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The Top Vegan Furniture Brands to Finish Your Home Decor

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As the vegan movement grows, so has awareness of vegan products beyond food, like vegan furniture and vegan interior design (so much so that a couple of years ago, the Hilton in London unveiled a 100% vegan suite, including pineapple leather furniture, feather-free bedding and vegan complimentary shower products).

If you’re furnishing your home and looking for vegan furniture brands, there’s never been a better time.

Still, it can be tricky finding vegan furnishings, since many brands don’t proclaim their products as vegan, or list all the components in each item. So, here’s my pick of some of the best vegan furniture.

Best eco friendly vegan sofa
Sabai recycled velvet sofa

Made of recycled velvet & FSC-certified wood, this is the best non-leather, eco-friendly vegan sofa option. Easy to clean and to repair (replacement parts available to purchase).

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Best vegan leather sofa
Albany Park vegan leather sofa

The Albany is an easy-to-assemble vegan leather & feather-free sofa, which comes in boxes easy to move up tight stairwells or around corners.

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Best vegan mattress
PlushBeds vegan 100% natural latex mattress

This organic latex mattress is GreenGuard Gold certified, meaning it doesn't emit harmful chemicals into the air your breathe. While a more expensive option, latex is a naturally cool sleeping surface and one of the longest-lasting mattress options. 25 year guarantee.

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Best spring & latex hybrid
Avocado vegan mattress

This spring & latex hybrid is made with organic latex and organic cotton. Choose from medium-firm or gentle-firm pillowtop. 25 year limited warranty.

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Best vegan armchair
Sabai eco friendly recycled velvet chair

This armchair is made of recycled velvet made from recycled plastic bottles, and the legs are made of FSC certified wood. Like all Sabai products, it's easy to clean and repair.

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Best vegan leather dining chair
Horchow vegan leather dining chair

This designer dining chair is made of faux leather and an antique bronze finish stainless steel metal frame.

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I’ll focus on soft furnishings like sofas, armchairs and mattresses. The trickiest pieces to buy vegan are soft furnishings, as opposed to, say, wooden furniture like dining tables, because down or wool are often hidden inside sofas or mattresses, and covers may be wool or leather. Other non-vegan materials found in furniture include sheepskin, silk and horsehair.

Of course, non-vegan glue may be used in any item and this is nearly impossible to ascertain, and wood may be polished with beeswax. Personally, I prefer to buy all of my wooden furniture secondhand; I save money, it’s more eco-friendly, tends to be very good quality and I love furniture with a story.

Secondhand, I managed to find original 70s era rattan chairs (€30), an antique carved hardwood and marble table (€50), as well as number of other bargains.

In the course of writing this post, I discovered, 14 years into being vegan, that not all toilet paper is vegan (!), which goes to show that animal products sneak into the strangest places. Just a reminder that the definition of veganism means seeking to exclude animal products as far as practical and possible. Where you draw the line is down to you, but it’s impossible to be 100% vegan (and please don’t stop using toilet paper when you’re out and about!). So please take this post only as a starting point to wherever you are on your vegan journey, and don’t feel you need to have a big bonfire of all your non-vegan furniture (much better to use it until it needs replacing).

Vegan Furniture Brands for the Living Room

The living room is possibly the room that is most difficult to find vegan pieces for. From leather sofas to sheepskin rugs, there are many non-vegan furnishings that make their way to living rooms.

If you’re looking for furnish your living room in a vegan way, I’d recommend picking out a vegan sofa and armchairs, then focusing on finding vegan (wool- and feather-free) cushions, plus vegan throws/blankets and rugs (which often contain wool).

Items like bookshelves, coffee tables and side tables are usually made of wood and/or metal and thus easier to find.

Sabai eco-friendly vegan furniture

As far as cruelty free furniture goes, Sabai is one of my favourites for vegan friendly sofas, ottomans and chairs, because they’re not only vegan but also sustainable, plus they’re practical (stain-resistant and easy to clean).

They have two types of covers, recycled velvet made from recycled plastic bottles, or upcycled polyester (100% olefin), which is scratch- and stain-resistant.

