Going Green With Bedroom Furniture

If you are one of many who has realized you are leaving a little bigger carbon footprint than you would like to be, you may be working on changing a few of your habits to try and become a little more environmentally friendly. While in the kitchen this is a relatively easy thing to do, with full lines of eco friendly kitchen supplies. When it comes time to be greener in the bedroom, you may not be sure where to start. Here's a little help.

Prepping the Room
If you are going to do a top to bottom renovation of your bedroom you may want to start by changing the color of your walls or even changing out the curtains. No problem. Let's start with the paint. Whether you knew it or not, there are paints that are a little more green than the normal ones. When you are shopping, look for labels that have no VOC chemicals, or at least low amounts. When it comes to curtains, look for green materials such as cotton or hemp, which are both renewable resources.
Making the Bed
Ready to dress up the bed? You can do this and still stick with your green styling! There are more and more organic fabrics on the market these days. For starters, there are now full lines of organic cotton linens. While it used to be that you had to really search for organics, even the discount department stores have them now-a-days. Additionally, look for pillows that are made of nice natural materials like hulls. Worried about that stuffing in your pillows? Look for pillows with recycled polyester fill

Recycled Furniture
The first thing you should think about as you decorate your bedroom is how little you could use in new resources. There are so many antique and vintage shops out there, overflowing with beautiful pieces of furniture that still have plenty of life in them. You never know what you will find in these stores. Enjoy a walk down memory lane in vintage and antique shops and keep an eye out for furniture pieces that will complete your bedroom suite.

Add Real Green
While you are greening up your room, why not bring real green into your space by putting a plant or two in the bedroom? There are a couple of reasons you may want a plant or two in your room. First there is nothing like having a little bit of nature in your home to brighten things up and remind you why it is so important to take care of the planet. Additionally, remember, plants return oxygen to the air and suck out the carbon dioxide that you are breathing out. It's nice to have a breath of fresh air.

Energy efficient bulbs
The final thing you should think about is how you are lighting your bedroom. Look at what is in your fixtures and see if you can do better. There are all sorts of energy efficient bulbs out there to choose from.

Author Jennifer Akre is an owner of a wide variety of online specialty shops including that offer both items and information on how you can easily furnish and decorate your space. Whether it is glass coffee tables for your living room or coffee and end tables for you newly remodeled home, there are many tips you can use to make any spot both functional and beautiful. Click today and indulge your senses.