Sustainable French Home Refresh for the New Year
Fresh & French Decor IdeasLinen TableclothsVintage PotteryBrass Candle HoldersCleaning Your Home Naturally & Sustainably Heirloom-Worthy Broom SetsFrench Net Market BagsReusable & Biodegradable Natural SpongesHappy homemaking!Bon voyage
What better way to kick off the new year by refreshing our homes and starting off on a clean and organized note? If you're looking for a stylish and sustainable way to do this, consider incorporating some French decor and eco-friendly cleaning tools into your home. Allons-y!
Fresh & French Decor Ideas
French decor is known for its chic and timeless aesthetic, which can add a touch of elegance to any room.
To achieve this look, we recommend incorporating vintage pieces where you can, rustic furniture, and delicate ceramic pieces like vases. You can also add a Parisian vibe to your home by using soft, neutral colors like beige, grey, and white, and incorporating natural materials like wood, marble, and linen.
Adding a few French-inspired pieces to your home can give it an instant refresh as well, and it can help create a cohesive look. Some of our favorite ideas for French decor include:
This traditionally crafted French linen tablecloth from Thieffry is not only a stylish addition to your home, but this hand crafted flax linen is easy to clean, eco-friendly and sustainable! Since 1837, Thieffry has produced timeless linens for the home in Roubaix, France near the border with Belgium. Each piece is made in Europe from flax to finish. Backed by 179 years of tradition and craftsmanship, these true Belgian linen pieces are a new family heirloom.
Create a rustic yet refined Provence farmhouse feel in your tablescapes with vintage French pottery! We uncovered these amazing vintage ceramic gems by Poterie Renault & Bonnie-Sur-Loire during a recent trip to France. Designed, loved, tried and tested, Renault pottery is a 5th generation French institution specializing in classic French kitchen goods. These specific pieces are no longer in production, and we are so excited to share these rare treasures with our community.
Create a French vibe in your home by evoking a sense of refinement and sophistication with très chic candle decor, whether you opt for a classic traditional look or more modern and contemporary.
Cleaning Your Home Naturally & Sustainably
Not only will the pieces mentioned above add a touch of je ne sais quoi to your home decor, but they can also be sustainable choices if you opt for vintage or secondhand finds.
But what about keeping your home sparkly clean and still having the French vibes shine through in the new year? Choosing sustainable cleaning tools that double as beautiful decor is a great answer! Typical cleaning products are often made of plastic or contain harsh chemicals, so instead, check out our natural, eco-friendly, and stunningly pretty alternatives:
These new natural broom sets from Andrée Jardin tick all the boxes:
✅ 100% natural fibers
✅ So cute, easy to store in plain sight. (No need to hide it away!)
✅ Equal parts useful, well-made, and beautiful.
✅ Both are made in France and embodies French interior design aesthetics
Okay, these reusable and expandable French market net bags are super trendy and hyped up for a reason! Whenever we use these at the farmers market or grocery store, people are always floored at how much these bags can hold. They’re super durable, long-lasting, and plus, they’re adorable! They’re made by Filt France 1860 in Normandy and come in endless color options.
We also love using these around the house as storage that doubles as a beautiful display! Hang them from hooks in your foyer or mudroom and store your cleaning brushes, washcloths, sprays, etc.
Traditional sponges are typically made from synthetic materials and can contribute to plastic pollution. Instead, try using sponges made of natural materials that can be washed and reused. These natural sponges by Andrée Jardin are made from biodegradable cellulose wood pulp, with a coarse layer of fruit kernels and hard nut shells. The sponges are effective at cleaning tough stains, and won’t scratch non-stick pans.
You can also get this in a handy bundle set here: Andrée Jardin Natural Dishwashing Set. It contains deliciously scented solid dish soap that is more eco-friendly than traditional liquid dish soap because it is in environmentally friendly packaging (recyclable paper versus plastic, and uses 20 times less packaging than traditional).
PLUS: one solid dish soap represents the equivalent of at least 2 to 3 bottles of dishwashing liquid, i.e. several months of use!
We hope you found this helpful in guiding your new year's new home goals! It’s completely possible to incorporate French decor and sustainable cleaning tools into your home that’s both stylish and eco-friendly.