Green living involves more than just eating healthier and producing little to no waste at home. Green living can also involve choosing bedroom materials that are sustainable and good for the environment.
Here are some of the ways you can go green in your bedroom:
Start with your sheets, pillowcases, comforters, and blankets. Instead of getting cotton or any other luxury material, Cozy Earth recommends buying bamboo sheets. Other bedding materials mostly undergo wasteful production processes that involve numerous toxins and chemicals. Bamboo fiber, on the other hand, can easily be turned into sheets, plus used bamboo can be replaced quickly or recycled.
Mattresses and Pillows
Aside from the beddings, you can swap your mattress and your pillows for more environmentally-friendly options. Organic mattresses and pillows can give you the comfortable sleep you want without the use of chemicals during manufacturing. Materials used for these mattresses and pillows include organic cotton, wool, latex, kapok, and other natural sources.
Now, you likely have your bedroom constructed already, eliminating the option to choose natural materials for your bedroom, but you can still change a few things during renovation. For example, you can choose paint that have no VOCs, indicated by a “Zero-VOC” label. You can also choose sustainable and eco-friendly flooring, such as cork, bamboo, and recycled metal, glass, or rubber.
After you are finished with your bedroom, you can move on to décor. Curtains come in sustainable materials, such as organic cotton textiles. Antique furniture can fit right in your bedroom; otherwise, make sure the furniture you get is made responsibly. Of course, plants can decorate your room as well.
With these changes in bedding, bedroom structure, and décor, you can live, sleep, and relax in a room that you know is not hurting the environment. Do you want to go green even further in your house? You definitely can with the right materials.