Shopping for furniture always seems like a good idea. But then you spend the whole day (or even a whole weekend!) popping from store to store, sitting on couch after couch, only to find yourself overwhelmed by all the choices and struggling to remember the subtle differences between suede and micro-suede. On the other hand, going the online route can be just as overwhelming. Am I getting a good deal? Is this really going to look like it does in the pictures? Is this site legitimate? I'm sorry, shipping and assembly fees are how much?!
Luckily, there’s a chic, under-the-radar way to order exactly you what you want, from the comfort of your home: Article.
The 5-year-old furniture company began as a way to get beautifully made, quality furniture to as many people as possible without the hassle (and additional costs) of involving retail stores, warehouses and exporters. Instead, Article connects its shoppers directly to the manufacturer to keep things easy and relatively inexpensive. Seriously, after just a few clicks, one phone call and a quick and painless home installation, you'll be literally sitting pretty.
"It was very quick and easy, the website is user-friendly and the choice selection wasn't so overwhelming that I didn't know where to start," said one PureWow staffer who tried it. Indeed, it’s incredibly easy to filter by color, fabric or style (i.e., sectional versus loveseat) so you’re looking at only couches you’d actually consider buying. Article also has a shoppable inspiration section if you’re not quite sure what style it is you want but know you really need to replace your armchairs.