If you’re merging homes with your soon-to-be spouse and want a fresh start that’s just about the two of you, why not start with the bed.
Unfortunately, eco-friendly beds are expensive, especially after you factor in the organic mattress on top of the cost of the bed frame and headboard. Still, consider that your new bed will last you and your partner years, you’ll be spending lots of time in it (hopefully) and you do want to keep it eco-friendly and healthy. All that in mind, spending more on this big ticket item makes sense. Plus, if you hunt around you can find a beautiful eco-friendly bed that fits your budget a little better at least. Below are some more affordable options.
Astrid Platform Bed – $2,714+: Made in America by Haiku Designs, this bed features deeply splayed legs producing dramatic cantilevers. A true platform bed, Astrid may be ordered without or with 1 or 2 headboard panels. Crafted by real woodworkers and made to order with wood sourced in North America from sustainably managed forests, the Astrid is hand sanded and completed with a durable finish that meets the stringent California VOC off gas standards for reducing and eliminating furnish off-gas emission.
Urban Basics Queen Bed – $1,519.00: Featuring a clean, minimalist design, the Urban Basics Queen Bed contains lots of extra bedroom storage space inside six soft self-closing drawers. Available at Urbangreen Furniture, this bed is made by local artisans with real wood, and is available unfinished or finished in an array of low VOC, toxin-free urbangreen stains and paints. No box-spring is required, so there’s a money-saving perk.
Wabi Sabi Bed – $1040 to $1190: This bed is good if, like me, you’re local to PDX. Made by ECOpdx from 100% salvaged-recycled hardwoods. The recycled quality of the wood, of course results in a totally eclectic and revolving range of furniture, but right now they’ve got this stunning piece available and they’re available for custom work.
Sunset – contact for pricing: This bed, by Urban Woods, a certified Green Business, is a little cushy for me, but while more elegant than I’d pick, it’s still lovely and I know plenty of people who would love it. The solid wood end pieces are set off beautifully by deeply tufted, organic cotton. This company designs pieces with reclaimed wood from local, vintage buildings that have been slated for tear down. They use low VOC, water based materials and water based, non-toxic stains as finishes and water soluble, formaldehyde free glues are used. Check out Urban Wood’s Trousdale platform bed as well, a more understated piece, highlighted by Kirei board, an environmentally friendly product constructed entirely from reclaimed agricultural fiber, which is inlaid by hand.
San Diego Bed – $786 to $1,358: Stylish and retro at the same time, the San Diego Bed, available at LikeModern is made with rubberwood and a walnut finish, and makes any bedroom a statement in design. Sturdy and attractive, the frame has a slat system to hold the mattress safely in place.
Cumberland Bed – $1,509: This bed, at Dot & Bo features a beautiful bed frame made with 100% recycled Douglas fir, rustic-finished wood. The clean lines and lovely color will bring a fresh, organic look to your bedroom—and fits in with a wide range of décor styles.