Vogue’s Guide to the Best Online Furniture Stores

Goodee is an under-the-radar favorite for sustainably-minded accents, while The Inside was founded by Christiane Lemieux, a former fashion designer with a keen eye for prints, to make the experience of creating custom furniture approachable and fun rather than intimidating and stressful. And not to take the thrill out of antiquing (or stooping!), but plenty of vintage gems and reissued classics can be found online these days, often delivered with the same speed and high-quality service that you might expect from a mass retailer.

Whether you’re designing your first home after an Axel Vervoordt interior or finally completing the decorations in the apartment you’ve been living for the last five years, the best online furniture stores can help bring the space you’ve been dreaming of to life.

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Renting? DTC-favorite Article has a vast of selection of neutral-colored, contemporary designs that will blend in seamlessly with your just-for-now home. Couches and chairs are what put the brand on the map, but you can explore by room, bundles, and best sellers if you’re just browsing. Bonus: the brand also offers project services for room redesigns or customized new spaces. Shipping fees vary ($49-$199) depending if you want front door, in-room, or with assembly—and on delivery day, you’ll get a text message when your courier is 30 minutes away, which is both useful and exciting.

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Baarlo black coffee table

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Iuroy ivory bouclé swivel chair

Castlery

Castlery’s focus is to deliver long-lasting, thoughtful design without the hefty price tag. Its aesthetic ranges from mid-century to contemporary, offering a little something for everyone. Shop by category or try one of its design tools to configure your own custom piece. There’s even virtual room designer to help visualize what each piece would look like in your space, like those bouclé chairs or that C-shaped sofa.

Castlery

Solange performance bouclé chair

Castlery

crescent 6-drawer dresser

Castlery

auburn performance sectional sofa

Castlery

Pascal leather sling armchair

Arhaus

Founded in 1986 on the premise that furniture should be sustainably-made and built to last, Arhaus partners with artisans around the world (North Carolina, Mexico) to produce heirloom-quality furniture and lighting fixtures for in- and outdoor paces that can (and should) be passed down through generations. It’s pledged from day one to never use wood sourced from rainforests, and it encourages donations to a local restore when moving on from a certain piece—that is, if you’re not reselling your item on Facebook Marketplace. We love the Ilaria dining table, which is handcrafted in Italy from locally-sourced travertine that varies in color, texture, and shape per design.

West Elm

For contemporary design with personality, West Elm is where to look. Virtually every corner is accounted for, from light fixtures to tabletop essentials to sleeper sofas. The brand has a few exciting designer collabs, like with Colin King and fashion label Rhode. Shipping varies by availability (in-stock ships within a week; quick ship within 1-5 weeks). Keep an eye out for its sales—the brand holds them regularly, along with a clearance section that gets regularly replenished.

Maiden Home

Designed in New York but crafted with the help of artisans based in North Carolina, Maiden Home’s modern pieces are custom-tailored to fit your space and last for years. Visit its New York City flagship if you’re in the West Village neighborhood one day—the brand does both walk-ins and private consultations. Choose from a wide variety of fabrics and finishes to ensure each piece fits in your vision.

Anthropologie

Decor mood boards come to life at Anthropologie, where free shipping starts at $50. The retailer carries everything from playfully-patterned kitchen essentials to traditional upholstered pieces in baroque florals. Of course, it’s also home to this ornate gilded mirror that’s inspired legions of Pinterest pins.

Anthropologie

Leonelle box-pleated sofa

Anthropologie

Turner five-tiered bookcase

Anthropologie

Georgie ceramic side table

Anthropologie

velvet Tashi dining chair

Serena & Lily

Dreaming of owning a quintessential cottage in Nantucket? Want your home to look like a Nancy Meyers movie set? Serena & Lily nails the aesthetic with chic home goods in rattan and wicker, as well as beachy prints and ocean-inspired hues.

Serena & Lilly

Scallop rattan side table

Serena & Lilly

edgewater rattan lounge chair

Rove Concepts

If you’re a modern minimalist at heart, Rove Concepts is the answer to all your design needs. The brand focuses on clean-lined European-inspired furniture to add calming accents to any space. With showrooms in Vancouver, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Santa Fe—New York is opening soon—don’t miss out on the opportunity to view the pieces IRL.

Sundays

Sundays was founded by four friends in the design industry, all with young families. They knew from personal experience that furnishings needed to be durable, so the brand was born out of a need for functional designs that make life easier—without sacrificing aesthetics. Its modular Get Together sofa is a noted crowd-favorite, made of a stain-resistant performance fabric (i.e. removable, washable slip covers) that’s ideal for families with young kids and dogs (or both!).

