Picture this: You come home, exhausted from a crazy work day, and all you want is to flop onto your bed and forget the world for a while. You open the door to your bedroom, and a wave of calm washes over you. It’s not just a room; it’s your sanctuary, your safe haven from the chaos outside.
As you sink into your bed, the sheets feel like a gentle hug, wrapping you in comfort. The colours on the walls soothe your tired eyes, and the textures make you feel like you’re on cloud nine.
But here’s the thing – there’s more to this cosy cocoon than meets the eye.
Your bedroom should reflect not just your style but your love for the planet too. Just like you choose your food carefully, your bedroom decor deserves some thoughtful consideration. It’s all about being mindful of the impact your choices make, both on you and the environment.
Think of it as creating a little world where comfort and consciousness meet, like a perfect harmony of flavours in your favourite dish. It’s about snuggling into your ethical bedding at night, knowing that you’re not just resting your body but also your mind at ease.
So, are you ready to join us on this adventure of mindful choices and soulful spaces? Let’s make your bedroom a retreat that’s good for your well-being and the planet. It’s time to give your personal haven the green makeover it deserves in 3 easy steps.
Step 1: Start With The Bed
You enter a bedroom. It can be ANY bedroom: yours, your parents, your neighbour’s. The first thing that meets the eye is the BED. It’s what makes the bedroom a bedroom!
Understandably, if you are starting a makeover project for your bedroom, it has to start with the bed. Now, if you can/want to change your bed or just its base or bedboard, we recommend going for an all-natural, high-quality, ethical brand that produces sustainable furniture.
But the other most important part of your bed that needs some greenwashing is your bedding.
Ethical bedding refers to bedding made with materials and production practices that prioritise environmental sustainability and fair treatment of workers. It means choosing cosy and comfortable sheets, blankets, and pillows that positively impact both people and the planet.
In short, ethical bedding is good for you, your planet, and everything that lives in it! Win-win-win!
Materials Used In Ethical Beddings
Of course, the materials will need to be eco-friendly. So that instantly kicks polyester, rayon, conventional cotton, and silk out of the league.
Here’s a list of sustainable and organic materials you can choose from for your ethical bedding:
- Organic cotton
- Eucalyptus silk
Important to remember: No matter which material you choose for your bedding, ensure that you’ve done your homework about the brand’s traceability and transparency, the significance of certifications like GOTS and OEKO-TEX®, and the sustainability values that your shopping decisions represent.
Tips For Choosing The Best Ethical Bedding For Your Needs
Choosing the right ethical bedding is like finding the perfect match for your sleep needs and the planet’s well-being. Here’s how to do it in a snap:
- Get to Know the Materials: Check out organic cotton, bamboo, or TENCEL™ bedding. They’re super soft and eco-friendly, making bedtime a dream!
- Certify It’s Good: Look for labels like GOTS or OEKO-TEX®. They give a thumbs-up to bedding that’s kind to the Earth and your skin.
- Feel the Threads: High thread count = silky touch, lower thread count = increased breathability! Choose the threads according to your preference and season.
- Explore Eco-Friendly Dyeing: Pick bedding with eco-friendly dyeing and printing techniques. They make your bed look fabulous without hurting the planet.
- Go Beyond the Sheets: Don’t forget about pillows, duvets, and mattress toppers. Opt for natural and non-toxic materials that are gentle on you and the environment.
This Eucalyptus Silk Duvet Cover is both ethical and luscious.
- Revel in Versatility: Choose bedding styles that suit your sleep style and bedroom decor. It’s like dressing up your bed for a night out!
- Spot Sustainable Brands: Look out for brands with a green heart, committed to making a positive impact. They’ll make bedtime feel even cosier.
- Treat It with Love: Extend the life of your bedding by washing and caring for it properly. It’s like giving your bed a little spa treatment!
- Embrace Slow Fashion: Remember, it’s not about quick fixes; it’s about investing in quality and mindful choices that last. Slow and steady wins the comfy race!
With these tips, you’ll find the perfect ethical bedding match that makes your bed the cosiest, kindest, and greenest spot in the whole house. 🌱💤
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Step 2: Consider The Colour Theme
Let’s discuss adding charm to your ethical bedding and room colour choices!
Picking the right colours is like adding a touch of magic to your sleepy oasis. Here’s how to make your bedroom the envy of every earth-loving, plastic-hating eco-conscious soul out there:
1. Start with Calming Neutrals:
Go for soft hues like the colour of tea with milk or dreamy shades of grey and beige. These neutrals create a calming vibe, perfect for a snooze fit for the green queen!
This Eucalyptus Silk Flat Sheet is available in 3 dreamingly beautiful neutral colours at the Swiss Impact Store.
2. Embrace Nature’s Palette:
Bring the great outdoors inside with earthy greens like the colour of fresh grass or calming blues like the endless sea. Imagine dozing off in a meadow or floating on the calmest of lakes!
