The 20 best places to buy furniture online
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Shopping for furniture online is hard. Not only do you have to look up the dimensions of the product and measure your space to make sure it fits, but you don’t always know exactly what you’re getting just by looking at a picture. Then your dream decor comes out of the packing, and maybe it's not the right size or color—or worse, it shows up damaged from the ride.
Admittedly, it's much more convenient to browse through pages of couches than wandering through a showroom, which is why shopping for furniture online is so appealing. It's also nice to have something arrive right at your doorstep—even if you have to build it yourself later. You just have to be smart about how you shop.
As expert shoppers, we decided to narrow down some of the best places to buy furniture online so you can skip right to the top options. We looked for sites that have a wide selection of furniture at a variety of price points, which means you can find something perfect no matter your style and budget. We also sought out places with good customer service and return policies, and those that are filled with active reviewers who can help you learn more about what you’re actually getting into.
Here are the 20 best places to buy furniture online:
Our favorite piece right now: Leamont 5-Piece Solid Wood Dining Set—$477.95
Wayfair really has just what you need. With hundreds and hundreds of options for everything from barstools to rugs to patio chairs to home decor, you can find pretty much whatever you're looking for at a reasonable price. The online store typically has some sort of sale going on every day too, so if you keep an eye out you can save even more on something you were going to buy anyway. From personal experience, Wayfair's quality can be a little unpredictable sometimes, BUT they have excellent customer service and will fully refund you if anything you buy goes missing, arrives damaged, or even just is not what you expected.
Our favorite piece right now: Chandler Cocktail Table—$173.99
This online-only home store makes it easy to shop through categories like modern, farmhouse, or beach. With a ton of model rooms, you might even find inspiration for your next home reno while browsing Houzz. The site often has sales on varying categories and free shipping events, so you can easily save even more on everything from bathrooms to kitchen products. You do need to make an account to shop at Houzz, but it’s free and will give you emails catered to your style preferences as well as access to a database of industry professionals like contractors and designers.
Our favorite piece right now: Rivet Aiden Tufted Mid-Century Velvet Bench Seat Sofa—$849
You already buy your kitchen gadgets, your electronics, and even your plants at Amazon, but you can also order from a robust selection of furniture there, too. There’s a variety of third-party sellers within the furniture shop, but Amazon also has two exclusive brands: the farmhouse-inspired Stone & Beam and the more modern Rivet. Plus, with free 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime, you can upgrade your home faster than ever.
Our favorite piece right now: MoDRN Scandinavian Link Double Door Cabinet—$299
This big box store may be the place where you purchased a cheap futon for your dorm room in college, but Walmart also has a chic, modern furniture line appropriated named MoDRN alongside other stylish options. These pieces have more of a Scandinavian, industrial vibe that you don’t typically see at Walmart. In fact, they are only available online, but you can still browse for more affordable options on Walmart’s site, too.
Our favorite piece right now: Velvet Elowen Chair—$398
Most of the selection of the Anthropologie Home Store has a luxe, yet quirky vibe. So if you already love their clothing, you’ll probably obsess over their furniture too. The furniture is a little more pricey here, so if you're on a budget, we recommend getting the affordable Capri Blue Candle and pretending you’re inside the store.
Our favorite piece right now: Malm Storage Bed—$499
Half the fun of Ikea is going to the store and pretending you live in one of the model rooms. But if you can’t make it to a store, you can still order their buildable furniture online. After browsing their extensive catalog and measuring your room for the perfect fit, you can have the classic Scandinavian furniture shipped right to your door.
7. West Elm
Our favorite piece right now: Anton Solid Wood Dining Table—$999
As a household name in furniture, it’s no surprise that West Elm made this list. It’s on the pricier side compared to the other top furniture stores, but with high price comes high quality. Most of the furniture has a modern feel—combine that with incredible quality and you’ll have timeless pieces that will last for years to come.
Our favorite piece right now: Opalhouse Touraco Dresser—$249.99
While Target is a favorite for shopping for extra storage and home decor items, there's even more furniture shopping to do online. Target is filled with exclusive furniture brands including the modern Project62, the farmhouse Hearth & Hand with Magnolia, and the oh-so-chic Opalhouse. You can shop every style online and pick it up in store if you’re worried about delivery, but also don’t want to risk entering Target and spending even more money.
