8 Affordable Home Decor & Furniture Stores That Aren’t IKEA

8 Affordable Home Decor & Furniture Stores That Aren’t IKEA

One of the most asked questions I get is where to buy cheap, cute, furniture other than IKEA. Now don’t get me wrong–this post is no way throwing shade to IKEA. I consider IKEA to be one of my sacred places where I can retreat to the comforts of 75 cent hot dogs and Nordic design bliss. It’s also the first place I go to for staple pieces or to start off a DIY experiment. BUT, if you’re moving out on your own for the first time, there are alternative affordable stores that can help inject more personality into your space without making you broke.

Here are my 8 favorites:

1. Zara Home

YES – Zara makes furniture and decor! Like their clothing, you can find both timeless pieces and on-trend items for an affordable price. Go here if you’re looking for trendy side tables or plant pots.

Side Table with Drawer
Side Table with Drawer
$69
White Jasmine Candle
White Jasmine Candle
$3.90
Marble Table
Marble Table
$49 CAD
White Plant Pot
White Plant Pot
$69 CAD
Croc Cushion Cover
Croc Cushion Cover
$39 CAD
Terrazo Side Table
Terrazo Side Table
$69
Mirror Tables Set
Mirror Tables Set
$99 CAD
Wooden Candlestick
Wooden Candlestick
$49 CAD
Copper Mirror
Copper Mirror
$79 CAD
Washed Cotten Curtain
Washed Cotten Curtain
$25 CAD
Gold Iron Plant Pot – Zara Home
Gold Iron Plant Pot – Zara Home
$99 CAD
Side Table with Drawer
Side Table with Drawer
$69
White Jasmine Candle
White Jasmine Candle
$3.90
Marble Table
Marble Table
$49 CAD
White Plant Pot
White Plant Pot
$69 CAD
Croc Cushion Cover
Croc Cushion Cover
$39 CAD
Terrazo Side Table
Terrazo Side Table
$69
Mirror Tables Set
Mirror Tables Set
$99 CAD
Wooden Candlestick
Wooden Candlestick
$49 CAD
Copper Mirror
Copper Mirror
$79 CAD
Washed Cotten Curtain
Washed Cotten Curtain
$25 CAD
Gold Iron Plant Pot – Zara Home
Gold Iron Plant Pot – Zara Home
$99 CAD

2. H&M Home

H&M’s Swedish roots shine through in their home decor and furniture. Unfortunately, their larger furniture items don’t ship to Canada or the US yet, but their online site is still full of high-quality, timeless decor and accessories. I am in love with their plant pots (I own four from here!), vases, bed linen (both my duvet covers are from H&M), kitchen accessories, and rugs.

Candle – H&M Home
Candle – H&M Home
$4.99 CAD
Bubble Vase
Bubble Vase
$34 CAD
Vase – H&M Home
Vase – H&M Home
Wooden Plant Pot
Wooden Plant Pot
$17.99
Metal Plant Pot – H&M Home
Metal Plant Pot – H&M Home
$15 CAD
Pillow – H&M Home
Pillow – H&M Home
Metal Watering Can – H&M Home
Metal Watering Can – H&M Home
$29 CAD
Black Stoneware Vase – H&M Home
Black Stoneware Vase – H&M Home
$29 CAD
Metal Plant Pot – H&M Home
Metal Plant Pot – H&M Home
$19.99
Mini Metal Plant Pot – H&M Home
Mini Metal Plant Pot – H&M Home
$6.99
Mango Wood Cutting Board
Mango Wood Cutting Board
$19.99
Washed Cotten Duvet Cover Set – H&M Home
Washed Cotten Duvet Cover Set – H&M Home
$69

 3. Target

Target is my holy grail for everything. I could literally write an entire series on Target and my shopping strategies (and maybe one day I’ll drink enough coffee to actually do that).

However, I struggle with Target is for the same reason I find them so great – their inventory is massive and you can find any style of anything you’re looking for: modern, farmhouse, boho, industrial, Scandinavian – it literally goes on. And because their online store is SO large, it gets time-consuming and tedious to browse through unless I have something specific that I’m looking for.

