We love an exposed wood frame sofa, and consider it a welcome departure from traditional all-upholstered pieces. These five are at the top of our wish-list

Floyd Exposed Frame Sofa
Courtesy of Floyd

The Custom Solution

West Elm offers both a leather and fabric version of this solid oak wood frame couch, each in sweet pecan finish. Take your pick of eight leather finishes or 12 textured fabric options, which include plenty of neutral chenille, bouclés, velvets, and tweeds.

Leon Wood Framed Leather Sofa

The Eco Entry

Courtesy of Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel’s wood frame sofa is crafted from certified sustainable engineered hardwood and solid maple arms. It’s topped with a pair of bolster throw pillows in a down blend. 

Sherwood 3-Seat Exposed Frame Sofa

The Fashionista’s Favorite

Fashion designer Jason Wu recently launched a new exposed frame furniture collaboration with Interior Define. The modern wood frame leather and fabric pieces are available in a sofa, chair, sectional, and ottoman. Choose more than 50 fabric options, including dozens of kid- and pet-friendly varieties as well as either a matte black or walnut frame. Each features sleek brass-capped legs. 

The Space Saver

A play off traditional mid-century exposed frame daybeds, the Una Sleeper Sofa is the stuff of small-space dreams. The construction also promises comfort: upholstered in a muted poly gray fabric, it also features pocketed coil mattress innersprings that can accomodate two. 

Una Sleeper Sofa

The Smart Bargain

Made from real birch and powdered coated steel, Floyd’s sofa comes delivered in a box and is easy to assemble. If you lose a part, replacement pieces are also easy to order. The cozy yet stain-resistant fabric is 95% polyester, 5% nylon, and is cleanable with soap and water. And if anything should go wrong, returns can be made within 30 days.