You can also choose from 3 styles of sofa legs, made with FSC certified wood. They’re also free from formaldehydes.

Sabai has a “Repair Don’t Replace” program to make it easy to replace any parts (such as covers, seats or legs) that get damaged, so you don’t have to purchase an entirely new sofa if you have any accidents (such as your puppy chewing on the sofa leg).

At the end of the sofa’s life, you can sell it back to Sabai, and you can also purchase a pre-owned cruelty free sofa through the program.

As well as sofas, you can find a matching vegan chair and vegan ottoman.


Albany Park vegan leather furniture

If you’re looking for a vegan leather sofa or vegan leather lounge chair, then Albany Park’s Albany range is my top pick. (Be careful to only select from the Albany collection, which I’ve linked to, as the other ranges contain feather cushions!)

The standard Albany sofa is a modern vegan leather sofa in distressed brown vegan leather. There’s also a corner sectional sofa in the same distressed brown faux leather.

The vegan friendly couches’ cushions are medium-firm, made with mattress-quality memory foam, and come with mesh backing for breathability. You can choose between two different styles of sofa legs.

One of the selling features of Albany Park is that they’ve designed their vegan leather sofas to come in boxes that are easy to move through tight spaces. Of course, that means you’ll have to assemble it yourself and that’s the main downside – it can take awhile to put together.

With 4.5/5 stars and over 300 reviews, most customers love their vegan leather couches.

You can also choose a matching vegan armchair or ottoman.

More vegan sofa options

See my full guide to vegan sofas.

Vegan Bedroom Furniture & Accessories

Along with sofas, mattresses are the other furnishing that’s long been trickiest to find in vegan form. In fact, apparently you used to need a prescription from a doctor to buy a wool-free mattress!

Thankfully that is no longer the case and plenty of companies are now advertising their vegan mattress ranges.

Mattress on grey bedframe

PlushBeds vegan mattress

The vegan natural latex mattress from PlushBeds is my top pick of vegan, eco friendly mattress.

It is made of 100% natural GOLS certified organic Talalay latex with a 100% organic cotton cover. It’s GreenGuard Gold certified, so it won’t emit any harmful chemicals, and it’s free of cyanide, mercury, lead, PBDE flame retardants and heavy metals.

Instead, it uses their patented fibreglass-free Eco Fire Barrier, made of plant-based fibers.

Latex is a naturally cool sleeping surface, so it’s perfect if you run hot at night. On the other hand, latex isn’t the best at motion isolation, so if you or your partner move a lot at night you might prefer a memory foam mattress instead, like this one.

You can choose between different thicknesses (6″, 8″ or 10″) and medium or medium-firm density, as well as a full range of bed sizes.

They are handcrafted in California and have a 25 year warranty.

With 4.9/5 stars and over 200 reviews, customers love their mattresses.


Person looking at their phone while lying on an Avocado mattress

Avocado vegan mattress

Avocado has two organic vegan mattresses: the vegan latex mattress and the hybrid vegan mattress.

The hybrid mattress is medium-firm or medium-gentle, while their latex mattress is firm and suitable for large & tall sleepers.

Both are PETA approved vegan and use GOTS certified organic cotton covers, plus GOLS certified organic Dunlop latex.

They’re GreenGuard Gold certified, handmade in LA and offer a 25-year warranty.

More vegan mattress options

See my full guide to vegan mattresses.

Vegan bedding

While some duvets and pillows contain down/feathers or wool, and are therefore not vegan, usually it’s easy to find alternatives filled with polyester, or my personal favourite, recycled fiber fill. Be sure to read the labels to check what’s inside.

Vegan Dining Room Furniture

The dining room is one room where most furniture is vegan, as dining tables and chairs are usually wood.

However, if you want a different decor scheme, these vegan leather dining chairs (which are designer and therefore more expensive) will do the trick: Horchow Interlude faux leather dining chairs.

One thing to note is velvet is not always vegan – traditionally it was made from silk, though given the expense, that’s not so common now.

