The 17 Best Places to Buy Home Decor in 2021

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Our Top Picks

Wayfair

"Wayfair is our go-to online shop when we want to shave a bit off our budget."

Walmart

"If you're not sure where to start, their site allows you to browse by product category or room."

West Elm

"For modern furniture with a mid-century modern look, West Elm is our go-to."

Etsy

"We love to crawl through the small artisan shops and vintage collectors pages looking for creative pieces."

Anthropologie

"From bedding and rugs to decorative accents, there are tons of options to choose from."

AllModern

"AllModern is part of a family of sites that includes Wayfair, Joss & Main, and Birch Lane."

CB2

"The younger sibling of Crate & Barrel, CB2 is just a touch less traditional and slightly more affordable than the original."

IKEA

"Their affordable approach to Swedish minimalism is practically iconic, and the creative 'hacks' have become legendary."

Overstock

"Consider Overstock to be your knee-jerk reaction when you suddenly think, 'I need a rug!' or 'a sofa!' or 'a bookshelf!'"

Article

"We love this brand for their curated vision of beautiful, statement-making furniture, especially their couches."

Lulu and Georgia

"If you're looking for traditional home decor that leans boho, romantic, and slightly preppy, this site is for you."

Room and Board

"Room and Board has plenty of ready-to-ship items and offers customized pieces like couches and tables."

Pottery Barn

"We know the quality and craftsmanship well enough to know that any online orders will live up to our expectations."

Design Within Reach

"We love this high-end store's excellently-curated selection of cool and colorful furniture and home accessories."

High Fashion Home

"High Fashion Home lets you browse fully decorated office, living room, bedroom, and dining room ideas to get the ball rolling."

One Kings Lane

"Along with stylish new items, One Kings Lane also carries a huge variety of vintage pieces."

Target

"Find tons of on-trend accessories to complete any decor vision at affordable prices."

Have you recently gotten into personality assessments and discovered your rising sign or enneagram, and now you want your personal space to reflect it? Or are you just looking for some new home inspiration? Your home is your personal sanctuary, so it's important to design it in a way that suits your style (and needs) best. While finding a comfortable couch and stylish dining table may seem simple, the real magic is in the decorative details.

Whether you love a glam look or want to create a calming oasis, there are tons of retailers out there that make it easy to find the perfect pieces to finish your space. From vintage to modern and everything in between, you're sure to find everything you need to make your home your happy place.

Here, the best places to buy home décor.

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Wayfair

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Wayfair should be your go-to shop when you want to shave a bit off your budget. From headboards and lighting to outdoor furniture and rugs, honestly, almost anything else you can think of—Wayfair has it. Many of their pieces have the look of designer furniture but at a fraction of the cost, and the retailer almost always has a big sale going on. 

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Walmart

MoDRN Natural Boho Mirage Framed Art Print

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Walmart is a one-stop shop for all things home, so it's no surprise they have an extensive collection of furniture and decor to purchase. If you're not sure where to start, their site allows you to browse by product category or room—from there, you can filter by price, material, size, and more to find the perfect piece.

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West Elm

Beige bedspread with yellow and gray pillow

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For modern furniture with a mid-century modern look, West Elm should be your go-to. Along with keep-forever furniture pieces, you'll 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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Etsy

LightshadowArt Vase

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If big-box stores and generic finds make you cringe, try a unique handmade or vintage find from Etsy. It's always fun to browse the small artisan shops and vintage collector pages looking for unique 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 plenty of artists and crafters who make custom projects.

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Anthropologie

Lustered Velvet Alastair Quilt

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You may know Anthropologie for their clothing and accessories, but don't miss out on their home decor assortment. From bedding and rugs to decorative accents, there are tons of options to choose from—all of which offer a whimsical, fun, and stylish touch to your space. While large furniture pieces come with a high price tag, you can find more budget-friendly decor as well.

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AllModern

Bernadine Upholstered Flip Top Storage Bench

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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 percent off. As the name implies, their selections lean towards contemporary and mid-century pieces.

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CB2

Rouge Glass Taper Holders

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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 you'll also love their smaller household essential items like flatware, barware, bath linens, and small giftable items. 

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IKEA

SIMRISHAMN Table lamp with LED bulb, chrome plated/opal glass

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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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Overstock

Caressa Vintage Boho Area Rug

Courtesy of Overstock

Consider Overstock 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 beaten, Overstock sucks you in with their huge array of styles and colors in almost every product. You'll also love how easy it is to shop—the site's filters make it ridiculously easy to navigate and find exactly what you want.

