Mother Earth Living

A Healthier Home: Furnishings and Decor to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution

Reduce indoor air pollution in your home by replacing furnishings and décor laden with toxic chemicals with safe, natural alternatives.

This sturdy dining table has a recycled steel base and reclaimed chestnut top, and the chairs are handcrafted from solid FSC-certified wood. Room & Board products are CARB-compliant—ensuring safe indoor air quality. Soren chair, $399; Parsons table, $1,369.
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Pottery Barn's eco-friendly Comfort collection features soy-based cushions, sustainably harvested wood and recycled steel springs. Available in a wide range of configurations including sofas, loveseats, sectionals and armchairs, each piece can be upholstered or slip-covered in untreated organic cotton canvas. Slip-covered 3-Piece Sectional with Wedge, starting at $2,999;
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FLOR carpet tiles are made with recycled fibers, and many are certified low-VOC by the Carpet and Rug Institute Green Label program. 100 percent recycled Parallel Reality in Pink, $5 a square foot.
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Upholstery pieces from Rowe and its other brands Clayton Marcus (pictured) and Robin Bruce include sustainably sourced wood and soy-based cushions that are free of brominated fire retardants. Upholstery options include untreated cotton and linen fabrics dyed at facilities certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Montauk sofa, starting at $1,450; Benton chair, starting at $430; Talbot ottoman, starting at $430.
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Eco-Friendly Flooring's reclaimed Antique Red Oak starts at $4 a square foot.
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Forbo's Marmoleum Click natural linoleum is available in 21 colors (Raspberry shown), starting at $7 a square foot.
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Ambient Bamboo's Strand Woven Tiger is FSC-certified and CARB-compliant at $4 a square foot.
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The Hortencia coffee table is made from reclaimed old-growth wood and finished with a water-based stain.
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The Bjorkudden table and Bertil chairs from IKEA are made of solid birch and meet EU emissions guidelines.
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West Elm's Henry sofa is made with sustainably harvested solid wood frames and PBDE-free soy-based cushions. It's available in cotton and cotton-linen fabrics.
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The Colin wing chair from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams has a domestically and sustainably sourced wood frame and PBDE-free soy-based cushions. It's available in cotton, linen and hemp.
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The Menemsha side table from Martha's Vineyard Furniture is made of sustainably sourced solid Hevea wood. It's available in 30 zero-VOC paint colors.
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This classic chest of drawers from VivaTerra is made with reclaimed Douglas fir and finished with water-based stains and formaldehyde-free glues.
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The GoodWeave-certified Cyprus rug from Company C is made of 100 percent wool with cotton backing and natural latex adhesive.
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This chair from Lee Industries features an FSC-certified wood frame, water-based finishes, PBDE-free soy-based cushions, recycled fiber pillow filling, and organic and natural fabrics.
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