Gone are the days when you had to spend endless hours hopping from store to store looking for the right furniture for your home. Now, a few clicks will bring up furniture online of all kinds and for budgets of all sorts. You can snap up factory seconds at bargain prices or spend a fortune on designer brands — the choices are aplenty. LBB introduces you to the online furniture brands that you should watch out for.
Elegant, Functional Or Repurposed Furniture From These Online Stores
One of the first brands to venture into the online furniture business, FabFurnish offers sturdy furniture that’s functional. Their designs are classic and much of their creations are plywood. So, you can expect pocket-friendly buys. Beds with storage space for less than 15k, massive wardrobes for less than 20k, and coffee tables starting at around INR 3,000 — you’ll find them all here. However, if you are looking for solid wood they have a dedicated section for that too. FabFurnish is also great for kitchen and bathroom accessories.
While they are on the pricier side, Urban Ladder has become a favourite with customers because of their quality products. Plus, their designs are chic and modern so with a few pieces from here you can give your home a serious makeover. Beds with nifty storage spaces, functional work desks, comfy chairs and even loveseats for your living space, these guys keep it classy with a dash of quirk. Whether you have a compact space or a spacious home, you will find plenty of options to choose from. However, if the prices are scaring you off a little, do check out their Scratch and Dent section where you can get pieces with small defects at bargain prices.
If you are looking for great deals while buying furniture, then check out Housefull. They give out huge discounts from time to time on their entire range that makes furniture shopping budget-friendly. For example, you can snap up a sizeable chest of drawers for a little more than INR 5,000. Or a comfy rocking chair for less than INR 8,000. While most of their offerings are plywood and pretty basic looking, they will work perfectly if you are looking for temporary pieces that will last you a few years before you upgrade.
High on the popularity charts, Pepperfry’s product range is expansive. You can source everything from furniture of all sorts to decor, housekeeping essentials, and hardware. Most of these are pocket-friendly and you’ll probably find something that suits every budget. They have a vast collection of Tripod and Floor Lamps at great prices. We also love their collection of trunk boxes that make for an elegant addition to your home. If you don’t know how to put together a look for your home, you can even shop for a curated one put together by experts.
At Snapdeal, you can browse through rows of no-frills furniture options that are ideal for compact spaces. The are handy laptop tables and shoe racks. You can also pick up entire furniture sets at reasonable prices — like a cot, wardrobe, and side table for your bedroom. They also have plenty of office furniture options.
Pretty up your home with artsy pieces from FabIndia. They mostly work with sheesham wood and you can source everything from mimosa sofas to wall shelves. They also incorporate their design specials (for example, they have an indigo collection running right now) into their some of their pieces (like shelves and upholstered benches). So, if you are looking to give your home an ethnic touch, these will work well. If you are on a tight budget, stick to the ones that are made from jute.
Featuring vibrant colours and prints, the furniture range at Chumbak might be limited but it sure can make your space pop. Teal, upholstered chairs with giant flowers, and pouffes with elephant prints – they are all available. Prices (especially for the chairs) are on the heavier side so you may want to snap them up during a sale.
A Bangalore-based startup, Zefo is for those of you who are moving to a new city and want stock up furniture at great prices. The furniture (and appliances) range from well used to unboxed (factory seconds) so you can expect steep discounts. They even offer buy backs on the products they sell so if you are planning on moving, you won’t have to take on the hassle of finding buyers for your furniture.
It’s all about DIY with uByld products. Operating out of Bangalore, they sell easy to build kits that you can put together at your home. Under this range, they have plain functional desks, shelves, shoe racks, and tables. The more heavy-duty stuff like cots and benches come pre-assembled. Plus, their products are all upcycled and eco-friendly. So, brownie points for that.
World Art Community
Give your home an artistic touch with creations from the World Art Community. They showcase local designers on their platform. And you can scour the web pages for everything from uniquely designed, bare wooden benches to artful tables from reclaimed wood. Prices though are on the higher side. However, you can look out for discounts and sales that they offer.
Dwell Duo Design
Minimalism is what this brand concentrates on while designing their furniture range. You can shop for chairs, storage chests, and tables from here. And while their designs are simple, there is an undeniable elegance to them that will add personality to your space. You can even sign up for customisation here.
'Bent' by Design
Handcrafted furniture is Bangalore-based Bent’s USP. You can look forward to out of the box designs that have been created using traditional techniques. Since these are not mass-produced, you can really give your home a unique and a rustic look. Tables, benches, loungers, and teapoys can be sourced from here. The Lisa Table has an interesting shape and will look great in your living room. They also have old-world rocking chairs if you want to add charm to your space.
Most of the offerings at Socktail are custom-built to your specifications. You can choose a design or even share a design with them and they’ll get it made for you. Their contemporary collections offer plenty of variety and you’ll have no complaints. However, don’t leave the website without checking out their special collections. Their Vintage Furniture and Rainbow collections will have your heart.