Our Ultimate Guide to Online Shopping: 101 Places to Buy Furniture & Home Decor

Our Ultimate Guide to Online Shopping: 101 Places to Buy Furniture & Home Decor

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Caroline Biggs
Oct 24, 2016

Oh, the joys of online home decor shopping. Not only can you find great deals on all kinds of housewares, you can do it all in your pajamas and from the privacy of your own sofa (that you may or may not having purchased via a website). It goes without saying, the internet is a design lover's dream store.

With all those amazing marketplaces and discounts, though, beware that online shopping can also be overwhelming, if not downright dangerous. That's why it helps to know where to look beforehand, and to have an idea of what to expect in terms of pricing. To encourage smarter shopping, we've rounded up 101 of the best places to buy home goods online (and categorized them by room and price point for safe measure). And while we can't promise it'll keep you from going wild on the world-wide-web (who wouldn't go crazy for Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.'s lighting and home goods, seen above), we can at least take comfort in knowing we tried to make it as effective an experience as possible.

Home Furniture

1. Target: A no brainer for inexpensive, trendy furniture, and just about anything else you'd ever need for your pad. ($)

2. Wayfair: All the housewares you could ever dream of, all in one affordable spot. ($$)

3. West Elm: If you're searching for comfortable seating at a fair price point, you don't have to look much further than this sister store to Williams-Sonoma. ($$)

4. Crate & Barrel: Streamlined furnishings with a modern vibe and a decent price point. ($$)

5. Ethan Allen: High-quality sofas, chairs and loveseats for every type of style, and more importantly, a killer clearance section. ($$-$$)

6. Wholesale Living: Commercial-grade tables, chairs and barstools at wholesale prices. ($$$)

7. Dwell Studio: Midcentury-style pieces with a sophisticated edge. ($$$)

8. Capsule Home: Designer sofas, chairs and sectionals, online and ready-to-ship. ($$$)

9. Sit Down NY: A New York City-based retailer specializing in midcentury, modern and avant-garde seating. ($$$)

10. Shop Society Social: Beautifully designed traditional-with-a-twist furniture, customizable by color. ($$$)

11. Chairish: A designer-friendly marketplace for buying and selling vintage furniture and décor. ($$$)

12. Blu Dot: Ultra modern furniture that's as posh as it is pricey. ($$$-$$$$)

13. Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams: Glamorous home furnishings from modern to traditional styles. ($$$-$$$$)

14. Design Within Reach: An insane selection of modern furnishings from designers past and present. ($$$$)

15. Homenature: Eco-friendly furnishings made from sustainable and salvaged materials. ($$$$)

(Image credit: IKEA)

Office

16. Ikea: The Swedish juggernaut is the fail-safe spot for affordable housewares and home furnishings, especially desks and bookshelves. ($-$$)

17. eBay: Great deals on surplus and gently used furniture, particularly office chairs. ($-$$)

18. Joss & Main: Flash-sale site with refreshingly low prices for a wide range of furniture and accessories, office wares. ($$)

19. Poppin: Color-coated filing cabinets and conference tables that turns into ping pong boards: What more could you want for your home office? ($$-$$$)

20. Apt2B: A Los Angeles-based home décor site selling gorgeous accessories for your workstation (and beyond!). ($$$)

Kitchen

21. K-Mart: Cookware, cutlery and small kitchen appliances that won't break your budget. ($-$$)

22. Canvas Home: Sustainable home goods and glasswares with a rustic feel. ($$-$$$)

23. Williams-Sonoma: Swanky tabletop decor and kitchen tools—plus a few larger appliances—delivered straight to your door. ($$$)

24. Horchow: A solid selection of fine dinnerware, table linens and gourmet treats. ($$-$$$)

25. Beam: Artfully designed furniture, lighting and accessories, such as coffee pots and dinner plates modeled after the planet Pluto. ($$$)

Bath

26. Zara Home: Loads of inexpensive bathroom essentials that still look insanely chic. ($-$$)

27. Bed Bath & Beyond: A mix of affordable and high-end bathroom gear, in all in one online stop. ($$-$$$)

28. Macy's: This retail giant offers major bargains on furniture, appliances (big and small), and bath decor, including the Martha Stewart Collection. ($$-$$$)

