Our bedrooms are the most important room in the home. We spend one-third of our lives asleep, and that means, one-third of our lives in the bedroom. So if we’re going to spend so much time in one room, it should reflect what we are and who we are. We want comfort, we are creatures who want to be warm, cozy and content. We also want the room to reflect the things that matter to us, such as eco-friendly materials and design. With the world now focussed squarely on climate change, doing anything we personally can to help the planet is a good thing. We are slowly learning to drop our old ways and look for better, newer, more ethical ways to enjoy our homes. Let’s start by making the most important room in the home, greener.
Most bedrooms have seating and if you don’t maybe you should consider it. Sometimes you want to be in the bedroom but not in bed, so some seating would be great if you just want to sit and read a book. And if you are going to do this, make sure you invest in seating that has synthetic materials, such as cotton and linen. Don’t buy seating that is made out of synthetic and uses plastic or metal for the frame. Invest in a rattan chair and use some bolster pillows to provide you with back support. These can be stuffed with ethically-sourced wool if you like, but you can also stuff them with cotton balls.
For your sheets
Perhaps the best thing we can do for our bed, is to invest in green materials like bamboo rayon sheets. These sheets are soft, luxurious and very strong. So unlike cotton which is also breathable, bamboo sheets won’t fade in the washing machine. Bamboo is from a humid and hot climate, so it won’t dethread and bristle like some cotton sheets do. It’s also going to be more flexible and less coarse after a wash. These sheets can also come in king size so if you are taller and don’t want to have a throw at the end of the bed, these will provide you with the comfort you crave.
It can take forever to heat up the home and when you walk into a cold bedroom, you can feel like going to bed in such a climate is going to be a chore. But it doesn’t have to be. All the more reason to have seating in your bedroom, so you can place thicker throws and pillows around the room and on the seats. This will help to keep the heat in the room and also slowly release it after the heating has been turned off. It can mean you only need to put heating on for a few hours or so each day.
Making the bedroom eco-friendly just makes sense. It can become more comfortable and more ethical, reflecting who we are.
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