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Where To Find Affordable Furniture For Your Home 

8 min read

By Kate Harveston

Maybe you’re tired of staring at the same decor, or you’re furnishing your first apartment. Either way, you need a couch for binge-watching Netflix and a dining room table for hosting future dinner parties — or at least a few end tables to set your drinks and snacks on.

What are the best places to find affordable furniture? Here are 13 of the best places to outfit your home to reflect your signature style.

CORT Furniture Outlet

If you want stylish home furniture at a great price but don’t want to sacrifice quality, then you should consider the CORT furniture outlet. CORT offers durable furniture and modern styles and even has tons of great pieces for up to 7o-percent off!

Better yet, CORT offers beautiful pieces for every room in your home from bedroom furniture, dining room sets, comfortable couches for your living room, and more. Shop from the comfort of your own home and have your order delivered right to your house or choose the pickup option — your choice!

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Do they have what you need? Absolutely! Plus, you can enjoy free shipping on any items costing more than $35. You can find furnishings for any room — including new appliances for your kitchen.

Want to save even more? Check out Wayfair’s hidden gem, the Open Box section, which features next-to-new pieces for up to 70-percent off! There are many on-trend items to choose from with tons of savings from bathroom accessories for under $30 to accent chairs for under $100. You just can’t beat these savings!

You can also trust Wayfair to do their part to give back to the community. They proudly partner with Habitat for Humanity internationally and support several local charities. They also contribute to emergency relief efforts, such as by donating furnishings to people hit by Hurricane Sandy.

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World Market

Are you a world traveler, or do you just wish you could fly off to exotic lands? You can furnish your home like a member of the jet-set club at World Market, and doing so won’t break the bank. You can also sleep on the new bed you can score for under $700. While the company works with suppliers worldwide, they have a team of auditors to ensure compliance with their social responsibility policy.

When you visit, keep your walls in mind, too. World Market features some of the best prints that you can pick up inexpensively and frame to match your decor. They also have a vast array of sundries to accessorize your home beautifully.

West Elm

Do you live for the great outdoors and want to create a home that harmonizes nature with comfort? Look no further than West Elm, who recently partnered with REI to offer 35 products, most under $60, that make your patio or balcony the envy of your neighbors.

Outdoor furnishings aren’t the only thing you’ll find at West Elm, however. You’ll discover a full array of indoor furniture that’s fair-trade certified and organic. They also partner with numerous nonprofits and invest in local artisans to promote economic security.

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Ah, Ikea. You can while away the afternoon cruising through their warehouse — maybe fueling your shopping frenzy at their famous food court. You will adore the sleek Swedish styling of their home furnishings, as well as the low prices. You can also find any accessories you need, including the ultimate fuzzy faux fur rugs — the same ones used to create some of the costumes in “Game of Thrones.”

Ikea also takes its commitment to ecological sustainability seriously. For example, you can check out their kungsbacka kitchen fronts made from recycled wood and PET bottles. Redo your cabinetry and do the planet a solid at the same time.

The Citizenry

The Citizenry believes an object is only as beautiful as the environment in which it originates. The company’s merchants travel the world to work with local artisans and bring the beauty of different cultures to your home. They can offer you some of the highest quality goods available at low prices because they eliminate the middleman.

Beyond furniture, The Citizenry has a full array of home accessories to explore. Finally clean up those piles of books and magazines with a set of unique oversized baskets or warm your cold tootsies on a fuzzy Leena accent rug.

Crate and Barrel

If you want to create a functional-yet-cozy look for your home, get thee to Crate and Barrel. Plus, if you’re new to the home decor game, you can use their online Moodboard to design your room before you buy. You can also request help from the Crate Design Studio to perfect your look. While many of their designs have a rustic charm, you can find one-of-a-kind pieces to suit any theme.

Crate and Barrel offer European, Mexican, Thai and Indian imports from local artisans with whom they strike bargains. Their mission is to provide consumers with unique goods that they can’t find in the United States. You can count on the quality and durability of their products as their high level of integrity leads them to provide top-notch customer service.

