7 Affordable Design Sources You Should Bookmark Now

published Feb 18, 2019
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The internet is a design lover’s dream. Not only can you shop for home decor items from the privacy of your own sofa, you can also find some pretty stellar deals if you know where to look.

So to help you save some moolah, we rounded up a few of the most affordable design sources for you to check out the next time you shop online for stylish home furnishings. Read ahead for seven online design stores where reasonable prices reign supreme—without sacrificing quality.

Launched in 2002 with a mission to bring affordable, good-looking furniture and decor items to the masses, Wayfair is one of the largest home design-oriented e-commerce sites on the web. With over 10 million products ranging from sofas to kitchen wares to fireplaces, Wayfair offers everything from accent pieces to full-blown furniture sets—and free shipping over $49. We love this mid-century modern-inspired nightstand, but you’re sure to find options no matter what you’re shopping for.

This well-known clothing retailer has an impressive range of furniture and home decor, most of which is seriously inexpensive and bursting with casual boho style. Be sure to check out their bigger furniture items like sofas and beds, which are reliably stylish and distinctive-looking without breaking the bank. There’s plenty of quirky decor here as well, notably shelving, wall art, and textiles.

Along with a great return policy—not to mention $49 flat rate (and super fast) shipping no matter how many pieces you order—Article offers a solid assortment of sophisticated, high quality furnishings for insanely fair prices. Come for the seasonal sales and markdowns, but stay for the reasonably-priced pink sofa.

A sister site to Wayfair, Joss & Main is a flash-sale site with remarkably low prices for a wide range of furniture, accessories, and office wares. Along with daily deals on decor items, lighting, bedding, window treatments, and more, the site also boasts an amazing outlet store—where you can land even deeper discounts on name-brand furnishings. We’re partial to hitting the site for accessories, like the stylish bar cart above.

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Lucille Area Rug, $399.99-$799.99 (Image credit: World Market)

If you want unique, global-inspired home items at a low price, you can’t do better than World Market. Founded as an accessible destination for international market goods, World Market continues to be full of interesting furniture and decor. Their products are typically vibrant and patterned, offering a welcome change of pace from the all-white looks popular today. You’ll definitely want to browse their textiles (like rugs and throws), but don’t forget about their huge (and budget-friendly) furniture assortment.


Make no mistake about it: IKEA is your failsafe shopping spot for affordable housewares and home furnishings, particularly high ticket items such as bed frames, furniture sets, and storage systems. And while most IKEA goods are composed of inexpensive materials—think plywood and particleboard with a polished acrylic finish—the Swedish juggernaut’s ample inventory rarely skimps on style. So, it’s no surprise some of IKEA’s items, like the sizable HEMNES dresser above, have reached cult favorite status.

7. Amazon

As you probably already know, Amazon is brimming with all sorts of stylish, affordable furniture and home decor items that are ready to ship straight to your door with the click of a button. Translation: You can source anything from a modular loveseat (like this red one from Zinus) to a foldout storage ottoman with the ease of ordering toothpaste—and let’s not forget free two-day shipping for Prime members.

This post was original published on February 18, 2019, and was last updated on April 9, 2019, to reflect current offerings and prices.