8 Secret Places to Shop for Affordable Furniture (That Aren't IKEA)

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Furnishing a home is always a costly endeavor. Luckily, it's not hard to shop on a budget — if you know where to look. Of course, the notoriously cheap IKEA remains a go-to for minimalist, Scandinavian pieces, but most of us don't want our space to look like it was purchased entirely from the Swedish retailer. For a more collected, personal feel, it's best to gather items from multiple places. That's why we've compiled this list of stores and sites that sell affordable, stylish furniture (other than IKEA).

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1. World Market

For a crafty vibe, look to World Market, which began as a handwoven wicker goods stand in 1950s San Francisco. The retailer now has 243 stores in the United States and a robust online business, where you can still find handmade decor, as well as international foods and reasonably priced furniture with an artisan flair.

Our pick:Round Natural Rattan Coffee Table, $149.99

2. Raymour & Flanigan

Fans of traditional style will be drawn to the economical furniture offerings at Raymour & Flanigan. The Northeast-based chain was founded in downtown Syracuse, New York in 1947 by brothers Bernard and Arnold Goldberg and remains a family-owned venture that customers rely on for cozy, classic staples.

Our pick:Larkspur Bedroom Dresser, $611.95

3. Costco

Known for its giant ketchup bottles, bulk packs of tissue boxes, and Kirkland Signature brand everything, wholesale superstore Costco surprisingly has an impressive yet inexpensive selection of furniture.

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Our pick:Ashlyn Dining Table, $399.99

4. Wayfair

Whatever style of furniture you could possibly be looking for, Wayfair has it at a pretty low price. The e-commerce company, which is headquartered in Boston, was an early aughts invention that has grown to host millions of products on its site.

Our pick: Murrayville Reversible Desk, $98.99

5. Target

Target's own tagline is "Expect More. Pay Less." and that perfectly describes its furniture assortment, which leans modern and chic. Trustworthy brands like Project 62 and Threshold are always part of the lineup.

Our pick:Hearth & Hand Console Table, $199.99

6. Urban Outfitters

Contrary to popular belief, Urban Outfitters isn't just a haven for hip teen clothing. In fact, its curated furniture page is a great spot to source trendy, reasonable pieces that are completely age-appropriate for adults.

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Our pick:Delancy Storage Cabinet, $249

7. Article

Though it's on the pricier side of affordable, Article is definitely worth your money. The young, direct-to-consumer brand specializes in beautiful, midcentury modern furniture that's made with durable, high-quality materials so it lasts forever — and we guarantee you'll be pleasantly surprised by how affordable it is.

Our pick:Dining Chair, $59

8. Facebook Marketplace

If you're open to secondhand furniture and have a bit of patience, Facebook Marketplace could be your jam. It's stocked to the brim with vintage and contemporary pieces that are seriously discounted and often one-of-a-kind. All you need to do is scroll.

Our pick:Vintage Lime Green Sofa, $850

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Morgan Goldberg is a writer based in Los Angeles. She likes pasta, hiking, and crossword puzzles.