The 20 Best Furniture Brands, According to Interior Designers
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A man is whatever room he walks into, as the adage goes, especially when it comes to your home. Studies have shown that decorating our space can relieve stress and boost our mood. And for the past few years, most of us have been spending more time cooped up around the house. We’ve turned our bedrooms into offices, learned how to cook in our kitchens, and made our living rooms into part time gyms. That’s why there’s never been a better time to upgrade our furniture.
With so many great furniture brands on the market, we enlisted the help of some interior designers, decorators, and guys with great taste to cut through the noise and find the best furniture brands to shop now. Among them is Brian Garcia, a designer at D&G Interiors + Design, who has seen a recent uptick in male clients. “Typically they’re focused on having pieces that are well made, look good, and versatile,” Garcia says. In other words, top-notch furniture that can pull double duty on function and style, especially for city dwellers who want to make the most out of their limited spaces. Whether you’re looking to overhaul your bachelor pad or simply want to make your home a little more cozy, these 20 best furniture brands will improve any room.
The Best Furniture Brands To Buy Online
- Best for Apartments: Floyd Home
- Best Outdoor Patio Furniture: Outer
- Best Value: Novogratz
- Best for Home Theaters: BDI Furniture
- Best Office Furniture: Artifox
- Best Luxury Furniture: Modloft
- Best Bedroom Furniture: Thuma
- Best Customizable Furniture: BenchMade Modern
- Best Inventory: Frontgate
- Best for Large Spaces: Vaughan-Bassett
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Best for Apartments
Design gurus love this Detroit-based upstart for its modular, minimalist pieces that are easy to assemble and take apart, which makes it a great option for guys who move a lot. Plus, Floyd keeps prices competitive with a direct-to-consumer model to avoid additional mark ups. “It’s like Ikea on steroids,” says interior decorator Robbie Randolph. “High quality at a very reasonable price.”
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Gray Space Interiors‘ Rasheeda Gray gives top marks to this Singaporean startup for its price, delivery speed, and variety. “The turnaround time of four to six to six weeks is amazing, especially with the current delivery delays across the industry,” Gray says. “The semi-custom options available for the fabric and leg colors offer lots of on trend options … The value is exceptional for the quality.”
Buying furniture to fill a room can cost a fortune, which is why stylists recommend this budget-friendly line of contemporary, down-to-earth bed frames, sofas, and more home essentials that come in plenty of colors and patterns to spruce up any space. Novogratz’s couches look great and are actually comfortable (a rarity at this price point), and most offerings can be purchased on Amazon. Guys looking to score an even better deal should check out its five “Room in a Box” bundles of furnishings at discounted prices. An office chair, computer desk, and table lamp for under $400? Add to cart.
Founded in 2016, this millennial-friendly home brand is now one the bestselling online furniture retailers. Count Men’s Health Executive Editor Mike Darling as one of its happy customers. “Simple and stylish, they’re an affordable way to elevate any living room, without the worry of getting stuck along the way,” he says of Burrow’s marquee modular sofa. We also love its new line of bedroom furnishings.
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Best Office Furniture
Your go-to for splurge-worthy office furniture. Artifox was dreamed up by an interior and designer and architect, which means each piece is technically made and loaded with style. Take its sturdy walnut desk, which has a pegs to hang bags and headphones, a metal grid at the back for charging cables, and adjustable feet to stay even on any surface.
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Best Bedroom Furniture
Most platform bed frames require tons of tools and assembly. Not so with with Thuma, which you’ve probably seen on Instagram. Its platform bed can be put together with your bare hands in less than 15 minutes. Plus, it’s sustainably made with recycled rubberwood. “It’s high enough off the ground to provide plenty of storage underneath, while still maintaining a low profile,” says contractor Thomas Vibe. “It’s a beautiful piece of furniture.”
