Above all that you want to do this summer, you want your bedroom to be more of a natural, eco-friendly place where you can lay your back on your environmentally-friendly bed and inhale the clean air.
Your bedroom needs to be the place where you can retreat from the hectic lifestyle if the modern world. It should be more than a place of safety, comfort and sanctuary: of contentment, relaxation and weekly wildness. It certainly makes a lot of sense that when we spend most of our leisure time in what a room, it needs to look good, feel good and most of all naturally relaxing. A place where we can truly unwind: take a sip of tea, open a good book.
Also, as one of the most personal spaces within a home, the bedroom needs to strike a balance between being both tranquil and chic. The room decoration and sphere need to function well enough to response to the requirements. That’s when you need advices on how to make your bedroom a better place for you and your lovely cat to spend the night together in.
With the environmentally-friendly alternativesm, you can totally re-furniture your bedroom, change the decor and make some adjustment to make it a part of nature again. There’s an emphasis on making the most out of the green options available when it comes to decorating the bedroom.
And don’t worry, in order to go green, making a more natural eco-friendly bedroom, there is no need to spend an insane amount of money for the wishing results; very often it’s the small things that will make your bedroom a more environmentally-friendly place to hide away in.
The differences made by making small adjustments are usually stunning. Very impressive indeed.
If you trust us, please go with us through the eco-lize process and have in your hand a small piece of paper to tick-cross the ones you have and haven’t got eco nough.
HERE IS THE 10 ULTIMATE GUIDES TO A MORE NATURAL & ECO-FRIENDLY BEDROOM:
01. ECO-FRIENDLY FLOORING
Speaking of eco-friendly flooring, many people don’t really have an idea of how traditional flooring materials (which are the pre-eco era tiles and floorings) effect your air and harm the nature.
Traditional laminate flooring is toxic because the wood-bonding adhesive and top layer contain and emit harmful chemicals, which do certain harm to human health. Laminate is also a synthetic flooring product fused together with a lamination process, therefore, in fact they are not natural and can be harmful for the eco system.
Basically beside from the fact that you can “go green” for your house you can also choose a different material for your floor to come closer to the nature.
Now that natural, eco-friendly and sustainable comes along, bit by bit replacing old toxic flooring options, you can totally get your house compartments refloored.
You can choose luxury bamboo tiles – a more popular short-term renewable wood-like source – for your bed room instead of natural woods. Keep the forest green that way, no more unsustainable logging.
You can also choose glass tiles for your napping zone, a more environmentally-friendly material than vinyl flooring. By choosing more natural and easy to produce without causing too much damage and pollution material you are helping the planet.
You can even choose slate flooring for your sleeping area. Keep the luxuriousness uptight! Stone flooring has been considered very popular among the stable income class, they make the house look fancy without causing so many troubles for the green Earth.
02. ENERGY-EFFICIENT LIGHT BULB
Talking about eco movements, we have to talk about energy efficiency as well. The new-born tech-car that allows hours of driving through miles without conventional fuel sources wows the human race. Now we can drive with electricity, with compressed-air and even water. Hybrid electric vehicles allow the cars to be powered by more than one source of fuel.
We are living in heaven of green powered devices as well. And a great way to become more eco-friendly is to cut off the amount of energy we don’t really need in our daily life. Why stick to old-fashion incandescent bulbs that cost you double the electric bill when you have many more energy-saving and money-saving options to choose from?
Now you have a wide range of environmentally-friendly lighting alternatives from compact bulbs to LED. Initially these may cost you double the price of an ancient incandesccent, yes. But along the way, these typically require 25-80 percent less energy to normally function than traditional incandescents, which means a lot of energy is not wasted and a lot of money is saved.
Using these energy-efficient bulbs to lighten your bedroom, and even your whole house is going save you a lot of spend at the end of the month. Environmentally-conscious lighting choices are all over there in the market.
Where to buy?
TCP Energy-efficient 11W LED (65W Equivalent LED BR30 Flood Light Bulbs, Non-Dimmable, Daylight (5000 Kelvin)
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These bulbs are available in many options for you to choose from – from daylight (brighter) to soft white (more yellow-ish) and dimmable to on-off only option. My advice is to get a daylight with dimmable option, if you turn only 75 percent on, you can get quite close to the shade of soft light, not as warm though.
03. ECO-FRIENDLY BEDSHEET
Bamboo has long been Ecohomies’ favourite material due to their renewable easiness and their durability.
Within your bedroom, you can have so many things to replace with bamboo alternatives. You can have your bed frame made of bamboo. You can have a bamboo dresser. How about a bamboo plant stand?
