Natural Interiors: 7 Brands Bringing Calm to Your Home
We see environmental psychology seep into our lives in the form of Hygge to Feng Shui; ideas of mentally blessing your space have been around for thousands of years. As modern humans, we’re increasingly looking for more ways to slow down and feel relaxed, so having a home that feels open, atmospheric and embraces nature is more important than ever.
Even better, our independent boutiques curate sustainably and ethically-made natural pieces made by brands honouring traditional craft and planet-friendly materials. Embrace earthy tones, handmade ceramics and rattan furniture for a more eco-friendly and calming space.
Read on to discover 7 brands that will make your home feel like a sanctuary of calm.
Consciously handmade, Madam Stoltz offers homewares that are rooted in nature, tradition and craftsmanship. Danish by design, the brand works closely with manufacturers and their families in India to utilise natural materials such as rattan, recycled wood and seagrass. Your home will feel like the bohemian outdoors with its selection of lamps, furniture and printed home textiles.
With B-Corporation status, Nkuku works closely with artisans across the globe to source, design and make beautiful objects for the home. Using a range of natural materials, their collections span mood lighting, solid furniture, unique wall art and tactile textiles with a sophisticated aesthetic that nods to the past but feels timeless.
Working closely with over 30 artisan groups across Africa and India, AARVEN is an ethical homeware boutique and brand that translates to ‘friend of the people’. Using traditional techniques such as block printing fabrics, the brand’s own collections bring woven storage baskets, wooden kitchenware and decorative seagrass fans to your home. Calm mode? Activated.
A family owned business that values simplicity and authentic design, House Doctor’s mission is to create stylish Scandinavian inspired homewares that bring about a feeling of balance. Using materials such as linen as well as brass across lighting, candle holders and shelving; this is the go-to brand if you’re looking for naturalistic design that still feels a little luxe.
With foundations in Nordic living, Bloomingville was founded on the principle that everyday designers such as those renovating their home should be granted happy homewares that serve a function. Since launching in the year 2000, the brand has introduced a ‘We Care’ product range that uses natural materials such as recycled glass, recycled cotton, reclaimed wood and paper mache.
Inspired by the colours, texture and patterns of India, Bungalow DK’s home textiles are made from 100% cotton in collaboration with block printing artisans in India. With swirling paisley patterns and florals, the brand brings all the vibrancy of the country to your home.
Rooted in Nordic design tradition with influences from around the world, Ib Laursen uses recycled glass, cotton and wood to create airy homewares with an earthy colour palette that transports you to somewhere beautiful and rural.