Home is where your heart is, but if your heart is filled with things that are made by harming your fellow creatures, it is not exactly a ‘home sweet home.’ Enriching your home with cruelty-free home decor will give it a touch of nature and infuse it with serenity, which is the feeling that a home should awake in each of us.
Don’t think that cruelty-free home decor means you have to renounce stylishness. Sure, you probably won’t have a leather couch made from animal skins (who would want that), but you will find a lot of beautiful, cruelty-free alternatives. Here is a room by room guide on how to make your home greener, without depriving it of its flair.
Before you start veganizing your home you will have to inspect the rooms for decorative elements which are direct or indirect products of animal cruelty. The one that would probably find its place in your entryway is the area rug, which usually contains wool taken from goats and sheep. Your alternative choice would have to be easy to maintain and hard wearing because there is a lot of traffic in this room. Seagrass and sisal area rugs might be the best choices, plus they have an amazing naturalistic vibe.
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Imagine entering the house of a who decorates their home in accordance with the latest trends without thinking green. You would probably find that the living room has the most unethically produced items.
Where do we start? A leather couch, a wall-to-wall wool carpet or a furry rug? We can defend that by keeping up with the latest decor trends, but also keeping in mind that the equally stylish, cruelty-free home decor alternatives should be our first choice. So, instead of the mentioned three, opt for a leatherette couch (hard wearing and versatile), wool-free carpet (sisal or seagrass) and faux fur area rug.
Your recipes may be fully vegan, but what about the rest of your kitchen? Inspect it for any suspicious items, such as leather bar stools, animal-derived cloths, curtains, rugs and coasters. Replace them all with their cruelty-free alternatives. Consider installing indoor green walls as another interesting feature which would inject your kitchen with the true spirit of nature and provide you with constant supplies of your favorite fresh herbs. Add some fabulous vegan posters and you will get your perfect culinary retreat.
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One would think there is not much risk of having animal-derived items in your bathroom, which is true in most cases, but it doesn’t hurt to check. If you have an area rug or a bath mat, check for any indications of animal cruelty. If you find some, replace them with non-wool options such as memory foam. It goes without saying that you should replace all of your ordinary towels with organic cotton variety which is not only ethically produced, but also incredibly plush.
At the end of the day, the bedroom is where you go to rest and replenish your body and mind with energy. You don’t want that feeling to be ruined with the fact that you are sleeping on products made by treating animals unfriendly, and are surrounded with even more. You will be happy to know that it is quite possible to hunker down and get snugly in your bed without impacting the lives of animals. Just replace the duvets and pillows which are stuffed with goose and duck feathers with synthetic stuffing which can be equally fluffy and warm. So, the next time when someone asks you “How do you sleep at night,” you can reply “Perfectly well, on my veganized bedding.”
There is no place like vegan home. It is decorated in a way that is friendly to humans, animals and the environment, which makes it the friendliest home there is. It is simple and affordable, so you can start adding your cruelty-free home decor as of today.