Chic Eco-Inspired Accessories

Accessorize your eco-friendly home with stylishly green ideas. -- By Caren Baginski

  • Orange accessories — whether the color or the fruit — bring energy to neutral color schemes. Here, an orange tile-like tray picks up the symmetry of this room's recycled nylon area rug. (HGTV Green Home 2008)
  • Bamboo is the poster child for environmentally friendly accessorizing. Cluster it in antique vases or jugs and place them wherever you need a natural "wall" in an open space. (HGTV Green Home 2008)
  • A nubby orange throw pillow, soy candle and an eco-friendly lamp (a large glass jar with a recycled tin shade) are high in style, while low in environmental impact. (HGTV Green Home 2008)
  • Plants are a foolproof way to decorate green: They look beautiful and purify the air. (HGTV Green Home 2008)
  • Accessorize with second-hand style by antiquing pine chests and choosing recycled tin and aluminum lamps. Sustainably manufactured linens and a silky bamboo throw are other must-haves for eco-chic bedrooms. (HGTV Green Home 2008)
  • Bring whimsy into eco-friendly children's rooms with recycled tin lamps, reclaimed pint-size furniture and long-lasting, quality wood frames. (HGTV Green Home 2008)
  • A stack of organic produce adds freshness to any eco-friendly kitchen. Consider buying high-quality dishware and mugs that last in order to cut down on landfill waste. (HGTV Green Home 2008)
  • Open pantries are perfect for creating a general store feel. Choose mix-and-match baskets or trays and recyclable glass canisters, which keep food fresh longer and help avoid needless trips to the grocery store. (HGTV Green Home 2008)
  • Keep it fresh and simple on your eco-friendly coffee table. An antique cheese basket is perfect for a stash of organic apples, and single-bud vases are great for garden clippings. (HGTV Green Home 2008)
  • Keep air fresh in the laundry room with plants and the stylish, Kone vacuum with rechargeable batteries. A fold-out towel rack stationed near a window is an eco-friendly alternative for drying hand towels. (HGTV Green Home 2008)
  • Mix elegant with rustic for true eco-charm. Recyclable glass candlesticks and a wood vase sit atop an antique dining table with green houndstooth pillows nearby. (HGTV Green Home 2008)
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