Perhaps all you want is a home that’s up to the calibre of an “AD Open Door” tour, but you have no clue how to style your space to make it happen. Perhaps you’ve procrastinated for 10 (or maybe even 20) years after graduating from college, but now you finally have the means to make the place of your own look grown-up. Or perhaps it’s suddenly dawned on you that it’s time to ditch the hand-me-way-down coffee table or cheap Ikea recliner sofa, and replace them with something impeccably designed, yet completely functional. No matter your moment of epiphany, the point of is: Life’s too short to not live out your home-owning or apartment-renting dream.
Thankfully, you’ve still got time to get started, right here, right now. Our thoughtfully-selected best online furniture stores below will point you in the right direction of all the worthy high-end furniture brands, as well as affordable high-quality stores. Digitally meander through them to find everything from a not-ugly recliner, a fun outdoor piece, a luxury sofa, an executive office chair, or even a decor accent of yet-undiscovered functionality. Dive into these 38 best places to buy furniture online, and build your dream home piece by piece.
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Huckberry’s home section is hyper-curated by the men’s lifestyle brand, meaning at times you’ll only find a single item that really catches your eye. But that item will almost certainly be handmade and natural, the kind of accent piece that’d look at home in a Western ranch or a Northeastern log cabin. These items, like an Appalachian hardwood drawer bed, are meant to be bought purposefully and treasured always. And if you happen to snag a waxed trucker jacket and a pour-over coffee maker before leaving Huckberry’s site, so be it.
Bespoke Post is known for its subscription boxes, each centered around a theme, like grooming, camping, hosting, and beyond. But Bespoke’s online shop is well-stocked with the kind of furniture that you never realized you needed but will immediately begin to covet. As you scroll through it, you’ll find yourself rethinking the home basics. Can a nightstand look like modern art? Can a clothing rack be beautiful? Was I really considering a dresser when I could buy a cool canvas trunk instead? The answers to those questions being: “yes,” “yes,” and “why would I do that?”
While Castlery has everything from classic to midcentury modern to contemporary styles in its arsenal, its inventory is intended to be timeless—which is why Castlery fashions its striking craftsmanship creations in durable materials. A plus, they also offer a virtual tour to their studio so you can get a better sense of what each furniture looks like as part of a home system.
West Elm traffics in neutral, earthy tones, but you’d be mistaken to call its styles minimalist. The detailing, from the leather to the wood grain to the fabric swatches—and the many brushed bronze and burnished gold accents; seriously, many—sets it apart. West Elm is the kind of store a new New Yorker (one ignorant of the Couch Story) will find themselves wandering around, muttering in admiration, “One day, I will be able to afford this.” Perhaps it is finally that day.
Urban might lean towards a younger, cooler (they think!) audience than you for clothing, but it also sells some damn nice furniture. After all, a handsome, cylindrical acacia wood coffee table is still a coffee table, regardless if it’s covered in tarot cards and loose-leaf weed or, you know, more adult shit, like bills. Look here for modern furniture with a youthful energy that isn’t cheap but also isn’t ungodly expensive.
In the spirit of sportsmanship, we’ll warn you right now: It’s frightfully easy to get addicted to 1stDibs. This online marketplace makes it easy for designers and sellers to connect directly with buyers to discuss rare pieces, which means it’s easy for you to find utterly unique furniture that you’ll insist you must snap up before someone else browsing the site gets greedy. It’s difficult to categorize the furniture selection, as it ranges from modern to vintage and covers most ground in between, so we’ll simply call it nice as hell.
Design Within Reach
“Within Reach” doesn’t refer to price range. It refers to access. Meaning, DWR’s intent is to collect furniture and accessories from designers whose pieces you’d normally have to hunt down through backchannels or over a full day of stomping through showrooms. Here, you can browse all these modern styles together.
54kibo is where you ought to turn if you’re in great need of more texture and brighter color in your home. Based in the States, the company looks to the 54 countries in Africa to source most of its collection of contemporary furniture and designs. It’s a collection that’ll prove to you that an accent chair—like a mid-century modern armchair in rich velvet—can change the course of a crappy year. Or, at least, begin to.
