Non-Toxic Furniture For Families: 6 Sustainable, Healthy Options
Keeping your family healthy is always a priority. Whether it’s making sure that your kids are getting their fair share of vegetables at dinner every night or ensuring that everyone is getting 30+ minutes of exercise a day, health is always near the top of your mind when it comes to family—especially while at home.
And thankfully, furniture makers have taken note of this increase in the desire to create a safer, healthier home environment. While parents have always been keen on making sure their kids and family stay out of harm’s way, it’s only recently come to light that some conventional materials and paint can harbor harmful toxins, spreading them throughout the home. As consumer awareness has grown of this issue, the demand for non-toxic furniture has increased.
Today, there are some fantastic non-toxic furniture options that are void of harmful chemicals and look great as well. We’ve been in the business of crafting non-toxic, eco-friendly furniture for quite some time here at Puustelli, and we’re ecstatic to see so many other companies following suit to help create healthier homes everywhere.
If you’re looking for non-toxic furniture for your home, here is a list of 6 sustainable, healthy options to create a healthy home!
Natural Wood Dresser (Avocado)
Sourced from rescued solid wood (Douglas Fir), this beautiful dresser courtesy of Avocado is MDF and particle board free. Hand-made, the dresser is rich with character, blemishes, nail holes, allowing for “life’s little dings and scratches” to be seen. Depending on the style you’re looking for, that can be either a pro or a con. Regardless, it is impossible not to admit that this simple yet gorgeous dresser would look good in just about any home.
Natural Wood End Table (Avocado)
End tables are the unsung heroes of furniture. While chairs, couches, dressers, and bigger tables get all the hype, end tables deserve some love too. They can tie a room together and allow for some fun decorating opportunities by displaying a favorite plant, a lovely lamp, or some of your favorite books. This end table, once again courtesy of Avocado, is made from the same solid wood material as the dresser, allowing you to knock off two birds with one stone if you’re looking to deck out your home in non-toxic furniture.
Buden Bed (Medley)
You spend a lot of time in your bed (hopefully somewhere between 7-8 hours each night). For this reason, your bed should be just as healthy and safe as the rest of the furniture in your home. Enter the Buden Bed from Medley. Made from durable and beautiful solid wood bamboo, the bed frame is coated with a water-based, low-VOC protective matte. In addition, the frame is entirely void of harsh chemical and flame retardants (read more about why flame retardants may not be as safe as the name suggests here).
Puustelli Kitchen Cabinets
As we’ve mentioned, we’ve been in the healthy home game for a while. Our Scandinavian cabinet furniture is made with 100% recyclable material and is also 100% formaldehyde-free biocomposite frames and drawers. Our wood surfaces are also finished with natural oils or water-soluble stains and varnishes. If you’re ready to craft a healthy kitchen in your house, then reach out to us today! We’d love to have you into our showroom, where we are practicing safe operations amid COVID-19 with scheduled appointments. Otherwise, we’ll get you signed up for a virtual meeting. Contact us to get started! We can’t wait to show you our wood cabinet options and help you find the perfect selection for your kitchen.
Atten Armoire (Medley)
Armoires are an excellent option for folks who need a little more space for their clothes. This armoire from Medley is as healthy as it is beautiful. Once again, there is no flame retardant present in this piece of wood furniture. Both Medley and Avocado are a couple of brands that have products that you know are safe. In contrast, many companies will pop up when you Google “non-toxic furniture”. Only a select few can back up these claims on their website. So, to actually find furniture made sustainably and healthy, make sure to check out the details on the product to see if they are non-toxic.
Magnolia Shelf (Greenington)
This shelf from Greenington has no plywood, particleboard, or MDF and is sustainably sourced and made out of 100% solid Moso bamboo. Greenington’s factories are located near the bamboo source, minimizing their pre-fabrication carbon footprint. It should be noted that this piece of furniture does use adhesive to bond strips together. These strips do emit formaldehyde, but it is a low level that is within OSHA standards.
Will We See More Non-Toxic Furniture Options Over the 2020s?
Absolutely! We believe that the time of reckoning for furniture providers is already here. As more and more consumers look for alternatives to traditional manufacturers that have yet to swap to more sustainable materials, companies will have no choice but to pivot. The 2020s will undoubtedly be filled with more Puustelli, Avocado, and Medley-like brands that are committed to creating healthy homes for their consumers. We’ve seen it in all other industries—like food & beverage and clothing—and there have been some serious strides made within the home industry as well in this area.