29. RH: Ask any designer how to glam up your bathroom without totally ruining your budget and they'll send you straight to RH for new fixtures. ($$-$$$)

Outdoor

30. Pier 1 Imports: An American-based retailer that specializes in imported furnishings and great patio furniture. ($$)

31. Terrain: Heaven on earth for green thumbs. ($$-$$$)

32. Fifth Room: A one-stop shop for all things outdoor, with everything from picnic tables to croquet sets. ($$$)

33. Jayson Home: Design-forward furnishings, flowers and flea market finds. ($$$)

Bedding

34. Amazon: Stock up on all your bedroom essentials for much less than you'd pay at a department store. ($-$$)

35. Muji: With a motto like "all value and no frills" can you really go wrong with bedding? ($$)

36. Crane & Canopy: Designer duvet covers starting at $89. ($$)

37. Brooklinen: Modern bedding basics, from classic to luxe. ($$-$$$)

38. Serena & Lily: A California-inspired lifestyle brand with exceptional sheet sets. ($$$)

39. Parachute: Luxury sheet sets with an accessible price point and a 60-day trial period. ($$$)

40. Garnet Hill: Quality sheets, quilts and beyond with a cozy, cottage feel. ($$$)

Kids

41. Houseology: A UK-based home goods retailer with products sourced from interior designers, including affordable children's furniture. ($$)

42. Pottery Barn Teen: The teenage sister to Pottery Barn, PBT's fun assortment of bedding, lighting and storage accessories are adored by all ages. ($$-$$$)

43. The Land of Nod: Brimming with design-savvy kids and baby furniture, you can also find some pretty cool toys, books and gift sets, too. ($$$)

44. Leif: Blueberry sprinkle blankets and vintage Mickey Mouse prints galore. ($$)

45. Huset: Leave it to the Scandinavians to forge functional children's furnishings with loads of personality. ($$$).

Pets

46. Overstock.com: This wonderfully discounted site has some especially great deals on pet accessories. ($)

47. Hayneedle: Come for the vast assortment of modestly priced furniture, but stay for the cute doghouses, aquarium and cat beds. ($-$$)

48. Casper: Superior mattresses—for dogs, too!—delivered right to your doorstep ($$)

Storage

49. The Container Store: Sleek storage and organization products for every room in your home. ($$)

50. Pottery Barn: Well-crafted furniture and storage accessories for reasonable prices ($$-$$$)

51. Dwell: Multi-functional storage accessories and more, straight from the magazine! ($$-$$).

Lighting

52. Urban Outfitters: A favorite for quirky housewares and cool lighting. ($-$$)

53. Lamps Plus: Thousands of stylish lamps and light fixtures with the added bonus of (mostly) free shipping. ($$)

54. School House Electric & Supply Co.: Incredibly cool classical, vintage and contemporary light fixtures as well as linens, furniture and décor. ($$$)

55. Lumens: Lavish lighting and beyond. ($$$)

56. 2Modern: Brimming with mod lamps and pendants, this fashionable furniture site is especially keen on lighting. ($$$)

57. Rejuvenation: Period-inspired lighting and hardware: a vintage lover's paradise. ($$$)

Window Treatments

58. Kirkland's: Big bargains on furniture, curtains, kitchenwares and more. ($)

59. JC Penney: Everything from custom blinds to curtain panels for less than you'd pay other department stores. ($$)

60. Ballard Designs: Chic fabrics and clean silhouettes, what more could you want for your draperies? ($$$)

Rugs

61. Cost Plus World Market: A vast selection of furniture and rugs for amazingly low prices. ($)

62. Rugs USA: Hefty discounts on everything from zebra-print area rugs to vintage Persian runners, plus free shipping. ($-$$)

63. Novica: A fair trade marketplace with handcrafted goods from around the world, and proceeds that go straight to the artisans. ($$)

