Add Style to Your Living Room with Eco-friendly Furniture

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Spending a lot of time indoors this winter?  You may be realizing that some of your furnishings need replacing.  For those on a tight budget, there are several ways to spruce up your living room:  cover existing upholstered furniture with organic cotton slip covers; sand and re-paint or stain existing wood pieces (with natural and non-toxic products); or shop at consignment or thrift stores.  But for those who are seeking new furnishings, there’s still plenty of environmentally-friendly options.

  • Crate & Barrel offers many styles that are made in the U.S.A, and use certified, kiln-dried hardwoods and soy-based polyfoam cushioning. Some models offer eight-way hand-tied springs (a sign of high quality).
  • EcoBalanza creates non-toxic, sustainable furniture in its Seattle, Washington facility using FSC-certified wood, natural latex cushioning, organic & wool batting, natural fabrics, eight-way hand-tied recycled steel springs, and zero-VOC glues.
  • The EcoComfort collection by La-Z-Boy uses natural, soy-based foam in the cushions and eco-friendly materials, such as recycled plastic bottles, in a wide selection of fabrics.
  • RC Green (pictured above) by designer Robert Craymer, offers high-end furniture made in the U.S.A. with locally-sourced FSC-certified wood, recycled steel, non-toxic & formaldehyde-free stains & glues, soy or latex cushioning, and natural fabrics. His line can be found at Vivavi in New York City and through trade professionals (prices are not for the faint-of-heart!).
  • Viesso’s cool, customizable furniture is made in Los Angeles, CA with FSC-certified and locally-sourced woods, natural latex cushioning, recycled or natural fabrics, and water-based glues & stains. The furniture can be seen at its LA showroom and ordered online by consumers or trade professionals.
  • Zola Furniture is hand-made at the company’s facility in Bend, Oregon and is sold through interior designers. They use only the finest low-impact, sustainably produced, natural, organic and recyclable materials and offer a huge selection of eco-friendly fabrics.

Tag(s): Green Furnishings, Greening the Home


3 Responses to “Add Style to Your Living Room with Eco-friendly Furniture”

  1. Kimberly Aardal on February 9th, 2010 2:47 pm

    Very timely for our world today. Unfortunately purchasing eco-friendly is generally so expensive that most people can’t afford it but if you can swing it, it’s the way to go.

    I will check out some of these websites to see what they offer.

    Kimberly Aardal

  2. Mary on February 15th, 2010 11:22 am


    Very interesting post! If you check out , you can find all sorts of green and eco-friendly products for the home. Enjoy!


  3. Green Builder on April 19th, 2010 8:13 pm

    Great tips! I will check out those sites you posted. Thinking of remodeling my living room. And this post was a big help for me. Thank you for sharing!

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