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Your Guide To The Best Furniture Stores 2020

Lauren Nowacki6-Minute Read
September 23, 2020

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While they may just seem like a bunch of items used to fill the space in a room, home furnishings are a part of our daily lives, as we dine with friends, relax with loved ones and, now more than ever, work and learn from home.

The best furniture stores will offer pieces that provide the function you need, the style you want and the value that’s necessary to really make your house feel like home. It’s even better when you can find these gems online.

If you’re moving into a new home or looking to redecorate, check out our list of some of the best online furniture stores for 2020.

Best Furniture Stores Overall

Wayfair

With more than 18 million items from several brands (including a few on this list), Wayfair has something for every budget, every room and every decor style. If you’re looking for inspiration, Wayfair has a design gallery with its own styling, ideas from bloggers and pictures of how their products fit into the everyday homes of their clients. If you find something you like in the gallery, you can simply click on the item in the picture and you’ll go right to the listing. With multiple ways to search Wayfair’s massive inventory, it’s easy to find what you’re looking for and then some. Once you find the items you need, you can enjoy free shipping on purchases over $35.

Along with Wayfair’s diverse collection, searchability and shipping offers, the site features a 3D room planner that helps you visualize what its product will look like in your home. All of these reasons are why Wayfair makes our list of best furniture stores overall.   

Joss & Main

If you’re a fan of HGTV, you may unknowingly be a fan of Joss & Main, too. That’s because the real estate and home improvement channel often features pieces from the furniture store on some of its most popular shows. A subsidiary of Wayfair, Joss & Main also features a large inventory that, in the past, has been featured in collaborations with such celebrities as Courtney Cox, Orlando Bloom and Zoe Saldana.

What we really love about Joss & Main are the daily and flash sales posted to the site. With countdowns posted to most sale items, you can see how long you have to find a place for all the items you want to buy before they’re no longer offered at a discount. For even more of a steal, you can shop Joss & Main’s clearance outlet for closeout deals. To get these deals and to shop the rest of the inventory at Joss & Main, you have to be a member. Luckily, membership is free.

Birch Lane

Homeowners in search of furniture pieces that fit a classic design can find them at Birch Lane. The main styles featured in Birch Lane’s hand-picked collections are modern farmhouse, coastal, rustic and traditional. And, like these timeless styles, the furniture is built to last.

The online furniture shop also boasts “white glove” shipping with simple returns, stress-free tracking on small packages and room-of-choice delivery for bulkier items. Orders over $35 get free shipping, while anything under that minimum has a flat rate of $4.99. You’ll also get your orders faster, with 2-day shipping on most items.

Living Spaces

Living Spaces has an impressive inventory of furniture, accessories and mattresses. Among the many options, you’ll find pieces from Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines and collections from celebrity designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent.

You can expand your options even more with the ability to customize your furniture’s upholstery with more than 100 fabric options. Living Spaces will send free fabric samples so you can get a better idea of how the upholstery will feel and how it will look in your home before committing to the design.

Best Furniture Stores On A Budget

Target

Target is known for being the store that you leave with much more merchandise than you planned to buy. Luckily, you can peruse Target’s furniture online, which may help you stay focused. Among its collection of sofas, desks, accent chairs and entertainment centers, there is a wide range of furniture designed for small rooms and narrow spaces. This makes Target a good furniture store for decorating the entryway, nursery, dorm room or studio apartment.

IKEA

When it comes to furniture on a budget, IKEA is one of the first furniture stores that may come to mind. That’s because the international store follows certain practices that allow you to get its furniture at a fraction of the price of many other furniture stores. One practice IKEA is especially known for is its “flat packing” method, which delivers the furniture in pieces and requires you to build the item yourself. And if you don’t have confidence in your assembling abilities, Ikea has partnered with TaskRabbit to help you find assistance near you.

While you may want to take a day trip to your nearest Ikea to peruse their extensive selection in person – and enjoy their famous meatballs – you can also shop online.

Best Furniture Stores For Eclectic Taste

World Market

True to its name, World Market stocks its frequently changing inventory with products imported from more than 50 countries around the world. Many items are also environmentally friendly, whether made from bamboo, plantation-raised wood or recycled glass. And if the worldly items aren’t eclectic enough, World Market can make them even more unique with custom upholstered fabrics and colors.

You can get even more from the online shop by joining the store’s rewards program, which comes with such benefits as member coupons, shopping rewards, birthday surprises and free shipping on orders over $49.

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters is your one-stop-shop for Instagram-worthy furniture that comes in funky shapes and a mix of materials, like ceramic, concrete, metal tubing and rattan. The store’s diverse collection of bohemian furniture is inspired by “folksy desert vibes,” natural textures, minimalism, organic shapes, vintage-boho and even ’80s nostalgia.

Best Furniture Stores With Design Services

Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel offers a variety of styles at varying price points that can be put into a custom concept by expert designers. Crate Design Services helps homeowners create their dream room with in-store or online consultations. If you’re not ready to work with a designer just yet, you can begin by creating a mood board. Simply peruse the site, save items you love to your favorites list, then see them put together on a mood board

Do you have a design question you want answered right away? You can chat with one of Crate & Barrel’s stylists on their website.

Anthropologie

Anthropologie has a furniture collection that features artful pieces that range from quirky to opulent, which can be overwhelming for the novice decorator. To help, the lifestyle brand offers complimentary home styling services that include interior design consultation, furniture selection assistance and help with adding the finishing touches to complete a design. These services can be done virtually, in-store or through email. The store also provides assistance through home tutorials, guides and other resources to help people design their homes.

You can even customize some furnishings, choosing the item’s size, fabric type, fabric color and finish.

Best Modern Furniture Stores

AllModern

AllModern features clean-lined furnishings from some of 2020’s trendiest modern styles, including minimalist, midcentury modern, Scandinavian and modern farmhouse. The store’s inventory makes it possible for you to find modern pieces for every place in the home, including outdoors and in the nursery or playroom.

With budget-friendly finds, sofas and bed options for under $500 and a robust outlet section with overstocked and discontinued items, AllModern makes this sleek, but often expensive, design style more available to homeowners with smaller budgets.

West Elm

Decorating your home with West Elm’s chic, modern pieces won’t just make you feel like an interior design genius; it will also make you feel like a good person. That’s because West Elm is committed to making products that are good for the planet, their team members and customers. They achieve this in several ways, like using sustainably sourced materials, selling certified nontoxic products and leading the way in the industry as the first home retailer to join Fair Trade USA.

The Bottom Line On Furniture Stores

No matter what we list, the best furniture store for you will be the one that best meets your demands, whether you’re searching for a specific style, decorating on a budget or even shopping with a conscience. Wherever you shop, always keep cost, quality and your personal aesthetic in mind. Finding a piece that is perfectly you is key to building your dream home, sofas and coffee tables and all.

For more advice on home furniture or ways to decorate the home, check out more homeowner tips on the Rocket HomesSM blog.

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Lauren Nowacki

Lauren Nowacki is a staff writer specializing in personal finance, homeownership and the mortgage industry. She has a B.A. in Communications and has worked as a writer and editor for various publications in Philadelphia, Chicago and Metro Detroit.