Research shows that Australian concern for the environment has been gradually declining in recent years. Therefore, steps should be taken to ensure a healthier and greener lifestyle! As a matter of fact, wouldn't it be best if it all starts at home; specifically, at the very room where everything begins once the sun rises?
We are, of course, talking about the bedrooms; the place where we wake up every morning and hit the hay nightly! In this part of our home alone, a number of steps can already be taken to ensure that we, in our own way, have already taken part in the fight for a greener world!
One step that can be taken is called "upcycling". Upcycling is the process of renovating or converting our household furniture or old stuffs to make them look different, all the while giving them an entirely different purpose as well. An example of this is using an old ladder as a bookshelf by hanging it horizontally on the bedroom wall.
Another step that can be taken is by using more of the "organic" than the "synthetic". Why not consider painting your bedroom wall with natural paint instead of the ones that are full of chemical substances (volatile organic compounds) that are harmful to the environment? Why not use organic sheets (like our Mulberry Silk Quilts or our Bamboo Quilts *wink*) and mattresses that are lined with natural fiber? Think about it. This would not only be beneficial to you but to the environment as well.
Furthermore, things can also be done to the room temperature! Consider investing in wooden blinds instead of fans. You could also invest in thermostats to have better control over how hot or cold it is in your room. If you don't want to invest in a thermostat, even windows can do their part in our cause. By using windows that are lined with coatings that reflect heat and provide insulation, you can keep your room significantly warmer.
Great flooring can also transform your room into an eco-friendly one! It may be done in terms of the floor itself, or the carpets if you prefer them! For the former, you may try using reclaimed wood flooring which can definitely add appeal to the room’s interior, while for the latter, alternatives exist in place of regular nylon that otherwise contain harmful chemicals!
Finally, nothing could be better than having plants freshen the bedroom's ambiance! Plants filter air and helps remove harmful substances in it. You should, of course, choose plants that fit...
So why not consider choosing to make a change? Why not take small steps to make even the most minor environmental concern non-existent?! After all, it wouldn't hurt to wake up in a room filled with a fresher aura around it.
What is the best winter quilt on the Market?
Every few days a customer will ask my opinion on which is the best quilt for the winter months. They have one goal in mind—they are looking for a quilt that is warm, easy to clean, not to heavy or not to light and in their price bracket. Considering how cold it has become over the past few weeks it is not unusual that this is our current hot topic and it’s a great one to answer. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most relevant quilts and show you the efficiency of each for warmth.
We have some of the most beautiful bedding in Australia and choice can sometimes become hard with so many options but the most popular quilts are:
Wool: . Wool works for you adjusting your temperature naturally by absorbing excess moisture away from your body so you remain at a comfortable and more even temperature throughout the night. I find it can be a little too heavy for me but some people like this feeling to think warm and snugly. Prices do vary but this can be a very affordable and long lasting quilt.
Feather and Down:
The best down comes from larger, more mature birds. When age and maturity are equal, goose down is better than duck down as it is a much larger bird. The mature down has an extraordinarily high warmth-to-weight ratio. A quilt or sleeping bag filled with this down will be very light and incredibly warm and it will last for decades. Probably the most expensive on the market but a high quality quilt will be long lasting. Here in Australia we mainly have a mix of the two and people who like the light feel will enjoy this quilt. The cons are the down moving during the night leaving you with cold spots.
Alpaca and Alpaca/Bamboo: This is a newer quilt on the market and well suited to our climate as it will also wick moisture away from the body and leave you with an all over warmth and no cold spots as the inner fleece is held in place with internal stitching not the outer “square” stitch. Quilt s can be heavier with the filling and a summer and winter weight can be joined together for those who feel the cold and like a weightier quilt. Well priced easily stored for both season.
Mulberry Silk: I am biased as this is my favourite quilt and I have found over the years I enjoy the more light weight option and the smooth lines of a flat quilt. Silk is warm in winter and cool in summer and has no cold spots or movement of fibre. If you do feel the cold another quilt can be added making it a very seasonable quilt. Again a quality quilt that will last for a number of years and adapts well as we get older and like a lightweight option.
Happy quilt shopping!
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I am Jane - a mum of 4, lover of dogs and cats, with a passion for stylish items for your home and the environment that don't
cost the earth.
I blog about interior design, natural living, decorating, family, and the environment. I am very proud of our eco-friendly Coshee bed linen and love to hear back from you so please contribute with your experiences and ideas.