Three people cooking together, puutting chopped vegetables into skillet

Vegan Kitchen & Bathroom

Usually the non-vegan items in the kitchen and the bathroom are food, toiletries containing animal products or tested on animals and cleaning products, rather than furniture (though strangely and shockingly, in the course of writing this article, I discovered not all toilet paper is vegan, which is something I’d somehow never heard in 14 years of being vegan).

I have a guide to the best equipment for your vegan kitchen here, and if you need help stocking your cupboards with vegan food, find a handy list here.

In terms of toiletries and cleaning products, I like the lists of vegan & cruelty-free companies here.

Person reading a book on the sofa with dog sat next to them

More Vegan Interior Decor

If you’re redecorating, or just adding some touches to your decor, here are a few other areas to think about:

  • Paint: paint may contain milk, beeswax, non-vegan colouring like carmine, or be tested on animals, but some brands like Lakeland are vegan. Here’s a list of more brands. By the way, for painting furniture, I love Annie Sloan paints – all of which are vegan & cruelty-free (but the wax contains beeswax so don’t get that one and use the lacquer to seal instead) – which don’t need a primer.
  • Flooring: many carpets are made of wool, but there are lots of other flooring options such as reclaimed wood or cork, which is a very eco-friendly material
  • Area rugs: again, many rugs are made with wool, but you can find other options, like cotton woven rugs or even rugs made of recycled plastic bottles
  • Candles: rather than beeswax, choose soy wax candles that aren’t tested on animals (Etsy is my favourite place to shop candles)
Shot of a living room showing two sofas, a brown one and grey-blue one

FAQ

Is furniture vegan?

Not all furniture is vegan, as some contains leather, wool, sheepskin, silk, down or even non-vegan glue.

However, there are vegan furniture options, such as this vegan leather sofa and this vegan mattress.

How does vegan leather furniture hold up? Is vegan leather furniture durable?

Vegan leather can be very durable. In fact, this sofa maker recommends vegan leather couches as a durable option for people with pets.

Of course, durability varies with quality, just as it would with, say, vegan leather shoes.

What is vegan furniture?

Vegan furniture is simply furniture made without the use of any animal products, be that wool, leather, down, or other animal-based products.

What is vegan leather furniture?

Vegan leather furniture is made with vegan leather, rather than animal leather. Vegan leather can be made of a variety of materials such as polyurethane (like this sofa) or even apple leather, made from food industry waste (like this apple leather vegan sofa). There are lots of other vegan leathers, such as grape leather, cactus leather and pineapple leather, though thus far I haven’t seen sofas made of those materials.

Should you get rid of the leather furniture household items that you already had if you’re vegan?

That’s down to you — many people use their leather items (whether that’s shoes or a sofa) until they’re no longer usable and then replace them with vegan alternatives. This is a good option that won’t cost you anything and allows you time to research vegan options.

Occasionally, some people find themselves bothered by the presence of non-vegan items in their lives and want to replace them sooner. If that’s your case, be sure you find a new home for those items by selling them or gifting them to someone you know, as that’s the best way to prevent someone else from buying a new, leather item and it’s eco-friendly.

Is IKEA furniture vegan?

Some of it is (but not all). They generally list components fairly extensively, so be sure to check through the list of materials/components to make sure all fabrics, materials and fillings are vegan and it’s free of leather, sheepskin, wool, down, silk, and any other non-vegan materials (check out this handy list of vegan + non vegan materials).

Where to buy vegan furniture?

As far as I’m aware, there isn’t a vegan furniture store anywhere just yet, and there aren’t any 100% vegan furniture companies. But, vegan friendly furniture is getting easier to find, which is why I put together this guide.

I love buying secondhand wooden furniture. That’s not strictly a vegan thing per se, but it’s eco- and budget-friendly so I recommend having a look at antique shops, flea markets and online apps/Facebook marketplace near you.

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Looking for more furniture? Check out my guide to vegan sofas, plus my list of vegan leather sofas.

I also have a guide to vegan mattresses and a guide to vegan leather chairs.

Find all my vegan lifestyle posts here.

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