With every scroll, I’m always learning about the latest home trends and designs via social media. These ads pique my interest because with one-click I find myself flipping through products and imagining them in my home. That’s how I first discovered Floyd, a direct-to-consumer furniture brand that sells exclusively online.
Immediately, I was attracted to Floyd’s simple but sleek designs that have flooded my TikTok and Instagram feeds.
Curious if Floyd furniture lives up to its eye-catching ads, I ordered from Floyd to see if this brand is the real deal.
Here’s what I think about Floyd furniture.
What is Floyd furniture?
Founders Kyle Hoff and Alex O’Dell started the company in 2013 with just one product: The Floyd Leg, which allows you to turn any flat surface material into a table.
The company has since developed items like furniture, couches, and tables that have a modern look and are high quality.
With a focus on sustainability, Floyd has plans to become one of the first carbon-neutral furniture brands, crafting each piece from eco-friendly materials.
What we like
It offers unique and modern designs
Floyd’s furniture and accessories feel fresh and new, with a style that’s unique, leaning into elements from mid-century, Bauhaus, and contemporary design.
The furniture is no-frills, and the side table is simple but refined, with just enough room for a small lamp or a couple of drink coasters. The small size makes it appropriately compact to fit in small spaces.
Floyd’s Y-Lamp also offers a compelling design with its minimalist design and billowing lampshade crafted from Japanese Mulberry and cotton. When assembled, the lamp looks just as sophisticated and stylish as it did online. Emanating a soft glow, the Y-Lamp’s illumination was just the right amount of light.
The Floyd Squishy Chair is definitely a step above the bean bag chair you probably had as a kid. Its oblong shape gives it a structured look on the classic slumpy chair.
The products are well made
Right out of the box, it was easy to see that Floyd’s pieces are of exceptional quality.
The surface of the side table is made from FSC-certified timber, and it has metal legs. The pieces are sturdy with a good weight behind them so they don’t feel flimsy.
The diameter of the table is 15 inches, which made it great for small spaces. It has enough space to place a couple of drinks and the TV remote on top of it. While the wood of the table top is heavy-duty, Floyd recommends using a coaster when placing drinks on top.
The lamp is constructed from three power-coated steel poles that form a Y-shape at the base (hence the name), which sturdily holds the lamp in place.
As for the furniture, if you’re used to the lumpy, worn-out bean bag chairs of your youth, then Floyd’s Squishy chair will feel like a welcomed change.
The exterior cover feels like a sturdy cotton twill made from post-consumer plastics. It isn’t stain resistant, the cover is machine washable so you can clean up any spills easily. The interior is filled with long strands of repurposed foam so you won’t have to worry about the chair leaking foam beads.
Each piece is thoughtfully designed
In addition to being high quality, the care behind each design is abundantly clear. Floyd’s pieces are as functional as they are beautiful.
While assembling the Floyd side table, I was thrilled to see the feet came covered in soft wool padding. Because of this, I was able to move the table without scratching up the floors. If you’re used to putting padding on the bottom of your future, this incorporation into the design feels like a sweet treat.
The cover of the Squishy Chair comes with ties to secure it to the to the insert, à la a duvet cover. This made it easier to zip the insert into the cover, while producing the chair with some extra structure so the insert wouldn’t move out of place.
What we don’t like
The assembly is a mixed bag
Having assembled my fair share of furniture, I know the good, the bad, and the ugly. When it came to assembling furniture from Floyd, for me, the process varied greatly depending on the item.
The side table was by far the easiest to assemble. Included in the package are three screws used for attaching the legs to the table surface. The screws are secured by hand—no searching for the screwdriver.
However, I had the lamp and the Squishy Chair gave me some trouble. The Y-Lamp frame consists of three large pieces that are quite unwieldy for just one person. I called in my partner for additional help so I could get the poles to more easily connect.
Getting the shade of the lamp in place was also a battle. The shade is a 2-foot-long oval of delicate paper that stretches across the top of the lamp. This was a delicate process as it feels like the paper shade was always on the borderline of being stretched and ripping.
After nervously stretching out the shade, I began to secure it into place, which was a real battle because the dowels connecting the shade were a tight fit.
The Squishy Chair wasn't exactly hard to assemble, rather it was larger and heavier than I was anticipating it to be, making for a bit of a headache I wasn't prepared for.
Since it weighs about 34 pounds and is sprawling at 4 feet in width, it was difficult to maneuver after releasing it from the vacuum seal packaging. I recommend making sure you open the package in the area of your home you want it to stay.
Putting on the cover of the Squishy Chair took two people and required quite a bit of wrangling to get the heavy filling within the constraints of the cover.
The styles are limited
One downside is that Floyd’s designs are very limited. For example, the tables all have the same general look of a plywood top with metal legs. While you can choose a variety of colors, if you’re not into that style, there’s no other option.
Additionally, the colorways across Floyd products are mostly neutral tones with some pops of colors. If you’re looking for more variety, you’re better off shopping at a larger furniture retailer that offers a vast range of options.
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Warranty and returns
Floyd offers a 1-year warranty on all of their products if there is a defect in the materials or craftsmanship. Claims for the warranty can be made on Floyd’s website.
The company does offer returns within 30 days of purchase. There is a 10% restocking fee, and Floyd does not refund shipping charges.
Floyd is registered with the Better Business Bureau and it has a 1.43 out of 5 star rating. Common concerns raised by customers include poor customer service and items being delivered late and in poor condition.
Should you buy furniture from Floyd?
Yes, Floyd is great for stylish and exceptionally crafted furniture
Across the board, Floyd’s products are well-made, thoughtfully designed and stylish. If Floyd suits your style, then it’s definitely a worthwhile purchase.
While I didn’t love the look of the Y-Lamp or the Squishy Chair, I was impressed by the quality. The assembly was overly difficult on these items, and I wasn’t thrilled with the limited styles and colors.
However, if you are in the market for a table—whether it be a coffee, side, or dining table— Floyd makes study, well-designed options. The modern look of mixed metals, paired with its sustainable craftsmanship makes it a smart purchase.
So yes, you totally have my permission to be won over by their Instagram ads.
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