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  • Writer's pictureAlexandra Nicolau

Mindful Consumption: Elevating Your Home with Quality Over Quantity

Updated: Feb 21

In a world inundated with consumerism and fast-paced lifestyles, the concept of mindful consumption has never been more relevant. At Kerridwen Green, we believe in making intentional choices that align with our values, especially when it comes to the items we bring into our lives and our homes. From carefully curated furniture pieces to artisanal decor accents, discover how investing in quality items can enhance the aesthetics and functionality of your living space while supporting ethical and eco-friendly practices.

Let's explore the philosophy of mindful consumption with some practical tips for choosing quality over quantity when it comes to home decor (and applicable to every aspect of our life):

  • Embracing Minimalism: Rather than filling our homes with an abundance of new possessions, you can focus on cultivating spaces that are thoughtfully curated with items of high quality and personal significance. For example, consider investing in minimalist furniture pieces from companies like Muuto or Hem, renowned for their sleek designs and sustainable practices.

  • Investing in Sustainable Materials: Purchase items made from sustainable materials when selecting furnishings and decor for your home. Opt for furniture crafted from responsibly sourced wood, eco-friendly textiles, revived vintage elements, and recycled materials. Publications such as British Reclaim or Preloved magazines offer inspiration and tips on finding key second-hand items and antiques; or learn how to make your own upcycled pieces! Companies like Ethnicraft and Cisco Home offer beautifully crafted pieces made from sustainable materials, ensuring both style and sustainability.

  • Prioritising Local & Artisanal Craftsmanship: Support artisans and designers who specialise in creating bespoke pieces that showcase exceptional skill and attention to detail. Look for handmade ceramics from small-batch producers like Terra Cuita or East Fork, or beautifully crafted lighting fixtures from artisans and artists like Apparatus Studio or Varaluz. These unique, handcrafted elements add a touch of luxury and individuality to your home decor.

  • Curating a Thoughtful Aesthetic: Instead of succumbing to fleeting trends, focus on creating a timeless and elegant interior design scheme that reflects your personal style. Incorporate decor pieces that resonate with you on a deeper level, whether it's a vintage rug from ABC Carpet & Home or a statement piece of artwork from a local gallery.

  • Creating Sustainable Outdoor Spaces: Extend your commitment to mindful consumption to your outdoor areas by incorporating sustainable landscaping features and eco-friendly furnishings. Consider edible gardens and indigenous flora. And deck out your patio with durable and weather-resistant outdoor furniture from companies like Ethimo, known for their stylish designs and sustainable materials.

By embracing the philosophy of mindful consumption and choosing quality over quantity in our homes, we not only create spaces of unparalleled beauty but also contribute to a more sustainable and harmonious world. Let us choose wisely, live intentionally, and make every purchase a reflection of our values and aspirations for a brighter future.

Join us on a journey of mindful consumption, where we explore how embracing sustainable practices can elevate your home environment while reducing your ecological footprint. Follow us on Instagram @kerridwengreen for inspiration, listings and glimpses into sustainable luxury living.

In this 2-minute read, Alexandra Nicolau, Founder & CEO of Kerridwen Green Real Estate, and expert in sustainability for business with over 20-years experience, shares insights and tips into mindful consumption and the art of choosing quality over quantity.

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