However, if you are familiar to our posts, you can easily remember that bamboo fibre is one of the most durable fibre on Earth. They are also well-texture and can be treated to become just as soft as cotton. Now, apart from having your clothes made out of bamboo fibre, you can also have your bamboo bed sheet too.
Tired of throwing your bed sheets into washing machine several times and they tear apart? Or the dyed color fades away? Worry no more because with bamboo fibre bed sheets, you have your bedroom cozy and warm with such a wide range of dying color to choose from. You can choose yellow to brighten your drab-style bed room decor. You can also choose black or white if they have to match your carpet or your curtain. They look very luxurious that they will immediately increase the overall look of your bedroom. As long as you pay attention to the size and get the right one that fits your mattress, I’m sure you will be pleased with the bamboo bed sheet deal.
Where to buy?
Cosy House Collection – Premium Eco-friendly Bamboo Sheets – Deep Pocket Bed Sheet Set – Ultra Soft & Cool Bedding – Hypoallergenic Blend from Natural Bamboo – 4 Piece – Turquoise
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This deal comes with pillow covers as well, so, read more information to get the exact pillow size. Recommend that if able to, you should choose pillow sizes based one the given size, if else those will be of no use.
04. ECO-FRIENDLY PILLOW
In order to have a restful night sleep, many of us spend a lot of time searching and even a lot more money to get a really good ones.
It’s no more a problem of pillow size, pillow shape or pillow color. It’s about materials indeed. Some of us accept to spend more money on organic cotton pillow in trade of a more eco-conscious innitial material. To get an organic cotton pillow nowadays is not a very difficult task.
But there are still plenty more of them for you to pickup. You can have organic cotton pijamas, why not check out luxury bamboo memory foam pillow? These memory foam pillow makes sure that they conforms perfectly for a custom fit every time. They will never go flat, either.
Thinking of your bedroom after a busy day, I guess you don’t want to think of a mattress or a pillow that fails its main purpose of giving you a restful night sleep. The bed room should be all of our peaceful zone.
Having a pillow that is made of environmentally-conscious bamboo material also makes you feel fresher and more “natural” every time you come to your room. To many people, bedroom is not only a room where they come to sleep, that’s the room in which they can do almost every thing they want. It’s a tiny leisure zone where they have reading time before midnight. They can have their friends come for a sleepover. And of all the activities we want to have right on our bed, we shouldn’t lie but check the “scrolling through Instagram” box.
That’s why we need one and more high quality eco-friendly pillows once and for all.
Where to buy?
Snuggle-Pedic – Eco-friendly Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow Combination with Adjustable Fit and Zipper Removable Kool-Flow Breathable Cooling Hypoallergenic Pillow Cover (Queen)
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If you get yourself the bed sheets from Cosy House Collection, you can check the description of these eco-friendly pillow to have the matching size with your covers. I bought two of these before in Queen size any very very satisfied. They are for sure of high quality, especially when you are the type of person that sleeps 11 hours on the weekend. I can certify that they don’t leave a neckache every time I wake up.
Thinking of air cleaning for your bedroom, never look over the benefit of having a plant. In fact, whenever someone talks about “go green”, I immediately think about “go green” in its very literal sense as in planting a tree. And I really did it, planted many trees in my house and down on my alleys. To feel fresher, inside and out.
Of all the available houseplants, there are some plants that certainly outdo others, aircleaning and health-profitting wise. Among these, many fancy spider plants, snake plants, bamboo, ferns and aloe plants are particularly effective decontaminants. Within the scope of this post, however, we will discuss about the effectiveness of having two particular plants in your bedroom – how they clean the bedroom air and absorb harmful factors to bring out the best quality sleeps for the inhabitants.
The first one is snake plants. Snake plants are widely reputed to have leaves that can absorb toxic radiation from computers. They are also famous for performing a type of photosynthesis called Crassulacean Acid Metabolism or CAM, releasing oxygen and inhaling carbon dioxide at night during their cycle of carbon dioxide and oxygen release, very well-recommended to be planted in bedroom and rooms with computer. These are commonly placed in the corner of bedrooms to create relaxing and pleasing mood for high quality sleeps.
Where to buy?
Costa Farms’ Snake Plant, Sansevieria, with 4.25-Inch Wide Mid-Century Modern Planter and Plant Stand Set, White, Fits on Shelves/Tabletops
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Apart from snake plants, you can also get spider plants in your bedroom. Spider plants is a ornamental plant capable of absorbing huge amount of pollutants in the air, cleaning up harmful gases in the house within only a short time. Spider plants can also convert carcinogenic airborne particles such as Formic Aldehyde into sugar and Ammonium Acid. The plnat can be very well-designed and make a very good scene in your own bed room.
