Benefits of Natural Fibres

Natural fibres are always a popular choice in any home décor. Bamboo, stone, rattan and wool are just some of the materials that add a designer touch to any home. Whether you live in a beachfront apartment or a rural retreat, natural fibres are here to stay.

There are many benefits in choosing natural over synthetic materials. Natural fibres are biodegradable meaning that they are kinder on the environment and many of them such as wool are flame resistant, offering an increased level of safety when it comes to flooring and furnishings. Natural materials also offer the advantage of being warmer and more breathable. With all of this said, how can you add a touch of style and luxury into your home using all-natural fibres. Let’s find out.

Hand Died Yarns Drying Out In The Sun

Benefits of Wool Rugs and Carpets

Wool is one of the softest materials that you can find. It works so well for carpets too because of its ability to absorb moisture, resist flames, reduce noise and add an extra layer of warmth to your home, making it a perfect choice for a rug or carpet. It’s all naturally biodegradable too. Wool rugs help to create a warm, welcoming appeal to your home, and they are kind on the environment and look great too.

The Rythmic Tides Rug hand made with 100% New Zealand Wool by Claire Gaudion

Using Seagrass or Rattan Storage Baskets

You’ve probably heard the horror stories of the sheer quantity of plastic polluting our oceans, but we still need storage solutions for our belongings. One of the best alternatives includes rattan or seagrass storage baskets make a perfect addition to your home and they are practical solutions for your bathroom, kitchen, living spaces and storage cupboards around the home.

Rattan Wine Basket With Singha By Lotus Arts

Using Natural Fibres in Soft Furnishings

When it comes to choosing your soft furnishings, choose materials such as linen, wool, cotton, silk or hemp for your:

  • Bedding – linen sheets, cotton pillow cases, cotton duvet
  • Clothing – woolly jumpers, cotton shirts,
  • Curtains - linen curtains, silk curtains.

All of these fabrics are natural and a welcome alternative to synthetic fabrics, many of which have toxic microbeads of plastic woven into the fibres.
There’s lots of choice when it comes to natural fibres in your home, you just need to shop around, do your research and find quality products that are kind to the environment and great for your home.

Dolphin T-Shirt By UpcycledMe