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Green Rooms in a Box Series: Fresh, Soothing Bedroom Under $2500

Green Rooms in a Box Series

Green Rooms in a Box Series: Fresh, Soothing Eco-Friendly Bedroom Under $2500

Today’s Room: A minimal, soothing green bedroom that’s affordable even for those on a budget.

  1. Dew Pillow by Inhabit  |  $60  |  Made of recycled polyester and handprinted and handmade in the U.S. with environmentally-friendly inks with no chemical waste or disposal generated. Also, all paper waste from manufacturing is repurposed as shredded packing material, and the pillow is recyclable at the end of its life-cycle (aff)
  2. Mythic Interior Flat Latex Paint |  $46.99/gallon, $93.98 for 2  |  COLOR: Twilight Twinkle 031-2  |  Zero VOCs, zero carcinogens, and low odor
  3. Midsummer Pendant Light by Tord Boontje  |  $49.99  |  Made of paper, so it is recyclable (aff)
  4. Bark-Wrapped Mirror from Pottery Barn  |  $149  |  Mirror wrapped in natural bark harvested sustainably from live flowering cherry trees
  5. Linen Sheer Drapes from Pottery Barn, White, 54″ x 84″  |  $49/ea., $98 for 2  |  Made of 100% linen
  6. Organic Hemstitch Sheet Set from Pottery Barn, Ocean Breeze, Queen  |  $149  |  Made of 100% organic cotton grown without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers  |  These sky blue and white sheets coordinate well with the wall color and provide a great contrast to the black and white duvet cover and shams
  7. Monroe Dresser by ModLoft  |  $400  |  Wood comes from sustainable Malaysian forests, and their extended team of partners ensures it is managed responsibly (aff)
  8. Bud Wall Flats by Inhabit  |  $86  |  Made of 100% molded bamboo paper pulp with no chemical fillers or additives  |  The price is for 10 18″ x 18″ panels. Lay them in 2 rows of 5 on the wall behind the platform bed to create a unique, textured headboard that will extend past the edges of the bed frame to behind the nightstands.  This will definitely be your focal point!
  9. Lumalight Table Lamp, white  |  $116.10/ea., $232.20 for 2  |  Made of recycled paper
  10. Monroe Nightstand Set by ModLoft  |  $225 for pair  |  Wood comes from sustainable Malaysian forests, and their extended team of partners ensures it is managed responsibly (aff)
  11. The Raku Japanese Tatami Bed from Haiku Designs, Dark Walnut Finish |  $489 w/o mats  |  Made with FSC Certified wood harvested from sustainable and managed forests. Has received E-1 Emission Standard certification, meaning it uses no harsh chemicals or glues in the manufacturing process. In addition, the bedframe does not use any nails, screws or steel dowels for assembly.
  12. Embroidered Flower Pillow Cover from Gaiamicon |  $12.99  |  Made of 100% silk by CraftBeauty, a Fair Trade group (aff)
  13. Organic Cotton Nylum Beddingicon from Gaiam  |  $105.99 for duvet cover, $13.99 for 1 sham; $133.97 for duvet cover & 2 shams  |  Made of organic cotton (aff)
  14. Wide-Border Sisal Rug from Pottery Barn, Chino, 5 x 8  |  $239  |  Made of Natural Sisal

TOTAL: $2418.13  |  You’ve still got $81.87 left for a great piece of art


Vintage Danish Modern Upholstered Arm Chair from Surfing Cowboys  |  $850  |  Reusing vintage products saves them from the landfill and reduces demand for new production, thereby conserving resources  |  This chair isn’t a must, but the clean lines add a bit of vintage glam and tie into the black from the bedding.

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I am a graphic designer by trade who has a strong passion for interior design and doing what we can to protect the environment. This blog and my other site, Green & Gorgeous, are my ways of giving back to the Earth.


  • NubianVixen
    July 28, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Hi! Like I mentioned earlier on Twitter, I love the Monroe Dresser and Nightstand set. Plus, the website where the Japanese Tatami bed is located on made me swoon. (OK ~ maybe not swoon but you get the gist! ;D)

    I thank Darren Rowse for being able to find you! You are a wealth of information and inspiration!

  • notjustpretty
    July 28, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    I LOVE this Green Room in a Box!

    and I love Green Your Decor!!
    – I’m adding you on my blogroll!
    Not Just Pretty : Sustainable Style

  • Mandy
    July 28, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Eeek! This one is a mess! I’m into matchy-matchy rooms like your previous ones, though.

  • granolajoe
    July 28, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    I agree with Mandy – this one *is* a bit loud

  • jennae
    July 28, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    @NubianVixen and @notjustpretty Thanks for your kind words, and thanks not just pretty for the add in your blogroll. Your shop is awesome, by the way!

    @Mandy Ouch…that one stung a little bit…lol. I think it would look a lot better if not confined in this “box.” The patterns wouldn’t seem to clash so much.

  • jennae
    July 29, 2008 at 9:07 am

    What I love about criticism is that it makes you want to be better. After much consideration, I present a toned down, and MUCH improved bedroom plan above. Thanks Mandy and granolajoe. I don’t know what I was thinking when I put that chair in the room. Let me know what you think NOW 🙂

  • Takeda
    December 21, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Wow, that’s a bit wild. 🙂 I’m adding your blog to my RSS reader.

    Japanese Bed


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