Written by: LM Martinez
We strive to keep our business sustainable and provide sustainable options for our clients. However, there are many other ways to increase sustainability in your home! Here are some eco-friendly options for your bedroom.
For an eco-friendly bedroom, the first thing you must consider changing is your bed and its components. Plastic is the most significant contributor to pollution, so it’s essential to eliminate as much plastic consumption as you can. When it comes to your bed, opt for bamboo material for your headboard and frames. Bamboo is sustainable, easy to grow, and affordable. So by switching to bamboo, you’re not only helping the environment, but you’re saving money! Next, change your synthetic mattress for an organic one! Organic mattresses are more breathable than synthetic ones, so you’re sure to have a good night’s sleep. An organic mattress needs an organic mattress cover. These covers are significantly better for those with sensitive skin as your body will not be in contact with synthetic materials. Last in our organic mini-series, organic bedding. This type of bedding also eliminates synthetic materials that contribute to skin allergies and plastic waste.
There are many details to take into consideration when converting your bedroom into an eco-friendly one. First, replace your curtains with ones made with organic materials. Next, change your lighting by replacing all of your bulbs with LED ones. Additionally, when painting your room, use eco-friendly, non-toxic paint to do the job. This will not only be good for the environment, but it will be good for your lungs! As for furniture, make sure to thrift, repurpose, and use recycled materials. There are many incredibly unique furniture pieces in vintage and thrift stores. Repurpose these to add charm to your bedroom while being sustainable. Lastly, use natural materials for your flooring option. Choose from recycled wood for your hardwood floors, eco-friendly tile, or carpet made from sustainable materials. Eco-friendly flooring is a tangible way to introduce sustainability to your home.
Some eco-friendly actions to take when you transition your bedroom are lowering your room temperature, replacing your windows, using natural detergents, and decluttering often. Lowering your room temperature contributes to eco-living because it requires less energy from your heating unit. Studies have shown that the ideal temperatures for your bedroom should be from 60-64 degrees Fahrenheit, while many people keep their temperatures around 68 degrees. By lowering your temperature, you’ll not only be conserving energy which will translate over to your electric bill, but you might also get a better night’s sleep. Additionally, replacing your windows with energy-efficient ones will also help your electric bill and conserve energy. Use natural detergents when doing your laundry! Conventional detergents are full of chemicals that may be harmful to your skin and the environment; you don’t have that problem with natural detergents. Lastly, a significant way to reduce landfill waste is by decluttering your bedroom often and donating things you no longer use or need. By donating such items, people will be able to thrift instead of shop, which decreases landfill waste, and is affordable!
We are all for sustainability and doing our part for the environment. For eco-friendly flooring options. Contact us!