Whether you’re starting with an
unfurnished canvas or looking for one statement piece to upgrade an area, it’s difficult to determine where exactly to begin when shopping for your space. As much as the internet is our ally in these DIY endeavors, it can also turn into our worst enemy. We start by Googling a simple keyword, only to end up with an endless sea of sofas to bookcases and every home item in between — turning our search from fun treasure hunt to survival of the strongest.
To avoid any search-result overload, along with misguided over-spending, we rounded up our favorite
furniture to wall art to decor (and everything in between) sites. Scroll through the destinations ahead, curated by “best for” styles, and take some of the headache out of home shopping. It’s time to kick back, relax, and click your way to a better space — without needing to leave your couch. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy or click on something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.
Best For: Unique, Sustainable, Hand-Crafted FindsThis global marketplace was founded by WANT Les Essentiels designers (and twins) Byron and Dexter Peart, and stocks a gorgeous assortment of hand-hewn artisan goods with a socially conscious, environmentally-minded bent. The R29-favorite destination boasts furniture, gifts, and home decor hailing from around the world.
Malaika Botero Vase, $, available at Goodee
Best For: Chic-Eclectic Accent PiecesWe’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: We want to live in an Anthropologie catalog. Everything from the retailer’s home collection is not only impossibly cute, but durable and built to last. The prints are heavenly, the candles smell amazing, and you might even convince us to drop two Gss on a couch here — they’re that beautiful.
Anthropologie Pari Rattan Chair, $, available at Anthropologie
Best For: Handcrafted Home PiecesThe mega-site isn’t just an emporium of handmade jewelry and other crafty things. You can also use it to find some one-of-a-kind furniture and home-decor pieces you just won’t see anywhere else. Etsy is the pinnacle of specificity: Type in something like “antique blue nightstand” or “modern black desk lamp” and you’ll get dozens of results.
Urbansize Floating Bedside Table, $, available at Etsy
Best For: Brand-Name Bedding & Bath EssentialsFrom store and site exclusive to big-name brands, Nordstrom boasts more than fashion to beauty essentials. The all-encompassing site holds a well-stocked lineup of home goods in a wide range of prices and styles — whether you’re hunting for premium bedding by Marimekko, chic kitchenware by Smeg, or affordable-stylish decor by Nordstrom.
Marimekko Rasymatto Duvet Cover & Sham Set, $, available at Nordstrom
Best For: Boho-Style DecorThis lifestyle brand founded by two women around a shared love of travel, intentional living, and great design covers more than beachy, resort-style fashion — it’s also a mecca for expertly curated home furnishings, decor, and gifts that radiate a dreamy, global aesthetic.
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Dear Keaton Bari Ivory Pom Pom Pillow, $, available at Dear Keaton
Best For: Vibrant Eclectic Decor & Furniture FindsDon’t sleep on this home decor site, which should be your go-to destination for one-of-a-kind and handmade furniture, art, ceramics, lighting, and more. Added sustainability bonus: with each purchase from this site, at least two trees are planted.
Justina Blakeney Peace Vase, $, available at Jungalow
Best For: Affordable Store-Exclusive Home LinesThe home stock at Walmart doesn’t just feel endless and affordable, it also feels elevated and curated. With stylish lines from the likes of Drew Barrymore and chic store-exclusives by MoDRN and more, the affordable options cover everything from brightly patterned bedding to unique furniture, plush bath to kitchen essentials, and much more.
Drew Barrymore Flower Home Antique Brass Retro Table Light, $, available at Walmart
Best For: Discounted Name BrandsPerhaps you’re already well aware of Nordstrom’s sister site’s discounted fashion finds. But, did you also know that it boasts a similarly swag-worthy home goods section too? The stacked site covers a range of trendy home decor to storage furniture offerings — from serious sales on eclectic accents, to coveted kitchenware for cheap, and much more fashionable interior magic.
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kate spade new york Lavender Breeze Blocks Comforter Set, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
Best For: Boho-Style FurnitureThe oh-so-boho retailer’s home section is perfect for tiny spaces and apartments. From storage that’s as pretty as it is functional to lightweight tables and chairs perfect for tiny corners, you’ll find lots of innovative ways to stash your stuff. You’ll also find amazing textiles, from wall hangings to duvet covers, that will give any room an eclectic, lived-in vibe.
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Urban Outfitters Skye Rattan Stool, $, available at Urban Outfitters
Best For: Timeless Furniture At An Honest Price Point This under-the-radar site carries a curated selection of investment pieces. From bouclé poufs to Mid-Century sideboards, Castlery has something sleek, versatile, and timeless for every home.
