Nearly 42% of Americans were working from home either all of the time or some of the time before the pandemic and after it? Nearly 56% of Americans are working from home.
That means many of us need to kit out our home office and for that, we want the best home office furniture brands.
How We Chose Our Best Home Office Furniture Brands
These home office furniture brands are our “best” because:
- Value for money. They represent strong value for money and a “direct to consumer” sales approach that eliminates costly middlemen.
- High quality. The change to working from home is probably permanent for a great many workers, you don’t want to have to buy a new desk or office chair every year. Office furniture needs to last.
- Ergonomics. The furniture is designed with work in mind. You need excellent ergonomics for something you work at all day, every day, or for sustained periods of time, or you’ll hurt yourself.
- Sustainability. Where possible, we’ve looked for brands that try to preserve the planet and make the world a better place to live in.
- Aesthetic appeal. Finally, we wanted furniture that looked as good as it is to work on, after all, you don’t want to stare at a hideous desk every day, do you?
Our Best Home Office Furniture Brands
They may be best known for their high-end home furnishings but there’s plenty of material at West Elm that will help you make your home office a delightful place too.
They’ve got desks, lighting, shelving, comfy chairs, etc. galore and in everything from mid-century to industrial design too.
If you want your home office to have a very distinct aesthetic then a piece or two from West Elm is going to help you make the statement that you want to make.
They’re not perfect on the sustainability front but we would note that West Elm is committed to ethical sourcing and ensuring all workers on its products are paid fairly and work in nice conditions.
Check out West Elm here.
Work From Home Desks
If you want a guarantee of sustainability when you order a desk for your home office then you should check out “Work From Home Desks”.
They’re based here in the USA and their offerings are all ergonomically designed to make working from home a less stressful experience on your body (and thus, in turn, your mind).
All of these desks are made using FSC certified sustainable birch trees and you can stack up to 100 lbs. (50 Kg) of materials on top of them. That means they’re built to last.
They are also certified by the EPA as using low emissions materials which means no volatile organic compounds to give you a headache.
And all their prices are inclusive of shipping, so you can be assured that there are no hidden charges.
Check out Work From Home Desks here.
We’re big fans of the direct-to-consumer model of furniture supply (all of our favorite online furniture retailers for the home use this model, for example).
That’s because it cuts out the middlemen that drive up the prices of furniture and ensures that the money you spent is invested in the furniture and not the showroom and sales staff they use to get you to buy it.
Branch’s highly ergonomic furniture line is built with your comfort in mind and they encourage you to have your desk and chair configured by an expert to get the most out of it (the consultation with the expert is free).
And delivery is fast and efficient and everything they ship is super easy to assemble too, that way the work you do to unpack the desk won’t leave you too tired to work on it.
Check out Branch Furniture here.
Floyd is another US-based home office furniture label that builds a modular range of tables/desks that are great for you to set up on as a remote worker.
They’re also built with sustainability in mind and they use FSC-certified Walnut as their main wood, recycled (and recyclable) steel as well as natural linoleum for finishings and fixtures.
One thing we love about Floyd is their “no-tool assembly” philosophy which means that even if you’re as bad at DIY as my college-age son is, you can build their desks and tables easily without breaking a sweat.
We really like their standing desk line which is built with an understanding that sitting down too much is probably killing many Americans.
Check out Floyd here.
Fully’s desks are so awesome that you owe it to put them in the same room as your favorite smart air purifier so that they stay pristine and untouched by pollution forevermore.
The company’s designs have won a ton of awards and their desks are truly the stand-out option.
But don’t miss out on the rocking stool (not like a rocking chair, this has a gentle motion to help with your circulation and to help you stay engaged with your work), which is a huge amount of fun.
And if you’re one of the smart people who now work standing rather than sitting, they’ve got mats and boards to help keep that experience interesting and enjoyable too.
Check out Fully here.
This British company excels in making sustainable home office furniture that is based in a certain mid-century aesthetic and we love it.
Their tubular steel designs are extremely robust and simple, we think everyone is likely to be able to find something they like here.
They use high-quality sustainable hardwoods and where necessary all plastics are recycled and their furniture is designed for reusability and recycling, which cuts down future waste.
They’re committed to the circular economy and to doing better for the planet tomorrow than they did today, and that makes them awesome in our book.
The only real downside is that shipping from the UK is expensive and not so eco-friendly.
Check out Woodmancote Retro here.
Anthropologie is our go-to brand when we’re looking for something upscale, they’re so reasonably priced for the level of design but they don’t skimp on quality at all.
They came to life as a brand that was seeking to cater to creative, educated and fairly affluent women of a certain age but their appeal is near-universal.
Not only does their website have a wide range of exciting furniture options but they have over 200 stores worldwide too!
Check out Anthropologie here.
If you want the ultimate in custom home office furniture then Simbly is the brand for you, they only make furniture to order and they use fully FSC certified sustainably sourced wood too.
We like the fact that all their sourcing takes place in North Carolina, where they’re based, to keep carbon emissions in transportation to a minimum too.
Their minimalist aesthetic is something that appeals to us deep down in our souls at the Slick Living offices and we’re all thinking about investing in one of these when we get our next pay rise (are you listening, ed?).
For now, we can only watch in envy as people engage with this wonderful brand.
Check out Simbly here.
Really, it’s pretty hard to fault Wayfair for furniture selection of any kind but as they carry more than 20,000 types of desks and over 10,000 different office chairs, there’s a good chance that they have what you need for your home office.
And that doesn’t include all the other items they carry for your home office – from filing cabinets to printer stands, Wayfair has the lot.
Their website is also super user-friendly, you can start to narrow down your options to something more manageable very quickly, by using their filter options (which extend to things like materials and shapes as well as the more traditional, price or brand).
Nearly everything that they sell also attracts free shipping which is nice too, as it means the sticker price is what you really pay when you get to the checkout.
Check out Wayfair here.
Made Trade is an online aggregator of sustainable furniture that is sourced from all over the world and which are always handcrafted and ethically made.
This does come with a bit of an added price tag but it’s worth it to have peace of mind when it comes to the origins of your furniture.
We’d also note that their range of bamboo desks which are ultra-minimalist are among the coolest things we’ve seen all year.
Check out Made Trade here.
Final Thoughts On The Best Home Office Furniture Brands
No matter what you’re looking for for your home office these awesome furniture brands have you covered.
There’s something for every budget too, so, why not check them out, today?
One other thing that everyone should have in their home office, is an excellent cooling fan, just in case the temperatures are soaring, nobody likes being sticky while they type, do they?