These are the best home decor stores if you're decorating your apartment

Our list of the best home decor stores to spruce up your space

Rebecca Charging 6-Drawer Storage Unit from Dormify in white sitting at the bottom of a high bed in a dorm room
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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 shop when decorating your space to be super cute. 

Best home decor stores to style your space 

1. Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

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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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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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 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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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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Annie Collyer
Head Ecommerce Editor

Hi! I'm Annie, and I'm the Head Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes. I've been part of the Real Homes team since 2018, when I joined as Deals Editor. Along with covering major sales events — from Black Friday to Amazon Prime Day — I review home must-haves so that you can buy with peace of mind. Mostly focusing on home fragrance and sleep, as well as a few vacuum cleaners, I've tested pretty much every item you can think of that you need in your home. I live on the outskirts of the city in a two-bed apartment with my husband and my pug, Doug. So I am always searching for compact alternatives and ways to save floor space. What about when I am not typing away? Well, you'll find me enjoying an iced coffee (no matter the season) and trying out the latest brunch spots the city has to offer, or booking my next holiday. Where else can you find my words? Livingetc, Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home, Gardeningetc, and Woman & Home.