Is the bedroom looking a little drab? Brighten it up with a colorful bedspread made from recycled, geometric vintage scarves. One side of Ouno Design’s one-of-a-kind quilt features a hodge-podge of scarves that come from rag houses across the world. On the flip side is a sturdy, solid-tone, 50/50 organic hemp/cotton weave that’s vegetable-dyed a pale sage green and feels linen-soft. Though their features are delicate, the fiber in these durable blankets is not — each one is machine-washable and 100 percent pre-shrunk so there’s no need to worry about finding an eco-friendly dry cleaner. The prices are on the high end (between $400 and $800), but the extra cost is worth it if only to avoid the cookie-cutter Ikea look that so many bedrooms fall victim to.

Story by Jessica A. Knoblauch. This article originally appeared in Plenty in July 2008.

Copyright Environ Press 2008

Brighten the bedroom
Give your bedroom a dash of color with these colorful recycled accents.