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by Bonnie Joy Flamm, Interior Designer

Most people spend the majority of their lives sleeping in their bedroom. It’s only natural then, to want to make this space as special as possible. These days, one of the demands in a bedroom remodel is that this space be as environmentally friendly as possible.

Tip 1: Invest in a new bed — one with an “eco-friendly” mattress — which is made of emission free, natural materials. Next, buy organic linens made from natural fibers such as cotton or wool. Don’t forget to buy new pillows filled with natural goose down.

Tip 2: Let the sunshine in! Make the most of the natural sunlight in your remodel using double-paned windows. Make sure to cover them with drapes made of natural fabrics such as silk and cotton.

Tip 3: Use “eco-friendly” flooring such as bamboo. Self-sustainable and durable, bamboo flooring is also naturally beautiful. Cover the floor around the bed with an attractive area rug, and you have all the right elements for a new environmentally safe and sound bedroom.