Embrace Green living
Be mindful of your environment by increasing your eco-awareness and choosing sustainable options
Wall in Kissing Gate; recess in Gregory’s Den; vases (from left) in Hidey Hole; Kissing Gate; Straw, all £36 per 2.5ltr, Earthborn iving mindfully – in essence, more thoughtfully – involves a renewed focus on the key issues that really matter to us and being more sustainable plays a huge role in this. Don’t worry, you don’t need to morph into a fully fledged eco warrior. Simply being more conscious of the origins of the items you buy is a good start, and choosing recycled or sustainably sourced designs where possible will have a big effect.
Make small changes wherever you can. The first step to a more sustainable home could be to simply use a little less water and electricity, or you could switch to an eco-friendly paint next time you embark
LApplaro table with two chairs, £109; Applaro bench, £45; Socker plant stand, £25, all Ikea on a decorating project. From nurturing house plants to supporting firms that source ethical home accessories, your sense of inner calm will be enhanced as your ‘greener’ environment evolves. Part of living mindfully is feeling connected to a whole that’s larger than just our individual selves, so taking good care of our shared environment is an important aspect of this holistic way of life.
Plants – whether outdoor or indoor – are essential in any mindful home. Not only do they clean and freshen the air, releasing oxygen and removing carbon dioxide, they