The First Girls' Eco-Friendly Bedrooms

As the Obamas prepare to move into the White House, President-elect Barack Obama likely has his mind on the big decisions he'll have to make when he begins his presidency. But his daughters may have their mind on something else all together: brand new bedrooms at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

National Geographic's Green Guide has a few suggestions for how the girls can decorate their rooms in style while keeping the environment in mind.

For more information on the Green Guide, click here.

Bed and Bedding

Product: Ikea Minnen Bed Frame

VIDEO: Sam Champion sitting in a green bedroom.

Price: $149.00
Green Points: This bed frame is made from stainless steel, unlike most, which use particleboard, a formaldehyde emitter. And the frame does not require any glue.
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Product: IKEA Sultan Heidal mattress
Price: $499
Green Points: This mattress uses "eco-cotton," which is grown without pesticides or herbicides and is also bleached without chlorine. The mattress also uses a flame-retardant that Ikea said is safer for both the sleeper and the environment than most other mattresses.
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Product: Duvet Covers from Pottery Barn Kids (sending two styles)
Price: Amy Romantic Floral Duvet Cover-$149, standard sham $34, Happy Critters Duvet Cover $129, standard sham $29
Green Points: Both of these covers are 100 percent cotton for the sleeper's comfort.
Click here for more information on the Happy Critters duvet cover and here for the Floral duvet cover from Pottery Barn Kids.

Product: Sheets by the Company Store
Price: $24-$29, sets sold separately
Green Points: The bamboo in the Company Store's bamboo and cotton 300-thread count bedding works as a natural antibacterial. The Organic Cotten Sateen bedding is 100 percent certified organic cotton. The bedding has been dyed and finished according to strict Oeko-Tex standards, meaning the fabrics are free of any chemical residues or vapors used during the dying and finishing processes.
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Product: Lucia Organic Bedding from Gaiam
Price: $78-$168
Green Points: Straight from a mill in Portugal, the Lucia Organic Bedding is 100 percent organic cotton weaved into a 300-thread count sateen fabric. Chlorine-free bleaching cuts down on air and water pollution and fabrics are dyed with "low eco-impact" dyes.
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Product: Throw Pillows by K Studio
Price: $98-$124, varies
Green Point: These throw pillows come from K Studio's growing workshop in Grand Rapids, Mich., where each product is managed from start to finish. The process starts wth fabric made from sustainable materials such as hemp, organic cotton and recycled wool.
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Decor and Fun Items

Product: Benjamin Moore Natura Interior Paint
Green Point: "Pretty-in-Pink" Benjamin Moore-suggested colors for the Obama daughters from the eco-friendly Natura line. For Malia, a nice Rhododendron and for Sasha, Pink Pansy. The Natura line is part of Benjamin Moore's "Green Promise" to assure their "environmental-friendly coatings not only meet but often exceed the strictest industry standards."
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Product: Stuffed Owl by VivaTerra
Price: $67
Green Point: Stuffed Owls by VivaTerra are hand-knitted by women in rural Kenya and dyed by plants grown in women's gardens. The money the women earn from the owls go to buy glasses for those among them with eye problems.
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