Whether you’re just starting out in furnishing a new apartment or just don’t want to spend a ton on furniture, you probably plan to hit up your nearest Ikea and grab some of that sweet sweet particleboard goodness. I get it — there’s a lot of it in my home, too. But as you graduate to midrange furniture pricing, there are actually a lot of options.
Here are a few places to find cheaper furniture stores and home decor haunts that are both big names and smaller, more niche boutiques.
Let me know if I missed any to add to the list! Especially if they offer USB chargers in their couches…
Part of the Wayfair family, Joss & Main is the place for major flash sales. Keep your eyes on holiday weekends especially.
Hayneedle is a Wal-Mart brand, so know that going in. With that comes solid deals on furniture and home decor. Plus, they do a pretty good job on showing you how to style rooms.
Hay is Copenhagen-based so it has a similar Scandinavian feel to Ikea but a bit higher quality and with lots of style.
A midrange company in terms of price, Blu Dot is an under-the-radar gem that focuses on clean style and cool color options all designed in their Minneapolis studio.
You’ve probably owned a boho chic fashion piece from UO at some point in your life, but they also extend that style into home decor and furnishings, too. And they’re not nearly as expensive as you might imagine.
Hem is Swedish for “home” so it’s another Scandanavian company here to give you all the clean line looks you want. I’ve heard that the quality is pretty good, too, especially considering the accessible prices.
I’m a big fan of AllModern, the contemporary styled wing of Wayfair. It’s got a similarly huge selection but cuts out a lot of the stuffy designs you’d want to avoid anyway. And just like with Wayfair, it’s full of sales opportunities.
You might not think of Etsy for home furnishings and decor, but you’re likely to find great quality, hand-crafted goodies here while supporting small businesses and independent designers. Shipping might be a little more spendy, but you can snag amazing finds.
With only six furniture options and a few accessories, Campaign is definitely a capsule find. The selection is limited since they focus on making the pieces versatile in color and fabric and classic designs that you can keep forever.
They offer removable covers and a lifetime guarantee on the frames which means my cats can scratch them up and I can replace the cover. Hallelujah!
I probably don’t have to introduce you to Target — you’re probably shopping there while you’re reading! But I do love how you can snag great designers who are looking for a more affordable market. Joanna Gaines and similar designers find a great market with those of us obsessed with their style and can’t afford the designer versions.
If you’re into stripped down and minimal design, Article is your best bet. Shipping is a low flat rate and everything is easily assembled, reducing overhead costs.
Apt2B focuses on providing stylish looks for lower costs due to their simple and clean designs. Their outlet section is particular cost-effective.
I love how Sixpenny gives you design guidance by separating its inventory by styles, “Archive” (vintage-inspired contemporary), “Foundry” (authentic industrial), and “Nest” (offbeat farmhouse).
They focus on real wood and high-quality construction. Everything ships pre-assembled which is great news for those of us tired of assembling those Ikea shelves.
Similar to Campaign in its ultra pared-down selections, Burrow offers a few, classic choices with customization, sustainably-sourced wood, stain-resistant fabric, and a hidden USB charger. Yep, that last one caught my attention, too.
It’s on sale. It’s all on sale. And the sales are actually good! Overstock has become a staple for a lot of folks looking for deals on anything and everything, but furniture is one of my faves.
If you only think of Minted as a stationery company, you’re definitely missing out. They also offer custom-printed wall murals, art prints, table linens, lampshades, pillows, shelves, curtains, and decor.