How to Achieve a Sustainable and Rustic Interior


It’s now more important than ever to think about making ethical choices when it comes to our home décor. Reusing and repurposing furniture means less waste and energy is produced, resulting in a more eco-conscious and sustainable interior.

Opting for vintage pieces and sustainable furniture can also be the perfect way of achieving that desirable rustic country aesthetic. And here at Home Barn we have always celebrated pre-loved homewares, making us an ideal destination if you’re looking for something special as well as eco-friendly.

Reclaimed Timber Pieces

Salvaged timbers often bring an unmatched rustic charm into the home, particularly with larger items of furniture. We often work with reclaimed timbers to create one-off pieces with a weathered rustic look. Not only do they sit harmoniously into any abode but they also age beautifully over the years. Meaning you never have to be precious about those inevitable spills and knocks which come naturally with time.



From characterful rustic benches, to shelving and large dining tables, there are a number of reclaimed furniture options from our range that will fit exquisitely into any interior design scheme.

Recycled Glass

Both useful and beautiful, glass boosts light and acts as the perfect addition to any room or tablescape. Designs such as our delicate recycled glass bud vases are inspiring and highly decorative – they make particularly amazing vases for displaying wildflowers or even just a single stem. If you’re seeking something a little more unique, the ribbed recycled glass vases from our antique glassware collection are truly eye-catching and sit distinctively as a centrepiece on a dining table.

Tactile Natural Textures

The textures you incorporate at home should not only add comfort but should also be of benefit environmentally too. Whether draped over the bed or across the sofa, our eclectic textile range of cushions and vintage kilim are made from completely natural textures and materials, which are soft to the touch.

Sourced from all over the world, each piece brings a unique look to all different areas of the home. From tactile linens to soft cotton materials, each piece makes the perfect addition that can be used all year round.

Environmentally Friendly Finishing Touches

The most memorable interiors are all about displaying individuality. Placed on their own or arranged in a curated group, repurposed homewares or vintage accents will set a comforting tone. We offer everything from woven seagrass coasters perfect for summer tablescapes to antique african bamboo art originally created from the villages of Zaire, each piece adding interest and dimension to all different design schemes.


Natural Finishing Touches

We hope this blog has inspired you to think about the materials and homewares you introduce into your home. It’s time to breathe new life into the old and create a look that is both stylish and sustainable.