Castlery Joseph Side Table, $, available at Castlery
Best For: MCM-Style FurnitureBlame the lasting effects of Mad Men: The mid-century modern look isn’t going anywhere soon. And we’re not mad about it — the sleek shapes and retro silhouettes can make a sparsely decorated room look like minimalist cool instead of depressing. But the perfect pieces to add to your collection can easily run into four figures and beyond. Enter AllModern, where you can nab a Don Draper-approved piece for up to 55% off every day. We especially love the wide variety of couches available for under $500.
AllModern Natalie 60″ Flared Arm Loveseat, $, available at AllModern
Best For: Scandinavian Staples With A TwistFor high-quality Scandinavian-inspired pieces, we recommend scrolling through the funky colored and unsurprisingly chic pages of Hay. With its reasonable price point, you’ll have fun filling your home with the dinnerware, furniture, and lighting of your minimalist yet quirky dreams.
Hay Slit Table, $, available at Hay
Best For: Top-Rated Furniture The best part of this mega online-shopping destination’s home offerings is the surprising selection of site-exclusive furniture and decor lines. From Rivet to Stone & Beam and trendy designer collaborations (here’s lookin’ at you, Jonathan Adler), decorating your space on Amazon opens up endless style possibilities all within flexible budgetary bounds.
Novogratz Collection Helix Utility Cart, Gold, $, available at Amazon
Best For: Artisan Bedding & DecorMaybe you’ve stumbled upon this dreamy home brand’s items scattered across your social media feeds, or maybe you’re already and avid fan. The Citizenry, although on the pricier side for bedding to furniture and decor finds, fills its virtual shop shelves with only handcrafted items sustainably sourced from all around the globe.
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The Citizenry Naga Lumbar Pillow, $, available at The Citizenry
Best For: Elevated StaplesScrolling through the luxe pages of this lifestyle site is like strolling through your stylish friend’s enviable boutique home…Only better, because it’s 100% shoppable. The furniture to decor options hit the mark on statement ceramics to soft linen textiles, unique artwork, living room stapes, and more all sourced from an array of unique brands.
Nordal Glass Side Table, $, available at Amara
Best For: One-Of-A-Kind Items On the lookout for sophisticated home furnishing for your grown-up apartment? Look no further than this modern home emporium, with a mix of vintage finds and contemporary pieces. The retailer is renowned for its customer service: You can basically get in touch with what you have in mind, and the staff will diligently photograph their inventory that fits your descriptions.
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Jayson Home Havana Lamp, $, available at Jayson Home
Lulu & Georgia
Best For: Chic Accent PiecesThis easy-to-search site is a treasure trove of furniture, decor, and more in a curated collection of chic styles — there’s everything from boho rugs to pillows, patterned poufs, bespoke furniture, storage, and more.
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Lulu & Georgia Marcella Mini Table Lamp, $, available at Lulu & Georgia
Best For: Sustainable BasicsFor premium quality bedding to bath essentials, rugs, decor, and more, Parachute has been hitting the direct-to-consumer market nail on the head since it first launched in 2014. The U.S.-crafted goods use ethically-sourced materials free of harmful chemicals or synthetics, and the company also partners with the United Nation’s Nothing But Nets initiative for malaria-prevention in areas of need. As the founder and CEO, Ariel Kay, puts it, “we’re committed to providing you with exceptional everyday essentials that make you feel at home.”
Parachute Brushed Cotton Venice Set, $, available at Parachute
Best For: Vintage Furniture & DecorIn the market for an Art Deco original painting, or a one-of-a-kind bar cart from the Swinging Sixties? You’ll be able to find all that — and everything in between — at Chairish. The site positions itself as a premier marketplace for design lovers to buy and sell used and vintage furniture, and while a portion of the merchandise are collectors’ items, there’s no shortage of unique pieces at a more wallet-friendly level. Happy treasure hunting!
Jelly Chen Spring Flowers, $, available at Chairish
Best For: Affordable Furniture & DecorTarget has really stepped up its home-decor game in recent years, meaning you can grab pieces that look way more luxe than they actually cost. Shopping online has its perks, since many of Target’s wares are web exclusives. Still, it can be overwhelming, and it can be hard to find the perfect piece just through search. We recommend checking out some of our favorite collections, like Opalhouse or Threshold, as well as keeping an eye out for some of Target’s amazing collaborations, like the seasonal releases from Joanna Gaines.
Opalhouse Seagrass Karina Tripod Floor Lamp, $, available at Target
Best For: Whimsical Accent PiecesOkay, it may sound crazy to go shopping from a kid’s website for a kid-free house, but hear us out. If you can look past the child-sized armchairs and toy bins, you’ll find plenty of pieces that work for any age. Plus, a lot of the furniture and decor are priced a bit friendlier than similar stuff targeted at adults.
