6 Hints for a Sustainable Bedroom Design
Our bedrooms are our oasis away from the hustle and bustle of life. Designing your bedroom with sustainability in mind is a great way to reduce your environmental footprint and create an eco-friendly sanctuary. A room full of natural elements feels better at its core.
From switching to LED light bulbs and sustainable furnishings to choosing organic bedding and natural décor items, you can implement several strategies to transform your space into a greener version of its former self.
There are numerous ways to create a beautiful, eco-friendly sanctuary that meets all of your needs. We will take an in-depth look at some sustainable interior decorating ideas for your bedroom.
1. Sustainable Bedframes
Let’s face it, while it’s underneath of us, out of eyesight, your bedframe is one of the most used and important pieces of bedroom furniture. Traditionally made from wood or metal, a sustainable frame forgoes chemicals in favor of natural elements.
Hint: Look for kiln-dried hardwoods to ensure they won’t warp over time. They should be free of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and not contain preservatives like formaldehyde. Steel is a great alternative as well that won’t include any of these chemicals.
The Frame by Keetsa
The Frame by Keetsa is a gorgeous addition to any bedroom. With a steel frame, birch slats, and a center support bar, this bed is as sturdy and dependable as they come.
Created by Keetsa, the frame is manufactured with reduced use of resources like petroleum. The brand believes in creating good products that last a long time, making metal the perfect choice for their beds.
The frame is coated with a hand-brushed gold finish, giving the bed a refined look that works equally well in a modern or traditional bedroom.
Minimo by Keetsa
The aptly named Minimo is the ideal bed frame for a minimalist bedroom. A tough bed with a sleek look, the Minimo is well-suited to modern and Scandinavian bedroom aesthetics.
The bed frame uses white-coated steel with birch slats and a center support bar for extra support. The light colors and the slim bed design make it a great option for bedrooms with calming, neutral hues.
Walker Edison Mid Century Modern Wood Platform Bed
This Walker Edison Mid-Century Modern bed is sustainably sourced from solid pine wood. You smell sage, desert skies, and hints of pine as you look at the queen solid wood modern bed. An eagle sings in the distance, and you envision yourself cuddled up in a cozy, boho cabin.
You dream of relaxing on the solid wood bed frame. Picture its platform silhouette elevating all your social media pics. Who wouldn’t want this trendy look? And best of all, its wooden slats mean no box spring is required.
Hint: Check out our buying guide to purchase an organic mattress to go with your sustainable bed frame.
2. Sustainable Rugs
Sustainable rugs are becoming increasingly popular amongst home decor shoppers as they cater to both an ethical and aesthetically pleasing aesthetic.
They also have a plethora of other sustainable benefits ranging from reducing the environmental impact of production material sourcing to helping reduce global poverty by supporting fairtrade artisans and workers, sustainable rugs can create meaningful change in how we shop safely while also looking stylish.
Reversible Rugs by Fab Habitat
Who knew rugs made of recycled materials could look this good?! These Reversible Rugs by Fab Habitat are handwoven from recycled plastic straws, reducing the need for virgin cotton.
They come in a wide range of beautiful patterns and colors. The rugs are also stain-resistant and low maintenance, making them perfect for families with kids or pets.
Cairo Handwoven Recycled Cotton Rug by Chardin Home
Cotton crops play a huge part in environmental degradation, from nonregenerative farming practices to the use of unethical human labor. The Cairo Rug by Chardin Home is made of recycled cotton, so you can get all the benefits of a cotton rug without worrying about the negative impact to the earth.
Kamran Coral Rug by Ruggable
If stains are your biggest fear, then this rug is for you. This distressed Kamran Coral Rug by Ruggable consists of a rug pad and base which cling together. When it’s time to clean, simply remove the rug cover and put it in the washing machine.
By manufacturing durable rugs that can be easily cleaned, Ruggable hopes to keep rugs away from the landfill. The brand also uses recycled materials for the rug pads and plants trees to offset its carbon footprint.
The distressed finish and pattern of the rug make it a good choice for farmhouse bedrooms and living rooms. Combine it with a traditional or distressed wood furniture for the Architect Digest-ready look.
3. Sustainable Chairs
Selecting an eco-friendly chair means considering materials, construction, and durability. The latter is an important philosophy of green living, keeping furniture in circularity as long as possible means keeping the natural resources used to produce it around for as long as possible.
Whether you’re replacing an old favorite or starting fresh with something new, there are plenty of choices for chairs that can keep you comfortable without costing the earth.
