The Best West Elm Furniture Has Left Our Style Editor Stunned (in a Good Way!) — 'Can I Buy it All?!'

It's hard to narrow the best West Elm furniture down into one 15-item edit, but for you, dear reader, we had to try. Shop Style Editor Brigid Kennedy's round-up now.

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These days, West Elm furniture is some of the most covetable in all of interior design, not only for its chic silhouettes and trendy pieces, but its middle-of-the-road prices, as well. Sure, you could find a cheaper sofa somewhere on the internet, but it's probably not as well-made or stylish as its West Elm counterpart.

That's why it's one of the best home decor brands around (we didn't make a West Elm editor's choice for no good reason). It's also a great place to start and end your furniture-buying journey, a process that can feel quite overwhelming and labor-intensive. With a retailer like West Elm, the burden becomes that much easier.

'Choosing quality-made furniture will often come down to construction, thoughtful design, types of materials used, and the usefulness of available features, says Dave Adams, vice president and interior style advisor at BDI Furniture. 'Furniture that carries these trademarks will continue to perform over time and look beautiful in your home for many years.'

Whether you're a first-time furniture buyer or just looking to give your home its millionth seasonal refresh, these are the very best pieces available at West Elm now.

Best West Elm Sofas and Sectionals

Best West Elm Accent Chairs

Best West Elm Coffee Tables

Best West Elm Benches

Where should I start when buying furniture?

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As with most things, it's a good idea to plan a bit before you begin buying furniture for your home. 'To start, draw a comprehensive floorplan of your house and map out the dimensions of each room to help you determine the best way to incorporate and arrange furniture that enables you to get the most out of your spaces,' Dave tells me. 'There are also some great home planner tools and design apps to help you visually plan out your spaces.' Make sure you measure hallways and doorways; you don't want to be stuck in a tight spot holding a heavy sofa that just won't fit.

And finally, 'do your research!' Dave advises. 'Before you actually head to the store (or buy online), browse through magazines or design sites (such as LivingEtc) to get an idea of the brands and styles you like. Read the reviews on these brands so you can be assured you are getting good quality products.'

Brigid Kennedy
Style Editor

Brigid Kennedy is a style editor at Livingetc.com, where she is responsible for obsessively combing the internet for the best and most stylish deals on home decor and more. She was previously a story editor at TheWeek.com, where she covered both U.S. politics and culture. She describes her design style as colorful and clean, and in her free time enjoys reading, watching movies, and curating impossibly niche playlists on Spotify. She lives in New York.