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Dream Rooms: Furniture and Lighting

Furniture
It's becoming easier all the time to find stylish sources for greener furnishings. Q Collection, for instance, a manufacturer of eco-friendly decor, was founded on the principle that serious design need not compromise the environment -- and vice versa. The company uses sustainably grown woods, natural fibers, and recycled glass to produce everything from the club chair at left to accent pillows and lamps.

Lighting
One of the fastest ways to make your bedroom more environmentally friendly (and to reduce your electricity bill) is to install super-efficient bulbs wherever possible. Long-lasting compact fluorescent bulbs are now easy-to-find replacements for almost any standard incandescent bulb. For your favorite reading lamp, try a full-spectrum compact fluorescent, which mimics natural sunlight.

Why It's Time for a Dream Makeover
Dream Bedroom
Bedding Basics
Snuggly Sheets
Dream Bathroom
Plush Towels

Created by Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz; text by Abbie Kozolchyk

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