Last updated on March 29th, 2023
At the end of a tiring day, all you want to do is snuggle under your quilt and call it a day. However, as you spend a major part of your life in that space, you need to give your bedroom paraphernalia a second glance. Yes, we know. You have a beautifully decorated space and follow the latest design trends. But you need to give your space a rethink, as there may be harmful agents lurking in your room.
And hey, if you need to spend a bit to detox your bedroom, it’s worth it. So, where did you go wrong? And what are the things that need an overhaul? Let’s find out.
Go Green with Your Bed Linen
Non-iron sheets are a boon. They are crease-free and so easy to manage. However, these polyester sheets could be petroleum-based, causing harm to your health and the environment. Your options? Try organic, bamboo, or linen sheets for a healthy, eco-friendly snooze. And it’s best to avoid dark sheets. Chemicals ensure the dye doesn’t bleed. And face it. Do you want harmful chemicals against your skin?
Pillows That Spell Good Health
Natural fibers such as organic cotton, natural latex, and goose are a better pick than synthetic poly-filled pillows. But that’s not all. No matter the stuffing, it carries dust mites and hidden mold. These allergens can cause cough and cold and can be a health hazard. The best way to tackle this dusty issue is by giving them their day in the sun regularly.
Get Your Comforter Equation Right
As with your pillows, organic wool or goose down are better options for your comforter than the synthetic fare available in stores. If you are allergic to wool, organic cotton blankets, and comforters are a good option.
What’s Your Mattress Made From?
A standard mattress is made from polyurethane foam, latex foam, or polyester fiber. For a healthy, eco-friendly option, innerspring, with layers of wool, cotton, or natural latex, are the best option. These natural fibers are suitable for insulation and absorb moisture too.
Cramming your bedroom with furniture isn’t a smart idea, as it’s difficult to clean the nooks and crannies in a tight space. To simplify your lifestyle, de-clutter the space for a breath of dust-free air.
Are Your Bed Paints and Varnishes Non-toxic?
A bedroom detox isn’t complete without taking a closer look at the varnish or paint on your bed and other furniture. Go for natural materials such as metal or wood for your frame. And check to see if your stains and varnishes are non-toxic.
Oil-based paints contain toxic volatile organic compounds or VOCs, pigments, resins, and stabilizers. The water-based variety has low VOC levels, but their chemical content is much higher than natural paints. Hunt for natural paints in the market as they are less toxic and not very likely to trigger allergic reactions.
A Dust-free Environment
Most homes have a maid go through a routine of sweeping and mopping regularly. And while your space seems sparkling clean, your duvets and curtains harbor dust mites and allergens. So, change your bed linen once a week and give your curtains a wash every three to six months, depending on your location. And yes, let your duvet air out every few days.
Let in Fresh Air
A breath of fresh air is not only invigorating but better than commercial air fresheners that can harm you and the environment. To get rid of the musty smell due to the lack of fresh air, you can wipe off surfaces with a mixture of baking soda and water.
EMFs Can Increase Stress Levels
For a complete bedroom detox, switch off mobile phones, laptops, and other electronic equipment from the vicinity of your bed. The light from these devices can increase stress and disturb your sleep pattern.
It’s about conscious living. Once you grasp the concept, you can move toward healthier options to detox your bedroom. For tips on bedroom décor and upgrades, check out our website, homebliss.in, and give your home cozy yet chic vibes.