Our Guide to the Best Affordable Furniture That Isn’t from Ikea

A low budget doesn’t have to mean flatbox-only furniture

Nena Farrell
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Low Budget, Original Style

If there’s one place you turn to for home furniture when you’re on a budget, it’s usually Ikea. But if you’re trying to keep your home from looking like a Swedish-style showroom, try shopping at these fellow low-budget home stores that can add a cozy traditional touch or a kick of midcentury style to any room. Check out some of our favorite affordable furniture picks from these shops.

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Target Project 62

Target’s a go-to spot for many reasons, and it’s become more of a home destination than ever with the launch of their new line, Project 62. Many of the midcentury-inspired pieces have colorful twists that can brighten up a variety of rooms, while the line includes more classic options that can blend seamlessly with a variety of aesthetics and palettes.

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Sleek Shelf

This minimalist bookshelf could go anywhere—next to the couch, behind an accent chair, or as an end table for a bed or sofa.

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Metallic End Table

Add an affordable touch of glam with this marble and gold piece.

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Urban Outfitters

The Urban Outfitters Home line has a great selection of stylish yet budget-friendly pieces to style a new apartment or home. Most of their pieces are only available online, but more and more Urban Outfitters Home brick-and-mortar showrooms are popping up, with one of the most recent additions being located in San Francisco. Their on-trend offerings make it easy to freshen up a room’s style without spending a huge amount.

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Velvet Sleeper Sofa

A stylish velvet sofa that turns into a sleeper, and barely costs $600? Sign us up--and this is one of many under-$600 sofa options.

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Wire Side Table

These affordable side tables add a minimalist touch to any room, ideal for small corners or spaces that could use a little more table surface.

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Joss & Main

Explore this curated, online-only home decor site that features collaborations with celebrities and daily sales. Joss & Main offers a wide range of both furniture and home decor, and their pieces fit well in classic, country-style homes.

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Geometric Bookshelf

We love this fresh take on a grid bookshelf.

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The modern corners of this armchair make it easy to match with any living-room style.

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If you love the midcentury modern look, but not the steep prices, pay a visit to another online-only store, AllModern. They offer a wide range of clean furniture pieces and contemporary home decor.

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Dipped Coffee Table

Upgrade your living room with this sleek coffee table.

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Midcentury Console

Get the media stand of your Instagram dreams, with a budget price tag.

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Birch Lane

The rustic, online-only Birch Lane has some luxurious-looking pieces for steal prices. The traditional inspiration-style shop even offers an idea board feature, which you can use to collect items you’ve got your eye on.

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Leather Chair

This leather chair can add a cozy touch to the den. Alternatively, get a pair to fill a sitting nook or extra space in the master bedroom.

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Four-Drawer Chest

We love a good drawer pull, so skip the DIY and choose this dresser.

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Amazon Home

Amazon has a huge online home selection, with a variety of designers (including original new lines by Amazon themselves, Rivet, and Stone & Beam) and special collections. It’s easy to sort by price ranges, too, to find great items within your budget.

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Contemporary Sectional

Snag this super-affordable sectional with a chaise that can land on either side.

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Eames Rocker

Update the ever-popular Eames-style chair with rocker legs, making it a good addition to a kids’ playroom or living area.