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When thinking of going green for your bedroom, start at the bottom. There are plenty of green floors you can purchase that will make your home more eco-friendly. If you like hardwood, you can opt for a recycled wood product, or you can opt for something that’s already naturally friendly, such as cork. If you would prefer carpet in the bedroom, there are some eco-friendly carpets you can choose from too, such as those made with natural materials instead of harmful chemicals.
Your bed is another area where you can make an eco-friendly difference. For example, you can replace your own bedding with an eco-friendly bedding option. These products are made from natural materials instead of those with harmful materials. Plus, during the manufacturing process, these products are created in a more natural way instead of using harmful chemicals or wasting a great deal of energy to produce. Do some research on the different green bedding options that are available, and choose the option that makes the most sense for your home and your bedroom.
Painting your bedroom is a necessity to create your dream boudoir; however, if you use traditional paints, you are putting harmful VOCs and other chemicals into the air. Instead, you should opt for a natural paint. This paint doesn’t use any harmful chemicals or VOCs. Not only is it better for the environment, but it’s also much better for your health too.
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Lighting is also a necessity in your bedroom, but if you don’t use the right bulbs, you could be wasting a significant amount of energy. If you want to make your bedroom green, then you need to replace traditional bulbs with incandescent. These bulbs use much less energy than traditional bulbs, which will not only help you reduce your own carbon footprint, but will also help you to save some money on your energy bills as well.
You may not realize how much your windows and current window coverings could be hurting your energy usage. For example, if you have sheer curtains, you could be forcing your furnace or your air conditioner to work overtime. Instead, invest in some blackout shades, curtains, or other window coverings to help you keep the sun out of your room in the summer. This will keep your room nice and cool, which will also keep your air conditioner from running constantly and wasting energy.
If you have a bathroom in your bedroom, you should consider adding some water-conservation products to the mix to help make your bedroom entirely green. For example, a water-saving faucet will eliminate the amount of water that is wasted when you brush your teeth, wash your face, or simply wash your hands. You can also invest in a water-saving shower head too, which will reduce the amount of water you use while showering. To truly complete your water-saving capabilities, you should buy a dual flush toilet. These products give you two separate flushing options, allowing you to use less water when possible and more when necessary.