28 Jul Safe, Sustainable, & Stylish: Kids’ Furniture and Decor
At Down2earth we are no strangers to designing interiors for kids and we know it can be a challenge to find products that are not only safe and functional for your needs, but also beautiful for your home. Our design consultant Stephanie Ebner has compiled a list of some fun, family-friendly furniture and décor companies that keep sustainability and safety in mind.
Lorena Canals specializes in beautifully designed, machine-washable rugs and textiles for the whole family. Sustainability is at the heart of the brand, as they use natural materials and non-toxic dyes and a more water-efficient dyeing method. Their rugs, poufs, and throw pillows are all machine washable to make keeping them clean easy. With their classic designs and durable construction, Lorena Canals offers the perfect rugs, pillows, and pouf to complement any interior design for your kids’ spaces.
Kalon focuses on sustainable kids’ furniture, utilizing responsibly sourced wood and eco-friendly manufacturing processes. They prioritize child safety by using non-toxic, EDC free (Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals) finishes and sturdy, durable construction. Their stains and paints are SCS Indoor Advantage Gold and Greenguard Gold certified. Kalon’s practicality lies in their adjustable designs that adapt to the changing needs of a growing family. With their modern and sleek designs, Kalon’s furniture adds a touch of elegance to any interior design while ensuring a safe and sustainable environment for kids.
Milk Street specializes in nursery furniture that uses responsibly sourced materials, such as FSC-certified New Zealand pine and Greenguard Gold finishes. Their cribs have adjustable features to accommodate growing children. They also have discounted furniture selections they call The Vault, where they sell “first runs”, discontinued styles or finishes, or pieces that have small inconsistencies or damages. This is a great way to save on high quality furniture and help reduce waste.
Eco Birdy stands out for their unique approach to sustainable furniture. They recycle and upcycle discarded plastic toys, transforming them into high-quality chairs and tables. This circular economy model helps reduce plastic waste. The ergonomic design of chairs and tables allow them to be both lightweight enough for kids to move, yet very stable to prevent tipping. With their colorful and playful designs, Eco Birdy’s furniture adds an element of fun to interior design for kids.
Nestig is another brand with sustainability and safety at its core. Their furniture is made from sustainably sourced wood, their bedding and rugs are made from GOTS-certified organic cotton and OEKO-TEX cerified, non-toxic dyes, and they even have a selection of wallpaper and murals that are printed on non-toxic, pvc-free paper with Greenguard Gold certified inks. It’s a great place to find a lot of your kid’s room needs.
Do you have a kids space that you’d like to furnish responsibly but don’t know where to source the best options? Reach out to us via our Client Contact Form. We’d love to hear more about your project!