Ever since Floyd perfected the ease and art of a platform bed, it’s been expanding into sofas, tables, and storages. They all don a clean, simplified look that works in a wide variety of homes. Many are also easy-to-assemble and customizable, like Floyd’s shelving system that’s a beast to look at once you configure it to your liking.
The pièce de résistance of Maiden Home is its spectrum of warm beige hues. As you sleuth through it, you’ll find the likes of diamond detailing, stunning curvature, and timeless angular forms splashed across its finite—but highly-curated—selection of seating pieces and tables. So, sooner than you think, that room on your to-redo list will be decked out with one, or two, or three of Maiden Home’s top-sellers—and last through endless seasons without the need for another revamping.
Visualize it: The backdrop of a five-star hotel room that’s a mix of modern minimalism and abstract expression. Hey, that’s HAY. It might sound a bit convoluted, but definitely looks good. Like its Quliton sofa that’s oh-so-plumpy or its Wood Slit coffee table that seems like a stolen good from MoMA. The brand doesn’t skimp on interesting designs, and its shelving furniture is also legendary—neat and nifty.
Burrow has come a long way from making its signature modular—read: rearrangeable—sectional sofa. Now desks, tables, rugs, and pretty much anything friendly to metropolitan apartment hoppers is available here. Customers love Burrow for its customization on fabric color, leg finish, arm style, back cushioning, and more. And you’ll love Burrow for its curation of styles like midcentury townhouse, laid-back loft, botanical bohemian, or suburban realness.
Sundays’ done the impossible: Making your room look eternally like a bright, summery Sunday with natural light and halos, even though it could be raining fire and brimstone outside. The brand is all about the uplifting vibe of owning something nice—a beige wood dining set, a movie night modular sofa, a white oak dresser, etc. For anything that sparks joy, find them here on Sundays.
Horchow is the Neiman Marcus of online furniture brands… No, really. It’s literally owned by Neiman Marcus, a birthright that inspires revere and respect, and rightfully so. Its sources upscale furnishings from designers that make up a trove of taste-making, contemporary designs. Lots of its pieces speak bombastic style statement through their patterns and silhouettes. Seriously, even the most functional piece under its sleeve still exude an accent-like elegance.
What started out as a husband-wife (one of them is a former football linebacker!) duo’s sofa-centric brand is now a go-to stop for shopping comfortable seating—sans going through over 100 options. Albany Park’s all about that frustration-free life, satisfied entirely with only three models—Albany, Park, and Kova. Everything from ottomans to sectionals come from them and look ready to be seated. While the brand doesn’t have a selection beyond seating (yet), it is everything you need when it comes to choosing the perfect sofa.
Eternity Modern sells art for your home, however you interpret that—a landscape-like mid-century Mario Bellini sectional for your living room, or a tiny vintage Poul Kjrholm-inspired stool for your kid’s room? Only you know the answer. Its stuff is so engrained in the art and design world that they barely even look like furniture. No online furniture store will make you feel more like you’re living among the byproducts of an immensely creative mind quite like Eternity Modern.
Williams Sonoma Home
Williams Sonoma Home, an offshoot of Williams Sonoma’s main kitchenware gig, sells elevated furnishings like a Lewis angular lacquered bed frame, or a French-inspired Lacourte office desk. A lot of its items come from a pedigree of monotone minimalism. But even without much fuss, they look lofty enough to get a “Where’d you get that?”, from any visitor to your home who’s lucky enough to behold them.
Across the globe, there is so much craftsmen forgotten or unrecognized, and The Citizenry, throughout its less-than-a-decade of existence, has been trying to do them justice by sourcing from artisans and fair trade environments. Its furniture line started with chairs and ottomans, but we have a feeling that more is to come—Sofas? Beds? We can only hope. The Citizenry is thus a brand you want to keep your eye out for, since, even with a limited collection, millions have already struck gold there.
