Room & Board is known for their focus on American craftsmanship and top-tier customer service (free design services, full service delivery, free returns), which is probably why they’ve been around for more than 40 years. Just don’t ask about sales; they don’t run them to keep prices low and fair.
Best For: Classic silhouettes, materials, and upholstery
If your style skews to the more eclectic traditional (think a classic club chair in a patterned upholstery) you’ll be right at home at One Kings Lane. Make sure you 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 shook up the game when they launched a few years back with a completely different model. Instead of holding inventory, the brand lets you choose a furniture silhouette, pick from a ton of fabrics, and then crafts and ships it within weeks.
Best For: Modular, easy-to-move sofas
Burrow is built for today’s nomadic apartment-hopper. Their signature sofas are modular, meaning they’re easy to put together, take apart, and add or rearrange pieces when your needs change.
Best For: Upholstered furniture with lots of swatch options
Getting you just the right piece is a big deal for Joybird, which is why they offer most of their sofas in multiple sizes and 60+ fabric options. Make sure to snag a free swatch kit and use their free 3D room-planning tool and design specialists to help you pick the pieces that are just right.
Best For: The coolest new Danish designs
Denmark has a long history of iconic furniture designers, and HAY is bringing that tradition into the future with covetable yet accessible furniture and home decor. While the brand’s selection is somewhat limited, it’s all 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 signature modular, easy-to-assemble bed frame. Pro tip, you can add mods to expand the size or add storage to the bed. Plus, Floyd continues to expand their line with “this is actually a good idea” products like modular shelving and a signature sofa.
Best For: Fresh designs from emerging designers
Dims works to champion diverse global designers and fight the trend towards disposable furniture with the power of good design. The result is very cool furniture.
Best for: Imaginative, designer-driven, seating and storage
Hem is another designer-forward brand that platforms both big and emerging names from the design community. Don’t let the playful vibe of most of the pieces fool you: Hem has an obsessive commitment to quality. In fact, they guarantee that every product is “contract grade” (meaning it would hold up to the beating of restaurant or hotel traffic).
Best For: Made-to-order heritage sofas
Most furniture industry folks will let you in on the secret that the best American furniture is handmade in North Carolina. Maiden Home works directly with these expert workshops to bring you luxury quality sofas at a significantly lower price. The styles are also meant to last with designs that nicely bridge modern and classic style.
Best For: Attractive, affordable sofas