Sundays

Endless Summer lounge chair

Sundays

Get Together modular sectional

Sixpenny

Founded in 2017, Sixpenny designs elegant, comfortable furniture with a lived-in feel. Sustainability is a priority for the brand—you won’t find any synthetics in the fabrics it uses, just natural or recycled ones: cotton, linen, a blend of both, or a cozy faux fur made from recycled polyester. Keeping longevity in mind, fabrics on its upholstered pieces—including bestselling sofas like the Neva, modular Aria, or Olea—feature removable slip covers that each have their own care instructions depending on the material it’s upholstered in. Feel-wise, you have the option of poly or feather down fill—the former for a more springy seat; the latter more plush, for those who like to really sink as they lounge. But perhaps the best part is the $100 flat fee for white glove delivery. Ship times vary depending on availability, but average 2-3 weeks if in stock.

Wayfair

If your mission is to design on a dime, look no further than Wayfair. The home goods retail giant has markdowns for days (up to 70%!), offers fast shipping, and has one of the broadest selections of furniture and decor you’ll find online.

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Jennaveve upholstered counter stool

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Ankit rattan console table

Burrow

Burrow prides itself on providing three fundamental changes to the furniture industry: “a modular platform, a focus on function and fashion, and an investment in community and experience.” The majority of their pieces are indeed, modular, making them easy to transport, change, and expand. For the spill-prone, Burrow also sells an array of performance rugs made of recycled polyester fibers that’s stain-resistant and anti-shed (even for its most high-pile ones, allegedly). Stop by the showroom in LA, New York, Boston, or Chicago to see for yourself.

Oka

Founded in the UK by three friends, interiors brand OKA is bringing a bit of British flair to customers globally. It focuses on charming prints and comfortable pieces that create a homey, familial feeling.

Oka

Abbey velvet dining chair

Oka

costellinni linen ottoman

MoMa Design Store

Much like the museum itself, the MoMa design store is chock-full of artful pieces that perfectly marry form and function. Find a coat rack that doubles as an art piece, or a side chair that’s practically a sculpture.

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setago portable table lamp

Moma

vitra Gehry wiggle side chair

Herman Miller

Eames hang-it-all coat rack

Cura Home

“Cura” is the Latin word for “curate,” which is exactly what the brand focuses on. It creates furniture with character to add a bit of whimsy and personality to your space. All furniture ships free, unless an upgraded service is selected, and returns are accepted within 30 days (you’ll have to arrange return shipping on your own, though).

Goodee

Goodee is a curated marketplace founded by Byron & Dexter Peart with a mission to champion sustainable design in textiles, decor accents, and furnishings, like the handwoven stool that showcases unique materials and artisanal craft. Tekla, one of our go-tos for organic cotton bedding made in Portugal, is carried here as well.

Beam

Based in Brooklyn, Beam carries a variety of home goods and decor carefully selected from around the globe. It curates both established (Kartell, Ethnicraft) and emerging brands (Dusen Dusen, Ferm Living) to bring the best of the best when it comes to innovative design. Make sure to check out one of its interior edits for decor inspiration—they’ve put together key buys for ’70s-inspired pieces, chrome lovers, designs featuring ripples and curves, and for the ultra-minimalist: sleek sculpture stoneware.

Hay

Hay was founded in 2002 by a husband and wife team in Denmark and continues to be a leader in Scandinavian design. Now sold at Design Within Reach (and smaller accessories at MoMa), the brand “turns unconventional ideas into innovative objects.” We’re most fond of the Rey counter stool, which can come upholstered with a seat cushion, and exists as as dining chair and regular stool as well.

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chisel upholstered lounge chair

The Lacquer Company

The Lacquer Company does just that: It lacquers. Everything from bar cart to trays and umbrella stands is handmade in custom colors by Vietnamese artisans in the traditional Son Mai lacquer. The brand partners with established designers and decorators such as Rita König, Suzanne Sharp (from The Rug Company), John Derian, and Kate Rheinstein Brodsky (behind the Upper East Side fixture KRB) to see their unique visions through.

The Inside

When it comes to custom furnishings, The Inside knows best. It offers a wide variety of made-to-order pieces (ottomans, sofas, and chairs to name a few) in 100+ fabrics, which you can also purchase by the yard for special projects. (Fans of Scalamandré’s iconic prints take note: The Inside carries an exclusive collection of four archival patterns—including its leaping zebras, a never-before-seen cheetah.) Order free swatches if you’re having decision paralysis, and browse “The Inside IRL” for mix-and-match inspiration. Peel-and-stick wallpaper is also an option for those in rentals who want to turn their bedroom into a living garden. Not sold on your choice? You have a 30-day return window, less the cost of return shipping.

Schoolhouse

Lifestyle and furniture brand Schoolhouse is dedicated to the preservation of American manufacturing, and the majority of their product is carefully crafted in their Portland factory. While the name of the brand evokes a youthful aesthetic, its colorful pieces can also be quite sophisticated.

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Ton33 bentwood cane armchair

Kathy Kuo Home

TV personality and celebrated interior designer Kathy Kuo founded her eponymous label as an outlet for curating, sourcing, and designing furniture and decor. Her brand is one of the fastest growing online home platforms, and offers discounts for professionals in the trade. Don’t have the luxury of waiting for a new sofa? Shop the ready-to-ship section for pieces in stock now.