3. Add Pops of Colour:
Inject a dash of excitement with a few bright accents. Think vibrant yellows like sunshine or rich pinks like fresh strawberries. It’s like adding a splash of joy to your sleepy retreat!
Check out this Organic Silk Rouge Gorge pillow cover to bring the warmth of sunshine to your bed!
4. Consider Your Bedroom’s Mood:
Let your bedroom’s vibe guide you. For a cosy and intimate space, warm colours like the colour of a crackling fireplace will do the trick. Want a chic and modern feel? Go for sleek greys or monochrome shades.
5. Mix and Match:
Be bold and play matchmaker with your bedding! Combining different colours and patterns is like creating a beautiful bouquet of blooms. A bit of this and a touch of that – pure ethical charm!
6. Think Seasonally:
Switch up your bedding colours like the seasons change. Soft pastels in spring, bright blooms in summer, rustic oranges in autumn, and cosy whites in winter. It’s like celebrating the best weather all year round!
7. Stay True to You:
Ultimately, choose colours that make your heart sing. Your bedding should reflect your style and personality, making bedtime feel like a cuppa with your best mate!
So, my fellow colourful dreamers, go forth and pick the colours that create your dreamy escape. Whether you go all-out green or mix and match like a pro, your ethical bedding will be the talk of the town. Sleep tight, and let your colours shine! 💤
Step 3: Accessorize with Sustainable Pizzazz
Add a touch of sustainable flair with ethical accessories that’ll make your sleep haven a showstopper. Let’s dive in:
1. Light Up with Eco-Friendly Lamps:
Swap out those energy-guzzling bulbs for eco-friendly LED ones. Picture your room glowing like the stunning Swiss Alps, all while saving energy and money!
2. Art that Tells a Story:
Fill your walls with artwork that speaks to your soul. Opt for prints made on recycled paper, or seek out local artists who share your passion for the planet. It’s like having an art gallery in your bedroom!
3. Let There Be Sustainable Lighting:
Choose lighting fixtures as good-looking as they are kind to the environment. Think sleek designs made from eco-friendly materials like the shades of a Swiss lakeside sunset!
4. Treat Your Feet with Ethical Mats:
Step onto a mat that pampers your feet and the Earth. Look for rugs made from natural fibres or recycled materials – it’s like walking on Swiss mountain grass!
5. Cosy Up with Sustainable Blankets:
Snuggle under a blanket made from organic cotton or recycled fibres. Wrap yourself in warmth while knowing you’re doing your part for the planet. Swiss chocolate and cosy blankets, a match made in sleep heaven!
6. Add Greenery for a Breath of Fresh Air:
Breathe life into your bedroom with some potted plants. Greenery looks fab and purifies the air, making your sleepy oasis a breath of fresh air – quite literally!
7. Upcycle with DIY Delights:
Get crafty and turn old items into chic decor. Transform vintage finds into one-of-a-kind treasures or give existing pieces a fresh touch. It’s like bringing a bit of European DIY charm into your bedroom!
8. Thrift for Timeless Pieces:
Explore thrift stores for hidden gems that stand the test of time. Uncover unique finds and add a touch of green elegance to your bedroom – thrifting at its finest!
RELATED: Learn how to create a stylish wardrobe using second-hand store finds. Life-changing tips and tricks are included!
9. Sustainable Shelving and Storage:
Keep your space tidy with shelving and storage made from sustainable materials. Say goodbye to clutter and hello to Swiss organisational bliss!
Accessorising your bedroom with sustainable goodies isn’t just about looking good; it’s about feeling good too. Your conscious choices add a touch of eco-chic to your sleep haven and make it a place you’ll adore even more. So, go forth, decorate ethically, and let your bedroom shine like the Swiss starry sky! ✨
Ethical Bedding FAQs
What is the most sustainable bedding?
The most sustainable bedding usually includes organic cotton, TENCEL™, and bamboo. These eco-friendly options are kind to the planet and super comfy for your snoozing pleasure!
What is the most hygienic bedding?
Regarding hygiene, natural materials like organic cotton and bamboo are excellent choices for bedding. They’re naturally breathable and hypoallergenic, keeping things fresh and clean for a restful night’s sleep.
Is eucalyptus bedding sustainable?
Absolutely! Eucalyptus bedding, like TENCEL™, is a sustainable superstar. Eucalyptus trees grow fast and use 95% less water and 30% less energy than their cotton counterparts — making them eco-friendly. So rest easy, knowing you’re snuggling up in a planet-friendly bed!
What is the best bedding material to be used?
The best bedding material depends on your preferences and needs. Eco-friendly options like organic cotton, bamboo, TENCEL™, and eucalyptus are top choices for sustainability and comfort.
Visit the Swiss Impact Store to find a collection of ethical beddings in several eco-friendly materials, like Eucalyptus silk.
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