We’re always trying to find ways to make our home more environmentally friendly. Adding eco-friendly products to your home is one easy and efficient way to do your part to help our environment little by little. We recently came across some of the best eco-friendly products for the bedroom.
Believe it or not, one of the simplest eco-friendly changes you can make in your home is purchasing a mattress that is good for the environment. If it’s time to replace your mattress, consider purchasing one that is eco-conscious and made from a material like renewable natural latex or plant-based memory foam. Mattresses like these are much more sustainable (and they can even be more comfortable than your traditional bed!).
Organic cotton or hemp sheets
Replacing your bedding with sheets and blankets made from organic materials is another easy switch. Not only are these materials more sustainable, but they can also contribute to the air you breathe, as greener materials grown organically without chemical dyes will lead to less toxic particles in the air in your bedroom.
Recycled, pre-owned, or natural furniture
Just as it’s important to recycle our plastic, paper, and aluminum, so too is it important to use recyclable materials in our home. Purchasing furniture made from recycled or natural materials, or purchasing pre-owned furniture instead of new, is a fantastic way to contribute less waste to our earth. Plus some of the coolest furniture pieces are those that have been passed down or the ones we acquire from garage sales, thrift stores, and antique shops. Who wouldn’t want a home full of furniture with neat stories behind it?
VOC- free air purifying paint
Did you know that you can paint your home in an environmentally friendly way? Paints like these come with a protective finish and don’t emit any toxic odors. This type of paint is also free of VOCs and neutralizes chemicals and pollutants in order to improve the indoor air quality of your home. It’s highly important to check the ingredients in the paint you use before painting your home.
Installing smart lighting in your home is an easy and efficient way to make sure you and your family are conserving energy. LED lighting is highly energy-efficient, and you can switch out the lights in your home by purchasing LED lights at any hardware store. But if you want to take your energy conservation a step further, try purchasing a lighting system like this one, which is highly efficient and sustainable.
This post is intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as professional advice. The point of view and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of Realty Executives International. This post was written by Bailee Abell. Bailee Abell is a writer born and raised in California. A graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara, she loves reading classic literature, sipping warm beverages, and visiting theme parks every chance she gets. Find her at baileeabell.com.