10 Places to Shop for Budget-Friendly and Mid-Range Furniture

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10 Places to Shop for Budget-Friendly and Mid-Range Furniture | Wit & Delight
Photo via Akron Street @akronstreet on Instagram

Creating a beautiful home doesn’t necessarily require a massive budget. In my many years of decorating the various homes I’ve lived in, one thing I’ve realized is that the restrictions of a tight budget can sometimes create the most intriguing, appealing results. I still own a handful of pieces I bought off of Craigslist and from the IKEA scratch and dent section and they mean more to me over time.

One of my top pieces of advice when decorating a new space, whether you’re a recent college grad with a minimal budget or someone who likes to seek out a great value, is to go slowly. I have found the most interesting spaces I visit are ones where someone has clearly taken the time to fill their rooms with pieces they love—curated from a variety of places and times throughout their lives. Try not to rush the process, find items that speak to you as you go, and remember that many of the best treasures can often be found secondhand (more on that below!).

Today I’m sharing some of my favorite places to shop for well-designed furniture at affordable prices. With a little searching and patience, you can find the pieces that set the stage for a space that’s wholly unique to you.

Akron Street

Akron Street Coffee Table
Photo via Akron Street

Ko Low Table


Akron Street is a New York-based brand selling simple, classic, beautifully designed wooden furniture pieces. Prices range from $95 to just over $1,000. I love their Ko Low Table, shown above, and Elo Side Table ($150) which would make a beautiful accent piece in a living room or bedroom.


Photo via IKEA

GJÖRA Bed Frame

$429 Queen Size (Currently on sale for $369)

When shopping for budget-friendly furniture, IKEA remains a go-to place (and for good reason). I continue to turn to IKEA when looking for minimalistic pieces to fill in the gaps of my home. A few of the IKEA pieces I have and love include the BILLY Bookcase ($398) and the GLADOM Tray Table ($20).

Etsy | Crafted Glory Design

Crafted Glory Design Etsy
Photo via Crafted Glory Design on Etsy

Walnut Waterfall Bench


I love to turn to Etsy whenever I’m looking for one of a kind items, whether they’re handcrafted or vintage. This shop offers handmade wooden furniture like the bench shown above, this set of cubby end tables ($500 for a set of two), and more.


CB2 Boho Daybed Frame
Photo via CB2

Boho Daybed Frame


CB2 is one of my favorite places to go for furniture pieces and decor items that are well-made and beautiful. I love the Boho Daybed as a living room seating option when you’re looking for something that’s slightly out of the box. Their Alba Credenza ($599) is another modern, versatile piece that would work well in a living room, dining room, or bedroom.


HAY Coffee Table
Photo via HAY

Tulou Coffee Table


A Denmark-based company whose goal is to create high-quality pieces at more accessible price points, HAY is a fantastic place to look for furniture and decor items. A few pieces I love are the Tulou Coffee Table above, the Matin Table Lamp in lavender ($225, currently on sale for $191), and the J 41 Chair ($295).

Thrift, Vintage, and Antique Stores

SouthSide Vintage
Photo via SouthSide Vintage

I’ve long shared my love for scouring thrift, vintage, and antique stores for one of a kind treasures. And when you’re shopping on a budget, these can be some of the best places to look (especially thrift stores). A few of my favorite secondhand places to shop in the Twin Cities include SouthSide Vintage, carousel + folk, Goodwill, Savers, and Salvation Army.


Jungalow Ottoman
Photo via Jungalow

Avo Velvet Ottoman


Jungalow, an online decor shop created by one of my favorite interior designers, Justina Blakeney, is home to beautiful, vibrant decor items and furniture pieces. This Avo Velvet Ottoman (pictured above) would make a beautiful addition to any living space, as would this Zuri Camel Stool ($149).


Article Mirage Sofa
Photo via Article

Mirage Sofa


From dining room pieces to sofas to chairs, I’ve long been a fan of Article’s modern yet timeless aesthetic. And they carry many pieces that are both affordable and high-quality. The Mirage Sofa above would be a stunning addition to any home, and the Leiden Stool ($129) works well as a side table or extra seating option. (If you are shopping at Article, you’ll save $50 off your first order of $200 or more when you shop through this link.)

Inside Weather

Inside Weather Coffee Table
Photo via Inside Weather

Latte Round Coffee Table

Starting at $148

Shop at Inside Weather for customized pieces in modern styles, made-to-order in California. The Latte Round Coffee Table above is a classic piece that can be customized in numerous colors and materials, and the Latte Ace Lounge Chair ($598) is a beautiful accent piece for any home.

West Elm

West Elm Simple Bed Frame
Photo via West Elm

Simple Bed Frame

$399 Queen Size

West Elm is a great place to go when looking for modern furniture and decor options for every room in the home, at accessible mid-range prices. This Simple Bed Frame is a durable, affordable option and is the perfect blank slate to design a bedroom around. I also love the Finn Sofa (starting at $899)—it’s a delightful mid-century piece and is perfect for smaller spaces.

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BY Kate Arends - June 24, 2020

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June 28, 2020 2:37 pm

Even though I’m not seriously shopping at the moment, this article was really informative and useful – thank you for sharing! I hope we can be included into one of these lists someday 🙂

June 29, 2020 3:01 pm

Love these pieces. Thank you for sharing. Have you ever tried Fashom? They are a personalized styling service that is budget friendly. I would love to see your review of them.

July 6, 2020 10:24 am

Loving that first bed you feature, so beautiful!

xo Jessica
My Style Vita

July 8, 2020 5:06 am

So many beautiful pieces! Love IKEA but also want to find some unique, one of a kind pieces too!


July 9, 2020 2:45 am

Wayfair / Allmodern also sell a range of price points. I got a MCM chair a few weeks ago that was originally $800 & got it for $300

July 10, 2020 1:33 pm

How do you feel about bringing previously loved furniture home? Any concern? I’ve always been 50/50 on items I’ve seen and wanted to purchase, but eventually chickened out…

🙂 Rachel


July 23, 2020 11:00 am

I have moved to England but moved from the Twin Cities just before Covid (whew!). I lived in Edina and my very favorite consignment shop was Bella Galleria on W 50th Street. High quality with reasonable prices. Shawn is (or was) the manager and he’s easy to work with. He let me bring a mirror home without paying so I could be sure it would work. It didn’t, unfortunately, but I found something else that did. Bella Galleria should be on your list!

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