5 Things Designers Love To Buy On Wayfair

Designers love this online destination for its quick shipping and affordable, high-quality finds.

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If you don’t have time to wander around furniture stores, nevermind the weeks- or months-long wait for your order, designers suggest turning to Wayfair. On Wayfair's website, browse millions of options for furniture and decor that can be yours with a click of a button and a comparatively short delivery time. It’s a one-stop online shop that ranges from affordable to designer. There's so much variety that even the professionals have hopped on the Wayfair bandwagon. 

“I have used Wayfair on quite a few projects in the past,” says Little Rock, Arkansas-based interior designer Kelley Kolettis. “I can find high-end products that are sold through many vendors, but at a similar (or lower) price. That makes it easy for my clients to purchase multiple items in one transaction instead of going through all of the individual sites.”

One of Wayfair’s drawing points is that there’s so many options to choose from—millions, in fact. However, that also makes shopping a bit intimidating. Go in with strategy using these most-loved finds that designers buy from Wayfair.

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Accent Furniture

“Having accent pieces that are unique and don't look like they came from a big box store makes your space feel more curated and collected,” Kolettis says. “So many of their [Wayfair’s] accent pieces have options to choose your stain color, fabric color, metal finishes, etc. It makes an online purchase feel like a custom-ordered piece.”

Brett Seidl, principal designer for Lewis & Rose Interiors in Frisco, Texas, also turns to Wayfair for stand-out furniture. She especially loves this coffee table and these chairs.

“The hammered brass detail in this coffee table base takes it to the next level; I love how simplistic yet luxurious it is,” Seidl says. “The chairs are so versatile! We love the juxtaposition between clean sophisticated and cozy casual—they pair well with such a variety of style preferences.”


Lee Anne Stelte, an interior designer based in Bentonville, Arkansas, shops Wayfair for affordable, quality beds and bed frames, plus small bedside tables to complement them. Designer Samantha Stein has also relied on a Wayfair bed frame to furnish her own home in Nashville, Tennessee. 

“I recently moved to a new home and needed a bed fast so I ordered this upholstered one from Wayfair,” Stein says. “I got it in 10 days and it is great quality. I am very happy with it. The shape is very classic and the natural linen fabric goes with anything. It also doesn't require a box spring. I would never guess it wasn't from a high-end trader vendor!”

Name Brand Furniture

“Most of the big name brand furniture companies have started listing their items on Wayfair,” Kolettis revals. “This makes it easier to furnish a whole room without having to visit multiple local stores to set up multiple deliveries on multiple purchases. Brands like Hooker, Bernhardt, Lexington, and Global Views are brands that many interior designers turn to, but without having to visit a large design market or purchase through individual vendors, Wayfair is a one-stop shop for high-end, luxury furniture.”

Light Fixtures 

Wayfair’s offerings aren’t limited to furniture. Designers like Seidl shop there for light fixtures too. She recommends this chandelier in particular. 

“This chandelier drips with modern luxury and looks like it costs thousands. It can instantly and affordably add the wow factor to any dining or living room,” Seidl says. “I love the mix of brass and black paired with the frosted globes for that perfect modern update.”

Throw Pillows And Inserts

If you look hard enough, you can probably find cute throw pillows just about anywhere. The hard part, Kolettis raves, is finding both the pillow cover and the insert online.

“Most online vendors these days offer their throw pillows to be sold as just the cover, without the insert which lowers their shipping costs,” she reveals. “I use this to my advantage by purchasing nicer upholstery fabric pillow cases and then purchasing down-filled inserts or synthetic inserts that may have a higher quality that your normal store-bought pillows. This gives a more custom, designer feel to the space as it adds layers of different fabrics and textures.”

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