Some furniture brands make stuff meant to blend in. Others make stuff that lets their own presence known unapologetically in the room. Interior Define solidly belongs in the latter bloc. Browse it for highly customizable furniture with nice curves, contoured bodies, crisp lines, or California-coolness. Then place its sectional or office chair or even a simple sideboard in their designated room, and it’ll spruce it up while taking in all the attention (egotistical much?).
If Wayfair is the have-it-all big brother/sister, and AllModern is the upbeat, skyscraper-living middle sibling, then consider Birch Lane, another brand owned by Wayfair, as the rustic sunshine youngster who prefers to live in an idyllic farmhouse, away from the hustle and bustle. Rich in details, Birch Lane’s offerings pair well with a luxury countryside villa. (Though, with some styling efforts, they’ll still work great in a city-dweller’s apartment.) They’re all very approachable, with the right balance of trendy and classic flairs, from living room to outdoor patio.
If the catchphrase “WFH” brings to mind quaint images of Wall Street finance bros in Patagonia vests eyeballing Dow Jones charts on a monitor next to a chaotic standing desk, rethink, with the help of Artifox. The brand makes lightly industrial, work-friendly furniture for those who appreciate design input as much as technical output, like an white-oak-and-steel office desk or a walnut standing desk, and tons of other home office essentials. Everything looks sleek, modern, and simple—exactly how your WFH should strive to be.
Though many of the stores in this list feature brands that do good by the earth, Goodee, founded by the twin brothers behind WANT Les Essentiels, only features such brands. Its curated collection of home items—from richly hued chairs made from recycled industrial materials to sustainable teak wood tables and stools for inside and out—feel naturally tasteful, and all are crafted in a way that respects the environment and the people who make what the designer envisions.
Levity makes chair and tables (and some ottomans). Sounds basic, but it’s not. What makes the brand exciting is that its chairs are made with removable, washable upholstery. That’s good, especially for the environment and for whenever your “time to switch things up” mood hits. Levity’s Scandinavian collection of dining and lounge chairs come with detachable, machine-washable covers that you can interchange now and then to make (or break) an interior design renovation. Its tables, on the other hand, make a great case for less is more.
This site is a thriving online marketplace started out by craftsmen, artisans, and artists—whatever label they choose to go by—who now create contemporary, usually custom-made furniture pieces as small as side tables and as large as U-shaped double chaise sectionals. Its motto is rather ambitious: Bringing together the rebel and the bourgeoisie, the punk and the penthouse people. From that philosophy springs a slew of playful shapes and sharp lines that you can place in the basement or the loft.
Herman Miller is a name with prestige. The brand is, in fact, so entrenched in the history of American home furnishings that its iconic Aeron chair, Noguchi table, Marshmallow sofa, and Eames Lounge Chair—the last being simply the classiest recliner ever made—have all earned their own Wikipedia pages; some of which have even been inducted to the permanent collection of MoMA. With such stature naturally comes with steep price tags, but if you can take home something that is both mid-century and ergonomic, for instance, it should no doubt cost the part. Lastly, a trivia: Herman Miller also has some killer gaming chairs and desks.
Come for their lighting, stay for their furniture. That’s Lumens, its furniture is modern but, in their own words, on the “softer side”. That means, in lieu of edgy, too-sharp, too-avant-garde pieces that look more like window merchandising displays, you’ll peruse the marketplace for an experience where clean, of-the-moment (albeit a bit abstract-minded) designs meet practical home furnishings. Lumens also sources from over 35o design brands across the globe to curate a catalog of big names like Blu Dot and Modloft, as well as exclusive pieces.
Inside Weather is all about selling customizable furniture that’s not extortionate, and meanwhile assigning you the role of fixer upper. If that’s not too formidable to you, you’ll get to pick how you’d like the armchair or stool to go about in your room, which finish you’d like to see the headboard or sofa in your home, and whether you’d like them to come in a monotone coolness or a colorful paint. Its catalogue of pieces is rather vast across rooms, but it’s safe to assume most heavily feature the best steel, wood, velvet, and leather. (Its WFH furniture is a standout, by the way.)
