Gorgeous Green Homes
View a slide show of homes that are as nice to the planet as they are beautiful. From HGTV's Red, Hot and Green special presentation.
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Bamboo flooring is less expensive and is actually harder that hardwood floors, making it more durable. It is also much more environmentally friendly as it only takes about five years for a bamboo plant to reach maturity, while hardwood takes decades. And once the bamboo is harvested, the root continues to grow and produce more stock.
This beautiful green-decor bedroom features cork floors, a wool cotton rug and silk and wool pillows. The dresser and the bed are both made from reclaimed wood recycled from old barns.
Danny Seo's "Zen Den" bedroom makeover features organic cotton sheets woven from fibers grown without pesticides or other chemicals. The all-natural window treatments are made of bamboo and sea grass; covering the windows helps make the room more energy efficient.