by Lauren Ballas – LEED AP
Before you start reading this blog about what an eco-friendly nursery consists of please watch this video…wake-up-story
Have you ever thought about a natural clay plaster to color the walls in your little ones room? American Clay offers an array of colors made up of No VOC’s and recycled content from stone quarries. It is as simple as applying it with a trowel or roller and once up on the wall will not emit any harmful gases for your little one to breathe.
Now to fill the room with sustainable treasures! There are many eco-friendly fabric options that will keep your little one from breathing in the harmful chemicals that were put in place during manufacturing. O Ecotextiles is just one of many that are offering luxurious fabrics that are non-toxic for you to enjoy on any upholstery item, drapery, bedding or decorative pillow. Using organic cotton, which is softened with beeswax, aloe vera and vitamin E, is a great way to make your little one comfortable and breathe easy!
Organic wool rugs are the perfect solution to a nursery that has wood floors. They not only provide cushion for when your little one takes a tumble but it also softens the sound barrier for playtime! Another little treasure…Ron Fisher sells one of a kind, hand made furniture that will make any play room or nursery an enchanted no VOC place! Small stools are a great way to add some color and personality to a room. One way to personalize the stool is to have your little ones name wood burned or painted with no VOC paint on top! What about the crib you ask? Vivavi offers modern sustainable furniture for little ones and one of my favorites is the Oeuf! Why? It is treated with a non-toxic lacquered finish and converts to a toddler’s bed when your little one starts to grow up!
One baby step at a time we can all do our part in supporting companies like the ones above to create an ethical and sustainable world.
Let Luxury for the Home design a sustainable nursery for your little one!
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