It’s so easy to hit the big box store for home decor, isn’t it? Heck, places like IKEA and Target even have pretty adorable wall art lately. The problem with store-bought home decor items is that they’re kind of generic, they’re often produced in far off factories under questionable conditions, and then they get shipped across the world to the big box store near you.
When you buy handmade art and home decor, you’re getting something unique that’s made with heart, and when you choose upcycled and eco-friendly handmade goodies, you’re voting with your wallet for independent artists and for the environment. Show it off!
The right lampshade can really change the feel of a room, and this hand printed shade from Sarah Waterhouse is rocking my socks. She designs and hand prints all of her fabrics onto eco-friendly Irish linen.
Spruce up your table with a cheerful table runner. Home Sweet also hand-prints all of her fabrics with her own designs. This graphic yellow table runner is printed on 100% organic hemp.
If making your own wall art isn’t your thing, Eye Pop Art has you covered. I am in love with her beautiful mandalas. She paints them on reclaimed records! This gorgeous teal record mandala would be such a nice way to add a pop of color to a monochromatic room.
Do you have any handmade home decor pieces that you either made or bought? Tell me about your favorite one!
Hi there! My name is Becky Striepe (pronounced “stree-pee,” like “sleepy”), and I am a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. My life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Check out my new book: 40 Days of Green Smoothies!