Eco-friendliness goes hand in hand with organic furniture and greenery that help you conserve energy and live a sustainable lifestyle. It’s good for our planet, it’s good for your health so why not give it a go? Since we spend approximately 9 hours a day in the bedroom it is actually one of the most important rooms and you should pay special attention to the decoration and the materials you incorporate into your bedroom design. Take a look at the list below to see what are 7 things you can do if you want to go green and protect our environment.
If you follow the eco-friendly rules, electrical appliances in your room can save you money and preserve energy. Always check and compare energy rating labels that appear on the packaging to be sure that they really are good for the environment. In Australia, it’s mandatory that there are visible energy ratings on the products, but in case you want to buy an appliance without it, estimate the cost and make a comparison with how much input power it uses in kilowatts to see if it is worth buying.
Ecosa bamboo sheets are odour-resistant, anti-bacterial but most importantly they’re eco-friendly. Made from organic material, these sheets are silky, smooth and when you are trying to doze off you feel like you’re sliding into a buttery cloud of comfort. Bamboo sheets in combination with an eco-friendly mattress provide the utmost comfort and help you catch some z’s faster. Just because these are eco-friendly sheets it doesn’t mean you can’t choose the colour that complements the rest of the bedroom decor and the dimensions that fit the bed foundation. Most regular mattresses use flame retardants or PVC which is another term for plastic that can be ingested or inhaled through direct exposure that can lead to an array of health impacts.
Not only are plants a great asset for your bedroom for practical reasons (they purify and filter the air), if you take care of them and nurture them you do good for the planet. They are not expensive, don’t require too much of your time and they help you feel relaxed and calm. A study showed that people who include nature as part of their identity are less likely to develop mental disorders. Most houseplants have a high rate of photosynthesis which helps them remove pollutants from the room and filter out the toxins.
From an environmental standpoint, you should always stick to sustainable and organic materials. Organic paint contains very low levels of toxic chemicals or gases that can have a negative impact on your health. Elevated concentrations of hazardous chemicals that are found in most paints today stay in the air for a longer period of time and can be a cause of various diseases. Check to see if recycled packaging is used for paint containers and whether it is labeled low or no VOC. Natural paint alternatives can be made of clay, milk proteins, citrus, balsam and other minerals.
We need to focus on small-scale solutions in order to make big changes in the world. These are only some of the ways and principles you can make your bedroom more eco-friendly. Brush up your interior and bring high-quality, eco-friendly materials and furniture into your home. This way you improve the quality of your life, your well-being and mood and save the environment in the future. What are some of the best eco-friendly bedroom alternatives you came across? Tell us all about your experience in the comment section below!