Green Your Bedroom: Blinds and Drapes
Tip #2: Shut Out the World
Darkness is essential to sleep, and shutters are critical to darkness. But you can achieve that blackout in the bedroom while doing your part to keep the Earth’s future bright. Remember that the greenest blinds are the most durable. If you’re going for cloth, though, consider buying used drapes (but steer clear of old vinyls, which may contain lead) or choosing an organic textile. Keeping them pulled when you’re not home saves energy by regulating the room’s temperature so that you won’t need the air conditioner or heater. To boot, energy-efficient window coverings can net you a hefty tax credit if they're installed by December 31.
Tell us: What kind of blinds do you have in your bedroom?