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Article

Dark blue green sofa and neutral accessories in living room

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While Article doesn't have the largest selection online, you'll love this brand for its curated vision of beautiful, statement-making furniture. Article is especially well-known for their couches, in materials ranging from plush velvet to sleek leather. But don't sleep on Article's other offerings—their nightstands, console tables, outdoor furniture, and accent chairs are also worth browsing.

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Lulu and Georgia

Bed with beige, dusty rose, and soft birch linen and pillows

Courtesy of Lulu and Georgia

If you're looking for traditional home decor that leans between boho, romantic, and slightly preppy, Lulu and Georgia is the site for you. Though their pieces are a splurge, their dreamy furniture, rugs, and decorative pieces are worth the investment. Even better, the site allows you to shop by room and decorative style, making it easy to visualize your perfect space.

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Room & Board

Decker Table with beige chairs

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Room & Board has plenty of ready-to-ship items that will fit a variety of design aesthetics. You'll love that they also offer customized pieces like couches and tables, beds, bookshelves, and even mirrors and pillows. Not sure where to start? The site has an "Ideas & Advice" page where you can browse inspiration, materials, and more.

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Pottery Barn

Coastal Composition

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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's vintage when really it's from Pottery Barn. This store has been in our national lexicon for decades, and with good reason. You know the quality and craftsmanship well enough to know that any online orders will live up to your hopes, and with frequent sales and special offers, you can often save big on investment pieces.

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Design Within Reach

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman

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Finally ready to purchase that Eames chair you've been dreaming of all your life? Well, Design Within Reach has it online. You'll love this high-end store's excellently curated selection of cool and colorful furniture and home accessories, all of which come from top designers and brands like Herman Miller, Florence Knoll, HAY, and many more.

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High Fashion Home

Chic room with glass desk and gold chandelier

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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. This is great 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 style it with—which is where High Fashion Home comes in.

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One Kings Lane

White chairs with patterned pillows in a blue room

One Kings Lane

The main reason we love One Kings Lane is that there are so many ways to shop. You can browse by themes such as Parisian Chic, American Classic, or Hotel Luxe, as well as search by room, brand, or the more traditional way: items and groupings. Along with stylish new items, One Kings Lane also carries an impressive variety of vintage pieces.

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Target

White chair in a stylish living room

Courtesy of Target

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

What to Look for in Home Decor

Price

Home decor is offered at a wide range of prices. In some cases, it can be sold affordably, but in other instances, pieces may be more of an investment. You will want to determine what items you need for your home right away and what items make sense to save up for over time, as purchasing decorative objects for an entire home can be quite pricey, no matter where you shop.

Style

Do you prefer glam accents, or is your style more boho? Are you a minimalist or a maximalist? Determining your personal style is a key component to shopping for home decor. You will want to go into your search with a clear sense of your aesthetic and decorating goals so that you don't end up wasting money on items that you'll tire of a few months down the line.

Lead Time

While some home decor websites can ship furniture and accents within just a few days, others require several weeks of lead time—if not longer. Consider how quickly you will need your items and how long you are willing to wait for pieces, even if they are not essentials.

Material

Home decor can be made from plastic, or it might be quite fragile. If you have young children or host guests frequently, you may wish to opt for pieces that aren't so precious. If you live alone and take good care of your belongings, go ahead and purchase that delicate vase or sculpture.

FAQ
  • What is your home decor style?

    There are many popular home decor styles, including modern, boho, traditional, farmhouse, and glam, to name a few. It is helpful to view home tours and read articles about these types of styles to get a sense of which one most appeals to you.

  • What color goes with navy blue home decor?

    Navy blue is a very versatile color that pairs well with a variety of other shades. If your style leans traditional, try navy blue with white or gray. If you're more eclectic, pair navy blue with yellow or bright pink. Coastal homes often feature navy blue alongside lighter blue shades and greens.

  • How do you choose a home decor style?

    Many people notice that their home decor style continuously evolves. While viewing designers' work and reading about different styles is a great introduction to determining which aesthetic suits you best, your preferences can, of course, change throughout your life. If you live with others, you will want to compromise and select decor that makes everyone feel welcome and at ease.

  • How do you update your home decor?

    Gradually, you might want to incorporate new decor into your home. Replacing throw pillow covers and comforters is a great way to refresh your space, as is painting and installing wallpaper. A new rug will also add a fresh touch to any room.

Why Trust The Spruce?

This article was written and researched by Taylor Davies, a freelance writer and journalist with over seven years of experience covering lifestyle topics like interior design. Additional reporting was done by Sarah Lyon, a home, lifestyle, and wellness writer whose work has appeared in Apartment Therapy, Architectural Digest, The Everygirl, Lonny, MyDomaine, The Wall Street Journal, and more.

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Sarah Lyon is a freelance writer and home decor enthusiast from the DC area. Since 2018, she has contributed to a variety of lifestyle publications.
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