Skip to main content
Most King County offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, for President's Day.  
King County logo

Furnishings

  • Green Product Buying GuideDownload PDF 500 K.
  • Bedding made of natural latex, wool or organic cotton can help to reduce allergens and are biodegradable, so they will break down at the end of their life.
  • Consider buying used, recycled and antique furnishings to reduce demands on natural resources while helping to create period-specific aesthetics, while oftentimes saving you money.
  • Keep furnishings at least one foot from baseboard heaters and floor registers, and make sure they
  • do not cover baseboards, wall heaters or forced air heat vents.

Bedroom paints and coatings

  • Choose low-toxic, low-VOC paints since they are safer to handle, easier to clean up and do not emit harmful fumes as they dry.
  • If your house was built before 1978, make sure you test for lead-based paint before you do any sanding or wall demolition, especially in a nursery or child's bedroom. Because their brains are still developing, children are very vulnerable to lead, a highly toxic neurotoxin.
  • Consider lighter-colored paints to reduce artificial lighting needs.
  • Select clay plaster as an alternative to paint to create a rich, natural texture. It is breathable, mold resistant, hypo-allergenic and low-toxic.
  • View more Eco-Cool Remodel paints and coatings resources

Bedroom flooring

Bedroom lighting

Additional resources

Related information

Contact Us

 Call: 206-477-4466

TTY Relay: 711

Fax: 206-296-0197