Quick List: Best furniture stores
Looking for a shortlist of the best furniture stores? Luckily, we can't resist a good home decor shopping spree, so we're happy to lend you our expertise.
Whether you're leaving the nest for your very own studio apartment or hitting the books at college, we'll make sure to help you find functional, chic, and reliable goodies that will completely transform the empty and dull space you first walked into.
The internet is a very big, and overwhelming place. Even more so when you can't shop in the same way as you would a brick-and-mortar store. So whether you're after the best sofa bed to get your home "guest ready" or you're on the lookout for the best outdoor furniture, let us offer a helping hand with your haul.
We know these brands like the back of our hand, and for anything we're a little unsure about, you have our word that we'll do our due diligence by checking our star ratings, and real customer reviews to ensure that the product meets your expectations on all the important things like value for money, finish, durability etc.
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A first place of any kind is a milestone worth celebrating, which means decorating an apartment accordingly. These affordable choices don't skimp on style or quality, and they offer plenty of great "firsts" for renters. If you're trying to do the math to kit out your debut space, we've got a guide on how to budget for decorating your first apartment.
The mecca of great finds, Target's home decor offerings are top-notch. Plus, they get a little help from top designers like Chip and Joanna Gaines, Justina Blakeney, and Shea and Syd McGee. Whether you're going for a modern farmhouse feel or want to channel your inner boho energy, Target has a great selection at a fair price (including a dedicated furniture deals page), and it's likely the items you find will carry over from one apartment to the next.
Simple but chic
Dimensions: H29.1 x W35.4 x D35.4
Was $193.99 Now $145.49 (save $48.50) at Target
Material: Wood composite
Gather around the table for a bite to eat or an evening catch-up with the roomies. This simple but stylish mini table, which comes in a range of finishes, is a great choice for a smaller space.
Bright and bold
Dimensions: H37 x W19 x D25
Price: $235 at Target
Material: Wood and upholstery
A floral feast for the eyes, this printed chair not only looks gorgeous around the table, but it can act as an accent piece in the living room, too.
Dimensions: H36 x W16.4 x D28
Price: $150 at Target
Material: Metal, wood, and, leather
Craving a spritz or a glass of rosé? Your spirits will look classy and chic on this golden number that measures. Whether you pop it in the corner or position it in pride of place, this li'l cart is sure to add some extra class to any space.
Don't sleep on Walmart. It's home to adorable finds in a variety of styles like mid-century, glam, and farmhouse, to name a few. Plus, it exclusively offers brands such as Gap Home and AllsWell. And, don't forget about Walmart's furniture deals page. BRB, just grabbing a mushroom lamp before we steer our carts down the food aisle.
Choice of 12 colorways
Dimensions: H5'.3" x W7'3"
Was $76.68 Now $51 (save $25.61) at Walmart
Available in five sizes and five shapes, this colorful, boho selection will liven up any living room. Just add some of the best apartment houseplants and you're good to go!
Dimensions: H31.7 x W14.9 x L37.6
Was $341.99, Now $155.99 (save $186) at Walmart
Material: Wood and tempered glass
Keep knickknacks tucked away in this glam storage piece that doubles as art, if you ask us. Whether it's extra storage for the living room or bedroom, this chic design is sure to do the trick.
Dimensions: H32.5 x W27.5 x L30
Price: $153.61 at Walmart
Material: Wood and upholstery
For a living room accent that's as good as gold, look no further than the Effie Upholstered Chair. It screams "elegance." And, let's be honest, it'll look good in pretty much any space.
It's hard not to find what you're looking for at Wayfair. Whether it's the first time out on your own, or if you're looking to scale up, Wayfair has furniture and decor for all types of dwellers—and all of their styles to boot. And, just so you know, right now Wayfair has its own Big Holiday Sale with up to 70% off selected items.
Chic and stylish
Was $409.99, Now $152.99 (save $257) at Wayfair
Available in gold, black, or white, this metal bed frame will pull the look of the whole room together. Note that it's only available in a full or queen size.
Was $159.99, Now $102.99 (save $57) at Wayfair
Keep cozy and look good doing it in this terracotta cotton comforter set that will make you embrace a lazy mentality. Why not grab a book and tuck in?
Ideal for small spaces
Dimensions: H64.96 X W32.9 X D12
Was $99, Now $82.99 (save $16.01) at Wayfair
Space is likely limited in your first solo apartment, so the Roxy rack is the best way to keep your wardrobe organized and accessible. It's been so popular, that only the white is available right now.
For cute, functional pieces that cater to all types of dwellers, At Home has, quite literally, a warehouse chock-full of things you'll love. As well as a dedicated furniture page, we are particularly enamored with some of the outdoor furniture offerings available.
Pop of color
Dimensions: H44.5 x W23.8 x L23.4
Was $79.99, Now $39.99 (save $40) at AtHome
Take a load off and sip something sweet while relaxing in this coral-colored stackable barstool chair. Just looking at it puts us in a summer state of mind.
Dimensions: H33.1 x W33.7 x L26.6
Was $139.99, Now $69.99 (save $70) at AtHome
Material: Wicker and metal
For the ultimate amount of outdoor comfort, this rounded-back wicker garden chair is the perfect buy. Not only does it look chic and stylish, but shoppers say it's comfortable to sit on and boasts ample space.
Dimensions: H7.5 x W9.5 x L9.5
Price: $39.99 at AtHome
Keep your plant babies protected in this Italian-style 7-inch ceramic planter. We hear those Zinnias you just snagged from the nursery need a good home.
Don't let the word "Dorm" fool you — this online retailer is a must for first-time renters and its playful aesthetic basically screams "Gen Z." Dormify's sale page is the place to go for up to 60% off.
Dimensions: H16 x L16 x D16
Was $149 Now $99 (save $50) at Dormify
Material: Wool and jute
For a charming accent in tight quarters, let this boho pouf accentuate all of the greenery you've stocked around it.
Fluffy and cozy
Dimensions: H34 x W22.75 x D19.62
Price: $229 at Dormify
Material: Polyester, polyacrylic, fabric, and, metal
Keep it cozy, yet upright, while you're desk-side catching up on a presentation for your boss. Could this fluffy desk chair be any cuter? Or, any comfier?!
For small space living
Dimensions: H30 x W44 x D20
Price: $269 at Dormify
Material: Pine and MDF
Studious and stylish, this aqua-hued desk will make any WFH space pop. Whether you have a dedicated home office or you're positioning it in your living room, the bright hue is sure to elevate the space.
Other places to buy furniture
- Shop at Amazon
- Shop at Anthropologie
- Shop at Ashley Furniture
- Shop at Bed, Bath & Beyond
- Shop at Castlery
- Shop at CB2
- Shop at Crate & Barrel
- Shop at Etsy
- Shop at Home Square
- Shop at IKEA
- Shop at Macy's
- Shop at Poly & Bark
- Shop at Pottery Barn
- Shop at Raymour & Flanigan
- Shop at Urban Outfitters
- Shop at West Elm
- Shop at Williams-Sonoma
- Shop at World Market
We know we've mentioned Amazon already, but we've done our due diligence on the site to find eight of the best Amazon furniture brands for you.