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The Green Life: Green Your Bedroom: Furnishings

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July 26, 2010

Green Your Bedroom: Furnishings

Eco-friendly bedroom The bedroom’s where you spend much of your time. Even if you’re sleeping for most of it, it’s important to ensure that your home’s most intimate room is in line with the principles of sustainability. This week’s tips can help.

Tip #1: Consider the Hardware

What’s a bedroom without furniture? Whether you’re seeking a bed frame or a boudoir, consider buying it used at a thrift store, garage sale, or a site like Craigslist; if it’s not perfect, you can always polish or paint it once you get it home. If you feel you must purchase a new piece, look for items made of reclaimed, Poly, or FSC-certified wood. As for that nightstand, think through what you top it with. Good choices include an energy-saving lamp, an alarm clock that runs off nothing but water, and eco-themed books.

Tip #2: Window Coverings

Tip #3: Bedding

Tip #4: Flooring

Tell us: How do you go green in the bedroom?

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