64. Lulu & Georgia: A thoughtful curation of colorful rugs and bold accessories. ($$-$$$)

65. ABC Carpet & Home: Truly some of the most exquisite textiles you'll ever see from all across the globe. ($$$)

66. The Citizenry: Handmade home décor with an emphasis on craftsmanship and fair wages for global artisans. ($$$)

Decorative Pillows + Blankets

67. H&M Home: Fashionable blankets and throws that are unbelievably low-priced. ($)

68. Aelfie: This adorable Brooklyn-based boutique is a must for quirky poufs and throw pillows. ($$)

69. High Fashion Home: Fashionable furnishings for modern design lovers. ($$$)

Art + Wall Décor

70. Society 6: Super inexpensive framed art in a variety of mediums. ($-$$)

71. Minted: B&W photography, ethereal prints and other fashion-forward art...and they'll frame it for you, too! ($-$$)

72. Art.com: Insane deals on amazing prints of just about anything you can imagine. ($$)

73. Poketo: Surprisingly affordable and endlessly hip, a go-to for interesting prints and stationery. ($$)

74. Tappan Collective: Dreamy prints from emerging artists and photographers. ($$-$$$)

75. Room & Board: American-made home goods and an impressive selection of mirrors and frames. ($$$)

76. Z Gallerie: Glitzy furnishings and wall décor; with stellar sales. ($$$)

Decorative Accents

77. The Little Market: Lauren Conrad (of The Hills fame) co-runs this online site for fair trade goods and artisanal accessories. ($-$$)

78. Etsy: A DIY-friendly marketplace with handmade goods and vintage items. ($-$$)

79. Uncommon Goods: A creative collection of unusual decorative items and home gifts (think: his-and-her key hooks and sand art). ($$)

80. ModCloth: Vintage-inspired home goods that make a major statement. ($$)

81. Furbish Studios: An eclectic mix of one-of-a-kind baubles and knick-knacks. ($$)

82. Anthropologie: Urban Outfitter's cool older sister is filled with hip furniture, funky décor, and a killer online sale section. ($$-$$$)

83. CB2: The edgier side of Crate & Barrel, CB2 offers trendy, modern furnishings and lots of designers collaborations. ($$-$$$)

84. MoMA Store: Some of the most innovative house wares and art objects on the market. ($$-$$$)

85. A & R: In a nutshell: Bold, globally designed lifestyle goods. ($$$)

86. Domino.com: The beloved shelter magazine's website offers most of the designer-approved goods featured in each issue. ($$$)

87. Jonathan Adler: Your one-stop shop for objets d' art and sculptural pieces with personality and a sense of humor. ($$$)

88. One Kings Lane: The king of flash-sale sites, OKL is a must for vintage lovers with an eye for detail. ($$$)

89. Gilt Home: A fashion-forward flash-sale site with exclusive deals on designer home goods. ($$$)

90. John Derian: The artist once known only for decoupage now reigns supreme in creating (and sourcing) exotic home accessories. ($$$)

91. Pieces: This adorable, Atlanta-based online boutique let's you sort products by color and material. ($$$)

92. High Street Market: An amazing assortment of antiques, particularly tablewares and decorative objects. ($$$)

93. Of a Kind: Rising designer home goods and the stories behind them. ($$$).

94. Interior HomeScapes: Unique home décor and accessories, especially vases. ($$$)

95. The Line: Uberchic, highly curated home decor. ($$$-$$$$)

96. Flair New York: Designer home accessories and art. ($$$-$$$$)

97. Kelly Wearstler: Interior design goddess Kelly Wearstler's namesake brand of funky furniture, lighting, gifts and décor. Need we say more? ($$$$)

98. 1stdibs: An interior design favorite, this upscale website is great for sourcing lavish antiques and hard-to-find pieces—at a steep cost. ($$$$)

Candles + Fragrances

99. Fab.com: A trend-savvy site with quirky candles and accessories. ($$)

100. Amara: Known for top-notch furniture and housewares, plus their namesake line of home fragrances. ($$$-$$$$)

101. Aerin: Chic home accessories and candles designed by lifestyle guru Aerin Lauder. ($$$$)

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