Don’t get us wrong. We like IKEA. Yes, it’s a pain to assemble a bed frame using only an illustration of a humanoid creature and an allen wrench. But it’s the go-to place for affordable furniture.
But maybe you’re sick of IKEA. Maybe you’ve gotten lost in their store one too many times. Maybe you want a little variety. If so, here are ten other affordable furniture stores like IKEA–minus the maze.
Amazon’s prices are all over the place. But with some filtering, and you can find great deals on furniture.I once bought a comfortable, executive desk chair for $25. That’s an extreme example, but it’s worth a look.
2. Sears Outlet
Yep. Sears has an online outlet, and you can find some incredible deals. In my own search, some discounts were up to 82%. Some of their sofas–not futons–were as low as $280. The caveat is, not all items can be shipped, and some of them may not be available for pickup near you. The good news is: you can browse by pickup location to find a store nearby.
If you’re into minimalist design, you’ll appreciate Muji. They’re very similar to IKEA in price, quality, and aesthetic. Muji has locations throughout Europe and Asia, but in the States, their storefronts are limited to New York and California. You can order items online, and you’ll have to pay shipping. But their prices are pretty affordable, so it may be worth the extra cost.
4. Urban Outfitters
Frankly, a lot of their stuff is overpriced. But some of their furniture items are comparable to IKEA prices. And if you check their clearance section, you can usually find some decent deals.
5. Stores that Sell Floor Models
It might be a long shot, but it’s worth asking. Some furniture stores will sell their floor models for a fraction of the price. At one frou-frou store here in L.A., I nabbed two fancy floor model barstools for $70 each. IKEA prices, better quality.
Here’s another online retailer whose prices are all over the map. Some of their stuff is, frankly, insanely expensive. But a lot of is it surprisingly affordable–and not just by comparison. Oddly, depending on the day and time, I’ve noticed their prices fluctuate.
So here’s a tip: if you’ve got your eye on something, monitor it for a while. Also, consider searching in Private or Incognito mode. Sometimes, you’ll find lower prices.
You probably know that Overstock is a discount surplus site, but maybe you didn’t know their prices rival even Amazon’s. I’ve found a few of the exact same Amazon products cheaper at Overstock. So make sure compare prices.
Bonuses: free shipping if you spend more than $50 and a 10% off coupon if you sign up for their email list.