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New Year, New Home.

2020 is almost here! Is improving your health one of your New Year’s resolutions? Do you want your home to wow your friends and family? Have you been planning on changing the look of your space? Well, it’s time to say goodbye to 2019 - and to your old furniture! Read on for ways to bring in 2020 with new, healthy, and stylish furniture.

Harmful Chemicals?

Did you know that many furniture brands use chemicals that harm both the environment and you? If you want to focus on your health in the new year, your furniture is a great place to start! Many flame retardant solutions found in furniture are damaging to your wellbeing. According to the National Resource Defense Center, “Flame retardant chemicals are associated with a variety of health risks, including cancer, hormone disruption, and diminished cognitive capacity.” The scary part is that most stores and furniture brands don’t even have a way for you, as the consumer, to find out which products have these harmful chemicals! At Urban Natural, know what goes into the products we sell, and we share that information with you. 

Finishes are another concern when it comes to harmful chemicals. Most clear finishes found on wood furniture today contain a high level of VOC’s. The EPA has stated that exposure to VOC’s can cause eye and nose irritation, headaches, and even damage to your liver, kidneys and central nervous system. We offer furniture with low VOC’s so you can create a healthier, happier home. Copeland Furniture is a perfect example of a brand that has taken every step to make the safest, best-quality furniture for you. Copeland finishes all pieces with a post-catalyzed conversion varnish that is GREENGUARD certified for low chemical emissions. Pictured below is the headboard for Copeland's Berkeley Bed waiting to be hand-finished in their Vermont factory. We are grateful to work with companies like Copeland, who clearly care about their impact on consumers and our planet. Our team is proud to sell furniture that is free of harmful chemicals. We’ve done our research to make sure that every product we sell is healthy for you and your family. 

 

Entertain in Style

Be the host with the most in 2020 with furniture that is both beautiful and functional. One way to create a new and stylish focal point in your space is to add a lighting fixture from Cerno. Cerno designs and creates stunning pieces that your family and friends will love. Add a piece like the Levis L Pendant in your entryway, or add Vesper Sconces in your hallway to guide your guests through your home. Cerno lighting is designed and manufactured in California by craftspeople that are passionate about detail and design. See more Cerno lighting here for even more fixtures that will add that special “wow” factor to your space.

Levis L Pendant Vesper Sconce

American Leather Comfort Sleepers are another great way to make sure your home is ready for guests! These innovative sleeper sofas come in a variety of stylish designs and are free of uncomfortable springs or metal bars. Everyone is sure to love the look and appreciate the comfort of these sleeper sofas. Comfort Sleepers are extremely customizable, which allows you to create a piece that will complement your unique design style. One of our favorite Comfort Sleepers from American Leather is the Perry. Reverse tapered arms and wood legs give this piece a truly designer feel. Pictured below, the Perry maintains an air of sophistication both as a sofa and as a pull-out mattress. Every American Leather Comfort Sleeper has a unique design and comes in seven sizes from cot to king, so you’ll surely be able to find one that fits your space. Mattress options include premier, gel, and Tempur-Pedic, and all mattresses are a full 80” long - which is 5-10” longer than standard sleeper sofas. The best part about Comfort Sleepers is that you can have a custom-made sleeper sofa at your door in just 6-8 weeks! 

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Decorate with Purpose

While it's not quite time for spring cleaning, changing up your decor is a wonderful way to give your home a fresh feel for the New Year. Whether you're in need of a few designer throw pillows or are looking for creative lighting solutions, we've got you covered. 

Are you looking to update your space with a lighting fixture? Five Ply Design is an award-winning design studio in Seattle, Washington offering whimsical and stylish accent lights. The Cereus cactus, whose bright white flowers bloom only at night, is the inspiration for the Cereus Lamp (pictured above, left). The Cereus Lamp is crafted from American basswood, sealed with an oil-based finish, and fitted with American-made hardware. The Cereus is available in three sizes to perfectly fit every space. Five Ply Design offers several other lighting fixtures, as well as small decor for your home. Click here to see their entire collection.

Elitis creates colorful, innovative designs that will brighten up any space. We carry a wide variety of their designer throw pillows. These stylish accent pieces feature vibrant covers made with 100% Linen and are filled with organic feathers and down. The Josephine Accent Pillow in Night & Day (pictured above, center) is one of our favorites!

Would you like to add some handcrafted decor to your space? Look no further than Lostine! Based in Philadelphia, Lostine works with craftspeople and small production factories throughout America to bring you a curated collection of heartwarming home decor. With pieces for every room in your home, Lostine's goal is "to make and live with beautiful things." Their Peggy Double Hooks (pictured above, right) are a perfect example of Lostine's warm and modern collection. These adorable hooks are handcrafted from Walnut wood with leather accents. Click here to see Lostine's entire collection of lighting and home decor.

We hope you've enjoyed our ideas for bringing in the New Year. Thank you for being our customer and supporting Urban Natural in 2019! We can't wait to create more healthy homes in 2020 and are eternally grateful that customers, like yourself, have allowed us to be a part of their home. Happy New Year! 🥂

 

  • Robin Platte

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