You've finally found the perfect wellness-centric mattress, swapped out your light bulbs for LEDs, and layered in a cozy, upcycled rug. Your bedroom is well underway towards a greener finish, and the last touch is to get an eco-friendly bed frame to match.
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"We spend much of our life in bed, so creating a sleep environment that is healthy and free of toxic glues, paints, and other chemicals commonly found in furniture is important. It's also equally important that we purchase consciously," an Avocado spokesperson tells Hunker.
What to Consider When Buying an Eco-Friendly Bed Frame
When it comes to eco-friendly home decor and furniture, there are a few important factors to consider before making a purchase. Knowing the specifics of where and how an item is made is a start, and ensuring that it was done through sustainable means is the next key measure. Everything, from the manufacturing process to the type of wood used to the fabric it is upholstered in can have an impact on how green a piece is ... or is not. Luckily, these days there are an increasing number of brands that are transparent about their production methods, making it easier to spot sustainable finds.
The Best Eco-Friendly Bed Frames
To help get you started, we sought out 10 eco-friendly bed frames that might just be the missing piece to your puzzle.
Consider this the perfect companion to your Avocado mattress. The brand's eco-friendly (and highly rated) bed frame is handmade from 100% reclaimed wood in Avocado's FSC-certified Los Angeles-based woodshop. Free of VOCs, and assembled without any tools, the environmentally conscious Douglas fir frame is beautifully detailed and void of any frills.
Detroit-based Floyd's eco-friendly and minimalist platform bed frame is comprised of timeless materials that are sustainably sourced. The modular design takes customization to an entirely new level with panels you can readily add and subtract, going from a twin to king without breaking a sweat. The panels feature extremely low-adhesive emissions and the supports are derived from a single piece of steel.
Medley's eco-friendly bed frames consist of a reclining headboard paired with a solid-wood build, crafted from sustainable materials. Available in either white maple or American walnut, the elements of the bed are attached with zero-VOC glue and finished in unscented natural beeswax.
Jacob May's handcrafted furnishings are nothing short of amazing. This dreamy, eco-friendly bed frame achieves its rich coloring by way of water dyes and a VOC-free oil stain. Available in five stunning finishes, the structure's intricate detailing is a refreshing update on the traditional with quality craftsmanship.
Maiden Home's mission to provide high-quality craftsman-made pieces means you're getting sustainably sourced materials, bespoke details, and eco-friendly furniture manufacturing practices. This solid wood canopy bed is not only free of chemically-treated upholstery, but it's also produced by top furniture makers in North Carolina.
Eco-friendly bed frames with built-in storage do exist and you can thank the LAXseries for that. Made from solid English walnut and natural, lacquer-free materials, this platform bed exudes effortless cool with its functional yet chic design.
This Greenguard-certified bed goes through rigorous rounds of testing to guarantee the absence of toxic chemicals. Built from repurposed wood, using a timeless Japanese craftsman technique, the eco-friendly bed frame doesn't require the need for metal or plastic bits and comes with wooden slats for breathability. Check out our Thuma bed review for even more info.
Crafted from solid parawood, this Japanese-inspired platform bed is as environmentally friendly as it is design-forward. Free of toxic compounds, the bed frame is made from wood sourced from farmed and managed forests and is joined by a slot-locking system that eliminates the need for metal or glue.
Keetsa is a non-toxic bedding and bedroom furniture brand that offers metal bed frames in four stylish colors. Tested to European standards, the bed frame is made without harsh chemicals and is made from steel, so it's recyclable. Plus, this bed frame doesn't even need a box spring or foundation.
Leave it to West Elm to create a bed frame that incorporates both midcentury modern design and sustainability. Made with sustainably sourced, kiln-dried wood in a Fair Trade Certified factory, this bed frame is also Greenguard-certified with low VOCs.