Our favorite piece right now: Belham Living Brighton Deep Seating 65 in. Porch Swing Bed—$382.99
Part of the Walmart family, Hayneedle is an online-only furniture destination. They have the largest selection of outdoor living furniture, but you can also shop a curated galleries and a robust selection of furniture for bedrooms, dining rooms, kids' rooms, and more.
10. One Kings Lane
Our favorite piece right now: Key West Side Table—$585
When you’re ready to invest in luxury furniture, head to One Kings Lane. This selection may be on the pricier side, but the site does offer free shipping. Need some help deciding what to buy? You can meet for an in-person design consultation if you're in the New York City area or if that's too far a trip, you can use their online and over-the-phone styling services too.
Our favorite piece right now: Carbon Loft Owen Rolling Kitchen Island—$158.52
Overstock is known for quality, yet affordable furniture because they sell a variety of surplus merchandise as well as new items. It’s basically an online Home Goods. The site makes it easy to shop by style, category, or room, so you can find exactly what you’re looking for or just browse around for a while.
12. Home Depot
Our favorite piece right now: Royce Polar White 79.25" Hall Tree—$1,099
Looking to completely remodel a room? Home Depot is your place. While you’re heading to the site to order new paint or light fixtures, you might as well browse through their selection of furniture that’s both affordable and stylish to do all your home renovation and redecorating at once place.
Our favorite piece right now: Mara Walnut Coffee Table—$299
This online-only store offers a ton of contemporary pieces at pretty reasonable prices. Article has everything from leather sofas to marble coffee tables to velvet chairs with a look and quality that will last for years. They even offer free shipping on orders over $999.
Our favorite piece right now: Loveseat—$845
Burrow has dubbed itself the “Casper of Couches” with affordable, customizable mid-century modern furniture. You can pick up a single armchair or go big with a king-size sofa. Burrow promises that their furniture will ship in one week and can be assembled in just 10 minutes—which is much easier than dealing with Ikea instructions and counting out screws.
15. Cost Plus World Market
Our favorite piece right now: Bi Cast Leather Tyler Molded Chair Set Of 2—$399.98
You can feel like you’ve traveled the world with World Market’s eclectic selection that feels like it came from bartering while abroad—though it definitely did not. From furniture to rugs to paintings, the stuff featured is pretty inexpensive, and you can easily shop from their model rooms online.
16. Pier 1 Imports
Our favorite piece right now: Metro Weathered Java Desk—$449.99
Perhaps best known for their seasonal tchotchkes, Pier 1 also has a huge selection of furniture. You can find cheaper pieces for a quick upgrade, or more expensive items you’ll want to keep in your home for ages. They also have frequent sales, so you can save even more if you're patient and strategic.
Our favorite piece right now: Mirabell Bar Stool—$208
Apt2B is your destination for luxe apartment living. With a huge selection of couches and sofas (some that are surprisingly affordable), you’ll want to fill your entire apartment with these luxury goods. And if you search through their outlet section, you can find discounts up to 50% off.
18. Bed Bath & Beyond
Our favorite piece right now: Modway Response Fabric Bench—$394.25
Most people think of Bed Bath & Beyond as their one-stop shop for dorm room and apartment essentials. But there’s actually a huge selection of stylish and affordable furniture that would look great in any home. If you become a Bed Bath & Beyond loyalty program member, you can get 20% off every purchase you make, meaning you can save more on both furniture and other household essentials.
Our favorite piece right now: Orville Pouf—$179
CB2 is Crate & Barrel’s more chic, hip little sibling filled with furniture that would look trendy in any apartment. Although many of these items are on the luxury side of things, you can still find some items for under $200. But with fewer brick and mortar stores than Crate & Barrel, your best bet is shopping online for CB2 products.
20. Dot & Bo
Our favorite piece right now: Nerron Mid Century Finished 5 Piece Wood Dining Set—$515.12
Filled with quirky collections like “The Modern Brownstone” and “Farmhouse on a Dime,” Dot & Bo matches both your style and your budget. If you’re looking to save even more on your next piece of furniture, check out their huge sale section.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.