So to ease you into the deep black hole of Target shopping, here are my go-to brands and collections to start with:

Elgin Accent Table – Target
Elgin Accent Table – Target
$59.99
Industrial Barstool
Industrial Barstool
$89
Industrial Barstool
Industrial Barstool
$119 CAD
Industrial Barstool
Industrial Barstool
$99
Metal Armchair
Metal Armchair
$238
Metal Armchair
Metal Armchair
$224
Wooden Cane Lounger
Wooden Cane Lounger
$190 CAD
Wooden Arm Chair
Wooden Arm Chair
$202
Sloth Table Lamp
Sloth Table Lamp
$39 CAD
Gold and Glass Barcart
Gold and Glass Barcart
$168 CAD
Peacock Cane Chair
Peacock Cane Chair
$230 CAD
Live Edge Cutting Board
Live Edge Cutting Board
$21 CAD
Brass Table Lamp
Brass Table Lamp
$39 CAD
Brass Globe Floor Lamp
Brass Globe Floor Lamp
$93 CAD
Globe Pendant Light
Globe Pendant Light
$70 CAD
Marble Accent Lamp – Target
Marble Accent Lamp – Target
$39
Marble Side Table
Marble Side Table
$140 CAD
Benton Console Table
Benton Console Table
$232 CAD
Benton Coffee Table
Benton Coffee Table
$232 CAD
Marble Coffee Table
Marble Coffee Table
$157 CAD
Tray Coffee Table
Tray Coffee Table
$168
Glasglow Metal Coffee Table
Glasglow Metal Coffee Table
$112 CAD
Glasglow Metal End Table
Glasglow Metal End Table
$84 CAD
Sodra Dining Chairs (Set of 2) – Target
Sodra Dining Chairs (Set of 2) – Target
$138 CAD
Glasglow Metal Console Table – Target
Glasglow Metal Console Table – Target
$92 CAD
Loring Desk – Target
Loring Desk – Target
$166 CAD

A note on shipping: shipping to Canada can be expensive, so keep an eye out for free shipping promos or send it to a US P.O. box to pick up. 

4. Structube

Structube has quickly become a favorite of mine for their low-priced items. It’s also one of the few stores on this list where you can shop IRL if you live in Canada. Head to Structube for reasonably priced marble tables (I have two of theirs in my living room!), cute barstools, seating, and bed frames.

Eiffel Armrest Chair
Eiffel Armrest Chair
$49
Wishbone Dining Chair
Wishbone Dining Chair
$139
Marble Side Table
Marble Side Table
$149 CAD
Faux Eucalyptus – Structube
Faux Eucalyptus – Structube
$3 CAD
Lars White Stool – Structube
Lars White Stool – Structube
$49 CAD
Leonardo Marble Coffee Table – Structube
Leonardo Marble Coffee Table – Structube
$299
NELLY Pink Velvet Loveseat – Structube
NELLY Pink Velvet Loveseat – Structube
$399 CAD
Eiffel Armrest Chair
Eiffel Armrest Chair
$49
Wishbone Dining Chair
Wishbone Dining Chair
$139
Marble Side Table
Marble Side Table
$149 CAD
Faux Eucalyptus – Structube
Faux Eucalyptus – Structube
$3 CAD
Lars White Stool – Structube
Lars White Stool – Structube
$49 CAD
Leonardo Marble Coffee Table – Structube
Leonardo Marble Coffee Table – Structube
$299
NELLY Pink Velvet Loveseat – Structube
NELLY Pink Velvet Loveseat – Structube
$399 CAD

5. Urban Outfitters Home

Urban Outfitters home isn’t the cheapest spot on this list, but their sales run deep (remember this speaker that was 40% off from last week?). But even at regular price, they’re a drastically less expensive than their sister store Anthropologie.

