FSC®-Certified Living Room Furniture

One of the most important things you can do for your living room is to outfit it with furniture you enjoy coming home to, and furniture you feel comfortable in. Furniture that also gives you peace of mind is a bonus as well. When you shop furniture that’s FSC®-certified, it includes certification from the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC®). The FSC® regulates the world’s forests so that, when timber or lumber is cultivated, it is done so ensuring that the forest and its method of construction are economically and environmentally friendly. Not only is nature not being injured, but workers are also treated fairly. Shop west elm for a large selection of FSC®-certified living room furniture for modern and contemporary styles that are also eco-friendly.


One of the first pieces any living room thrives with is a coffee table. Look for midcentury styles that easily suit any room, large or small. A pop-up coffee table is an excellent idea, with a tray that pops up from within to bring your drinks, food and accessories to a convenient eye level. Also consider large tables made out of natural, reclaimed wood, or small block side tables for placement of lamps, accessories and decorative objects. Side tables and console tables may also be included in your living room ensemble. Thin, angular console tables may also work well in your foyer or entryway. Choose from modern, industrial, block styles, or opt for a familiar midcentury look, especially if it complements your other living room furniture.


An integral piece of your ensemble, your media console should be versatile enough to display your television, gaming system and other objects. You can build your own styles, with FSC®-certified Build Your Own media sets, or choose a more permanent design. When you build your own, you can assemble the bookcases and drawers with a little more freedom, choosing to build the shelving up or across. You may also want to consider a media tower, depending on your needs. This type of furniture works well for the corner of your living room, or is versatile enough to be a staple in your home office. Some media consoles easily have other uses in different rooms of the home. For example, a long, flat media console is a perfect choice as a credenza, or as a buffet or sideboard in your kitchen or dining room. Similarly, a small media console can make an elegant nightstand or side table in the bedroom.