We all have to have furniture, right? Yes, we do. What we don’t have to do, however, is actually go to a physical furniture store and spend hours and hours of valuable time strolling through galleries, avoiding salespeople, and possibly not finding what we’re after.
So, we go to the next furniture store and repeat the process. By then, our stomachs are grumbling, and we have to fight traffic to grab some lunch before heading back into the endless maze of box stores, looking for that perfect sofa or bedroom set.
Online commerce has changed everything, including the way consumers shop for their wares. This is true of furniture shopping as well, and now, we have the relaxing luxury of making a cup of coffee, sitting in our pajamas and firing up our laptop to peruse the myriad of online options we have. We can save time, money, hassles, and find exactly what we’re looking for.
Here we enlist the top 10 best Furniture websites for 2017
10. FURNITURE.COM (furniture.com)
Think “endless choices.” Furniture.com’s massive online catalog helps you find that perfect selection for your home. Offering the lowest prices among home furnishing stores, they also offer discounts on packages in living, bedroom and dining purchases. Accent furniture is also featured, as well as clearance merchandise.
9. BASSETT FURNITURE (bassettfurniture.com)
Offering customs solutions for your furniture needs, including an online design studio, Bassett Furniture is a century-old company that caters to your unique sense of style. Bassett design consultants assist in finding your tastes in decorating, and working within your budget, doing everything from giving free advice to making house calls. Exceptional quality and style are found at an affordable cost.
8. LA-Z-BOY (la-z-boy.com)
Around since 1928, La-z-Boy is a ground-breaking titan in the furniture industry built on comfort, bold ideas and craftsmanship. From sofas, sectionals or the iconic La-Z-Boy recliner, La-Z-Boy products fit your lifestyle and budget. Offering free design services, La-Z-Boy consultants can help you select from over 900 fabrics and leathers, along with in-home design and the ability to show you what your home will look like before your furniture arrives.
7. ROOMS TO GO (roomstogo.com)
The number one independent furniture company in America, Rooms To Go has revolutionized the furniture industry by offering complete room selections at affordable prices, eliminating the need for the customer to have to decide on design options and color coordinations. The room bundle option saves time and money, and Rooms To Go offers the latest in trends and designs. Chic, versatile and affordable, Rooms To Go has just what you’re looking for.
6. ASHLEY FURNITURE HOME STORE (ashleyfurniturehomestore.com)
Turning your house into a home is Ashley Furniture Home Store’s mission. Offering the best in home furnishings that fit your budget, Ashley helps design collections suited to your particular tastes. And when perusing their online galleries, you’ll feel good about Ashley’s commitment to the environment, as they recycle thousands of tons of what would otherwise be landfill refuse, as well as replanting trees to replenish what nature has given us.
5. WORLD MARKET (worldmarket.com)
Over 50 years ago, a traveling businessman imported shiploads of hand-woven wicker to San Francisco and began selling them on a city pier, attracting customers to the unique array of merchandise from bazaars all around the world. This led to the opening of the first store called Cost Plus World Market. From furniture to accents, even selections of international food and wines, you can find everything from baskets from Bali to Portuguese pottery, African collectables, and Spanish artifacts. World Market is an online marketplace full of unique furniture and merchandise.
4. CRATE AND BARREL (crateandbarrel.com)
Gordon and Carole Segal returned home in 1962 from their European honeymoon, amazed by all the simple yet well-made items they’d collected for their home. Within months, after having spent their start-up money on inventory, they opened their first store in Chicago, using crating lumber over old worn plaster walls, and barrels for store fixtures. Crate And Barrel was born and continues to offer unique, affordable merchandise not to be found anywhere else.
3. WAYFAIR (wayfair.com)
“A zillion things home” is the slogan, and if you want it, Wayfair has it. With a massive online inventory filled with furniture, decor and goods, including over seven million products from seven million suppliers, Wayfair helps customers find that perfect item at budget-friendly prices. The huge inventory and excellent customer service combines with the ease of online shopping to make your furniture buying experience a joy.
2. HORCHOW (horchow.com)
Perhaps the precursor of online shopping was mail order, and that’s how Horchow began, way back in 1927 as a mail order catalog. Now into the modern age, Horchow’s website features all sorts of furniture for your bedroom, bathroom, office furniture, outdoor furniture, rugs lighting, home furniture, and accent items, while offering free shipping. Horchow’s inventory is traditional but not old fashioned. They famously “decorate without borders” while maintaining style and comfort are not mutually exclusive.
1. IKEA (ikea.com)
The Swedish furniture company sells everything imaginable in the furnishing world. Living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and beyond, Ikea offer design advice and a handy 3-D planner to help you design your living space. With the company philosophy that “good design should be available for the many, not the few,” Ikea designers produce products with a functional need and affordable cost. Using imagination and low cost raw materials, products are mass-produced to further drive down prices. Most Ikea merchandise is shipped in flat packs and assembled at the customer’s home, thus further lowering costs, ensuring products can be purchased and enjoyed by as many as possible.
All your options for furniture shopping are now readily available online. This simple process makes perusing inventories from all over the world easy and even fun for the consumer, who can find anything they can imagine, from sofas, chairs and bedroom sets to accent pieces, and the most unusual and unique selections.