieces. These Made Trade canisters aren’t just appropriate for the kitchen, either. Use them in the bedroom to store your cosmetics supplies or in the bathroom as an attractive way to store your bath salts or even your activated charcoal. Each canister is made in Spain by fair trade workers and are comprised of recycled glass and reclaimed wood.
As we explored the company for our Made Trade review, we were pleased to learn that the group partners with 1% for the Planet. The non-profit Made Trade supports is Fibershed which aims to create regenerative fiber systems and to support carbon farming.
3. Ten Thousand Villages
Type of Recycled Home Decor | Bright Day Hamper
Origin | Bangladesh
Hamper Benefits | Upcycled Saris, Cotton, Sustainable, Fair Trade
Price of Hamper | $70
Next on our list of the top upcycled home décor products is our Ten Thousand Villages review. This little hamper may be designed to hold your dirty linens, but it’s certainly a work of art. The Bright Day Hamper is made from recycled saris, wrapped around kaisa grass to create a stunning, unique and durable basket. Don’t feel limited to using this basket as a hamper, either! The Ten Thousand Villages Bright Day Hamper can also be used to transport picnic items, stash your pet’s toys and gear or just to hold those odd chargers and cables you have lying around the house.
The Bright Day Hamper is fair trade made by workers in Bangladesh, and each is crafted by hand. No two Bright Day Hampers are alike, as all saris are unique and create a one of a kind pattern when woven.
4. Fig Linens and Home
Type of Recycled Home Decor | Pique Nique Travel Candle
Origin | United States
Candle Benefits | Recycled Glass, Fair Trade, Made in the USA, Soy Candle, Recyclable, Travel Friendly
Price of Candle | $15
Have you ever wished you could carry your favorite relaxing scents with you while you travel? If so, this Fig Linens and Home review is what you’ve been looking for. This little travel candle is the perfect size to pack in your suitcase or overnight bag so you can enjoy aromatherapy on the go. The floral notes of this soy candle include rose, lily and jasmine. The scent is relaxing and perfect to enjoy as you relax in a rose water bath. The glass jar is recycled, and the aluminum lid is recyclable, making this an eco-friendly candle. Of course, as the wax is soy-based, the Pique Nique Travel Candle burns clean.
This Fig Linens and Home candle makes a great gift, as it’s beautifully labeled and packaged. The candle burns for around 30 hours, so your gift recipient will enjoy the floral fragrance for a very long time.
Type of Recycled Home Decor | Recycled Lucite Cookbook Holder
Origin | United States
Cookbook Holder Benefits | Made in the USA, Recycled Lucite, Solvent Free, Responsibly Sourced
Price of Cookbook Holder | $38
Our NEWLY review features a classic piece that’s going to look great in your kitchen. This cookbook holder is made from 100% recycled lucite. If you’re not familiar with lucite, think of Plexiglass or Perspex. The lucite used in this cookbook holder is sourced in Italy, then the holder itself is crafted in South Carolina, right here in the United States. NEWLY is a small business owned by a group of friends who are committed to only selling recycled, upcycled and environmentally friendly products. In the catalog, you’ll find glassware, bedding and even storage solutions that are environmentally conscious and quite attractive, too!
Be sure to check out the full NEWLY catalog to take advantage of many giftable, socially and eco-conscious items that will look great in any home.
6. Time Concept
Type of Recycled Home Decor | Recycled Glass Jar
Origin | Spain
Glass Jar Benefits | Recycled Glass, Solvent Free, Responsibly Sourced, Handcrafted
Price of Glass Jar | From $19
Are you looking for a way to spruce up your mantel, your bathroom counter or your nightstand? These little recycled glass jars we’ve chosen for out Time Concept review will be perfect. The glass jars are small enough even for the tiniest of spaces, and add an elegant look to your décor. People who have used these little jars say they’ve added a sprig of eucalyptus, a few spring blossoms or buds or simply tied a ribbon around the neck. The result is a classic and “homey” feel that is both eco-friendly and beautiful!
Each Time Concept recycled glass jar is handmade in Valencia, Spain. The production process is earth-friendly, too, as the manufacturers follow the Kyoto Protocol, limiting greenhouse gas emissions and creating a very small environmental footprint. There are ten styles to choose from, so select a few and create an eye-catching display.