Woven Fan Headboard – Urban Outfitters
Woven Fan Headboard – Urban Outfitters
$99
Female Form Side Table – Urban Outfitters
Female Form Side Table – Urban Outfitters
$129
Chelsea Double Sconce – Urban Outfitters
Chelsea Double Sconce – Urban Outfitters
$149
Authentic Mudcloth Textile – Urban Outfitters
Authentic Mudcloth Textile – Urban Outfitters
49
Ollie Sofa
Ollie Sofa
$1,252
Marte Lounge Chair – Urban Outfitters
Marte Lounge Chair – Urban Outfitters
$499
Female Form Vase – Urban Outfitters
Female Form Vase – Urban Outfitters
$20 CAD
Neon Sign – Urban Outfitters
Neon Sign – Urban Outfitters
$129
Tassle Shower Curtain
Tassle Shower Curtain
$29
LA Flag – Urban Outfitters Home
LA Flag – Urban Outfitters Home
$79 CAD
Art Print
Art Print
$24 CAD
Marte Dining Chair – Urban Outfitters Home
Marte Dining Chair – Urban Outfitters Home
$159
Au Naturale Bath Mat – Urban Outfitters
Au Naturale Bath Mat – Urban Outfitters
$34
Babe Bath Math – urban Outfitters
Babe Bath Math – urban Outfitters
$29
Get Naked Bath Mat – Urban Outfitters Home
Get Naked Bath Mat – Urban Outfitters Home
$34
Bathing Beauty Bath Mat – Urban Outfitters Home
Bathing Beauty Bath Mat – Urban Outfitters Home
$39 CAD

6. Wayfair & All Modern

I’m grouping together Wayfair and All Modern since they’re under the same company umbrella, and sell the same lines. Both are also stores where the “prices vary” – which means that depending on the day, items will be on sale for a certain percentage off. It can definitely feel like you’re shopping and gambling at the same time – so if you see something you love, wait a few days to see if it gets cheaper. (Just don’t blame me if it sells out. Hence the gamble!).

Mid-Century TV Console
Mid-Century TV Console
$226 CAD
Platform Bed – Wayfair
Platform Bed – Wayfair
$266 CAD
Cosgrov Sofa
Cosgrov Sofa
$549 CAD
Garren Sofa – All Modern
Garren Sofa – All Modern
$369 CAD
Gold Platform Bed – Wayfair
Gold Platform Bed – Wayfair
$209 CAD
Platform Bed – Wayfair
Platform Bed – Wayfair
$239 CAD
Metal Plant Pot & Stand
Metal Plant Pot & Stand
$66
Mid-Century TV Console
Mid-Century TV Console
$226 CAD
Platform Bed – Wayfair
Platform Bed – Wayfair
$266 CAD
Cosgrov Sofa
Cosgrov Sofa
$549 CAD
Garren Sofa – All Modern
Garren Sofa – All Modern
$369 CAD
Gold Platform Bed – Wayfair
Gold Platform Bed – Wayfair
$209 CAD
Platform Bed – Wayfair
Platform Bed – Wayfair
$239 CAD
Metal Plant Pot & Stand
Metal Plant Pot & Stand
$66

 7. Overstock

Like Wayfair and All Modern, Overstock’s prices really fluctuate depending on what day you’re shopping. It can be worth the hunt though, especially if you’re looking to score big items like sofa or bedframe for over half the price.

Leather and Walnut Wood Bench
Leather and Walnut Wood Bench
$137 CAD
Mid-Century Nesting Marble Tables
Mid-Century Nesting Marble Tables
$95 CAD
Mid-Century Walnut TV Console – Overstock
Mid-Century Walnut TV Console – Overstock
$250 CAD
Mid-Century Bar Cart
Mid-Century Bar Cart
$201 CAD
Faux Cowhide Silver Grey Rug – Overstock
Faux Cowhide Silver Grey Rug – Overstock
$140 CAD
Dining Table – Overstock
Dining Table – Overstock
$219 CAD
Dining Chair
Dining Chair
$160 CAD
Leather and Walnut Wood Bench
Leather and Walnut Wood Bench
$137 CAD
Mid-Century Nesting Marble Tables
Mid-Century Nesting Marble Tables
$95 CAD
Mid-Century Walnut TV Console – Overstock
Mid-Century Walnut TV Console – Overstock
$250 CAD
Mid-Century Bar Cart
Mid-Century Bar Cart
$201 CAD
Faux Cowhide Silver Grey Rug – Overstock
Faux Cowhide Silver Grey Rug – Overstock
$140 CAD
Dining Table – Overstock
Dining Table – Overstock
$219 CAD
Dining Chair
Dining Chair
$160 CAD

8. Amazon

Amazon is hands down the best place to shop for lighting! If you’re renting like me, swapping out your lighting is such a cheap way to make a huge impact (especially in older buildings). Amazon has pages upon pages of iconic statement lighting for cheap.

