Want that relaxing, organic feel in your home with decor that is in line with your ethical values? Look no further than these natural homeware picks!
Using natural homeware is a guaranteed way of making your decor feel timeless as natural materials never go out of style. There are however some trends emerging inspired by returning to socialising and by spending time in nature, which can provide a breath of fresh air to your home. These include biophilic forms, light and airy colour palettes, elevated entertaining vibes, and the use of sustainable materials.
The following natural homeware trends are based on Etsy’s own insights* about what is doing well right now. All the items are vegan-friendly to the best of my knowledge.
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And most of them would be Nick Lewis-approved (my favourite decor Youtuber!).
We might have TikTok to blame for this one, but currently rounded shapes are being embraced in home decor. They can be a beautiful way of avoiding harsh edges and instead adopting a softer, curvier look.
We’re probably going to get a round dining table in our dining area, as I believe it will fit the space nicely and help the conversation flow better than our current second-hand rectangular table. This one would be quite tempting if we didn’t have lots of brass in our kitchen design already!
Nero 48″ White Marble Dining Table with Brass Base
Given their curved shape, these boards might be best for displaying food rather than chopping it. Yet, they would make a great addition to the typically straight lines of a kitchen.
Pair of poplar cutting boards with carved-out handles
For some reason, I feel like this chair would look better as a pair. It could also fit into the Japandi or warm wood trend, depending on which colour you went for:
Fields cane back white accent chair by Leanne Ford (other colours available)
Working from home has given us both a better appreciation for our homes, but also a desire to tweak them to best fit our changing needs. Hence the rise of bespoke pieces to help us make the most of our space.
I know the image features pantry storage, but these shelves would look great on either side of a fireplace. They could serve as a practical place to store things, but also a lovely opportunity to showcase your decor, like the beautiful terracotta bowl we’ll get to in a minute!
Handmade bespoke wooden alcove shelf / shelves
I’m a sucker for this kind of painting – to be honest I’d be tempted by the aesthetic of the other homes they painted too. But it would be lovely to have a painting of the front of our house, once we boost its curb appeal a bit! It would also make for a beautiful keepsake if we moved in the future.
Bespoke house painting
Light and airy
There are many ways of making your home seem light and airy: from embracing indoor plants to incorporating mirrors in your space.
Another way to create that relaxing “on holiday” vibe is to include plenty of light-coloured textiles, like these white curtains. Bonus point: they’re made of linen, which to me always evokes chilling out in the summer.
White linen curtains (various sizes available)
Here’s another linen piece that would tie in well with a nautical-inspired room, but would probably fit with any design style.
Jackie 23″x23″ grey linen throw pillow cover by Leanne Ford
Using natural homeware in your space doesn’t have to mean boring neutrals. To prove it, here are some statement pieces to let your personality shine through your home!
If for some reason we had another breakfast bar that needed lighting above it, these playful lamps would be a very tempting option (we have three of this pendant).
Hanging terracotta ceramic lamp, set of three
It is no secret that I love a blue and white pattern. So I’m sure some of these pots will make their way into my Etsy basket at some point, even though I don’t know where I’d put them yet (garden? shelf in the living room?).
Blue ceramic plant pot
As things go back to normal, we contemplate having friends and loved ones over again. And hey, why not put some intention into it and make a celebration out of the next gathering?
Wouldn’t it be fun to have some friends over, put our phones down and listen to some music? I’m not sure when the last time I did that was…
Turntable stand with vinyl record storage (other colours available)
This nesting coffee table would be perfect for entertaining if you’re short on space, like we are. You could pull the stools out to play some board games, then they tidy away seamlessly.
Union oval nesting coffee table with stools
Or you could go for this beautiful option, “stolen” from Nick Lewis‘s own lounge:
2 tone grey and white marble coffee table
Present your vegan cheeses and cakes with style with this pedestal – you’ll impress vegans and non-vegans alike!
Carson acacia wood cake pedestal
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During lockdown, spending time outdoors was a way many people chose to unwind. So the trend of bringing natural elements indoors to create a relaxing environment has heightened in the past couple years as a result (as well as the increasing awareness of climate change).
I don’t know where I’ll put it yet, but I really love this bowl and I’m thinking of getting it for our home. It helps that I have an affinity for everything terracotta, but it also is very beautiful! Here’s what Sarah*, who made the bowl, has to say about it:
It’s been sculpted to represent the organic undulating landscape of mainland Spain. An area we visit regularly as a family.
Raw large terracotta sculptural bowl
I feel like this side table would be right at home in a Studio McGee living room, between a sofa and mismatched armchairs.
Dillon spalted primavera end table
Warm colours have been trending in make-up ever since the Kardashians rose to fame. This has spilled over to clothing and home decor, with everything now being available in warmer hues, including wood!
This chair is giving me mid-century, coastal and boho vibes, which means it could probably fit in with any design style!
Noelie rattan lounge chair with white cushion (also available in black)
This coffee table scores bonus points for also fitting in with the rounded edges trend:
Lena coffee table – solid wood (other wood colours also available)
Natural homeware made by small businesses is probably to be more sustainable than cheap plastic stuff made by big brands. But even in this space, increasingly conscious consumers (say that 10 times!) are favouring sustainable materials such as linen and hemp.
Even though it’s not in my personal colour palette, just looking at a photo of this bedding makes me feel like I’m on a relaxing walk in the woods;
3-piece linen bedding set in moss green (other colours available)
Now while I love a marble table (there are two in this list alone!), the reality is that we live with small children, so it’s worth protecting our surfaces. This beautiful linen tablecloth would definitely be an upgrade from the plastic one we currently have…
Light grey linen tablecloth (various colours and sizes available – rectangular one here*)
Japandi is a “wordge” of Japanese and Scandinavian, and is emerging as an earthy, calming design style. I’ll let Nick explain it better:
Between the black hardware, the caning and the pale wood, I feel like this cupboard is the definition of Japandi:
2 door Solna cupboard (available in other colours and as a credenza*)
Low wooden beds make a bedroom look very grounded (literally!). This one’s simplicity would make for a soothing environment to drift off to sleep in.
Oswego bed (available in other woods)
This lamp is a bit different and quirky, but still fits in with the calm Japandi vibe. Can you tell I like rattan caning?
Rattan bedside lamp or desk lamp
That’s it for this roundup of natural homeware! Come say hi on Instagram and tell me: which pieces did you like? Which did you not like?