7. Mud Pie
Type of Recycled Home Decor | Recycled Glass Vase
Origin | Spain
Glass Vase Benefits | Eco-Friendly, Recycled, Handmade, Sustainable, Recyclable
Price of Glass Vase | $15
Mud Pie is best known for its baby and children’s products, but for our Mud Pie review we’ve found an earth friendly piece of home décor you’ll love. This Recycled glass vase is slightly bigger than the Time Concept pieces, measuring 9 inches tall and 4 inches in diameter. Fill it with your favorite scented flower, or simply add a sprig of bamboo to the jar for a dramatic conversation piece that will look great in any home.
Mud Pie sources these recycled glass vases from Spain, and the cool blue color will add a bit of pop to your space. Add this vase to your bathroom, dresser or even your mantel and enjoy the impact it creates. People who have bought this vase say the piece looks fantastic when you add some shells or nautical rope to the bottle. The wide base of this vase makes it sturdy and sure-footed, a perfect accent for any room of the house. Of course, the vase is sustainable, earth friendly and handmade so you can feel confident in your purchase.
8. Belle & June
Type of Recycled Home Decor | Recycled Glass Lamp
Origin | United States
Glass Lamp Benefits | Made in the USA, Natural Materials, Eco-Friendly, Recycled, Handmade, Sustainable, Recyclable
Price of Glass Lamp | $372.50
We fell in love with this Belle & June Recycled Glass Lamp the moment we saw it. For our Belle & June review, we’ve selected a natural looking lamp with clean lines and a beach house feel that’s sure to be a beautiful addition to your living room, bedroom or screened porch. The lamp is made from recycled glass and features a linen shade that’s natural looking and also sustainable.
Whether you choose this lamp for your beach house or just to lend a nautical feel to your primary residence, we think you’re going to love the sleek, clean lines of this eco-friendly lamp. You choose how the lamp will fit with your décor, too. Featuring a 3-way turn knob that supports up to 150 watts, this lamp will create exactly the atmosphere you’re looking for while you relax, read or simply go about your daily routine. Belle & June is a small business based in Canada. As you shop for your recycled glass lamp, be sure to check out the other classic, modern and eco-friendly looks in the Belle & June catalog.
9. Alchemy Fine Home
Type of Recycled Home Decor | Nesting Cocktail Tables
Origin | China
Nesting Table Benefits | Reclaimed Wood, Sustainable, Eco Friendly, Recyclable
Price of Nesting Tables | $3,744
If you’re short on space or just like to tidy things away to make room for your daily routine, this Alchemy Fine Home review is one you’ll be interested. The set of two nesting tables available in the Alchemy Fine Home catalog is as beautiful as it is efficient. One table measures 14 inches tall while the other measures 10 inches in height; invite your friends for movie night or cocktails and give everyone a little table space. Then, when the party’s over, simply return the shorter table to its home beneath the taller.
These tables are sustainably made in China, where they’re crafted using reclaimed elm and recyclable stainless steel. Many customers say the tables are suitable for outdoor use, but it’s recommended that you cover the tables in the event of inclement weather. Alchemy Fine Home is a California based company that features a curated collection of gorgeous designs from all over the world. This reclaimed wood nesting table set is just one of many eco-friendly options available in the Alchemy Fine Home catalog.
10. Root Pouch
Type of Recycled Home Decor | Cache-Pot Container
Origin | Made in the USA
Container Benefits | Sustainable, Eco-Friendly, Natural Materials, Machine Washable, Recycled Materials
Price of Container | $59
There’s something so simple, yet so elegant about the container we’ve chosen for our Root Pouch review. This durable cache-pot container is made from recycled water bottles and featuring an industrial lock-stitch technique with finished seams, a sustainable and eco-friendly choice. What we love most is how versatile the containers are. You can stack them, fold them and even wash them in the washing machine with cool water. In short, these storage solutions are incredible. Use these little containers to stash your library books, your guests’ umbrellas or the kids’ take home folders, or planting each season. They’ll fit in perfectly with your existing décor and when they’re not in use you can simply fold them up and tuck them away into a closet.
These containers are crafted in the USA under fair working conditions. In fact, each curated item in the Root Pouch catalog is a fair trade piece, and your purchase supports small scale artisans around the world who are earning a fair wage.
11. Antique Farm House
Type of Recycled Home Decor | Recycled Glass Cone Planter
Origin | United States
Planter Benefits | Eco Friendly, Recycled Materials, Sustainable, Recyclable
Price of Planter | From $33
When your garden is producing stunning buds and blossoms, what’s the best way to display them? If this sounds like you, this Antique Farm House review is what you need! These cone planters are made from recycled glass and recyclable metal and are an ideal way to show off the bounty of your flower garden. Available in two sizes, these little planters are great for your flowers and herbs, but are also effective for organizing. Stash your spare change or your Yahtzee dice in these little vases – they’ll make even the most mundane objects look absolutely elegant.
