Top 5 Eco-Friendly Baby Nursery Design Tips

If you’re someone who is pretty passionate about the environment, then there’s a pretty good chance that you do all that you can, daily, to make choices that are both eco-friendly as well as energy efficient.

And now that you are expecting a little baby to come into your life, as you’re coming up with a variety of creative nursery design ideas, you might be wondering about the kinds of things that you can specifically do to insure that your son or daughter’s room is as “green” as the rest of your home is.

The good news is that there are actually several eco-friendly tips that you can apply and below we’ve included five of them; ways that can have your baby’s nursery, cute, safe and also environmentally-aware.

Paint with the right kind of brand. If you’ve ever painted a room before, you know how strong the fumes can be. This is definitely something that you want to steer clear of when it comes to bringing a baby into any space being that fumes tend to be loaded with toxins. You can avoid this by opting to paint your baby’s nursery with a low-VOC paint. They have a lot less chemicals which makes it more ideal to use.

Install some eco-friendly flooring. If you want the floors to be “green”, luckily, there are all kinds that are made out of sustainable materials such as cork, bamboo and linoleum. When it comes to the nursery, our personal favorite is laminate hardwood. It’s pretty, economical and easy to maintain (which is definitely something you’re going to want a baby’s room to be).

Add a ceiling fan. When you want to alter the temperature of a baby’s room, just a bit, sometimes changing the thermostat or opening a window might be too much of a drastic change. This is where a ceiling fan can come in handy. Not only will it keep air circulating but by using this as an option, it can also keep your energy costs down too.

Get some plants. Oftentimes, when we consider rooms to put our plants in, we think of places like the kitchen and living room. But, just think about how comfortable you will feel to have a Philodendron on your child’s dresser to look at while your baby is breastfeeding on a baby nursing pillow or how much warmth a Spider Plant or Peace Lily will bring. And as an added bonus, they are scientifically-proven to pull toxins out of the air, which is always a good thing when it comes to the space that babies occupy.

Purchase some (gently) used furniture. Being that a huge part of being eco-friendly is recycling, then when it comes to selecting your child’s furniture, instead of going the brand spanking new route, how about stopping by a local thrift store or going on a website like Craigslist to see what they have to offer? Not only will you be doing your part to keep the furniture out of a landfill, but buy purchasing used items, you can save quite a bit of money too. It’s definitely a nursery design benefit all the way around!

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