While a good percentage of our home decor is from Ikea, we don’t want a house staged entirely from the Swedish retailer’s catalog. To mix it up, we like to pair investment pieces with affordable finds of varied origin as well as the occasional vintage score for a look that’s age appropriate and chic but won’t totally deplete our shoe allowance. If you’re likewise on the market for budget-friendly furniture or decor that doesn’t feel one note—or reminiscent of a college dorm—you’re in luck. Here, 12 affordable home stores to add to your shopping rotation, stat.
Along with a lot of options in the bedding department, the retailer is also strong on super-affordable kitchen goods, like dinnerware sets. Sometimes you can find a cute side table or rug at a great price, and we love the mirror offerings for inclusion in a gallery wall.
Shop: Zara Home
If you're in the market for big-ticket modern furniture items, you'd be hard-pressed to find them at better prices than those offered here. We're currently coveting this bookshelf, which has a bit more of-the-moment style than does, say, the Billy.
We have to be honest—H&M Home is a bit hit or miss, as it tends to offer a lot of kitsch. It does, however, offer cute rugs, a vast throw pillow assortment and bedroom basics (some of which are part of the Conscious Collection). We say stick to nuts and bolts—household staples rather than statement pieces.
Shop: H&M Home
Apt 2B offers some seriously cute mid-century modern furniture at budget-friendly prices. Plus, shipping is free. That alone is reason enough to give the shop a gander.
Shop: Apt 2B
Room & Board
What's cool about Room & Board is that its pieces aren't mass-produced by robots—instead, they're mostly made by American artisans. Somehow, it still manages to keep prices affordable on high-quality products.
Shop: Room & Board
This one is for the conscious customer—each piece is handcrafted and the company plants trees with every purchase to offset its carbon footprint.
You can find pretty much anything you need here, and at reasonable, low-to-mid-range prices. We especially suggest pillaging accessories—you'll be amazed at the planter selection, alone. Also, check out designer collabs, which are usually pretty great.
Not the cheapest on the list, but it's got a lot of range and the pieces tend to look more unique than those on some other affordable sites. Check the outlet section for a steal.
Shop: Blu Dot
If you're looking for some simple mid-century modern seating, this is your jam.
Shop: Capsule Home
Target is no slouch in the home department, as anyone with a pulse living in America well knows. We're especially fond of its capsules and collabs—Project 62 is our current favorite.
Shop: Target Home
Casual confession—we're obsessed with Urban Outfitters' home selection. Sure, it sometimes skews dormitory, but you'll do well if you stick to the furniture, which is super-reasonably priced. Also, if you have your eye on a piece, we suggest checking back from time to time on prices as the store is always offering deals and discounts.
This is a vintage treasure trove. The key is to focus on decor that would be cheap to ship or make sure you're searching only within driving distance of your home—otherwise, shipping fees will break your budget.