Room & Board is known for its emphasis on American craftsmanship and top-notch customer service (free design services, full service delivery, free returns), which is probably why they’ve been around for over 40 years. Don’t ask questions about sales; they don’t manage them to keep prices low and fair.
Best for: Classic silhouettes, materials and upholstery
If your style leans towards the more eclectic traditional (think classic club chair in patterned upholstery), you’ll feel right at home at One Kings Lane. Be sure to check out their design services for free advice.
Best for: Customizable upholstered furniture
Most made-to-order furniture takes months and months to arrive, so The Inside rocked the game when they launched a few years ago with a completely different model. Instead of holding inventory, the brand lets you choose a furniture silhouette, choose from a ton of fabrics, then have it made and shipped within weeks.
Best for: Modular and easy to move sofas
Burrow is designed for today’s mobile apartments. Their signature sofas are modular, meaning they’re easy to put together, take apart, and add or rearrange pieces as your needs change.
Best for: Upholstered furniture with lots of sample options
Getting the right piece is a big deal for Joybird, which is why they offer most of their sofas in multiple sizes and over 60 fabric options. Be sure to grab a free sample kit and use their free 3D room planner and design specialists to help you choose the pieces that are just to the right.
Best for: The coolest new Danish designs
Denmark has a long history of iconic furniture designers, and HAY carries that tradition into the future with coveted yet accessible furniture and home decor. Although the brand’s selection is somewhat limited, everything is certified fresh.
Best for: Everyone’s favorite bed frame and more
If you’ve lived in a city, you’ve probably come across Floyd’s modular, easy-to-assemble bed frame. Pro tip, you can add mods to enlarge the size or add storage to the bed. Additionally, Floyd continues to expand its line with “it’s actually a good idea” products like modular shelving and a signature sofa.
Best for: New designs from emerging designers
Dims strives to champion various global designers and fight against the disposable furniture trend with the power of good design. The result is a very cool piece of furniture.
Best for: Imaginative, design-driven seating and storage
Hem is another forward-thinking brand that offers platforms from both big names and emerging names in the design community. Don’t let the playful vibe of most pieces fool you: Hem has an obsessive commitment to quality. In fact, they guarantee that each product is of “contract quality” (meaning it would withstand the beating of restaurant or hotel traffic).
Best for: Bespoke heritage sofas
Most people in the furniture industry will tell you that the best American furniture is handcrafted in North Carolina. Maiden Home works directly with these expert workshops to bring you quality luxury sofas at a significantly lower price. Styles are also meant to last with designs that beautifully blend modern and classic style.
Best for: Attractive and affordable sofas