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Crate and Barrel’s cooler younger brother, CB2’s inventory is sleek, sexy, and usually more affordable than its older sibling. No wonder CB2 is a go-to brand for interior designers like Mark Cutler. “It’s hard to beat for a combination of style, price, and even availability,” says Cutler, who’s based in Los Angeles. “They offer products that apparel to a men looking for a home that has an easy, effortless style.” Hard agree.
Looking beyond simple, modular designs? Anthropologie has you covered with its boho-inspired furnishings that bring an earthy, rustic vibe to any room (without looking out of place). We especially like its IG-worthy accent chairs that make for conversation starters among guests. Sure, Anthropologie is a bit pricier than direct-to-consumer brands, but we’d say it’s worth the investment.
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Clean lines, lots of style, and reasonable price points are what you’ll find with Article’s online offerings. They’re also surprisingly customizable. For example, you can order the brand’s marquee Sven couch in two sizes, three fabrics, and 10 colors. Customers in Los Angeles and New York City say they received their orders within a couple of weeks–much faster than other big box furniture stores.
Best for Home Theaters
Great for Industrial homes, BDI has a wide selection of sleek and modern furnishings. “They really hit the trifecta of design, durability, and functionality,” Garcia says. We especially love their sturdy media consoles that are optimized for acoustics and offer plenty of storage. They’re the perfect stand for your home theater.
Best Outdoor Furniture
This outdoor furniture brand has been popping up on TikTok feeds, and it’s not hard to see why. Fans love its modular design that looks dope in anyone’s backyard. We found that its wicker outdoor sofa is as sturdy as it is stylish, and can hold up to rain, sleet, and snow during shoulder seasons.
Best for Large Spaces
One of the oldest brands on our list, Vaughan-Bassett offers big, sturdy, farmhouse-style furniture that will last a lifetime. Vaughan-Bassett’s cabinets are made with real wood (rare these days) and its bed frames hold up after years of use.
Mid-century modern furniture can look a little redundant, but Blu Dot keeps its pieces fresh with unexpected colors and patterns. “Blu Dot is in a league of its own,” says designer Megan Hoop. “The quality of the pieces of themselves meet an incredibly high standard. Everything from the comfort of an armchair to the perfect walnut stain, Blue Dot gets it just right.”
Best Luxury Furniture
If you’re looking for the ultimate backyard furniture upgrade, look no further than Modloft. Sure, the Miami label makes plenty of gorgeous, modern end tables, desks, and sofas, but its luxe outdoor sofas are some of the best-looking patio furnishings we’ve seen.
A division of big box retailer Wayfair, AllModern strives to make quality furniture accessible to everyone. Most of its three-seater sofas are under $800 dollars, and sales are abundant. Customers love that most pieces require little assembly and delivery times to major cities are relatively fast.
Serena & Lily
Serena & Lily is all about relaxed, coastal vibes. Customers love its warm, wicker furniture and calming patterns that brighten up any space. It’s a go-to brand for designer David Shade.
Best Customizable Furniture
An online favorite, Benchmade Modern makes customized upholstery furniture that’s relatively affordable thanks to its direct-to-consumer business model. Buyers get to choose from dozens of fabrics and styles with each piece, and they receive free swatches to try before purchasing. Furniture ships within five weeks of ordering.
Where you’re looking for farmhouse bar stools or tufted sectionals, Frontgate’s got it all. We especially love its dining room consoles, which come in plenty of sizes, finishes, and price points to meet anyone’s design needs.
Launched in 2018, Target’s in-house brand Opalhouse makes incredibly affordable furniture in a variety of styles to fit any room. We love its recent Lounge Living Collection, which is chockfull of Bungalow-inspired decor and furnishings to add island vibes to any space.
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Guys who want to make a statement with their space should turn to Jonathan Adler’s high-style decor. “I know I can find an ultra special pice for whatever design I’m crafting,” says Hopp. “The brand utilizes premium finishings in their furnishings like lacquer, silk, and lucite.”
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