My approach to zero waste home decor is: Try to buy quality; Favour natural materials; Choose a design that gets better with age; Look after it, and accept that scratches and marks are part of its story.
Rather than getting a small dining table and extra bench space, we saved and got one massive table for the kitchen/living/dining. We cook, eat, paint, drink, sew, draw, play and work at this table. It’s been the conduit of many amazing conversations.
I’ve found that buying quality second hand or upcycled items gives a clue on how an item will age. Plus it comes with the ever-so-intriguing element of mystery history Table from @nookvintage