An ecological room: instructions for use

An ecological room: instructions for use

Did you know that ecological habits in the home are also taken in the bedroom. Between energy consumption and choice of furniture and decoration, you have a lot to do to respect the environment in this space. Follow our advice for a faultless green room.

The electricity consumption of the room

If in summer the question of heating and lighting the room does not arise, in winter it becomes a major issue to respect the environment. In fact, care must be taken to save energy in order to reduce your footprint on the planet but also to lower your electricity bill. At first, care is taken not to overheat the room. Indeed, we often tend to overheat this room when the ideal temperature is 18 ° for the room while we sometimes go up to 20 °. And know that 2 ° less in the room already has a good economy. Regarding the lighting, the bedroom does not require strong light. So we put aside the powerful bulbs and we choose of course energy-saving models. However, be sure to install targeted lighting by opting for bedside lamps that will give you some comfort for reading. During the day, choose curtains that are not too thick in order to let the light enter the room and not need artificial lighting.

The walls and floors of the room

To respect the environment from floor to ceiling, your floor and wall coverings must also be ecological. On the ground side, this translates into natural coatings such as wood, avoiding exotic species and favoring wood from sustainably managed forests, carpet by betting on wool, cork or linoleum which only has natural components. . On the walls, it is the same thing, it will be necessary to privilege the ecological painting which puts aside the solvents in favor of a more natural composition. Besides being good for the planet, this type of paint will not fail to preserve your health by reducing the amount of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that you breathe. On the wallpaper side, there are recycled paper models printed with natural inks.

Furniture and bed linen

On the furniture side, still favor natural materials such as wood, avoiding agglomerated wood which presents adhesives and solvents. Prefer therefore solid wood models and opt for a French manufacture which will reduce the transport occasioned for its delivery to the store. Also think of bargain hunting for furniture in order to recover unused furniture and avoid overconsumption. For your bed linen, also turn to ecological information. You will find organic cotton, and can opt for hemp which has good ecological qualities. More surprisingly, you will find models in bamboo fibers or in recycled textiles, from recycled plastic bottles for example, in order to recycle waste.