The bedroom is everyone’s favorite part of the home, or at least it should be. It’s a room where we can relax and recharge our energy levels after a busy day, and it’s also a room where we can feel closest to those we love, a room where we are free to dream. That’s why it’s so important to have a bedroom that you feel comfortable in, but it’s even more important to have one that is environmentally friendly as well. Here are three simple yet effective ways that you can make your bedroom greener, so that it’s better for you and better for our planet.
Install Double Glazing
Many homes, especially older ones, are energy inefficient, which means that heat readily escapes, typically through the roof and through windows. In fact, studies show that up to 40% of all heat produced by heating systems escapes through badly fitted windows. Double glazing installation can dramatically cut down this heat loss, and eventually it can pay for itself thanks to reductions in your heating costs; you’re also likely to notice that the interior of your home seems much quieter, as noise from outside is baffled. Even more importantly, it means that you’ll be able to turn down your thermostat and produce less heat, which will have a positive impact on your carbon footprint.
Use Eco Friendly Bedding
Nothing feels better than newly bought or laundered bedding, and high-quality sheets and bedding sets are an affordable luxury that makes life feel that little bit better. There’s a lot to consider when buying bedding: it has to look good, feel good to the touch and be durable, but you should also think about opting for a greener bedding solution such as those made by SOL Organics. The green bedding experts use only organic cotton and sateen, and they are a fair-trade manufacturer as well, which means that no child labor is used, and everyone involved in the manufacturing process is given a fair rate of pay.
Recycle Bedroom Furniture
Buying new bedroom furniture can significantly raise your carbon footprint, especially if the constituent parts were manufactured around the globe; even if manufactured locally, the likelihood is that trees and other vital resources will have paid the ultimate price for your cabinet, drawers or dresser. Pre-loved furniture is much more environmentally friendly, and it can also be very much on trend as well, whether you decide to use it as it is, or redecorate it in a shabby chic style. Buying second-hand bedroom furniture can also save you money, and there are few things that are more fun than looking round antique and second-hand furniture stores.
When it comes to fighting man-made climate change and other environmental issues facing our planet, every little helps. By using greener organic bedding, using pre-loved bedroom furniture, and installing double glazing to fight heat loss, you can create a bedroom that’s far greener than it was before. That means you can settle down to a peaceful sleep when your head hits the pillow, and dream about a better future for us, our children and generations to come.