If you could start at the very beginning with a new home, how would you fill it?
Here at BuyMeOnce we’re very excited about our founder Tara Button's book A Life Less Throwaway coming out in the UK on the 8th February. The book suggests we can all lead happier, more fulfilled lives when we carefully fill our homes with things we will love and use forever rather than wasting time, money and energy on rubbish. With that in mind, we've rounded up some BuyMeOnce homeware items that are as beautiful as they are practical, true investment items that will work hard to earn their place in your home. Before you buy anything, it's always worth asking a few questions.
- Is it durable?
- Is it practical?
- Is it beautiful? Will I still find it beautiful in twenty years?
- Is it adaptable so I don't get bored?
- Is it sustainable?
These 7 BuyMeOnce items answer these questions, making them great investments for any cosy, stylish and sustainable living space.
1. Nanoleaf Aurora Smarter Kit
The Aurora Smarter Kit from design pioneers Nanoleaf is an LED smart lighting system. Energy efficient and eco-friendly, the panels are completely adaptable allowing you to style and restyle the system to your heart's content. And if your style changes in a few years? No problem! For inspiration, be sure to check out some of the amazing things people have done with their Aurora lighting systems on instagram.
2. Vermont Studios Sustainable Dining Chairs
Each classic American Mission Chair from Vermont Woods Studio is carefully handcrafted from sustainably sourced wood and backed by a lifetime guarantee. These chairs won't be letting you down anytime soon! We love the strength of this simple design; it works just as well with sleek, minimal interiors as it does with more adventurous decor.
3. Sasha & Me Mano Dog Bed
This lifetime guaranteed dog bed from Sasha & Me is so stylish it will blend right in with your favorite home decor. Ethically handcrafted from anti-bacterial, hypo-allergenic fabric, your pup will look adorable snoozing on this beautiful bed.
4. 'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up' by Marie Kondo
Though the book itself is obviously not lifetime guaranteed, this international best-seller by Marie Kondo is an amazing tool that can help you build a happier, more positive relationship with the things in your home. Plus, the beautiful cover will look great on your coffee table! (Of course, if you really want to reduce your clutter you can always download the Kindle version.)
5. Viva Terra Eco-Friendly Reversible Diamond Pillows
We love the tactile, bohemian look of these Diamond Pillows from Viva Terra. These pillows were not only eco-friendly and authentically crafted using traditional Indian techniques, they are also the epitome of practical. The Polypropylene fabric is water and mildew resistant, meaning they can be used both indoors and outdoors and can be reversed when you get bored!
6. Brabantia Pedal Bin
It's hard to get excited about a bin. But this classic pedal bin from Brabantia comes as close as we can picture getting. Not only is it guaranteed for 10 years, it was designed specifically to be taken apart and recycled at the end of it's life. The sleek, stylish form is available in a range of funky colours or in cool white and silver for more minimal interiors.
7. Cariloha Bamboo Bedsheets
What home is complete without crisp, white bed linen? Cariloha sheets are made from bamboo, which is not only sustainably sourced but extremely durable - plus, they're guaranteed for life! You can learn how best to take care of your bamboo sheets and extend their life here.
What have been your most beautiful and beloved homeware items that have stood the test of time? We'd love to know in the comments!
For more home inspiration you can check out our Mindful Home Edit.