Eco-Friendly Ways to Decorate Your Bedroom

Victoria Lim
by Victoria Lim
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Many people think that the concept of ‘eco-friendly’ goes only with certain parts of the house. The truth is that every part of your home can be eco-friendly. And the best part is you don’t have to make huge changes to create a greener home.

If you’re looking for ways to transform your bedroom into an eco-friendly oasis, you’re in the right place. We compiled a list of all the things you can do to decorate your bedroom in an eco-friendly manner.

So, let’s see what makes a bedroom eco-friendly.

Freshen up the paint

You can easily freshen up any space with a bit of paint. However, when choosing the paints for your bedroom, make sure to stay away from toxic paints. Eco-friendly paints are designed to have lower levels of harmful volatile organic chemicals (VOCs).

Some of the best non-toxic and eco-friendly paints come in many different colours, so if you thought that just because the paint is eco-friendly you’ll have to sacrifice the colour you desire, you were wrong.

Another great thing is that now you have options since more and more companies are going green. So, if your goal is to make your bedroom eco-friendly, start from the pain, and freshen up your room with eco-friendly paints.


The safest and cheapest solution would be to stick to the floors you already have. However, if you’re set on changing them, think about sustainable flooring options.

Just like with paints, you have many eco-friendly flooring options. From hardwood to bamboo flooring, you can choose whatever suits your bedroom. If you opt for hardwood, instead of investing in completely new flooring, try going for reclaimed wood.

Another option would be bamboo flooring. Often there are misconceptions about the quality of bamboo flooring, but what you really need to know is that bamboo flooring is durable, easy to maintain, and less expensive than most wood flooring.

Bedroom furniture

When in doubt, instead of buying brand new furniture, thrift it. Buying used, existing pieces of furniture means that fewer materials have been used to build new furniture. In addition, to prolonging the life of existing furniture, you can rest assured that the paint or stain used on them is no longer harmful to you or the environment.

The best thing about thrifting furniture is that you can find really good antique pieces for far less money than what you would give for brand new furniture.

Eco-friendly mattress

Once you get yourself a nice thrifted bed, it’s time to think about the mattress. Up until now, you’ve probably slept on a non-organic mattress full of harmful toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde, flame retardants. All of these chemicals when released into the air can lead to serious respiratory problems.

Thankfully, these days you can find organic mattresses made of natural elements such as organic wool, cotton, and natural latex. These mattresses come with a hefty price tag, of course. So, if you can’t afford them, try taking your old mattress outside from time to time, and letting the harmful chemicals gas off outside instead of in your room.

Natural bedding materials

Another easy way to make your room more eco-friendly is by changing your old bedding. Today you can find eco-friendly bedding made of organic and natural materials. You can get bamboo sheets and quilts, as well as duvet covers.

Bamboo bed linen is soft, breathable, and durable. You can rest assured that organic bedding is free of synthetic materials, chemicals, and other harmful elements.

Another great thing about bamboo bed linen is that it’s hypoallergenic. It’s ideal for those who are sensitive to other natural materials such as wool or hemp.

Eco-friendly rugs

Having natural wood floors is nice and all, but during the winter months having a warm and soft rug to step on is really nice. Not only will the rug provide insulation, but it will also make the room feel cozier and more inviting.

Rugs come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors but in addition to that and more importantly, rugs can also be eco-friendly. Eco-friendly rugs are usually made of natural and renewable materials such as wool, hemp, and sisal. So, many options to choose from.


If you’re trying to go eco-friendly in your bedroom, natural lighting would be the real flex. However, not all of us can count on the big windows, perfect natural light at all times of the day. Instead, we can count on LED lights and bulbs.

If you’re looking for something more efficient and energy-saving, then LED is the right kind of light for you. LED bulbs, in addition to being brighter than your old bulbs, are also more durable and energy-efficient.

Most of the lighting these days is LED so you won’t have trouble finding what you like for your bedroom.

Creating an eco-friendly bedroom is not complicated at all. Even the smallest of changes like changing your bedsheets can make your room more sustainable and eco-friendly.

So, don’t wait any longer, make your bedroom a healthy and sustainable place with these 7 easy tips!

Suggested materials:
  • Bamboo
  • Cotton
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