Where to buy?
Hirt’s Reverse Variegated Spider Plant – 4” Pot
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I had 2 of each plant type planted in my bedroom. The “taking care of them” is really easy, I have to say, I water each of the pot once a day at night before I go to sleep and with the spider plants, I do a cutting once a month. The spider plants grow fast and you can even buy more pots to put the new grown in them along with dust and ash to have more green color in your house. For you bathroom maybe?
06. LAUNDRY & PILLOW COVERS BASKET
Hey, life is getting easier with eco-friendly choices for your bed room decoration and furnitures at this point isn’t it? You can buy almost every thing and make your room a total natural & eco-friendly place.
What if we think about our baskets?
The common plastic baskets that we used to buy from Walmart to store our dirty worn clothes and need-a-wash blankets now have to be replace, aren’t they? Not only that they are made of synthetic plastic-based material, but they also look a little bit cheap. Of all the house items, they don’t have the sense of “fit-in” because they don’t look natural enough to get themselves right into our room. When I have an idea that I really need a basket in my bed room for every time I need to throw my dirty clothes after I have a shower (there’s a shower room built inside my bedroom) so that I don’t have to go out of my room and walk 2 more minutes to get to the washing machine side. I still have to wait for enough clothes to stack up to really run the washing machine anyway. I can do it when the basket is full. That is my strategy. And that is the story of how I have a basket for blanket and laundry in my bedroom. If you have the same idea, why don’t you also choose for yourself a more good-looking basket that is made of natural / eco-friendly material as well?
And what if the bedroom we are talking about is not an adult bedroom but a bedroom for kids?
Bingo! Then this woven cotton rope basket should have been in there than ever because they work more than perfect as a kid’s toy basket.
Wait, if we are talking about kids, then there are plenty more eco-friendly items you can buy for your kids, don’t forget to check out our posts to have clearer suggestions on what you can do for your family members too!
Where to buy?
INDRESSME – eco-friendly XXXLarge Cotton Rope Basket 21.7″ x 21.7″ x 13.8″ Woven Baby Laundry Basket for Blankets Toys Storage Basket with Handle…
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For those of you who want a XXX-L sizze rope basket, hope that the one from INDRESSME will suit your purpose. Infact, these also are standable so that if you want to tidy your room you don’t need the help of an extra hand.
I bought rope basket from other brands too, actually I had 3 at home coming from 3 different brands. You can check out the eco-friendly kids’ items post and the Ecohomies’ revolutionary eco choices post to get more details.
07. ECO-FRIENDLY MATTRESS
You already have a good mattress? Now you can have one that is even better because it is eco-friendly.
Searching for a high quality organic, eco-friendly and natural mattress online on the eco market is now no more a big challenge for eco-conscious consumers. Green bed and mattress companies around the world confidentially claim to hold the secret recipe for our ultimate night of deep slumber.
We abandon mattresses that are made without harsh chemicals and toxic fire retardants because we are now pursueing the making of good mattress from high quality natural material source. We cry the tears of joy whenever there are more and more organic mattress companies spend extra time and money on sustainable decisions. Eco-friendly memory foams, all natural latex, and good organic fibers are our very proud and loud example – none of these contain harsh flame retardants or toxic chemicals.
There are many eco-friendly mattress companies nowadays that commit to bring out high quality sustainable mattress that is made of only natural and responsible-sourcing materials. They sell only mattress produced in state-of-the-art contained environments to reduce chemicals and create a much better quality mattress. Their organic mattresses are made with organic and non-toxic materials therefore protect the users’ health from any harmful factor.
Where to buy?
Sleep On Latex – Eco-friendly Pure Green Natural Latex Mattress – Medium Firmness – Queen
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Sleep On Latex is a household brand name. They produce only 100% natural latex foam – no poly foam, no synthetic latex foam, no blended latex foam – mattress. The mattress quilted cover is made of organic cotton and organic New Zealand wool. Their commitment with customers have been kept tightly for years of operating. Their mattress is of high quality. They are long-lasting with the quality that can hardly be replace by the same price range mattress from other brands.
The fact that there are more and more mattress and bed companies responsible for their users’ health and the green nature is what makes us really happy. Hope that one day eco-friendly materials become mainstream – no need for eco-friendly tags to be used.
08. ECO-FRIENLDY CURTAINS
We understand how hard it is to find 100% pure natural curtains that are of high quality. In fact, the eco-friendly market is short of choice in the curtain field and although there are still more the one option for us to choose from, the variety of materials that are picked to make high quality curtains is not very appealing to many people.