Kathy Kuo Home

Caleb rustic dining table

Kathy Kuo Home

Mika industrial concrete pedestal

Kathy Kuo Home

Miguel coastal beach wood console table

Burke Decor

Burke Decor was one of the first online-only home platforms to gain popularity—it was born out of the desire to deliver quality and style to customers residing outside of major metropolitan areas. Another great a wedding registry option, you can shop by category, what’s trending, and brands, like Ferm Living, Audo Copenhagen, Jonathan Adler, and more.

Lulu & Georgia

Lulu & Georgia is more than just a home company–it also curates spaces and runs a blog featuring everything from interiors to lifestyle stories and recipes. Plus, they regularly collaborate with established designers for new collections—past ones have included designs by Eny Lee Parker, Jake Arnold, and Élan Byrd.

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Pentwater round side table

Industry West

Industry West provides commercial and industrial furniture as well as modern pieces that work well in any residential home. Find everything from seating to storage, all designed with an office or workspace in mind and priced affordably. For eye-catching outdoor furniture, check out its collaboration with DTC paint purveyor, Clare. Returns are accepted within a 14-day time frame, less a 10% restocking fee.

Industry West

Kangaroo cane lounge chair

Joss & Main

If you’re looking for something in a pinch but don’t want to sacrifice style, Joss & Main’s vast variety and free two-day shipping make for an easy solution. In the company’s own words, it’s like “style on speed dial.”

Joss & Main

Darlington wing back armchair

Joss & Main

Paxton upholstered counter/bar stool

Joss & Main

Derrell pedestal end table

1stDibs

Looking for a vintage Togo sofa? 1stDibs is where you’ll probably find it. This resale platform has expanded over the years to sell everything from collectible antiques to reissued designs, and you can also find some great vintage fashion while you’re at it. The platform connects you directly with antique dealers and art associations from around the world—check out its seller directory to shop by gallery—plus hosts auctions on various furniture.

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French pair of nightstands

Urban Outfitters

While Urban Outfitters may have been your safe haven in 2006, it’s grown up along with us— the company now has a vast home section and offers pieces with the same kind of whimsy and experimentation as their clothing.

CB2

Think of CB2 as Crate & Barrel’s cooler, younger sibling: its pieces are just a tad sleeker and on-trend, yet still priced fairly and serve a distinct purpose within your home. Plus, the brand offers free design services and features a stacked roster of interior designer collections, from jewelry designer Jennifer Fischer to British designer Matthew Williamson.

CB2

Foley performance arm chair

CB2

Espira round resin coffee table

Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel will forever be a home goods favorite, and the established retailer continues to deliver furniture of a wide range that is reliable and functional while still aesthetically-pleasing thanks to unique detailing and textures. Notable collaborations include those of Athena Calderone and Leanne Ford.

Crate & Barrel

Rica white wood and grasscloth bed

Crate & Barrel

Lafayette whitewashed dresser

Crate & Barrel

Yukon wood dining side chair

Restoration Hardware

Google the words “Cloud couch” and the second suggested search that appears is “cloud couch dupe.” The brand itself describes it as the world’s most comfortable couch that’s “often imitated, but never matched.” Fun fact: Kendall Jenner and Kerry Washington both own and love it. Another fun fact: it can be made-to-order in 140+ fabrics and larger versions average around $10,000. Beyond this cult-favorite, RH sells all kinds of furniture, and its stores are not only beautifully designed but have tasty (and trendy) restaurants to boot.

RH

T-brace round dining table

RH

Trieste closed nightstand

RH

Nicola open barrel armchair

Design Within Reach

Design Within Reach is exactly that: design within reach. While its pieces aren’t exactly cheap, the pricing usually feels fair and the products reflect leading design trends from around the world. You can find many reissued classics here as well, like Knoll’s Wassily chair, a modular USM dresser, or an Eames lounger.

Pottery Barn

Classic Americana, coastal dreaming, relaxed living—for over 70 years, Pottery Barn has been a trustworthy source for furnishing one’s home, especially those looking for seasonal upgrades and inspiration (and lots of monogrammable bits and bobs!). For those soon-to-be-married, they’re also a great wedding registry option.

Pottery Barn

Cardiff square woven coffee table

Pottery Barn

Zane rectangular metal accent table

Pottery Barn

York square arm leather sectional

Safavieh

Once an artisan family business, Safavieh is now not only an online retail giant but has brick-and-mortar stores around the world—and is sold on many online furniture stores as well. It has manufacturing facilities on three continents, so it’s safe to say that they have the perfect home solution no matter your location, all at attainable price points.

Safavieh

Adah leather counter stool

Perigold

Perigold’s mission is to have every premium home brand all in one place, and they’re doing an excellent job. The platform carries countless brands and designer pieces at a variety of prices, including Four Hands, Kartell, Flos, and Louise Poulsen.

Four Hands

Mitchell upholstered bench

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