Are you dreaming of creating an eco-friendly bedroom but aren’t sure where to get started? It can feel overwhelming at first, but there are actually some really simple (and affordable) changes you can start making today that will greatly improve both your bedroom’s level of toxicity and its impact on the planet!
Opt for natural scents
Candles bring such a beautiful and relaxing ambiance to a room, but unfortunately, most commercially made candles are also full of a toxic cocktail of chemicals, which is released into the air when you burn them.
If you want to protect their air quality of your room without giving up on candles, you can go for candles made from natural products, such as beeswax, soy, and essential oils. Beeswax candles, in particular, are a great choice because they can actually help to purify the air when they are being burned.
You can also scent your room naturally without candles by diffusing essential oils, such as lavender, to promote relaxation and a good night’s sleep.
Choose organic bedding
Most commercial bedding is made from materials that were treated and grown with harsh chemicals, pesticides, and solvents, which stay behind on your sheets regardless of how many times you wash them. One of the best things you can do for creating a cleaner sleep environment is to make the switch to organic bedding. You’ll not only avoid the chemicals (did you know many bedsheets are treated with formaldehyde to make them softer!?), but you’ll also support farming and production practices that are much more environmentally friendly.
We carry a complete selection of organic and responsibly sourced bedding products. From pillows and duvets to bed sheets and bedding bundles, we have everything you need to create the most luxurious, organic bed.
Keep your phone out of your room at night
This one may not exactly fall under the eco-friendly category but keeping your phone out of your room at night will create a healthier sleep environment for you. Using our phones at night has been shown to negatively affect our sleep, and you’ll have a much easier time unwinding if you put your phone away and enjoy a more calming pre-bed activity, such as reading or journaling.
Decorate with natural materials
Choosing décor made from natural materials over man made, such as plastic and polyester, isn’t just good for the environment, it’s also good for you. It’s actually very calming for our senses to be surrounded by natural materials and, as we talked about here [link to Hygge post], it creates a welcoming and calming environment.
Our organic cotton throw blankets add the perfect cozy and stylish touch to your bedding, and our handspun jute rug creates a gorgeous eco vibe to any room. And don’t forget about the simplest and most natural option of all- house plants!
Turn down the heat (or AC)
Your heating and cooling systems are one of the biggest drains on your home’s energy. Rather than relying on your heat or AC, you can choose more energy efficient ways to regulate your room’s temperature. If you find your bedroom to be too warm at night, simply open a window, and if you find it chilly, try a duvet designed for cooler temperatures, such as our New Zealand wool comforter. You may still need to resort to your heating and cooling systems at some points during the year, but going for more eco-friendly options first will not only reduce your carbon foot print but also your power bill!