The most common and maybe most popular option for people nowaday may be organic cotton, silk and linen curtains for regions with low natural light, and thick cotton and velvet for areas with higher natural light.
“Organic cotton is generally defined as cotton that is grown organically in subtropical countries such as India, Turkey, China, and parts of the USA from non-genetically modified plants, and without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides.”
The production of organic fabric also help reduce the amount of fertilizers or pesticides used and dumped into the soil, therefore help solving the world-wide problem of soil pollution. As a result, organic cotton farming results into a sustainable environment as it helps maintains soil fertility and harvests chemical free cotton. It results from an agriculture and environmental friendly method. Producing organic cotton uses lower carbon due to lesser fuel and energy consumption.
Choosing organic material is a wise way of helping the Earth out of harmful chemicals. If you want to give a hand into protecting the environment, buy eco today.
Where to buy?
Curtains for Living Room and Bedroom, Made of 100% Natural Cotton, Eco friendly & Safe, Extra Large White curtains 84 inch long, Window Curtains Set of 2 Panels, Room Darkening Curtains by Tiny Break
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09. ENERGY-EFFICIENT LAMP
Thinking of my bedroom now, I really love the lighting and the sphere of it whenever I spend time reading with my tea ready for a warmy sip of pleasure. After a busy day, I usually love to tug myself in bed, open my high-fantasy books and start walking into my very own world of magic and spells.
What I don’t know is how far my fantasy books are going to take me.
What I do know is that due to the right lighting I can spend more exciting time reading without hurting my eyes.
These table lamp can be placed beside your bed, on your table. They release a bright-enough light that allows you to read without difficulty. Better if you can get one with a simple tapso that you don’t have to deal with switches.
The right lamp also enhance the aesthetic decoration of your bed room. Good lighting is what we need after a wonderful decor set. Because with good lighting, the decoration of the room looks way more better.
And of course, the right lighting lamp with the right lighting bulb that is energy-saving is also good for my end of the month electric bill.
Where to buy?
Kira Home – Revel Lucerna 13″ Touch Bedside LED Table Lamp, Energy Efficient, Eco-Friendly, White Shade
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I love how the lamp give such an elegant, transitional light for the room. More to say, this fixture, featuring an oil-rubbed bronze finish, is versatile enough to go anywhere. It’s a perfect addition to the bedroom, living room, office, dining room, hallway, entryway, or kitchen to enhance your area.
How magical that a good lightening lamp can change the whole sphere of your room and leave you with more than pleasure.
10. NATURAL RUG
Yes! This is the most interesting part of the post since I am myself a huge fan of rug.
If you are among the people who can’t get their floor re-tiled this year or even within 3 coming years, you can also “green” your bed room by changing the way you choose floor carpet and bed room rug.
Thinking of rug as a must-have floor cover for your bedroom, because you don’t really want to go around cleaning the bedroom floor every single day, we have some little tip for you to make your rug / carpet choice a more Earth-conscious one.
First, about the material, if you love the roughness of linen against your feet, why don’t pay a couple more bucks to get one made out of environmentally-conscious linen?
If you love the cotton rugs with vintage pattern to match your bed room decoration, you can have organic cotton rugs and carpets too! They are now available in such a variety range of color and pattern.
If you are more adventurous, you may find yourself looking for very strange materials that have ever been used to make rugs. And to find one that is itself of stunning durability as well as aesthetic quality, it is like eating 2 burritos with extra guac! You can totally check out rugs that are made from leaves, bamboo (again!) and even silk. Silk might sound a little too low-durable but in fact there are many silk rugs that can wow you with their quality.
I personally am really in love with my hand woven round jute rug. That is the type of rug that can match perfectly with my room decor and never seems so ready to fall apart. And even when it wears out, I can still confidentially let them go with the nature because they aren’t made of any unnatural components and therefore not about to cause any harm if they have to go back to where they used to belong to.
Where to buy?
nuLOOM – Handwoven Rigo Jute Rug, 4′ Round, Natural
Turning your bed room green is no more a task for tomorrow. You can do it today buy choosing eco-friendly flooring options, using environmentally-conscious cleaners and natural bedroom accessories.
The bedroom is where you get recharge after a long day of work. The place where you get the wild weekend sleepovers.
Bedroom can’t disappoint. It has to be perfect.
And you know what is a hands-down turn-off? The plastic bedroom. Go green to day, because eco-friendly bedroom is not too far away.
You can achieve the result you want by just changing the bed sheets, getting new curtains or even just adding some more real plants. Show that you are conscious and you care about the nature. Because wisdom is the sexiest and most long-lasting kind of beauty.
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