Kouboo Rattan Loop Lounge Chair
Set up your bedroom to be a relaxing space with this Kouboo Rattan Loop Lounge Chair by Kouboo. The chair uses natural rattan, a sustainable climbing plant, and soft cushions to create comfortable and natural seating with materials that are easy on the earth.
Rattan is an exceptionally sustainable wood, being the quickest developing tropical wood that renews in only 5 – 7 years. In addition, rattan furniture manufacturing is low-tech, meaning it does not require the intensive production facilities that can pollute the environment.
Add this rattan lounge chair to your bedroom with plants all around to transform it into a comfortable boho-inspired room.
Sierra Round Accent Chair by Safavieh
Rattan is a versatile material, as seen in this Sierra Round Accent Chair design by Safavieh. This beautiful piece of timeless furniture creates a natural appeal for a small bedroom. Combine it with a soft seat cushion and a throw, and the chair transforms into a cozy nook.
Hayes Rocking Accent Chair by Porthos Home
Relaxing in a rocking chair is one of the simplest joys of life. Add a sustainable rocking chair to your bedroom with the Hayes Rocking Accent Chair by Porthos Home. The chair is designed with an eco-friendly rubberwood frame and furnished with sustainable hemp fabric.
The chair’s clean design and beautiful colors can brighten any bedroom and turn it into a cheerful space!
5. Eco-Friendly Dressers
If you’re looking for sustainable furniture, one of the best places to start is by choosing an eco-friendly dresser. Sustainable dressers offer benefits such as conserving materials and promoting renewable processes without sacrificing style or durability.
The key components of selecting an environmentally conscious dresser include wood sourcing, VOCs, manufacturing processes, recycled vs virgin materials, certifications and certifying agencies, plantations versus forests, and more.
Willow Six Drawer Dresser by Greenington
The Willow Six Drawer Dresser by Wellington is made entirely of bamboo, one of the most sustainable crops on the planet. Because it renews in just 2-4 years, this piece of furniture doesn’t pressure forests that can take up to 40 years to be ready for harvest. This dresser’s clean, modern design goes well with everything and lends a warm look to the bedroom.
Rustic 6 Drawer Dresser by Midwest Farmhouse
For a traditional dresser, take a look at this Rustic 6 Drawer Dresser by Midwest Farmhouse. Like all their furniture, Amish craftsmen handcrafted this dresser using solid wood by hand, eliminating the need for carbon emission-producing factories. The dark wood stain gives the dresser a rustic appearance that looks amazing in farmhouse-style bedrooms.
Chest of Drawers by VidaXL
Need a unique but eco-friendly dresser for your bedroom? This Chest of Drawers by VidaXL has got you covered. Using sustainable acacia wood, the dresser provides ample storage and a charming style. Acacia trees have a net positive impact, as they capture carbon from the atmosphere. Acacia furniture actually works as long-lasting carbon storage negating it’s release into the environment.
The distinctive look of the dresser is achieved using a mix of colored metal panels. Use this dresser to add color and depth to a simple bedroom design.
When consciously greening up your bedroom, it’s important to think about eco-friendly bedding options and ways to reduce environmental impact when shopping for bedroom linens.
When shopping, you’ll need to consider durability and fabric origin. The key to fabric is in learning the impacts of harvesting and production methods used for the raw materials. Look for organic cotton, bamboo fibers, eucalyptus, hemp, or natural linen materials.
Eucalyptus Sheet Set by Buffy
These eco-friendly Eucalyptus Sheet Set by Buffy look good in the bedroom, feel absolutely soft on the skin, and are made out a renewable material.
Made of eucalyptus fibers and dyed using natural ingredients like pomegranate and gardenia, these sheets are the modern equivalent of lying on a bed of roses. They are cool to the touch, resistant to dust and mites, and machine washable.
Linen Sheets Set by Magic Linen
Guarantee yourself a good night of sleep with this Linen Sheet Set by Magic Linen. These sheets are made of sustainable linen and are completely organic. In addition, they are shipped to customers in biodegradable packaging.
Linen fabrics are also long-lasting, starting out slightly stiffer and growing softer with every wash. So the longer you use it, the better it gets!
Hotel Luxury Sheet Set bu SOL Organics
Sleep like you would on a luxurious holiday with this sustainable Hotel Luxury Sheet Set by SOL Organics. These sheets are soft and breathable, and most importantly, made from organically grown cotton. SOL Organics follow fair trade practices and work with socially responsible partners to create their sheets, so you have one more reason to rest easy at night.
Sustainability in Bedroom Is Easy With Room Hints
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