Natural Marble Coasters, White (Set of 6)
Natural Marble Coasters, White (Set of 6)
Stone Washed Linen Duvet Cover Set
Stone Washed Linen Duvet Cover Set
Monochrome Home: Elegant Interiors in Black and White
Monochrome Home: Elegant Interiors in Black and White
The House that Pinterest Built, Hardcover
The House that Pinterest Built, Hardcover
Marshall Stanmore Bluetooth Speaker, Cream
Marshall Stanmore Bluetooth Speaker, Cream
Jette Chair In Rose Gold – Amazon
Jette Chair In Rose Gold – Amazon
$258.81 CAD
Gold Bar Cart – Amazon
Gold Bar Cart – Amazon
$182 CAD
Metal and Wood Platform Bed with Headboard and Footboard – Amazon
Metal and Wood Platform Bed with Headboard and Footboard – Amazon
$300 CAD
Black Marble Lamp
Black Marble Lamp
$43 CAD
Modern Pendent – Amazon
Modern Pendent – Amazon
$192.59 CAD
Walnut Lounge Chair – Amazon
Walnut Lounge Chair – Amazon
$121
Metal Lounge Chair – Amazon
Metal Lounge Chair – Amazon
$145 CAD
Eat Drink Nap – Hardcover
Eat Drink Nap – Hardcover
$39.95 CAD
Black Marble Contact Paper
Black Marble Contact Paper
$14 CAD
Queen Platform Bed Frame – Amazon
Queen Platform Bed Frame – Amazon
$197 CAD

Honorable mention: Craigslist.

I’m a huge advocate for buying second-hand on Craigslist. From the time I started writing this post (Friday) until today (Tuesday) I’ve hunted down and purchased a reclaimed wood dining table for $250 that would be $1,000 at West Elm. (Peep my Instagram stories for pictures)!

 

I hope that inspired you to create a space that you love with the budget you have. You can shop all of my fave items on a budget here. And if you still do love IKEA (I know I do), read about my favorite timeless, stylish pieces from IKEA here!

– Carmen

This post includes affiliate links for some of the products, which means I earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. This does not sway my opinion, and I only post about things I truly love and believe in. (In fact, this post was written before I was affiliated with any of these brands and many of these items I cherish in my own home)!

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Elgin Accent Table – Target
Elgin Accent Table – Target
Woven Fan Headboard – Urban Outfitters
Woven Fan Headboard – Urban Outfitters
Female Form Side Table – Urban Outfitters
Female Form Side Table – Urban Outfitters
Chelsea Double Sconce – Urban Outfitters
Chelsea Double Sconce – Urban Outfitters
Authentic Mudcloth Textile – Urban Outfitters
Authentic Mudcloth Textile – Urban Outfitters
Monochrome Home: Elegant Interiors in Black and White
Monochrome Home: Elegant Interiors in Black and White
Marshall Stanmore Bluetooth Speaker, Cream
Marshall Stanmore Bluetooth Speaker, Cream
Jette Chair In Rose Gold – Amazon
Jette Chair In Rose Gold – Amazon
Metal and Wood Platform Bed with Headboard and Footboard – Amazon
Metal and Wood Platform Bed with Headboard and Footboard – Amazon
Black Marble Lamp
Black Marble Lamp
Eat Drink Nap – Hardcover
Eat Drink Nap – Hardcover
Female Form Vase – Urban Outfitters
Female Form Vase – Urban Outfitters
Marble Accent Lamp – Target
Marble Accent Lamp – Target
Glasglow Metal End Table
Glasglow Metal End Table
C’est la Vie Neon Sign
C’est la Vie Neon Sign
Nude Neon Sign – AOOS Neon
Nude Neon Sign – AOOS Neon
Tanner Armchair – Barnaby Lane
Tanner Armchair – Barnaby Lane
Metal Plant Pot – H&M Home
Metal Plant Pot – H&M Home
Sonteware Vase – Charcoal – h&M Home
Sonteware Vase – Charcoal – h&M Home
Glasglow Metal Console Table – Target
Glasglow Metal Console Table – Target
Aquarius Woman – Sunday Lane
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Getting Dry Poster – Desenio
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B&W Banana Leaves No2 Poster – Desenio
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