The Green Cure: Week 7 - The Bedroom

The Green Cure: Week 7 - The Bedroom

Jonathan B.
Oct 22, 2007

Co-Editor Stephanie's bedroom is inspirational: simple and calm.

More than just a place to sleep, the bedroom is a place where a small change can reap big dividends. Imagine opening your eyes every morning to a color that makes you energized, yet peaceful, or ending each day cozily swaddled in organic cotton sheets.

This week, we're planning to make our bedroom easier to clean and to soften the acoustics by hanging drapes. We'd like to know your plans for the week.

thrift store clothes to be recycled into pillows

bohemiangirlpdx1 found a creative source for patterned fabric: thrift store clothing. This mix is a perfect fit for her zesty style.

This Week's Assignment:

In the Deep Treatment you are diving headfirst into the bedroom, working to declutter your space and make it more indulgent. Maxwell recommends an air purifier, which seems like a worthwhile use of energy to us. While it may seem to some like an indulgence, keep in mind that indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air and that 8 hours of breathing while asleep means you are sucking in a good deal of the room at night.

One Room Workout? Start Cleaning up! Clean up is as important as set up and it usually takes longer than you think, so start in on it now. Additionally, take a close look at your artwork this week. We frequently find that people do a disservice to their art by hanging it too high. Bring the centers down to eye level, and group small pieces together as though they were one large piece. Fixing this can really make a room sing.

Info: The Cure posts will go up twice a week on Mondays and Fridays (or thereabouts), allowing for plenty of comment space. We will be pulling comments and pics to the front page post each week. You are urged to take pics, tag them with "ATgreencure" and post them in our Flickr pool.

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