Searching for the best home decor stores to furnish your new apartment or rental space? We're actually a little jealous because this job is so fun. Whether it's a new nightstand or a cute storage ottoman that you're in need of, it's knowing where to shop for the small details that's the hardest part, in my opinion.
Because you've probably already got an idea of the decor style you like, whether that be bohemian, Scandi, or even modern, it's just where to go for these things. Well, luckily for you, we've rounded up the best furniture stores that we visit time and time again for the necessities.
One thing's for sure: Buying fast fashion (homewares) is not a vibe, and spending hundreds of dollars on something that will probably fall apart a few months later isn't what anyone wants, either. We know that as well as the next person, which is why we're putting you in the direction of the retailers we love and trust. These are our the best furniture stores to buy from in 2023, to decorate your space to be super cute. Plus, some super cute product suggestions we heart right now.
Best home decor stores to style your space
The best mid-range furniture store for quality
We're big fans of Urban Outfitters here at Real Homes, in fact, some of our favorite furniture pieces are from this mid-range brand. Most of their stuff is nice and affordable, it's all super on-trend, and their pieces are such high quality. You can pretty much guarantee that any piece of furniture you invest in from UO will last for years to come. And, if you spend more than $75, you'll get free shipping!
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Okay, this is cute! Use it to fill a corner and add a special glow to your space. It has a woven shade and a fun bubble base. A foot switch makes it easy to use, and we're dreaming of it in the corner of a bedroom!
This space-savvy coffee table has integrated storage making it great for smaller living rooms. It's made from solid oak and it's rounded for a softer look.
Great for your bedroom or dorm room, this cozy chair fits snug in a corner and it's super light so you can move it around your place with ease. Oh, and it's inflatable.
The best furniture store for students
From headboards for your dorm bed to rolling carts to help you organize your sh*t, Dormify is the place to go if you're decorating your apartment or shared dorm room and are on a budget. Their stuff is still super on trend while being great for small spaces. We know it's not the best use of space, but we're lusting after their Woven Velvet Bench RN. Spend more than $200 at one time and get free shipping.
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This genius piece of bedroom storage furniture sits on wheels, it's super slimline and you can even use it as a nightstand if you like. It's made from steel and is perfect for filling any awkward space, otherwise. Choose from white or grey.
Collapsible when not in use, this bedroom storage ottoman bench is ideal for holding the ridiculous number of cushions you have on your bed. Or your extra blankets, shoes, purses... you get the idea. You can also use it as an extra seat, which helps!
Built-in USB ports
Was $189, now $149
Perfect for your clothes, this fabric drawer chest even has built-in USB ports and one outlet to charge your devices. No unsightly wires, plus it has a wooden top to hold a lamp and your assignments plus more. It comes in white or grey.
The best budget (yet high-quality) furniture store
There's nothing wrong with looking for a cheaper alternative — in fact, we fully endorse this. So long as the said alternative is of quality and is actually what you're looking for. This leads us to the fact that Target is, without a doubt, one of the best furniture stores if you're looking for affordability. We love their Brightroom and Threshold ranges the most as they ooze quality and style. Spending more than $35? You get free shipping!
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The ideal desk for your bedroom, it even has two storage shelves to make use of, plus it takes up minimal floor space. Its design is simple yet striking, so it won't go unnoticed. All you need now is a new office chair and you're good to go.
A small nightstand with lots of hidden storage space? We're totally here for it. Inside is a shelf to help you store even more, and it measures just 26 inches high. We love the gold accents!
Spruce your dorm bed or landlord-provided base with help from this rattan headboard. It's so cute and perfect for boho-style homes. You can take it with you once you leave, too!
The best furniture store for convenience
We've already rounded up our favorite Amazon furniture brands, so you know that we're big Amazon fans. Mostly because of the fast shipping convenience if you are a Prime member, but also because it's so handy being able to read real customer reviews and see shoppers' photos. Not to mention, you can find some pretty good bargains when there's a sale. It's a great place to buy your first furniture pieces, in our opinion.
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As seen on socials
Feast your eyes on the TikTok Amazon office chair flooding everyone's FYP. It has a super wide padded seat which means you can sit cross-legged at your desk, and you can push it all the way under your desk as it's armless.
Fitted with an ever-handy set of wheels, this clothes rack is made with sturdy metal and it has two rails for your clothes plus a spacious shelf for your shoes. No closet? No problem.
Crafted from all-natural bamboo, this is the perfect clutter-buster piece of furniture. Use it to showcase your book collection or with baskets to organize your things. Cute!
The best furniture store for sales
Ahhh, Wayfair. It's the sister of high-end furniture stores AllModernand Joss & Main, but it's nice and affordable — and there's pretty much always a sale live. You can buy pretty much anything for your home from Wayfair, all in one order, and though they do have a site-wide sale once a year (AKA Way Day), you should be able to find some pretty decent discounts in their sale section all year round. Oh, and you'll get fast and free shipping when you spend over $35.
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Was $72.99, now $49.99
This Wayfair storage ottoman is currently less than $50. With storage inside for smaller items you don't want on display, you can choose from five colorways.
Was $879.99, now from $389.99
This budget-friendly Wayfair couch was recommended by Wayfair themselves as a bestseller. It's wrapped in a velvet fabric to make it look twice its price tag, it transforms to become a sleeper sofa and it comes in so many colors including this cute pink which is less than $400.
Was $134.99, now $119.99
A Wayfair coffee table that's perfect for smaller living rooms? This coffee table has a lift top, adjustable storage shelves, and a hidden storage compartment — all for a really affordable price. Choose from four finishes.