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The Top Furniture Trend for 2020? Sustainability.

With 2020 well underway, we are excited to see that more and more trend-setters and trend-watchers are focusing on what we have known all along: Sustainability is where it’s at. From Forbes: “…sustainability has become increasingly more important. As society gravitates towards more eco-friendly lifestyles, people are more ecologically conscious and knowledgeable than ever before.” To Hayneedle: “Feel even better about your love of rustic and natural styles by picking pieces with an eye on the environment.” Around the world, designers and stylists are seeing how the look, feel, and comfort of our homes is connected to our relationship with the planet. As people become more aware of the impact of the resources that are used for furniture, they are looking more and more for pieces that will be beautiful for both their home and the Earth.  Extending from this trend is the parallel trend focus on biophilia design and more long lasting purchases. As shared by Collected Interior: “Biophilia is a new trend that incorporates human design and natural elements in a way that doesn’t seem manufactured. In the past few years, our society has grappled with climate change and sustainability. A lot of consumers want to have a stylish home, yet it still incorporates organic elements from the environment.” Elle Decor takes that a step further when talking about how the wasteful “fast fashion” fix of buying something as a “temporary fix” is out, with this astute thought from Becky Shea of Becky Shea Design: “Beyond being wasteful, we discourage [temporary furniture] shopping since it’s an unnecessary expense, adds an extra piece of furniture that usually isn’t...

How Our Bamboo is Harvested

One of the main things that makes bamboo one of the best renewable resources is how it is harvested. In addition to being a fast- growing grass that reaches maturity in 3-5 years, bamboo is a plant that is able to be harvested without harming the mother (or root) plant.

Learn how we do it at Greenington.

5 Fall Decorating Ideas for Nature Lovers

Fall is officially upon us, and with the change of season comes the planning and excitement of gatherings and food with friends and family. As you start to prepare for upcoming celebrations, we’ve put together five simple and beautiful ways for nature and environment lovers to bring the season into your space.

Where Does It Come From? The Origins of Bamboo

An evergreen, perennial, flowering grass, bamboo is known to be hundreds of centuries old and one of the most important plants in the world. Used throughout human history for a variety of products, bamboo has been a prime source of both food and life sustaining items. Learn its history and importance through time.

Fall Furniture Trends We Love

Fall is just around the corner and that may have you looking ahead to cooler temperatures, gatherings with friends, and end of year holidays. But the leaves aren’t the only things that change in the Fall…styles and trends start to change, as well. Here are three Fall furniture trends we love.

Top Timeless Furniture Pieces

Every design industry has its trends from year to year and decade to decade. There are some furniture pieces, however, that stand the test of time. Here are five such pieces, each something that you can find in the Greenington line:

Trend Watch: Modern Living Room Furniture

It seems “modern” is the talk of the town everywhere we turn in the furniture world these days.

Here are the modern living room design trends we are seeing celebrated by top designers and industry professionals to consider for your own home…

The Environmental Benefits of Bamboo Furniture

For most of history, furniture has been made from a variety of hardwoods that come from trees and forests around the world. … In recent decades, people around the world have been looking for better alternatives to wood to have more sustainable and responsible choices in the furniture they buy and live with. A closer look at bamboo has revealed it to be one of civilization’s best options for reducing carbon emissions worldwide.

Eco-Friendly Furniture Companies: How Does Greenington Measure Up?

As people become more aware of the environmental impact of their everyday choices, purchasing home furniture that not only reflects their personal style, but is also part of caring for the planet, is becoming more important.

Most people want to live in beautiful homes that don’t harm the beauty of the world around us.

With this growing awareness, there are more considerations for home furniture shoppers to consider beyond style, quality, color, size, and the myriad other factors as they look for that perfect item for their home.

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