Putting up a green nursery is beneficial in more ways than one. A green nursery makes use of environment-friendly materials from the flooring to the wall covering to the nursery furniture. In a way, you are contributing to the conservation of nature. Aside from that, a green nursery utilizes non-toxic materials that will not harm your little one. There’s always that sense of security knowing that your precious baby is living in an environment free of pollutants and harmful chemicals. If you’re going to put up a green nursery anytime soon for your upcoming baby, here are some of the best options available.
Many home improvement stores now sell non-toxic and eco-friendly paint. This means that if you use this to paint the walls of your baby’s nursery, you don’t have to worry about the toxic fumes or strong smells going into the atmosphere. As you probably know, most paints are made of chemicals that create high levels indoor pollutants called volatile organic compounds (VOCS). Now, you can buy low-VOC paint or one that contains none of these chemicals.
Of course, the latter is the better choice. In this type of paint, water is used as base, not oil. You can also consider using natural paints that were made from natural materials like plant dyes. Examples of such include clay paint, milk paint, and lime paint. All these choices come in a wide variety of colors so you can choose any shade that will best suit your baby’s nursery.
By green, it doesn’t mean that the wallpaper is color green. Green refers to the quality of eco-friendliness. Wallpaper, which is always the second most popular choice when it comes to wall covering, is now available in many home improvement stores in eco-friendly materials. Wallpaper used to be made solely from vinyl, which emits toxic chemicals into the air. It is a must to look for wallpapers that contains less synthetic fibers or those that have no VOCs. Make sure that the wallpaper you buy used water-based inks so that you don’t have to worry about the inks emitting VOCs. Find wallpaper certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC). Do not forget also to use eco-friendly paste.
Fabric Wall Stickers
Wall stickers have become more and more popular over the recent years. But just like most wall coverings, these one too emit toxins into the air. No-fume decals as well as fabric wall stickers made from organic materials are the best choices to ensure that your kid is kept safe from VOCs.
Natural Wall Coverings
Wall coverings made from natural materials like grasscloth and bamboo fiber are your other options. They don’t only bring a back-to-nature to the nursery but also help absorb noise. They are also very attractive, as they add depth and texture to the walls. See to it that you choose natural wall coverings that do not contain any trace of VOC. Other natural materials that you can consider for this option include jute, sisal, and seagrass.