Antique Farm House is a curated collection of artisan-crafted home décor and furniture items. Be sure to add these planters to your cart and check out today, as items often sell quickly and once they’re sold out, they’re gone!
12. Global Crafts
Type of Recycled Home Decor | Metal Wall Art
Origin | Haiti
Wall Art Benefits | Fair Trade, Handcrafted, Made from Recycled Materials, Indoor or Outdoor Use
Price of Wall Art | $90
Next on our list of the top recycled and reclaimed décor is out Global Crafts review. This group was launched in 2001 in Kenya as an outlet to share fair trade artisans’ work from around the globe. You purchase from Global Crafts supports artisans who work in small-scale workshops, and many of these artists use reclaimed and recycled goods.
For example, this metal wall art was created in Haiti using reclaimed steel drums. Each piece is just a little bit different, as artisans stamp and hand-paint the floral designs individually – you can be assured your piece is unique. The structure measures a full two feet in diameter and it’s suitable for either indoor or outdoor use.
13. Fab Habitat
Type of Recycled Home Decor | Indoor or Outdoor Area Rug
Origin | United States
Rug Benefits | Child Labor Free, Fair Trade, Recycled Plastic, UV Resistant
Price of Rug | From $37
Our Fab Habitat review features this gorgeous indoor/outdoor rug that will add a pop of interest to your entryway, porch or patio space. Bold geometric designs are woven from recycled plastic straws, in fair trade conditions that are certified by Goodweave to be free from child labor. The Kilimanjaro Black design is reversible, allowing you to change your style to suit the season or your mood. The rugs are deceptively soft, but durable enough to withstand the elements should you choose to use this rug outdoors. The Fab Habitat rugs are UV resistant and will not fade, and are also mold and mildew resistant. If your rug gets dirty, simply hose it down and let it dry in the sun.
Fab Habitat is an American company that sources eco-friendly and fair trade products from all over the world. Be sure to check out other Fab Habitat products, as many are sold as collections.
14. DG Home Goods
Type of Recycled Home Decor | Recycled Fabric Area Rug
Origin | India
Rug Benefits | Recycled, Biodegradable, Handcrafted, Fair Trade, Eco-Friendly
Price of Rug | From $20
If you’re in search of a small area rug for your child’s bedroom, your kitchen or even under your desk at work, look no further than our DG Home Goods review. This area rug is available in two sizes and four colors, and is created by hand in India using 90% recycled cotton content. Due to the nature of the recycled fabrics, no two area rugs will be exactly the same. However, you can choose from beige, blue, red and yellow or teal to find a rug that compliments your furnishings or adds a touch of vibrant color to your bathroom or laundry room.
This DG Home Goods little rug is spot clean only, so it works best for indoor use. Customers who have purchased the rug say the colors are vibrant and the rug itself is well made – the rug will last for a very long time in your home!
15. Sonia Lucano
Type of Recycled Home Decor | Upcycle Instructional Book
Origin | France
Book Benefits | Eco-Friendly, Recyclable, Family Friendly
Price of Book | $17
For the last item on our list, we chose to include something a little different. Our Sonia Lucano review features not a piece of décor but a book that describes how you can upcycle your own materials! What do you have lying around your home? Wine bottles? Tin cans? Glass jars? This book, Upcycle! Turn Everyday Objects Into Home Décor gives complete instructions how to turn these forgotten items into works of art. There are crafts in this book appropriate for people of all ages, so be sure to get the kids involved. Create lighting fixtures, hanging planters, headboards and more with objects that shouldn’t be put in the landfills like pallets, fabrics and jam jars.
Readers of this Sonia Lucano book love that all the materials you’ll need to complete a project are listed, from tools to grommets. Instructions are clear and easy to follow and the finished result of each craft is beautiful and a bit rustic.
Recycled and Upcycled Home Décor to Fit Your Personal Style
When you’re seeking to decorate your home, you don’t have to buy new products that aren’t friendly to the environment. Instead, why not check out recycled, upcycled and repurposed décor that’s friendly to the planet and suits your personal style? From recycled glass jars to reclaimed steel drums, this list features décor and furniture to fit every style and budget.
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