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Friday, April 28, 2023

How To Furnish Your Bedroom With Sustainability In Mind

The bedroom is our Zen space, a place where we go to relax, recharge and take off the weight of the world. So when you choose to furnish the room, sustainability is the way to go. Making your space eco-friendly is vital, not only for your room but also for our planet. In today's society, people choose sustainability, and every minor change they make has a ripple effect on the environment. So if you have decided to jump on the wagon to go sustainable in furnishing your bedroom, here are countless ways to do so, and we will guide you through it.

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Tips For Designing a Sustainable Bedroom

When furnishing a space, people often focus on aesthetics instead of sustainability. But in this piece, we will focus on both and help you create a haven space offering both the best world and the best part? It doesn't require an overhaul. You can create a comfortable, stylish, and eco-friendly space with a few conscious decisions. Here are some furnishing tips to help you out.

Establish a Plan

Going green and saving the planet always feels exhilarating, but devise a plan before taking on too much too fast. Write a list of essential and non-essential items for the furnishing process. It will help you save time, as you can use it for reference and avoid mass purchases and waste which you were trying to avoid in the first place. Instagram and Pinterest are a vault of ideas, so use them to the maximum.

Choose Sustainable Materials

Choose sustainable materials from the ground, flooring, rugs, bedding, curtains, and even wall decor. Ensure that any piece you add to your furnishing collection is organic and sustainably sourced. These materials should be renewable and biodegradable; thus, they are grown without harmful pesticides and reduce water consumption during cultivation. For flooring, opt for bamboo or cork flooring, which is sustainable and affordable. Natural materials like jute, wool, or bamboo make incredible rugs, and for beddings, lean into where you can find organic fabrics like cotton, linen, or bamboo.

Get Craft and Repurpose

Why fix what is not broken? Alot of sustainability advocates agree with this, and so do we. Instead of throwing away your old furniture, consider reusing or repurposing it. For instance, you can repurpose an old dresser as a TV stand or nightstand. You can also restore old furniture by sanding and painting it with non-toxic paint. Either way, you'll save money and reduce waste.

Choose Second-Hand

Another way to furnish your bedroom sustainably is by choosing second-hand furniture. Second-hand furniture requires no energy or resources for production, meaning buying it reduces your carbon footprint. Look for furniture at thrift stores, yard sales, or online marketplaces like Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist. Additionally, you can donate your old furniture and contribute to the circular economy.

Choose Quality Over Price

Many people often confuse sustainability with high costs, and the reality couldn't be further from the truth. Sustainability focuses on quality, so get something that will last rather than buy the most expensive thing on the shelf. You can look into brands, materials and certifications like the Sustainable Furnishing Council can be a guide to help you narrow your search for quality, sustainable options.

To Sum Up

Sustainability is vital in all our lives, including decorating our bedrooms. We can reduce our carbon footprint by choosing organic cotton, linen, bamboo, jute, wool, or bamboo fabrics while benefiting from renewable and biodegradable materials. Repurposing, buying second-hand, and energy-efficient lighting are other ways to make our bedrooms more sustainable. Finally, investing in a sustainable mattress will considerably impact our health and the environment. By implementing these sustainable practices, we can create a comfortable and stylish bedroom that is also kind to the planet.

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