You’d Never Guess These Stylish Products Are Actually Recycled
Stay chic, all while doing some good.
Updated Sep 29, 2021 7:39 AM
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Design trends come and go like the seasons, and we’re all for sprucing up your home with the best in decor right now. But sometimes, it’s nice to make a purchase that you know is also benefiting the environment—and luckily, there’s no shortage of really incredible recycled decor on the market right now.
The best part is, even your favorite big box retailers are getting in on the action, making chic, affordable options that you’d never even guess were made from recycled materials. From vases made with recycled glass to softened leather chairs made from materials found in a shoe factory, here some of the best recycled pieces available right now. You’ll be helping the design world’s sustainability efforts and finding some great new products—what’s not to love?
Low Recycled Aluminum Side Table, Zara Home, $139
Modern, sophisticated, and all kinds of chic, the metallic accents on this recycled aluminum table give it just the touch of glam your living room needs. Try pairing it with other modern furniture for a Scandi-inspired look, and top it with all your favorite coffee table reads.
Leather Dressage Runner, CB2, $59.95
This super cool rug was upcycled using old leather from shoe and bag factories. Warm tonal grey and a dark fringe make it ideal for high traffic areas like entryways or dining areas, since it’s less likely to look dirty.
Reflected Diamonds Indoor/Outdoor Rug, West Elm, $169 – $899
A multipurpose rug for your summer entertaining is an absolute must, and we’re falling hard for West Elm’s selection of options, most made from recycled materials. This handwoven option stuns with a geometric diamond print that’s subtle enough to work with a variety of aesthetics.
Flatiron-Wrought Steel 5 Rung Ladder, ABC Carpet & Home, $255
Made from recycled steel and featuring a really cool asymmetrical look, you can hang this ladder near your window to display textiles or in your bathroom for towels. Either way, it adds a modernist, sleek look to any living space.
Chamberlin Recycled Leather Chair, Urban Outfitters, $499
Crafted with 100 percent recycled leather, this chair gets even chicer, thanks to its modern metal and glass legs. The durable hardwood frame makes it a strong addition to any living space, and the best part? The leather cushioning has been worn down and softened, so you’ll be able to curl up comfortably.
PS 2017 Vase, Ikea, $12.99
Ikea’s sustainability initiatives know no bounds. This set of vases combines recycled pieces from several different old products, creating a unique look every time—the patterns and colors keep changing, but that’s all part of the fun.
Hex Paper Tiles – Nine Tile Set Pink, Papertile, $169
Have a loud neighbor, and don’t know what to do? We have just the solution: These tiles are a modern geometric design made from recycled paper, created specifically to dampen noise from other rooms. Stylish and functional, just how we like it.
Happy Habitat Recycled Cotton Crosswords Throw, West Elm, $160
Curling up on your sofa with a soft throw is the best, am I right? This beauty made with recycled cotton is actually custom-made for each client, as Kansas City-based artist Karrie Kaneda sends her designs to a small knitting factory in New Jersey, where each throw is made to order. It will make a statement on your bed or an accet chair as well.
Lustered Pitcher, Anthropologie, $36
Ideal for all your summer beverages, this recycled glass pitcher is the ultimate statement maker. The pebbled white polka dots give it contrast, and the curved handle means easy serving. Mix in a fun large-batch cocktail or lemonade to let the pattern really shine.
Recycled Jersey Grey King Duvet Cover, CB2, $149
Super soft and lounge-worthy, this recycled duvet set is for those days you just don’t want to get out of bed. The natural grey has a calming effect, and can be paired with any sheets you want.
Mod Stripe Tablecloth, BottleCloth, Starts at $38.59
Would you believe us if we told you this tablecloth has been made from recycled bottles? Highly durable, low-maintenance, and spill friendly, we’re thinking it should be on the shopping list for your next outdoor soiree.
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