One of the causes that I hold close to my heart is that of living as eco-friendly as possible. This includes limiting exposure to toxins in the home and choosing products that are as natural and environmentally friendly as possible.
If you do not enjoy shopping in flea markets and garage sales or reusing weathered furniture in your home, you can buy brand new eco-friendly and sustainable furniture that is contemporary in style, great for the environment and also beautiful. The Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture at BEYOND Stores is a perfect way to incorporate more natural materials into your home. Bamboo is becoming increasingly popular these days due to its durability and high strength.
The Greenington selection offers a number of beautiful bamboo pieces including a stylish and elegant bamboo chair and a beautiful dining room table that can extend to 92” available both in honey tones or a dark walnut.
Reclaimed wood and furniture that can be used for dual purposes can also reduce the need for added materials in your home. Turning House Furniture, available at BEYOND Stores, have salvaged wood from buildings built in America between the years of 1860 and 1960 and created some unique and vintage beautiful pieces.
An example of this is the salvaged Telegraph Poles end tables. Every end table is totally unique and these end tables could also double as stools for children to sit on—perfect for when you are hosting other young families.
Another principle of living in a sustainable & responsible manner is to buy locally whenever possible. This principle applies equally when buying food from your local farmer’s market, as well as when purchasing new furniture.
BEYOND Stores prides itself on offering our customers many American brands to choose from, using locally grown materials and local craftsmanship. These brands include American Drew, American Heritage and Montana Woodworks.
Montana Woodworks deserves a special mention as it is a unique manufacturer of handcrafted rustic furniture. They select only logs from trees that are standing dead. This means they are no longer living but have not yet fallen to the ground and started to rot. As well as using local wood, Montana Woodworks make sure that the wood is dried in a totally natural manner and the wood is fashioned using a traditional wood working finish. Many of these unique pieces are available at BEYOND Stores, including my personal favorite, the dresser mirror.
About the Author: Allison Cooper is an editor and writer for Beyond Stores. In addition to her official capacities here at Beyond Stores, Allison blogs across the web on crafts, gourmet recipes, and the latest in interior design. When not hard at work, Allison enjoys pondering her own decorating projects, knitting, and raising her two sons, Marcus and Noah.