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How to make your bedroom eco-friendly

How to make your bedroom eco-friendly

How to make your bedroom eco-friendly

Ready to get started on saving the planet and upgrading your bedroom style? Here’s our pick of the best tips for designing an eco-friendly bedroom!

1. Choose a gorgeous yet durable wooden bed

Beautiful, built to last and eco-friendly, the benefits of wooden beds are endless when it comes to eco-style design.

2. Use organic paints

Unlike normal gloss or emulsion paints that contain solvents and other harmful chemicals, you can purchase organic paints that are totally free of all pesticides, herbicides & toxins. VOC paints (and flooring for that matter) are very harmful for the environment, so make sure you opt for anti-VOC paints or low VOC paints at the very minimum. As well as paints there are also varnishes, primers and even wallpaper that are eco-friendly, too!

3. Make sure mattress is a plastic-free zone

Whilst you’re working toward styling your eco-friendly bedroom, don’t forget about your mattress. Many mattresses out on the market today actually contain PV or flame retardants that are a form of plastic. Not only are these harmful for the environment, but they are harmful for you too and can have negative implications on your health.

Instead, invest in a good quality mattress that has natural material components for the benefit of both you and the planet. Look out for materials such as wool, cotton, hemp and bamboo that are all-natural but still incredibly comfortable and supportive.

4. Opt for natural bedding

Using natural bedding made from organic cotton or bamboo is another way to be healthier and greener. These fabrics don’t contain any pesticides and 100% unbleached duvets, mattress protectors and pillows are becoming far more common these days and are found in any bedding store worth its salt! Yes, organic bedding is slightly more expensive, but they are a fantastic investment as they’re warm, soft, durable and sustainable. Be sure to stay away from any bedding that contains teflon, formaldehyde or flame resistance as these all defeat the aim of achieving a more green and eco-style design.

5. Go eco-friendly with your furniture

Eco-friendly bedroom furniture has been on the rise in recent years as the design world has searched for ways to become more sustainable. As a result, there’s a lot of eco-style furniture to get your hands on that doesn’t take up too much space and uses all-natural materials!

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Divan bed versus bed frame: Which is right for you?

Divan bed versus bed frame: Which is right for you?

When choosing a new bed, the first decision you will need to make is whether to opt for a divan or a bed frame.

Not only will your new bed affect your quality of sleep, it will also be the main focal point in our bedroom, so taking the time to make the right decision is very important.

We’ve put together a few key points about divans and bed frames to help you to choose the option most suited to both your space and your requirements.

Divan beds

A divan is a bed with a solid, fabric base featuring in-built storage. Once considered old-fashioned, the modern divan now comes in a huge variety of different shapes, sizes and materials to suit any taste and home interior.

Storage – The main benefit of a divan bed is that it maximises space in the bedroom by providing storage space under the bed.

Size – Divans usually take up slightly less space than a bed with a frame as they are only the size of the mattress.

Headboard – Headboards can be easily added and updated as required, changing the bed’s appearance without the expense of buying a whole new bed.

Here at M6 Beds we specialise in divan beds and divan bases and can manufacture a divan to suit your specific needs.

Bed frames

Bed frames are generally more classic in appearance than divans and may be the preferred option when extra storage is not required.

Variety of styles – From wood and metal, to fabric and leather, bed frames are available in plenty of different colours, styles and materials, allowing you to pick an option that complements your bedroom’s décor perfectly.

Appearance – Bed frames are widely considered to be more aesthetically pleasing and stylish than divan beds. From beautiful natural wood, to elegant, decorative metalwork, bed frames are available in a range of attractive finishes.

Price range – Available to suit a wide variety of budgets, it’s possible to get a basic bed frame very cheaply.

At M6 Beds we stock bed frames in all shapes and sizes including wooden, metal, upholstered and leather designs.

For help and advice choosing your new bed, give our team here at M6 Beds a call on 01270 879 379.

Posted by m6beds in Bed Buying Tips, bed frame, Bedroom, Divan Bed, M6 Beds, Make a Bed, Make Your Bed In The Morning, Mattress Type, Mattresses, Memory Foam Mattress