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Next up, an all-around favorite: West Elm!
Meet The Brand: West Elm
Launched in 2002, West Elm is a household name in the design world. It’s a favorite brand with young professionals and urban dwellers drawn to its mix of trendy and contemporary furniture in bold colors and patterns. West Elm also has exclusive collections created by in-house designers along with collaborations with artists and designers both globally and locally.
What They’re Known For
Modern staples updated with trendy looks! West Elm is the go-to for approachable and sustainably produced home furnishings that are affordable. That ranges from Mid-Century Modern furniture pieces to customizable upholstery options, all at great prices. You can also expect to find some of the most stylish compact furniture for a small-space living!
Why We Love Them
There’s no better source for timeless Mid Century-inspired designs that are durably made and reasonably priced. Additionally, West Elm furniture pieces are designed for city apartments and suburban homes alike, so you’re guaranteed to find sizes and styles that suit your space and aesthetic.
West Elm also offers a wide selection of handcrafted and vintage products made by artisans and local craftspeople. The brand is also part of Fair Trade USA, which ensures better wages and safer working conditions for workers across the country.
Those are just a few reasons we’re huge fans of West Elm. Read on for our Stylists’ Picks to see the pieces our designers turn to time and time again!
Mid-Century Acorn Collection
Mid-Century Acorn Dresser: With clean lines and tapered legs, this visually appealing Mid-Century Modern-style dresser is easy to pair with other West Elm furniture and decor. The acorn wood gives it a natural modern look that also makes for a versatile, unifying color in any living room or bedroom. It also comes with brushed brass hardware that adds polish. Use it as a dresser and vanity in a guestroom or set it up as a one-stop storage space in a living room.
Mid-Century Wall Desk: Tall and streamlined, this modern West Elm desk takes up little square footage but has a bold impactful look. The acorn wood is pleasing and easy on the eyes, and the natural hue blends seamlessly with a wide range of furniture and decor styles. Not to mention, the desk also offers lots of open and closed storage, making it a practical piece to pull into any entry or corner living area.
Mid-Century Buffet & Console: Compact but visually captivating, this console cabinet works seamlessly as either a buffet in the dining room or a media stand in a small living space. It’s fitted with drawers and a built-in shelf inside to offer ample storage. There’s no end to how the piece can be used—think TV console, entry console, dining room bar cabinet, and more!
Mid-Century Modern Daybed: This simple, clean-lined daybed instantly warms up any guest room or bedroom. It has deep proportions and sits high off the floor, which gives it a more visually open appearance. Pile it with colorful pillows for a boost of color. If you’re pressed for space, this daybed can easily double as a sofa for lounging when it’s not used for sleeping.
Roar & Rabbit Swivel Chairs: These swivel chairs are sumptuous staples for any modern living space. Accented with pleating in the upholstery and a brass base, there’s nothing subtle about these comfy and glam chairs. Arrange a pair in a corner for an instant conversation nook or integrate them into your main living room seating arrangement. Don’t miss our Living Room Checklist for more furniture and decor ideas for your space.
Carlos Sectional: If you’re looking for a high-style look, this tall-back sectional is the perfect formal and fabulous addition to any living space. It has a Mid-Century-inspired silhouette with raised brass tapered legs, which gives it an airy yet glamorous and elevated look all at once. Although it’s easy to dress up this comfy sectional with any range of colorful and patterned pillows. The rule? The more the merrier!
Ellis Dining Chair: Bright colors give these contemporary dining chairs a bold look that’s sure to liven up any dining area. The clean-lined silhouette of these seats has a minimalist, Mid-Century sophistication, while the vibrant upholstery (available in a range of colors) and stained wood legs give them a sense of warmth and earthiness—perfect for any style room.
Burst Chandelier: Add a sculptural focal point to your dining space with this modern sputnik-style chandelier. Accented with glass globes, this is the kind of high-style conversation piece that’s guaranteed to catch the eye of your dinner guests while still being very functional.
Distressed Velvet Dining Chair: You can’t beat the timeless appeal of soft, lustrous velvet, which gives these dining chairs an extra-luxe look. Brass tapered legs add a glam touch to the curvy Mid Century-inspired silhouettes of these chairs, which are comfortable choices for any style dining room—from modern and contemporary to traditional and rustic.
Tweed Crosshatch Platform Bed: West Elm furniture is made to be easily mixed and matched, and this versatile bed captures that design ethos perfectly. With its clean lines, soft grey upholstery, and minimalist appeal, it makes for a versatile bed that’s easy to pair with any decor style or color palette. It’s a foundational piece you can build on, no matter your aesthetic. See how to round out this bed with other key pieces from our Bedroom Checklist.
Lacquer Storage Desk: Made with reclaimed wood, a lacquer top, and a metal base, this West Elm desk checks all the boxes for a stylish and functional table. The open framework base adds visual interest while the deep drawers give this compact desk spacious hidden storage. The smooth lacquer top also offers a durable work surface that’s sure to last. Also, check out our guide to the best desks for more top picks!
Penelope Nightstand: When it comes to West Elm furniture for a small bedroom, this two-tone oval bedside table is practical with cool. The wood body and stone top give it Mid-Century-style good looks, and flush drawers add to its overall functional and seamless design. Place one next to a bed in a small bedroom or go for a matching pair for a balanced look.
Stria Bed: This light-wood bed is the perfect bedroom anchor piece. You can easily pair it with any West Elm furniture pieces or mix it with a wide range of decor given the bed’s clean-lined design and versatile wood finish. We love this bed for adding its airy and minimal appeal, which makes it perfect for any small bedroom or contemporary space.
Simple Bed Frame: If you like the idea of a bed that’s super minimal, this simple white-painted bed frame is for you. Perfect for small spaces, kids’ rooms, and minimalist spaces, this is the perfect go-to if you want a bed that’s easy to dress up and down. Layer it with colorful pillows at the change of each season and leave it unadorned during summer. Another bonus? You can slip storage baskets underneath the bed for instant hidden storage.
Ladder Desk & Bookcase: For a space-saving work area that takes up little floor space, this ladder desk and bookcase series is the ultimate solution. The ladder design with open shelving makes the most of vertical wall space, and the built-in desk version offers an easy work table so it can easily be incorporated into a living room or bedroom. Additionally, the two-tone lacquer-and-wood will complement decor in a wide range of styles.
Reflected Diamonds Rug: West Elm rugs are highly coveted among our customers and for good reason. The brand offers a wide range of styles, including indoor-outdoor designs like this geometric rug made from recycled materials. Durable and boldly patterned, this all-purpose rug makes for a practical addition in a bedroom, kids room, or nursery.
Urban Trundle Bed: This modern trundle bed is thoughtfully designed for kids and sleepovers. The bottom pulls out for another comfy sleeping space, while the neutral upholstery makes it an easy piece to add into any bedroom or kids space. The best part is that it’s made to last—you can repurpose the bed into a daybed for a guest room or office after the kids outgrow it.