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Boudoir Budgeting: Eco-Friendly (and Budget-Friendly) Bedroom Products

Your dollars can go surprisingly far when shopping for a natural bedroom. Use our guide to eco-friendly bedroom products to get started.
By Rachel Amaru
November/December 2007
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Mattresses

Futon: $145 to $195 (depending on size); www.NorthernNaturals.com

PBDE-free foam mattress: $150 and up (depending on size); www.IKEA-USA.com

Organic cotton & wool mattresses: $475 and up (depending on size); www.Vivetique.com

Natural latex mattress with wool topper & untreated cotton cover: $899 and up (depending on size); www.Gaiam.com

Natural rubber mattresses: $795 and up (depending on size); www.Lifekind.com

Bed frames

High-quality, toxin-free wood: $500 or less; www.TheBedworksOfMaine.com; www.AbundantEarth.com; www.NorthernNaturals.com

Mattress Toppers

Organic wool: $135 to $265; www.NorthernNaturals.com

Natural latex: $179 to $389 (depending on height); www.NorthernNaturals.com

Sheets

Organic cotton, wool, bamboo: $100 or less (each sheet); www.Lifekind.com; www.UnderTheCanopy.com; www.EcoBedroom.com

Pillows and Pillow Covers

Buckwheat-filled or natural latex: $29 to $54; www.NorthernNaturals.com

Wool: $70 to $110; www.Lifekind.com

Full body: $145 to $175; www.Lifekind.com

Organic buckwheat- or millet-filled: $70; www.SerenityPillows.com

Natural latex and wool: $40; www.NaturaWorld.com

Blankets

Organic-cotton duvets and quilts: $95 to $229; www.Gaiam.com

Organic comforters: $139 to $395 (depending on weight); www.Lifekind.com

Hemp (and organic flax linen and cotton): $99 to $299; www.Rawganique.com

Rugs

Organic-hemp area rugs:$89 to $169; www.Rawganique.com

Wool area rugs (no dyes or stain treatments; jute backing):  $190 to $290 (4-by-6-feet, custom); www.EarthWeave.com

Fair trade-certified rugs: $275 to $3,375; http://rugs.TenThousandVillages.com

Paint

Low or zero-VOC and toxin free: $35 per gallon; www.AFMSafecoat.com

Zero-VOC: $24 per gallon; www.Olympic.com

Lighting

Hand-hammered, recycled copper, fair trade lamps: $275 and up; www.Ecobre.com

Curtains

Tab-top insulating curtain panels: $54 for a pair (63 inches long); www.Gaiam.com

For more information on eco-friendly and budget-friendly bedroom redecorating, see the article " Green Your Bedroom for $1,000 or Less ." 








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