Wallshoppe Caning Removable Wallpaper, $, available at Maisonette
Best For: Affordable FurnitureAh, Scandinavian minimalism. Nothing compares to that sparse, clean decor — and that super-minimal Ikea price tag. Good old Ikea has been a mainstay in our decorating journeys, from that first tiny apartment to…that fourth tiny apartment. And hey, if you’re not into the “all-white kitchen bathed in the cold Stockholm sunshine” look, don’t worry. Ikea is full of surprises.
IKEA LINNEBÄCK Chair, $, available at IKEA
Best For: Sleek Accent PiecesCrate & Barrel’s younger, sleeker sister, CB2 is a go-to for affordable accent pieces as well as more serious investments, like couches and tables. While those bigger pieces might not hit Ikea-level pricing, you can find some mid-range options that will be with you for years to come. Smaller goods, like pillows and occasional furniture, tend to be accessibly priced and come in a range of styles that can be a good way to update a space.
CB2 Sillon en Mimbre Wicker Lounge Chair, $, available at CB2
Best For: Rustic-Chic Entertaining EssentialsA subset of Anthropologie, Terrain is heaven for garden and outdoor enthusiasts. This is where you not only get your hands on watering cans, outdoor furniture, and planting supplies, but also rustic-chic dining essentials, too.
Terrain Olivewood Serving Board, $, available at Shop Terrain
Best For: Bespoke DecorFor bohemian-style home shoppers: this dreamy store sources ethically crafted goods from artisans around the globe, from hand-stitched textiles to artful objects and tabletop essentials. While its one-of-a-kind pieces don’t come cheap, the smaller decor items are gifting and accent-elevating gold.
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Provenance Terracotta Classic Kuba Cloth Vanity Tray, $, available at St. Frank
Best For: Minimalist-Modern BasicsHave you even been to a well-curated home store and wish you just can live in the space? That’s exactly where Snowe comes in: The brand sources premium products from factories in Europe and America to bring you a minimalist edit optimized for thoughtful living. Our favorites from the retailer include their dinnerware from Limoges, a French town famed for porcelain production, and high thread count bedsheets from Italy and Portugal.
Snowe Softexture Coverlet, $, available at Snowe
Best For: Scandinavian-Style FurnitureWe just can’t get enough of Scandinavian design and mid-century furniture. If you just so happen to be hunting for your next coffee table or sofa, this online retailer curates minimalist chic furniture directly from the manufacturer, taking the middleman out of the process. All orders can be shipped almost anywhere for a flat fee of $49.
Article. Bamba Pouf, $, available at Article.
Best For: Sculpturesque StaplesThis site is your one-stop-stop for modern furniture that looks like the work of renowned European maestros. Founded by a team of two architects and a sculptor, the 20-year-old brand excels in providing a line up of minimalist pieces — from sleek coffee tables to smart sectional sofas — that will stand the test of time.
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Blu Dot Neat Leather Lounge Chair, $, available at Blu Dot
Best For: Reasonably-Priced Staples A great place to hunt for reasonably priced (but well-made) furniture, West Elm regularly offers sales and promotions throughout the year to help you snag a dream item for less. It’s also a great go-to for room accents or tabletop pieces — for you or for gifts.
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West Elm Auburn 70″ Sofa, $, available at West Elm
Best For: Unique DecorUncommon Goods started out in 1999 as a marketplace for unique handmade crafts, and has since evolved into a treasure trove for homewares with fascinating stories behind them. From city-inspired bookshelves to customizable clocks exclusively sold at the site, this is the retailer to watch for one-of-a-kind home upgrades.
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Uncommon Goods State Side Table, $, available at Uncommon Goods
One Kings Lane
Best For: Luxury HomeWe find ourselves getting lost in the dreamy images of this home retailer more often than we’d like to admit, and it’s not hard to see why: The styling is top-notch and utterly aspirational. One Kings Lane showcases its products in a showroom-like fashion, by grouping them into room collections and featuring them in spaces that we would give anything to live in. Even if you’re not looking for anything in particular, the site is worth a visit for all the decorating wisdom you can glean from it.
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One Kings Lane Kos 1-Drawer Raffia Nightstand, $, available at One Kings Lane
Best For: Custom Furniture Not only does Joybird offer a range of midcentury-inspired pieces you can customize in a variety of fabrics and colors, it’s also an amazing place for design inspo. Customers are encouraged to submit images of just how they’ve styled their own unique Joybird pieces. You can scroll through the gallery feed, or filter by product or fabric if you’re interested in seeing a specific piece.
Joybird Nola Accent Chair, $, available at Joybird
Best For: Boutique BeddingThis boutique home brand from Melbourne has just the right products to bring an uplifting makeover to your home. Featuring candy-colored linens, galaxy-print throws, tasseled cushions and a variety of bath products, this retailer is the secret to creating an Insta-worthy apartment.
Kip & Co. Marble Magic Velvet Tassel Cushion Cover, $, available at Kip & Co.
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