The Best Retailers to Shop for Home Decor Online

These stores have everything from essentials to finishing touches.

​There was a time not long ago when many of us would have been hesitant to shop online for big ticket home purchases like couches, mattresses or dining sets. We needed a high-touch experience to be sure we were going to be happy. And while we do still love that hands-on shopping experience—flopping down on a perfectly made bed or sitting on a sectional and imagining it in your living room—online shopping is just easier, and with our favorite go-to shops, we know what we're getting.

Whether...MORE you're shopping for investment-level furniture pieces or accents and finishing touches, you can find everything your heart desires online. These 15 retailers are our favorites for home accessories, decor and unexpected finds.

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    We often joke that we can't walk into a Target without buying way more than we said we "needed." The same thing can happen when you start exploring all the home goods on their website. We love their affordable furniture and huge selection of rugs, and with in-house collections like Project 62 and Threshold, you can find tons of on-trend accessories to complete any decor vision.

     

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    Wayfair is our go-to online shop when we want to shave a bit off our budget. From headboards to lighting, outdoor furniture, rugs and honestly, almost anything you can think of—Wayfair has it. Many of their pieces have the look of designer furniture at a fraction of the cost. (Just be wary that when you save money, can also skimp a bit on quality.)

     

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    For modern furniture with a Mid-Century Modern look, West Elm is our go-to. Along with keep-forever furniture pieces, we love West Elm's high-quality bed linens and their statement-making lighting, much of which features exposed bulbs and brass fixtures. West Elm has sales throughout the year, and often offers free shipping if you keep an eye on deals. 

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    The younger sibling of Crate & Barrel, CB2 is truly just a touch less traditional and slightly more affordable than the original. You'll find plenty of covetable furniture, but we also love their smaller household essential items like flatware, barware, bath linens and small giftable items. 

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    What could we say about Ikea that you don't already know? Their affordable approach to Swedish minimalism is practically iconic, and the creative "hacks" from designers and DIY pros have become legendary. Just beware that shipping can be expensive for big ticket items like beds and furniture.

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     Consider Overstock.com to be your "knee jerk" reaction when you suddenly think, "I need a rug!" or "a sofa!" or "a bookshelf!" With extremely competitive pricing that often can't be beat, what really sucks us in is the huge array of styles and colors in almost every product. We also love how easy it is to shop—the sites filters make it ridiculously easy to navigate and find exactly what you want.

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    While Article doesn't have the largest selection online, we love this brand for their curated vision of beautiful, statement-making furniture. We rely on them especially for their couches, in lush velvet and leather. But don't sleep on Article's other offerings—their nightstands, outdoor furniture and accent chairs are also worth looking at.

     

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    If you're looking for traditional home decor that leans between bohemian, romantic and slightly preppy—Lulu & Georgia is the site for you. We love their dreamy (and somewhat pricey) furniture and rugs, but what really draws us in are the collaboration collections with notable names like fashion blogger Julia Engel (of Gal Meets Glam), Kate Spade and Cupcakes and Cashmere.

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    AllModern is part of a family of sites that includes Wayfair, Joss & Main and Birch Lane. When you sign up to receive emails from AllModern, you get access to their rolling flash sales on furniture and home accessories at up to 70% off. As the name implies, their selections lean towards modern and Mid-Century pieces.

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    Room and Board has plenty of ready-to-ship items that will fit a variety of design aesthetics, but we love that they also offer customized pieces like couches and tables, beds, bookshelves, and even mirrors and pillows.

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    We all remember the episode of Friends when Rachel buys the "Apothecary table" for the apartment she shares with Phoebe—who believes it is vintage, when really it is from Pottery Barn. This store has been in our national lexicon for home decor for decades, and with good reason. We know the quality and craftsmanship well enough to know that any online orders will live up to our hopes, and with frequent sales and special offers, you can often save big on investment pieces.

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     Finally ready to purchase that Eames chair you've been dreaming of all your life? Design Within Reach has it, and they have it online. We love this high-end store's excellently curated selection of cool and colorful furniture and home accessories.

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    If big box stores and generic finds make you cringe, try a unique handmade or vintage find from Etsy. We love to crawl through the small artisan shops and vintage collectors pages looking for creative pieces like Moroccan rugs, wicker furniture and one-of-a-kind art. If you have a specific idea in mind, Etsy is also home to tons of artists and craftsman who make custom projects.

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    Need a little design inspiration while you shop? High Fashion Home lets you browse fully decorated office, living room, bedroom and dining room ideas to get the ball rolling. Under each image you'll find links to the exact products featured. We love this because while it's fun to imagine the life you could live with your new green couch, it can be hard to figure out what other pieces to stye it with—which is where High Fashion Home comes in.

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    The main reason we love OKL so much is that there are so many ways to shop. You can browse by themes like Parisian Chic, American Classic or Hotel Luxe, while you can also search by room, brand, or the more traditional way—by items and groupings. Along with stylish new items, One Kings Lane also carries a huge variety of vintage pieces