Energy Efficient Bedroom Design Tips

Change Up Your Bedding

It’s important to switch your bedding up based on the season. Some materials are designed to trap heat whilst others do the opposite. During summertime, opt for breathable linens to keep you cool. Then, switch to heavier bedding and extra blankets for the winter months.

Indoor and Outdoor Plants

It may surprise you, but the type and number of plants you keep inside and outside your home can help you save energy. Planting a tree outside your home in a strategic location can give shade, which can naturally cool your property.

House plants can also be effective. Plants exude moisture into the air, which can cool it down on a hot day or warm it up on a cold one.

Make Use of Natural Light

Lighting our homes with electric lights is what a lot of our energy consumption goes towards. So how can we prevent this? You can utilise natural light by investing in larger windows or installing sun tunnels. These bring direct light into a room from your home’s roof.

Allowing as much natural light in as possible can ensure that you use less energy by turning on your lights less frequently.

Solar panels are also a great way to make use of natural light. Sunlight doesn’t cost, so once you’ve paid for the installation, your electricity bills will be reduced. Solar is also low carbon, renewable energy.

Get Carpets or Rugs to Trap Heat

In the winter months you might be looking to trap in any heat in your home. If you have hardwood floor, you might want to consider investing in some large rugs to keep any heat from escaping through the floor.

It’s crucial to keep in mind that different materials provide varying degrees of insulation. 

Upgrade your Lightbulbs

Lighting that is energy efficient helps to reduce electricity bills and carbon dioxide emissions while maintaining the quality of light in our homes. If you replace your lightbulbs with LED lights you could potentially sae up to 40 kg of carbon dioxide per year.