AllModern is Wayfair’s younger, pickier sister—think monotone schemes and, generally speaking, the word “sleek.” It’s a catchall like Wayfair and Amazon, only pricier and better curated for people who actually give a shit about interior design. Better yet, since it’s a one-stop retailer for about everything you need at home, in every room, plus rugs, lighting, décor, outdoor stuff, and bed stuff, you know you can snag some big deals when the timing is right.
Lulu and Georgia
The founder of Lulu & Georgia pays homage to her own family pedigree in both the brand’s name and wide selection of furniture, accents, and furnishings. It doesn’t just have everything—affordable or high-end—that makes a home, it’s even ahead of the global trends.
Chances are you’d want a luxury hero item in your home—even if it’s just one. Chances are you wouldn’t mind splurging on a $5,000 dining table or a $2,000 hand-woven area rug if you knew they’d last, were sustainably sourced, ethically made, and look heirloom-worthy. Arhaus makes furniture like that. (Check out their standouts like a brutalist wood coffee table or a glossy executive desk for the mansion-living feel).
One Kings Lane
One Kings Lane carries renowned designers of refined home goods. Like Ralph Lauren Home. But its more intriguing draw is the Vintage section, featuring ornate gothic chairs, 18th-Century brandy boards, art deco cabinets, and more to lend a lightly aristocratic touch to a room. And in the process, draw you one step closer to becoming a full-time antiques collector.
TRNK’s furniture looks like sculptural art, but you’ll find them well-suited to longterm daily usage despite their “belonging in museums” or the “billionaire’s art collection” aura they emanate. To one up that, TRNK sells bodies of work by young international tastemakers who experiment between abstract form and practical function—which basically means you’ll get some AD-worthy finds upon browsing.
Sabai is an affordable newcomer that doesn’t cost your arm nor pain Mother Nature. All of its furniture is made of recycled materials and fabrics, at a family-owned factory in North Carolina. Though Sabai’s selection is limited to the area of seating—sofa, sectionals, ottoman, and the like—they all pop. Just check out that posh monotone recycled velvet.
To all the kids who wanted to be Pottery Barn Kids and all the teens who wanted to be Pottery Barn Teens, who all had moms who crushed those dreams into dust after taking one look at the price tag, because your uncle’s old twin-size bedframe from 1964 still worked just fine… Now is your chance to be a Pottery Barn Adult. If you’re unfamiliar with the vibe, Pottery Barn’s furniture could be described as countryside-cool—homey, airy, light, and preferably sun-dappled.
Jayson Home is designer-approved, with unique, vintage pieces from across the world stocking its (digital) shelves. And it is not afraid to mix things up, between edgy and classy or sophisticated and simplistic. Like putting an antique chaise lounge next to a midcentury sofa, or a bamboo stool next to a round concrete coffee table.
Wayfair is a catchall—as in, all—for furniture, where you’ll find pieces for the outdoors and any room imaginable indoors. Like Amazon Home, Wayfair carries a lot of basic, no-flair brands (like its home brand, which is called, go figure, Wayfair Basics), but it also carries higher-priced options from more revered designers. The site is somewhat chaotic, but it’s also in a seemingly constant state of sales events, so it’s worth the investigative effort.
Serena & Lily
No one does coastal flair better—whether it’s a deep sectional, some Riviera dining chairs, or accented side tables. Thus, Serena & Lily stuff always looks bright and calm, with a beachy freshness.
You buy your toilet paper and Hanes T-shirts en masse on Amazon, so it makes sense to check out its home section. Amazon Home Essentials’ landing page is neat and tidy (unlike some discombobulated sections on the swollen shopping site), with tools that’ll let you select items right out of room designs like the one you see here. Inspired by that coffee table? Amazon will direct you to the right page to buy it. The furniture selection ranges from cheap basics to moderately priced pieces.
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