For most people, the idea of custom furniture seems super pricey, time-consuming, and generally unattainable – and we don’t blame them! For a long time, the only way to get custom furniture was to commission a designer or craftsman to build something just for you (let’s not even talk about what that would cost and how much trouble it would be to procure). Luckily, a whole host of companies have emerged to fix this very problem, making it easier, cheaper, faster – and not to mention, way more fun – to mix and match patterns, finishes, sizes, and shapes to create a piece of furniture that’s perfect for you and your space. Now the world is your oyster! Or, at least, your living room is. Here are some of our favorite companies making custom furniture more affordable.
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While most ‘fast furniture’ is made on the cheap and susceptible to warping and bending, Campaign’s have steel frames made to last a lifetime. Their pieces are modular and easy to set up (15 minutes! That’s it!), meaning you can disassemble and reassemble as many times as you need, and take them with you from home to home. Campaign offers 17 colors and fabrics and their legs come in two different colors, but their cover sets and leg sets let you switch it up so you’re not stuck with one color forever. campaignliving.com
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When it comes to customizing furniture, IKEA is the OG. Sure, they might not offer all of the bells and whistles themselves, but there’s tons of companies out there to help you add some personality to your pieces. Want custom slipcovers for your chairs and sofas, or maybe new fronts for your cabinets? We also asked ten design professionals about their favorite IKEA hacks, which are sure to inspire your next DIY project. ikea.com
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Design guru and Clever contributor Christiane Lemieux brings her A-game to the table once again with The Inside, a line of customizable furniture. The Inside invites customers to bring their bold fashion sensibility into their homes with a mix of punchy prints and neutrals that still make a statement that are at once chic standouts and fashionable neutrals. Plus, no matter how you customize the pieces will ship to you in 2-3 weeks. theinside.com
If you’ve got an awkwardly-sized space to fill and can’t find any sofa or chair to fit, BenchMade Modern is your new best friend. You can customize most of the pieces down to the inch which is perfect for those spots where nothing else fits quite right. Like many of the other companies on this list, they offer a wide variety of fabrics and colors, as well as different leg options. benchmademodern.com.
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We love Civil for their customizable storage systems, because one size never fits all. Not only are the colors customizable to match your space perfectly, but it’s a modular system, which means you can add as many pieces together as you’d like. From bookcases, credenzas, media units, and workstations, Civil’s mix-and-match storage systems are a game-changer. civilspace.com.
SHOP NOW: The Sullivan Sofa by Maiden Home, Mist Fabric with Black Wood Finish and 60″ wide, $2,275, maidenhome.com