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Where to Buy Cheap Furniture

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Whether you’re moving into your first apartment, to a larger home for your growing family, or are downsizing after retirement, furnishing a new space on a budget can be challenging. Finding cheap furniture that doesn’t reflect its price tag requires some savvy shopping. We’ve put together 20 phenomenal places to find the cheapest furniture to furnish your home in style.

The best sites to buy cheap furniture online:

1. Cost Plus World Market

From industrial and artisan to boho-chic and farmhouse, Cost Plus World Market is known for its low prices and quality products, including furniture and home decor.

Cheap furniture must-haves: Furnish your kitchen or dining table with a pair of mid-century modern chairs for under $100. A mahogany accent table priced under $40 works wonderfully as a space-saving nightstand or side table. Set up your television and audio equipment on a traditional farmhouse media stand for under $200.

Shipping and Returns: Shipping costs for furniture are calculated based on the total value of the order and choice of shipping method. Oversized, oddly shaped, and heavy items are shipped by freight, so shipping costs are calculated differently. Cost Plus World Market offers a generous 120-day return policy.

2. Overstock

With more than 20 years in the retail industry, Overstock’s online retail store is a decor mecca. From furniture and rugs to kitchen and bath, Overstock offers a wide variety of products at low prices.

Cheap furniture must-haves: Take advantage of Overstock’s functional yet stylish furniture at low prices. Shop for inexpensive headboards starting under $75, futons under $150, and comfortable office desk chairs under $55. Be sure to check Overstock’s flash deals and clearance items.

Shipping and Returns: Overstock’s shipping policy is impressive, offering free shipping on all orders delivered within the lower 48 U.S. states. There’s a 30-day window to return unwanted items for a full refund.

3. Dot & Bo

From your living and dining rooms to your bedroom, Dot & Bo is known for its wide variety of modern furniture and decor designs that won’t bust your budget. Create a wish list of favorites while you shop online to begin mood-boarding your dream rooms.

Cheap furniture must-haves: Looking for a modern-glam vibe? Grab a velvet tufted sofa for under $400 with free shipping. For under $90, add an upholstered storage ottoman for your living room, bedroom, or entryway. Snag a rustic industrial kitchen table for under $130. Be sure to shop Dot & Bo’s clearance items for up to 80% off.

Shipping and Returns: Shipping costs are based on each item. However, free shipping may be offered. Items are eligible for exchange or return for up to 14 days once your furniture has been delivered. Exclusions include custom furniture and mattresses.

4. Home Depot

While Home Depot is the go-to destination for home improvement tools and fixtures, you can find a large selection of cheap furniture online featuring exclusive brands, including the Home Decorators Collection and StyleWell.

Cheap furniture must-haves: For under $150, this cherry dresser fits many bedroom styles. Furnish your home office with a computer desk priced under $110. Add a leather desk chair to complete the look for under $65.

Shipping and Returns: Shipping is based on individual products. However, you can avoid shipping fees by selecting free in-store pickup, if it’s available. Furniture purchases must be returned within 30 days. If a purchase is from one of Home Depot’s third-party sellers, the return policy falls under the seller’s agreement.

5. Wayfair

Wayfair is a game-changer in online home furniture. Whether you’re outfitting a living room or an entire home, Wayfair makes it easy to customize your search by department, style, and even color.

Cheap furniture must-haves: Indulge in a reclining sectional for under $650, end tables for a jaw-dropping $20, and a set of four dining room chairs for under $120. Join the Wayfair Loyalty Program for additional savings.

Shipping and Returns: Shipping is always free. Return an item within 30 days of purchase for a refund or store credit.

6. Sofamania

Offering so much more than sofas, Sofamania has furnishings for every room. Get inspired by their lookbook filled with quality designer products at affordable prices.

Cheap furniture must-haves: Delivering compact comfort for small spaces, Sofamania offers two loveseats under $300. Put your feet up on a mid-century modern chair with ottoman priced under $200. A tufted fabric platform bed is the perfect foundation for your mattress.

Shipping and Returns: Sofamania impressively offers free shipping sitewide. Furniture is delivered via standard shipping or freight. Returns can be made within 30 days of your delivery date. A 20% restocking fee will be charged.

