5 Pieces of Decor That Make a Difference

Decorate while doing good.

Related To:

Fact: Shopping for new interior decorations and accents is fun. But at times, it can feel a little frivolous. To be able to afford the extra luxuries of something new or fun is a privilege that not everyone has. Is this something to feel guilty about? No. It's a reason to get motivated to make a difference and support brands that hope to create change, no matter what causes you might feel passionately about.

Taking small steps — like making purchases that directly help those in need — is a great way to start. Here's how you can give back to some worthy causes while still improving your home and treating your own interior indulgences.

1: Old & Wise

This vibrant and artistic owl adds a boho twist to a room and can serve as a bookend or an interesting accent. The purchase of this piece provides a creative job opportunity to a female artist in Guatemala.

2: The Happy Chef

Throwback to a classic kitchen staple with this vintage-inspired apron. You’ll add a little joy to someone else’s bookshelf by buying this, as the company sends one book to a community in need for every item sold.

3: Fresh Perspective

Breathe in summer vacation vibes and breathe out the stress or mess of the workday thanks to this clean, coral-scented candle. Each item purchased allows Hand in Hand to donate one bar of soap and one month of clean water to a child in need.

4: True Colors

Everyone deserves a warm shelter and cozy blanket in a place they call home. If you purchase a comfy, colorful wool blanket from Sackcloth & Ashes, they'll provide one for a homeless shelter as well.

5: Sustainable Shipping

Save the world by drinking from an environmentally-conscious glass bottle like this one. Not only does it provide Faucet Face with more opportunities to teach others about climate change and effects, it gives you an adorable on-the-go cup or chic vase.

Keep Reading

Next Up

8 Holiday Decorating Ideas to Steal

Looking for inspiration for your holiday design? Atlanta’s Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse is the motherlode of genius decorating ideas.

6 Ways to Score Big While Shopping Vintage Online

Mix-and-match these vintage and antique search terms below to find all the best finds in your city (or across the country!).

10 Pieces of Decor Every Bathroom Needs

Ensure your bathroom makes a good first impression.

5 Tricks to Make Spring Cleaning Fun

Yes, you read that right. We've got tips to get the whole family motivated to join in on the seasonal cleaning spree.

11 Sophisticated Teen Bedroom Decorating Ideas That Will Grow With Them

Skip the themes, and try these decor ideas they'll love for years.

Top 10 Ultimate Decorating Tips From a Magazine Stylist

A professional photo stylist shares her best decorating tips that work for every home.

10 Easy, Last-Minute Holiday Decorating Ideas to Try Today

Attention, procrastinators: There's still time!

Running Out of Space? Make a Mobile Clothing Rack and Keep Shopping

Are those clearance sales creating a bit of a ... closet shortage? Make this simple and chic mobile clothing rack, and you'll have on-hand storage and loads of vintage style right at your fingertips. Problem solved!

Meet the Team

Get to know the talented writers and editors of HGTV's show and design blog. 

Go Behind the Blog

From the Archives

Take a look back at our past posts, from entertaining and design trends to up-and-coming HGTV shows.  

Read All Our Past Posts