The term eco-friendly used to create images of boring, bland and dull materials. However, we can assure you that’s not the case today, thankfully!
More and more people have become in favour of eco-friendly materials. To fulfil this need on the market, designers have been sourcing materials that will appeal to these environmentally savvy customers and have created many beautiful options to choose from.
When incorporating a more eco-friendly vibe within our bedrooms, many of us are quick to change to energy-efficient light bulbs or change to bed linen made from recyclable materials. However, the range of eco-friendly materials has expanded a great deal.
Instead of having those thick carpets or laminate flooring, both of which can wear easily, opt for cork. Usually found in your favourite bottle of wine, this material is great for floors.
Cork is harvested from the bark of the cork oak tree. What makes this source renewable is the trees are not cut down and the bark will grow back every three years. If you’re intent on making your house into a home, cork has anti-microbial properties that reduce allergens in the home and act as a natural insect repellent.
Plus, decorating your home isn’t cheap and choosing cork floors can save you some money as the material can last 10 – 30 years.
When painting you can feel nauseous, dizzy or suffer from bad headaches, especially if you fail to open enough windows. With eco-friendly paints you’ll no longer suffer while coating your bedroom in a fresh lick of paint.
These types of paints can be found at ECOS organic paints, and are water based so they’re free from all solvents, VOCs, pesticides, herbicides and toxins. They may be water based but they boast maximum colour-pigment content for higher opacity and greater depth of colour.
As well as having no chemicals you can select from a range of matt, gloss and satin finishes, so you can protect yourself from any toxins and ensure your home looks exactly how you want it.
To complete your new eco-friendly bedroom, the finishing touch is furniture. Wren Living has an extensive range of bedroom furniture that’s 100 per cent environmentally sourced. 20 per cent is from local woodland being sustained by the Forest Stewardship Council, 40 per cent is sourced from nearby sawmills and the other 40 per cent is from recycled materials.
If interior design is something you like to leave to the professionals, Wren Living has a selection of gloss, wood or matt bedroom furniture sets for you to choose from. This allows you to purchase the perfect furniture that will complement the paint, flooring and the rest of your bedroom design.