Green is no more the name of a color for your bedroom. Wouldn’t you want your bedroom to express who you are if a vital part of your identity includes being eco-friendly? Bet you would! Showing how eco-friendly you can be in your room is much easier than you may think. Experts say green living also leads to green savings and a lifestyle which is less consumerist will lead to ample time with friends, family and God. If you’re successfully able to reduce your impact by even 10% in a year, you can be sure that you’re on the right road. Let’s take a look at the tips to furnish your bedroom with an eco-conscious mindset.
Designing an eco-friendly bed
It needs no mention that the bedroom is named just after a single piece of furniture which is the bed. Hence this is the best place to start in order to make your room look greener. And in case you think you have to compromise on comfort by choosing an eco-friendly mattress, you’re wrong. The material called natural late is eco-friendly, renewable and it feels contouring and buoyant. You may also choose a king size memory foam mattress as they are often made with plant-based materials which alleviates the use of petrochemicals.
Also opt for a bed which utilizes natural or organic cotton or wool to wrap the mattress as such materials are easily renewable and also abundant at the same time.
Bedding can also be greener
Apart from choosing an eco-friendly mattress, you can also add organic cotton bedsheets which can make your room look clean and green. Materials like hemp and wool comforters make great bedroom additions as against petroleum-derived polyesters and plastics. In fact, as per a study, it has been found out that those who sleep on wool get more restful and deeper sleep as wool helps in regulating the temperature of your body.
Opt for natural or recycled furniture
If you now think beyond your bed, you also have to ensure that the furniture in your bedroom is also green and eco-friendly. If you can buy used furniture, it can be a great way indeed to ensure that more materials are not being consumed for the room. When you select used furniture, it allows paint or varnishes to have enough of time to off-gas thereby enhancing the quality of indoor air. So, if you’re watching out for new furniture, find one which uses recycled materials or harvested wood. Look for all those pieces with low VOC paints, finishes and glues. Metal and glass furniture and those without foams will contain low VOCs.
Of course, you may not be able to use all the tips as it may not be feasible in accordance with your budget and space but if you can make few changes here and there, this can go a long way. Try to combine few of the decorating ideas given above and get a healthy sleep and also a greener environment.