People will always be looking at things to furnish their homes. Much of the considerations that people today include that for applying a green standard. Looking towards an eco-friendly consideration as far as home furnishing is concerned may be hard for some people for the reason that they will cost more and become hard to find. However, with the right amount of patience and resources, a lot of people would be surprised at how well they can achieve an eco-friendly home setting if they really try.
It can be hard to find good-looking, reasonably priced objects that tick all the green boxes, so aim to follow at least one of the following guidelines by the interior designers One Eco Home: products should be made from recycled and recyclable materials, or they should be made from a renewable material and wood should have been grown sustainably (look for the FSC or PEFC stamps); they should be made locally – in the UK or at least in Europe; products such as cotton should be avoided unless they are organic, or opt for alternatives (hemp, jute and bamboo products have improved in recent years, and are not as hippy as they sound); the finish on hard and soft furnishings should be free from chemical lacquers, preservatives, bleaches and if possible toxic flame retardants; if they use leather, products should be a by-product of the organic, free-range meat industry.
(Source) Times Online