These Brands are Making It Super Easy to Set Up Your Home

published Feb 3, 2019
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A beautiful home is just a few clicks away.

Over the past few years, a crop of new direct-to-consumer companies have been sprouting up, disrupting the design industry as we knew it and making it easier to decorate your home to your heart’s desire.

Why enlist a courier to drop off a big, bulky mattress when you can have a boxed one delivered to your doorstep? Want to hang something on your walls? You can have your favorite pieces professionally framed and shipped back to you in a few weeks time. There are even companies that take the guesswork out of selecting a paint swatch or undergoing renovations.

In fact, there are so many new companies sprouting up that it’s hard to keep track. To help, we created a comprehensive list of the best brands that make it easy to turn your house into a home:

Best Place to Buy Paint

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Founded by interior designer Nicole Gibbons, Clare makes shopping for paint, well, fun. Not only are Clare’s paints compliant with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) regulations, but they also come in fun shades like “Matcha Latte” and “Blue Ivy.” Once you find a shade you like, you can order a peel-and-stick sample so you can test out the color before you fully commit.

Best Places to Frame Your Photos

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Want to bring your favorite shots from your feed to your home’s walls? That’s where Keepsake comes in. Simply download the company’s app—which is available on the App Store and Google Play—upload your picture, and receive a beautiful frame in no time. Best of all? It only costs $29.

Or, if you want to frame something bigger like a college diploma or sports jersey, Framebridge offers beautiful, custom frames for virtually anything you can think of. Similar to Keepsake, this company also lets you frame your favorite Instagram for $39. Read more about the experience here.

Best Places for Full-Service Design

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Modsy makes it easy to spruce up your space. Simply take pictures and measurements of the room you want to make over, and create a list of what you want done. From there, Modsy will create a 3D mockup of your room and recommend products from popular brands like Anthropologie, West Elm, and CB2.

For something personalized, Havenly will connect you with an interior designer who will help you create the dream of your dreams — all online, of course.

Best Places to Buy Furniture

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Interior Define is an AT Editor favorite for living room, dining room, and bedroom furniture. They offer customization so you can design the perfect piece for you, and the quality is hard to beat. Our founder and CEO, Maxwell Ryan, even has his own collection with Interior Define (pictured above, check out the whole collection here).

With sofas, chairs, tables, and more, Article’s contemporary pieces will look great in just about every space.

At Dims, founder Eugene Kim brings Japanese, Shaker, and Nordic style to the direct-to-consumer phenomenon. As a bonus, all pieces are coated in a finishing powder that’s free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other heavy toxic materials. Simple and sustainable? A win-win in our book.

Burrow’s easy-to-assemble, modular couches are perfect for someone who is always on the move or later realizes that, yes, they do want to tack on a chaise lounge.

Christiane Lemieux, of DwellStudio fame, teams up with brands like Peter Som and Clare V. to create stylish (and affordable!) chairs, sofas, bed frames, and much more.

If the sleek, mid-century modern look isn’t your thing, may we suggest Maiden Home? Founder Nidhi Kapur enlists artisans in North Carolina to create beautiful, high-quality sofas, sectionals, and chairs — minus the markup.

Best Places to Outfit Your Bedroom

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From pillows, to comforters, to super-soft sheets, Brooklinen has everything you need for a cozy bed—all you need is a mattress!

Since launching its eponymous mattress in 2014, Casper has gone on to launch two more styles, plus bed frames, pillows, sheets, and a dog bed for your furry friend!

Allswell’s mattresses, comforters, pillows, and bedding are designed with the sweetest of dreams in mind.

Leesa’s signature mattress is made with layers of foam that cool and contour your body — making it all the easier to clock in eight hours of sleep.

Eco-friendly, breathable, and oh-so soft, Buffy is the gold standard of direct-to-consumer comforters.

Best Places to Outfit Your Bathroom

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Parachute might’ve started as a bedding brand but, its Cali cool towels, mats, and robes also deserve a spot in your home.

Need to redo your bathroom’s plumbing? Change up your cabinet’s hardware? Block offers instant estimates and renovation packages that are cheaper than a contractor or plumber.

Best Places to Outfit Your Kitchen

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According to Eunice Byun and David Nguyen, you don’t need to have cabinets and drawers full of superfluous cooking utensils. In fact, just about everything you need to do in the kitchen can be done with a handful of pieces, which make up Material’s curated kitchen kits.

Of course, no delicious meal is made without some pots and pans. Made In offers some durable frying pans, stock pots, and sauciers that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Or, if you want to add a pop of color to your kitchen, Great Jones’ cookware comes in a bunch of gorgeous hues.

Once your dish is cooked to perfection, serve it up on Year and Day’s chic dinnerware. This company’s collection of ceramic plates, versatile wine glass, and sleek utensils is certainly worth toasting to.

Best Places to Find Decor Accessories

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Our own community-driven marketplace for design obsessives, Bazaar is chock full of high quality secondhand vintage, antique, and designer items. You can find everything from furniture and tabletop items to accessories and rugs.

Globally minded home decor brand the Citizenry sends furniture and accessories from artisans around the world straight to your doorstep.

Thanks to Beni Rugs, you can order an intricate, made-to-order Moroccan rugs without leaving the house.

With delicious candles, tableware, and bed and bath accessories, there’s nothing you can’t buy at Snowe.