You may have been hearing the word “sustainable” a lot, lately. It’s up there with “eco-friendly”, and it refers to something very similar.
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The word “sustainable”, used in this particular context, refers to a piece of furniture that is made from materials that are not harmful to the environment, and that aid in the sustenance of our environment and our Earth.
Therefore, what we are about to share with you is a list of some absolutely amazing pieces of home furniture that not only aid in sustaining our environment, but these pieces are also durable and they will last a long time!
Most pieces of vintage furniture – as per what the name would suggest – were made many years ago, and they didn’t come from a big, and very environmentally harmful, factory, but a studio or a workshop that took the time to build each piece without the aid of cumbersome and environmentally unfriendly machines.
On top of that, purchasing this kind of furniture means that it won’t go to a landfill. And these pieces will last a long time, because they have already done so! Besides, they look really cool and they’re very stylish pieces of furniture that are perfect for home staging if you are planning on selling your home.
The entire point of Amish furniture is that it is durable and able to last for a very long period of time. You see, the Amish build things like Amish bookcases and Amish kitchen hutches so that they can pass those pieces on to their children, and so their children can pass those pieces onto their children, and so on and so forth. It is a way of sharing history, and never letting the past die.
If you know anything about the Amish, you know that they are very much in-tune with nature, and that they don’t choose to pollute or to be involved in practices that are against nature. The trees that they cut up are done carefully, with tools that don’t pollute, and they take the time to craft each piece of furniture so that it is truly elegant and beautiful, while using durable, and sustainable, materials! You simply can’t go wrong with Amish furniture, and there are so many amazing pieces out there that are perfect for home decorating.
Purchase Reclaimed Furniture
Reclaimed furniture is a type of furniture that consists of pieces that were once discarded due to age and a lack of use, but have since been reclaimed and turned into very usable, very beautiful, pieces of furniture!
You can find reclaimed furniture at many different warehouses and places. Sometimes, the pieces are more expensive, but many times, they are actually quite a bit cheaper than the newer pieces. They also have the the benefit of not coming from an environmentally harmful mass-manufacturing plant of some kind, and remaining very durable for further use due to the fact that they have been reclaimed and remain usable today!
Those are just a few ideas for some of the choices you have when it comes to sustainable home furniture that will last you a long time!