Pottery Barn vs. Ethan Allen

Ethan Allen look
That timeless Ethan Allen look…


pottery barn look
The comfy, contemporary PB style…

Style Comparison

Similar to sister brand West Elm and parent company Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn features on-trend, upscale furnishings for the contemporary home. Meanwhile Ethan Allen marketed as a livable luxury, and the furniture is versatile, practical, and timeless. These pieces blend well with many decor styles while delivering quiet sophistication.

Hopefully these comparisons gives you a feel for the difference in style. Some things are quite similar such as their cheapest sofa options, but you can see where they set themselves apart in the bed comparison.

Sofa Comparison

Cheapest Sofas

Interestingly enough both of these sofas feature a slim profile and a classic look.

Ethan Allen Carlen Sofa

the Carlen sofa

PB Josie Sofa

ottery barn Josie sofa

$499 – $5,000

Tufted Best Sellers

PB Edgewood

Edgewood sofa
$3,199 – $3,599

Ethan Allen Anderson

Anderson sofa

Standard Track Arm Sofa

PB Westwood Square

westwood square sofa
$1,799 – $3,599

Ethan Allen Spencer
Spencer track arm sofa



PB Jake Swivel Stool

Jake ottoman
$399 – $549

Ethan Allen Anton Ottoman

Anton tufted ottoman


Canopy Style Poster Beds

Lets take a look at two poster beds…

PB Oakleigh Canopy

oakleigh canopy bed
$2,299 – $2,499

Ethan Allen Andover Poster Bed
Andover poster bed

Dining Tables

Extended Tables

PB Fort
pottery barn fort table


Ethan Allen Custom Extension

custom extension table



With a commitment to quality and green living, Pottery Barn and Ethan Allen offer the chance to buy with confidence for those who share these values.

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn first opened in 1949 in Chelsea, NY. The company creates original furniture and seeks to reduce environmental impact. Excellence and thoughtful design are at the core of its values.

Ethan Allen

Founded in 1932, Ethan Allen has become a major retailer in the U.S. and abroad. This brand designs furniture in-house to meet goals of sustainability, style, and service.


While online shopping is simple, there is something about comfort and quality you can see and feel that’s hard to top. Depending on your location, either Pottery Barn or Ethan Allen might be better for an in-person visit.

Pottery Barn

This brand has approximately 200 stores across North America. The Pottery Barn website lets shoppers view their nearest showroom.

Ethan Allen

Ethan Allen operates more than 300 stores in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. The company also has manufacturing sites and service centers in many of these locations.

Financing and Warranties

Customer care is rarely the glamorous part of selling furniture. It is, however, crucial. Be sure to consider how differences between Pottery Barn and Ethan Allen policies line up with your needs.

Pottery Barn

Customers can finance their purchase with a Pottery Barn credit card and earn rewards. When it comes to replacing damaged items, Pottery Barn rarely provides long warranties. The store gives a period of 30 days to make exchanges and returns.

Ethan Allen

Ethan Allen features a range of payment plans and options. The retailer also offers limited warranties on furniture, upholstery, accents, mattresses, and some home and garden goods. Most items receive one year protection, though mattresses and beds may have up to 10 year plans.

Summary of Comparisons

# Pottery Barn Ethan Allen
  • Nearly 200 stores across North America
  • Website can guide shoppers to the nearest showroom
  • Over 300 stores in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia
  • Ethan Allen has manufacturing sites and service centers in many of these locations
  • Contemporary
  • Mid-Century Modern
  • Rustic
  • Modern
  • Transitional
  • Contemporary
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Bedroom
  • Bedding
  • Office
  • Outdoor
  • Lighting
  • Rugs
  • Decor
  • Bar
  • Living Room
  • Dining Room
  • Bedroom
  • Bedding
  • Office
  • Outdoor
  • Bath
  • Rugs
  • Windows
  • Lighting
  • Bar
  • Unlimited Flate-Rate Delivery option for eligible furniture and non-furniture items
  • White glove in-home setup
  • International shipping is available
  • Premier In-Home Delivery rates are based on the purchase amount
  • White glove in-home setup
  • No international shipping
  • 30 days to make exchanges or returns
  • Limited warranties available for furniture, upholstery, accents, mattresses, and some home and garden goods