For those of us that want to create an eco-friendly space to rest and pare down the clutter without losing leafy plants and colorful textiles, Boho Minimalism is the perfect aesthetic trend. We teamed up with Avocado Green Mattress to share our essentials for putting together a sustainable bedroom that’s easy to personalize depending on your style. It’s all about selecting long-lasting, responsibly made foundation pieces and adding decor accents from there!
Before we get to the aforementioned essentials, a little more about the mission behind Avocado Green Mattress: Designed with social responsibility, sustainability, and health in mind, Avocado natural mattresses and pillows are made to promote a healthy lifestyle and are better for people and the planet. Mattresses are made in Los Angeles in a GOTS & GOLS Organic Certified Factory, using the finest domestic and imported materials that result in a non-toxic mattress — as healthy, natural, and chemical-free as possible. The company donates 1% of all revenues to environmental non-profits and is committed to reducing their carbon footprint through forward-thinking energy reductions and efficiencies combined with cost-effective carbon offsets. Help save the planet while you sleep? Yes please.
The best place to start, especially if you’re sharing your space with a significant other or roommate, is of course with a pinboard. Pin all your favorite pieces and interior inspo, and then curate down from there. Sometimes it helps to start with a lot to figure out what few pieces really stand out. Scroll on to see each piece that brought this bedroom makeover to life.
The Right Organic Mattress: With a name like Avocado, you best believe this mattress is pretty darn green. Y’all ready for just how badass this mattress is? Each mattress is handmade using certified organic cotton and wool responsibly and ethically sourced from India, is certified non-toxic and safe, and is needle tufted by hand (meaning no glue between layers!). Plus, you can try before you buy thanks to a one-year sleep trial with free shipping and free returns.
Sustainably Made Headboard + Bed: We’re all about the low platform bed, as it seems to instantly put any bedroom in a sort of zen state. It also forces you to limit the number of things you can hoard away under the bed ;) This particular headboard is made using teak planks reclaimed from homes no longer in use in India. Avocado Mattress also offers natural and eco bed frames that pair perfectly with their mattresses.
Modern Nightstands with Storage: While we love the look of those gorgeously mid-century nightstands that boast strange shapes and space for only one book, we still need a little storage. Opt for nightstands with a couple shallow drawers to keep your bedside essentials in order.
Lamps That Charge Your Phone, OMG: Sometimes it feels like we’re living in the future when you see a product as simple as this show up in your search for lighting. Charging lamps are an easy way to minimize cord clutter in the bedroom and allowed us to finally get rid of the bulky surge protectors that we used to stow under the nightstands.
Coordinate Your Bedding with Your Wall Art: Never underestimate the power of a coordinated color palette. Once you’ve got the key furniture pieces on lock, it’s time to add unique decor accents. For this space, we wanted to keep it bright with a few bands of color. We chose the bedding first and then selected art pieces to match.
Plants Are Your Friends: Plants take care of you, and you take care of plants. To create a truly green space, get yourself a couple of large, leafy plants and give them space to grow. Ask at your local plant store which plants will thrive in your space, depending on how sunny or dark it is. And it doesn’t hurt if your planters happen to coordinate perfectly with your nightstands ;)
Eco-Friendly Pillows: These plush pillows are made using 100% GOLS organic certified latex rubber foam ribbons and GOTS organic certified kapok fiber, stuffed inside a high-thread count cover made of GOTS organic certified cotton. That’s a whole lot of organic, so you can rest comfortably and without hurting the planet.
Just like that, we’ve got a bedroom outfitted with personality and sustainability! Shop the look right here.
If you’re looking to upgrade your mattress game, head to AvocadoGreenMattress.com and prepare to sleep soundly *and* sustainably.
Author + Creative Direction: Anjelika Temple
Photographer: Kurt Andre
Production Assistants: Caitlin Kearney, Micaela Friedman, Henry Braff
Models: Anjelika Temple and David Temple