Em­brace Green liv­ing

Be mind­ful of your en­vi­ron­ment by in­creas­ing your eco-aware­ness and choos­ing sus­tain­able op­tions

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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.

Grow green

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

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