Ten Unexpected & Affordable Online Home Stores

I’m a big fan of online shopping. It’s an easy way to browse multiple options and do price comparisons from multiple stores. The only downside is that there are so many websites that it is sometimes overwhelming.  That is why I am sharing my top 10 stores for inexpensive online home goods.  You’ve probably heard of most of these stores, but you might be surprised at their online selection.

1. Urban Outfitters: If you have ever read any of my “Look for Less” posts, you are probably aware that Urban Outfitters has more than just clothes and college dorm essentials. In fact, they have a pretty awesome selection of stylish furniture and décor that wont break the bank. Personally, I’m a huge fan of their rug selection. Area rugs can be so expensive, but Urban Outfitters has a wide array of choices at a reasonable price point. For instance, the Assembly Home Plus Sign Handmade Rug shown below costs $89 for a 5 x 7.

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2. H&M: Another clothing store that has a fantastic home line is H&M. You won’t find furniture, but you will find deals on linens, decorations, pillows, and more. I personally think H&M Home has some of the best pillow covers on the market. The pillow cover below is only $12.95. It reminds me of something I would find at Anthropologie for upwards of $50.


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3. Cost Plus World Market: I have to admit, I’m biased towards World Market because there is a store only a few blocks from my house. I love stopping there and browsing through their wine, food, and home goods; but their online store is just as good. They have a great furniture section, but where they really shine is the kitchen accessories. They have a fantastic selection including the stacking mugs pictured below. A set of 6 is $17.99. They aren’t anything fancy, but they are extremely practical and have a nice, classic look.

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4. Shopgoodwill.com: I bet you didn’t know that Goodwill had an online auction site. Different stores from around the country auction off some of the higher quality donated goods. Depending on how many bidders are interested, you can get some really nice goods for a steal. For instance the amazing, vintage Hobnail Milk Glass Lamp pictured below is currently going for $9.99 with no bids.


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5. Zara Home: This fast fashion store is known for on trend clothing, but they also have a pretty decent selection of home goods. Some of their products are on the pricier side, like the beautiful mirrors they sell; however, they have a surprisingly affordable collection glassware. The Diamond Pitcher pictured below is only $16.90. It’s very elegant and would be a beautiful pitcher for entertaining.

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6. Modcloth: Modcloth is an online marketplace featuring products from indie designers. As such, they have exclusive items that you won’t find anywhere else. While some of their items are slightly pricey, they have a fairly large selection of affordable home accessories, like the $12.99 Q-tip holder below. It’s a porcupine—how could you not love that!

7. Craigslist: If you are into vintage and second hand pieces, Craigslist it the place to go. You can get amazing deals on just about anything. A few of the things I’ve purchased through Craiglist include my couch and a wardrobe. A word of caution – watch out for scams and never meet a seller alone. With that safety tip in mind, you can find fantastic stuff – like the Mid Century Howell Tandem Fiber Glass Chairs below. They are only $80 and are very retro cool.


8. My Habit: My Habit is a flash sale website owned by Amazon. The sales are always changing, so you’ll constantly find new and exciting deals. They often have replicas of famous furniture designs like the Eames Rocker and the Barcelona Chair. To be honest, a lot of the time, I’ll look at My Habit for inspiration and then do a price comparison on Google. Sometimes My Habit is the cheapest, but other times I find better deals. For example, the Fine Mod Vac Arm Rocker Chair pictured below retails for $112 on My Habit, but can be found for as low as $88 on other websites; with that said, My Habit is a great place to look for the newest trends at affordable prices.


9. Target: Target is such a great store. You can get just about anything there, including really stylish home goods. In particular, they have some partnerships with very talented designers. The collaborations are great for price conscious consumers, because it makes high end design attainable. Some of the collaborations Target has are with Nate Berkus, Thomas O’Brien, and my personal favorite, Blu Dot. The credenza below is from TOO by Blu Dot, and it’s only $269.

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10. JC Penney: I don’t usually associate JC Penney with stylish design, but I’m starting to change my opinion. They went through a rebranding a few years ago, and they have totally upped their style quotient. Like Target, JC Penney has some fantastic designer collaborations including Jonathan Adler, Michael Graves, and Terence Conran. JC Penney’s furniture selection is particularly impressive. The Design by Conran Lulworth Sectional shown here is on sale for $865. It’s very well designed and looks like it costs a heck of a lot more than it does.


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