7. Amazon

Amazon offers it all, including some of the cheapest furniture online. Better yet, Amazon Prime Members can usually get furniture and other purchases with free shipping in two days.

Cheap furniture must-haves: Fill your virtual cart with chairs under $50, ottomans with storage for under $20, and wallet-friendly kitchen storage carts starting under $40.

Shipping and Returns: Traditional shipping varies based on product weight and destination. Amazon Prime Members receive advanced benefits with fast and free shipping. But it’s important to fully review each product’s specifications, as each seller on Amazon offers different return policies.

8. AllModern

In addition to modern furniture, AllModern offers decor for many styles. From farmhouse to industrial to bohemian, you will find something you love within your price point.

Cheap furniture must-haves: Add a simplistic wood coffee table for under $100. Classic two-drawer nightstands are priced under $150. For under $110, add character to your entryway with a tufted bench.

Shipping and Returns: AllModern always offers free shipping for any item on their website. Return your furniture within 30 days of delivery for a refund or store credit. Keep in mind return shipping costs will be applied.

Top stores to buy cheap furniture:

9. Bob’s Discount Furniture

Bob’s Discount Furniture is a retail chain with locations across the U.S. focused on offering low prices every day without any unnecessary “gimmicks.”

Cheap furniture must-haves: Furnish your living room for under $500 with a plush sofa and chair. Complete the look with a simple yet stylish end table starting under $70. You can also take advantage of Bob’s bedroom packages. For under $700, furnish your bedroom with a queen-size bed (headboard, footboard, rails, and slats) and a dresser.

Shipping and Returns: Bob’s Discount Furniture offers three types of shipping. In-store pickup is free, while home delivery fees begin at $29.99. A full refund will be credited if you cancel your order before receiving the furniture. Once you’ve picked up your furniture or it has been delivered, it cannot be returned.

Some exclusions do apply to the “no return” policy. There’s a three-day return window for home accessories such as rugs, lamps, and pillows (as long as they are in like-new condition) as well as all items shipped by FedEx. Mattresses have a 90-day return policy.

10. Ikea

Famous for their “assembly required” Scandinavian design, Ikea helps slash furniture budgets with impressive savings.

Cheap furniture must-haves: Smart shoppers flock to Ikea for dining tables priced under $40, three-drawer chests for less than $40, and nursery cribs starting at $80. Join the Ikea Family to receive discounts and special pricing.

Shipping and Returns: Starting at $5 for small items and $49 for large items, Ikea will ship your furniture directly to your home. Ikea has a generous full refund 365-day return policy with proof of purchase.

11. Big Lots

Big Lots carries big name brands at budget-friendly prices with a furniture showroom in each store.

Cheap furniture must-haves: Storage options abound at Big Lots with bookcases under $40, office desks starting at $90, and multi-functional storage ottomans starting at a low $25.

Shipping and Returns: Shipping is based on the weight of your furniture item and the shipping option selected. Be sure to save your receipt and packing slip as returns must be made by the date posted on the slip.

12. T.J. Maxx*

Shop T.J. Maxx for brand name items at discount pricing generally 20% to 60% below full-price retailers. The furniture portion of T.J. Maxx is limited, and new product shipments arrive several times each week, so check back often.

Cheap furniture must-haves: T.J. Maxx is known for its small to midsize furniture pieces. For under $100, add a set of two wood counter stools to your kitchen island. Your entryway or mudroom will easily be organized simply by adding a bench with drawers for under $100. Add a stylish shelving unit for under $60.

Shipping and Returns: Shipping costs are based on the total order amount. You must return merchandise within 30 days of purchase to receive a full refund. Items returned after 30 days will receive store credit.

13. Ashley Furniture

Ashley Furniture is a well-known name in the industry, serving shoppers for 75 years. With store locations across the United States, you can easily shop for all of your home furnishing needs.

Cheap furniture must-haves: Large rooms can be difficult to furnish on a budget. Ashley has a variety of oversized furniture, including large couches starting at $300, multiple-piece wall entertainment centers for under $900, and extra-long television stands priced under $150.

Shipping and Returns: Ashley offers free shipping on all furniture pieces. However, if you’d like your new couch or king-size bed delivered to a specific room, you will need to select Ashley’s Premium delivery for $70. If an item arrives damaged, you have to contact Ashley’s customer service within 72 hours.