Amish Outlet Store

Do you want a classic look that will last for ages? Amish furniture is known for being more structurally sound and holding up longer than the typical furniture we see in most stores nowadays. That’s because the Amish offer the unique touch of handcrafting each piece.

Amish furniture might not be the least expensive option, but it’s all but guaranteed to last you a long time and get you more bang for your buck. If you care most about quality, and you’re looking to make a long-term investment and possibly save yourself money replacing an item down the line, these goods are a wise choice. Amish Outlet Store is one of the biggest industry names with an online store, and offers reasonable prices when stacked up against competing retailers.


Do you need new furniture? There’s an app for that! You can download The Goods app for free to find unique items in any of this retailer’s locations. HomeGoods boasts the same parent company as T.J. Maxx, Sierra Trading Post and Marshalls — so you know that they offer unparalleled value.

Their design choices vary from classic and cozy to contemporary and edgy. Do you want a neon orange couch to bring a splash of energy and color to your living room? You can find one here. If you’re doing your part to stay ecologically sustainable, this company established a goal in 2010 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2020 — and are on track to exceed it.

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Are you a proud supporter of a living wage for all workers? If so, don’t feel guilty about shopping at Target. In the fall of 2017, they implemented gradual pay raises for all workers with the goal of increasing the started wage to at least $15 per hour by 2020. They also donate a tremendous amount in cash and in-kind donations to various community organizations and disaster relief.

While you can find quality home furnishings in their physical stores, you will need to visit their online location for the best selection. They offer a wide variety of various brands, meaning that you can create any feel for your abode. Go whimsical with a classic kitty wall clock or sink into an overstuffed couch for a Sunday afternoon nap.

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Birch Lane

From coastal to rustic to traditional lines, you’ll find a delighting array of high-quality furnishings at Birch Lane. Their goods offer the highest degree of craftsmanship. They pride themselves on making their furniture family ready with solid wood and resistant fabrics. You can add counter space to your kitchen with block islands starting at less than $600.

Don’t stop with the big-ticket items — create the lived-in look with an abundance of cozy throws and blankets. You need to see that gorgeous decor any time of the day or night, so go wild with wall sconces, table lamps and overhead pendant lights. Keep your toes toasty on hardwood or tile floor with a wide variety of throw rugs and area carpets.

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If you care about how a company does business as much as the variety of wares it sells, you can’t do much better than Costco. Their code of ethics is simple — they take care of their employees and suppliers. They were one of the first companies to raise their starting wage to $15 per hour, and they provide health and dental benefits for nearly all employees. They care about the planet, too, constructing their warehouses from 80-percent recycled steel.

You can spend a full day cruising one of their warehouses, but with large furnishings, you will find the best selection online. Don’t shy away because you think you will pay more for all that sustainability and positive corporate culture — you can find bedroom sets priced lower than $300. Are you dwelling in a tiny apartment? You can find Murphy beds that give you back a significant amount of floor space when upright.

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Home Depot

Did you think that Home Depot was only for buying lumber and paint? Think again! They have nearly everything you need for your home, including top-notch appliance brands. You might not find items like a Hillcott Ivory Upholstered Queen Bed for less than $500 in stores, but you can buy online and have them delivered straight to your door. That means you don’t need to rent one of their trucks to haul your treasures home.

Because Home Depot partners with various brands, you can find something to suit any taste and style. From rustic farmhouse to contemporary, you can create a truly one-of-a-kind decor. Additionally, if you are planning a more extensive remodel, you can get all the hammers, nails and other tools you’ll need all in one place. Hello, convenient shipping and fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

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Writer, General Health

Kate is a weekly contributor at ActiveBeat and a regular writer at other health and lifestyle sites like Thought Catalog, Darling Magazine, and Read Unwritten. She hails from Pennsylvania and enjoys taking long hikes and teaching her Zumba classes. She also runs her own site, So Well, So Woman, where she researches and discusses topics related to women's health.

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