Home is where the heart is. So, it’s no wonder you want to keep your home clean, healthy, and relaxing. For homeowners wanting to spruce up their space using more earth-friendly materials, home decor companies have come a long way when it comes to creating eco-friendly fabrics and paints. You can respect the environment and still maintain a cozy space all your own.
Beautiful Bedroom Fabrics
If you’ve been thinking it’s time to get back to the basics of love — or the basics of interior design, at least — then you’ll adore the elegant simplicity of the stunning bedroom collections created by John Robshaw. His hand-stitched duvets, shams, and pillows feature such eco-friendly fabrics as organic cotton and 100 percent silk. Also, Robshaw frequently travels to Asia to help create jobs in the textile industry.
Refreshing Bathroom Accessories
The one place in the house where you’re actually comfortable going au naturel is in the shower or tub, right? When you’re in the bathroom, wouldn’t you also want to be surrounded by natural fabrics? Pure Fiber offers an assortment of fluffy towels and bathrobes made from bamboo yarn for homeowners who care about the environment. These products come in various colors, including white, gray, blue, and brown. In other scrub-a-dub-dub news, Pottery Barn boasts a series of pure organic cotton shower curtains.
Green Home Office Decor
Working from home can save you serious time and money because it allows you to skip long commutes. Why not reinvest some of that cash back into beautifying your office? Spruce up your floor with natural fiber rugs. You can find handwoven rugs made with wool, jute, seagrass, and sisal. Pull a similar trick with your window shades. Eco-friendly blinds consist of renewable resources, like bamboo, rattan reed and jute.
Healthy Kitchen Choices
The last thing you want in your kitchen is a bunch of chemicals lurking about. So, if you’re remodeling or redecorating the space where you eat, choose your paint wisely. Some types of paint contain volatile organic compounds, commonly known as VOCs. Major manufacturers, such as Glidden and Sherwin-Williams, make low-VOC interior paints for healthier homes. If you’re sick of sloshing spaghetti sauce all over your shirt, try a hemp apron on for size.
Cool Children’s Room Ideas
Being a baby is a tough gig with all that eating, crying, sleeping. Swaddle your little bundles of joy in organic sheets and thermal blankets. BabyEarth.com has a wide selection of natural nursery items, including a fitted cotton waterproof crib pad, for anyone who is preparing for a baby. SimplyBabyFurniture.com features a few brands of cribs made with nontoxic, lead-free finishes and wood that is harvested in an environmentally responsible way.
As your children get bigger, you can add a touch of class to their rooms with 100 percent linen bed skirts and pillow cases from Pom Pom at Home. If you decide to brighten a kid’s room, remember to pick a low-VOC paint.
Amy Moczynski is a freelance writer for Myrtle Ave. Pediatrics, a pediatrician’s office serving Oldsmar and Clearwater