(Closed) New furniture smells awful!

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
2573 posts
Sugar bee

Almost all furniture has a chemical smell wether from paint, foam, and treatments to prevent problems with mositure when shipping.


Just leave the window open in the room and let it air out it will be fine in a couple of days

Post # 3
35 posts
  • Wedding: September 2016

It’s natural for new things to have off gassing, which is really unfortunate when you live in a small space. It’s quite common with furnishings and new carpets, I don’t feel like the company will do anything. Unfortunately there isn’t a whole lot you can do. Baking soda absorbs most toxins,  so you could leave a few plates of it out. I think you may need to sleep on the couch for the next week and keep your bedroom door closed with all the windows open 24/7.

Post # 4
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve heard that cutting an onion in half, and leaving it in a room will help absorb smells. Though it might leave a bit on an oniony whiff in the room! Though it goes pretty quickly. 

Depending on the wood, you could try rubbing it with white vinegar, which can neutralise odours, but dries without leaving a smell…

Post # 5
2783 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Well, not the same thing, but our dog got sprayed  by a skunk last winter, and so the smell was all over the house….try baking some vanilla extract in the oven. It will cut the smell in the air at least….but wanring: it will make you want cookies.

Post # 7
10649 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I can’t remember ever getting a new piece of furniture that didn’t smell for a while.  I find I just have to wait it out.  Sorry! 🙁

Post # 8
1497 posts
Bumble bee

We ordered some art work online not too long ago that also smelled really bad. I founderstand after a day or two it was fine. We didn’t leave windows open or anything. 

The topic ‘New furniture smells awful!’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors