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Candace Walsh

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Best Kids Furniture & Best Eco Furniture

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When assembling the elements for a green kids’ room, there are certain things to keep in mind. Will the furniture grow with your child? Can it be repurposed when the time comes? Are the materials sustainable, and were they fairly traded? Are the finishes safe, and how will they affect the air?

All of these questions are really important, and definitely taken into consideration in the items I’ve selected. But along with the pointy-headed eco criteria came this: is it visually awesome? And I think you’ll agree that the answer is yes.

With the best kids furniture, you help create a tranquil spot for your kids. The best eco furniture recommendations not only eliminate unsustainable materials but also grow with your kids

Best Kids Room Furniture by Candace Walsh

The Best You Can Get

  • FLEXA Inspiration Beds

    Candace says: Flexa’s standard twin bed can be converted into a loft bed or bunk bed as your child grows older. Add ladders, slides, and fabric towers, to create a fantasyland castle-as-bed structure. Their website is definitely inspiring! You’ll never think of kids’ beds the same way again.

    • Environmentally-friendly materials
    • All textiles certified non-toxic and chemical-free
    • Pieces morph to meet your developing child’s needs
    • Wood chips and saw dust from their production process are recycled and compressed into fuel pellets to heat Flexa factories and homes
  • Offi Mini Drawer Doodle Desk

    Candace says: Give your child a comfortable and cute place to while the hours away drawing or a nice perch for a snack. This darling desk/chair combo is reminiscent of “old school” desks, but updated with groovy modern sensibility. It also has an awesome below-seat drawer. This southpaw will say that I wish they came in lefty-sided versions... but for those right-handed kids out there, this desk is sure to enchant.

    • Made with Baltic birch plywood
    • One-piece form has cleaner lines
    • Chair has handy drawer for storage
    • Finishes and paints are non-toxic
    • Comes in blue/white or orange/white
  • Roebuck Chick Chair

    Candace says: This high-quality, eco-correct chair also comes with large dollops of whimsy and humor. It’s a chair, it’s a toy, it’s a sculpture... in a word, it’s fab.

    • Seven color finish options
    • Made with non-toxic, water-based paint
    • Baltic birch plywood
    • Edges rounded for safety
    • Creators manufacture locally and use materials from local sources
  • Nurseryworks Dresser

    Candace says: This long, low dresser is stylish and durable enough to last your child his or her entire life. It can also start out with a changing-table addition, if that meets your needs.

    • Certified by JPMA for safety
    • Environmentally friendly materials and manufacture
    • Awesome modern design comes in five colors and two wood finishes
    • Choose all drawers or include a cabinet
    • Cabinet drawer has four motifs from which to choose
  • Lilipad Studio Stepstool

    Candace says: These stepstools are veritable gems - small, unendingly useful, and entrancingly (yet tastefully) hand-painted. Buy it for your child’s room, but feel free to repurpose it throughout the house as needed, whenever you need to safely get about 10.5 inches off the ground.

    • Intricately hand painted
    • Made of 100% non-toxic, formaldehyde-free, recycled wood
    • Paint is zero-VOC
    • Choose from four themes

You will be happy with any of these

  • Pino Modern Kids Bookcase

    Candace says: The flowing lines of this otherwise straight-and-narrow bookcase bestow this bedroom staple with a sense of grace. Adjustable shelving and openings for cables ensure that it can accommodate media items and adjust for your child’s changing needs.

    • Four color choices
    • Safe rounded edges
    • Non-toxic, baked enamel finish
    • Adjustable shelving
  • IKEA Leksvik Extendable Bed

    Candace says: Doesn’t it seem silly to put a younger child in an adult-length twin bed? Ikea thinks so, too, so they decided to offer this adjustable wooden bed. When your child is small, so is the bed. The room is roomier and your child feels cozier. And then, it grows as Junior does, which saves you from spending the money on a toddler bed (and having to get rid of it when he or she outgrows it).

    • Space-saving bed extends to grow with your child
    • Renewable, solid wood is not sourced from intact natural forests
    • Solid wood slats offer firm support for a growing spine
  • EO Aware Upholstered Clutter Box

    Candace says: This clutter box can begin as a toy box in your child’s room and then be repurposed as a general catchall in her or his room, or easily move out to another room in your home. It could even work as a coffee table. It’s made of formaldehyde-free plywood, non-toxic glues, sustainable foam, cotton batting, and covered in organic cotton or hemp fabric.

    • Organic hemp or cotton upholstery
    • 100% eco-safe materials
    • 10 organic-cotton upholstery choices
  • Stella Stackable Star with Doors

    Candace says: Buy one Stackable, it’s a bedside table. Buy two… it’s a bookshelf. Add as you wish and you have a wall unit or two coordinating columns to flank your child’s bed. These pieces look great alone or together, and the three colors coordinate so that you can mix ‘em up or stick with one.

    • Great as a bedside table
    • Comes in three colors
    • 100% recycled wood
    • Formaldehyde-free medium density fiberboard construction
    • Non-toxic, low-VOC water-based finish
  • Oeuf Sparrow Wardrobe

    Candace says: This wardrobe offers a nice combination of shelving and hanging closet space, plus a generously-sized drawer. This piece is part of the Sparrow collection, so you can opt to add other matching items for a unified look.

    • Kid-friendly pull holes
    • Smaller scale means safe and easy access for kids who want to dress themselves
    • Made of Baltic birch plywood with a non-toxic finish
    • Comes in gray/birch or white/birch

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The best kids furniture is eco-friendly which goes beyond just being made of sustainable materials. The best eco furniture can grow with your children so you don't have to buy new furniture as they age. Our best eco kids room furniture recommendations feature desks, beds, dressers and other kids furniture that are good for your family and good for the environment.