Furniture From Room and Board Stores: A Review

A bedroom full of Room and Board furniture

Room and Board

Room and Board furniture is ideal for those looking for modern-style decor that is affordable and well-built. Since opening up shop in 1980, the company has made its reputation by offering reasonably priced furniture that is high-quality and durable while conveying smart styling. Room and Board manufactures and carries a complete line of furnishings for every room in the house, including living spaces, bedrooms, baths, entryways, offices, and outdoors, as well as a wide range of accessories.

Room and Board Styling

Room and Board's signature look combines sleek, modern lines and spare detailing with natural materials such as hardwood, as well as plenty of metal. There are strong hints of Scandinavian and midcentury-modern influence here, along with more contemporary modern detailing. There are also some doses of plushness and coziness that ultra-modern furniture often lacks. Overall, Room and Board furniture is clean and linear but also inviting and livable.

Design Inspirations

Room and Board draws its inspiration from a variety of design movements and influential designers and craftspeople. Even a tiny sampling of pieces gives you a sense of the stylistic range available:

  • For a touch of midcentury-vintage and a bit of plushness to boot, the André series of sofas are priced at $1,599 to $1,999. If leather luxury is more your thing, Macalester sofas offer a modern twist on a classic Chesterfield, priced at $4,799 to $4,999.
  • The sculpted wood profiles of American woodworker George Nakashima are showcased in the Oskar hardwood chair, priced at $799 to $999.
  • The Chilton dining tables are truly eye-catching, combining a geometric steel base with a top made from unique live-edge slabs of hardwood. Prices range from $1,999 to $3,999.
  • "Canopy bed" seems so traditional, but the Architecture Bed may redefine this category, with natural steel construction and a striking, prismatic form. The queen size is priced at $1,099 to $1,299. The Hale Bed offers a similar look in wood, priced at $1,699 to $2,299

Lighting, Accessories, and Outdoor Furniture

Room and Board offers numerous options in lighting. Pendant lamps are available in a variety of styles from around $149 and up. Abra pendant lamps are made of blown glass by artisans in Minneapolis, starting at $349. There are plenty of other lighting choices, such as floor lamps, table lamps, task lighting, and sconces.

In addition to lighting, you can choose from rugs, accent tables, pillows, and throws to accessorize your home. There is a wide range of good design and prices. Room and Board also offers outdoor selections for seating, dining tables and cocktail tables along with umbrellas and bases.

Who Manufactures Room and Board Furniture?

Room and Board mostly partners with American manufacturers, so that most of the furniture is made domestically. By reducing shipping distances, this creates furniture with a smaller carbon footprint and makes it possible to keep prices low. Both traditional handcrafting and modern techniques are used to manufacture the furniture. Room and Board also partners with international artisans who provide an added depth to the available choices.

How to Buy Room and Board Furniture

There are three ways to buy from room and Board:

  • You can buy online by visiting their website.
  • Visit one of the Room and Board stores. It's a great experience, as their staff is always knowledgeable and helpful. The huge showrooms offer plenty of design ideas.
  • Buy over the phone.
    Phone number: 800.301.9720
    Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Central)
    Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Central)
    Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Central)