14. Target

Target makes shopping for the cheapest furniture easy: An astounding 75% of the U.S. population lives within a mere 10 miles of a Target store. Over the years, it has expanded its home furnishings to meet the needs of savvy shoppers.

Cheap furniture must-haves: Furnishing kids’ rooms is fun and inexpensive at Target. With toddler beds as low as $60, comfortable seating options under $30, and table and chair sets under $70, little ones will have a special space of their own.

Shipping and Returns: Target offers free shipping on an extensive amount of furniture. Shipping costs, if any, will be displayed on the product page. Most items can be returned directly to a Target store. Contact Target’s customer service to confirm if your furniture is eligible for return pickup at your home location.

15. Walmart

From furniture to groceries, Walmart is a fantastic one-stop-shop.

Cheap furniture must-haves: Create your bedroom retreat with a wide variety of dressers starting under $50. You can easily furnish porches and patios with chairs under $30. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee with a breakfast nook priced under $100.

Shipping and Returns: Walmart ships large furniture items by freight, and pricing is based on item and destination. However, some smaller furniture pieces include free shipping. Avoid shipping charges by opting for in-store pickup. Returns must occur within 90 days after receipt of merchandise. Exceptions include purchases made on Walmart’s Marketplace.

If you’re looking for the cheapest furniture, consider buying second-hand:

16. Goodwill

Goodwill is a treasure trove for second-hand shoppers. With over 3,000 stores in the United States and Canada, there’s most likely a Goodwill near you. Each day brings new inventory, so shop often, ideally in the early morning. Come prepared with a tape measure to ensure the furniture will fit in your home. You’ll also need to plan a way to get your purchase home, such as a large pickup truck for a sofa or dining room set.

17. Craigslist

For ultimate savings, check your local Craigslist’s “Free” section as some homeowners will give away furnishings. If you can’t find anything free, search the Craiglist “For Sale” furniture section for gently used furniture at deeply discounted pricing. As with Goodwill, you’ll need to be able to pickup and load the furniture yourself.

18. Open box

Open box buys are another fantastic way to save money. Buying an “open box” means the item has already been purchased but then returned to the store to be sold at a discounted price. How does an open box purchase work? One example, Wayfair’s Open Box program, ensures each returned item has been inspected to confirm the furniture is in good condition with no defects or damage.

19. Estate sale

Estate sales, held year-round, are an excellent opportunity to score quality furniture at low prices. Pay close attention to start and end times. For the best selection, plan to be there when the door officially opens. For the best prices, shop estate sales on the last day, one hour before the close of the sale.

20. Habitat for Humanity Restore

Restore is an amazing way to furnish your home. By purchasing new or gently used furniture at a fraction of retail pricing from Habitat, you not only save money, but a portion of your purchase goes toward building homes for families in need. Second-hand shopping is easy, with over 900 Restore locations, and new merchandise is put out daily.

21. Facebook Marketplace

Facebook isn’t just for posting photos of your vacation. With Facebook Marketplace, you can easily search within your local area for furniture bargains. If you’re looking for a specific piece of furniture, you can search by category, price range, and how far the seller is from your zip code. What’s better than cheap furniture? Free furniture! Search out free items by simply selecting “only show free listings” in the Facebook Marketplace search.

* Note that some brick-and-mortar stores may be temporarily closed due to concerns around COVID-19.

The bottom line

It’s possible to furnish your home in comfort and style without breaking the bank. While you may feel pressure to furnish your home quickly, having patience can pay off. Take time to shop for the cheapest furniture as pricing can vary from store to store.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get the best price on furniture? 

Research is key. Educate yourself on the average price for specific furniture pieces. Whether shopping online or in-store, check websites for promotions or discount coupons.

Can you negotiate with furniture stores? 

You never know if you’ll get a lower price if you don’t ask. Consumer Reports states buyers who haggled with a furniture salesperson saved approximately $300 on average. While haggling virtually is more challenging, it’s not impossible. Speak with customer service and ask for a product discount or waiver of shipping fees.

How much should I budget for furniture? 

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all budget for home furnishings. Prioritize what furniture is an absolute must-have and go from there. Setting up a home budget to detail rent or mortgage payments, utilities, and other necessary living expenses will then give you a solid snapshot of what income is left over for your furniture budget.

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