The 20 Best Spots to Buy Furniture Online

Find your ideal sofa, dining table, bed, and more by shopping at these standout sites.

The Best Online Furniture Stores
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If you're on the hunt for the best sleeper sofa or need a nightstand for your bedroom, the best furniture stores you'll want to visit are online. You're sure to find pieces that reflect your personality, whether you lean toward sleek and modern or are inspired by a bohemian vibe.

We curated a list of our 20 best sites to buy furniture online, plus what you'll find at each. Some are our go-tos for minimalist furniture, while others are well-stocked with funky home décor. With these online stores on your radar, shopping for a style that's so-you has never been easier.

West Elm

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West Elm

This mecca for clean, contemporary furnishings turns out high-design, reasonably priced goods, including leather beds, lacquer nightstands, and reclaimed wood dressers. Largely responsible for making the trendy mid-century style more mainstream, this online furniture retailer has deftly-crafted pieces that strike a beautiful balance—bold enough to anchor a room yet subtle enough to seamlessly blend in. City dwellers, behold the plethora of options for small spaces, like beds with built-in storage and nightstands with petite proportions.

World Market

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World Market

For a home that's stylish but unfussy, browse this affordable emporium that offers sturdy, reliable standards with an on-trend spin. You'll find wood-top dining tables with a trestle base or hairpin legs, and upholstered seats in a panoply of unexpected shades (like topaz, peacock blue, and fuchsia). Keep an eye on the home page for promo codes to apply discounts or land free shipping.

Williams-Sonoma Home


Williams Sonoma

Look beyond the cooking tools, and you'll find an array of posh, well-made seating options in countless fabrics and colors. Ottomans have unique appeal by way of Lucite legs and zebra-motif cowhide, and benches come in all styles, from Chippendale to minimal and modern.


Best Target Furniture
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When you're looking for a balance of beauty and affordability, you can't beat Target's selection. If scrolling through the vast offerings of tables, chairs, and mirrors online is overwhelming, start by browsing their curated collections. For a modern take on mid-century style, go to the Project 62 collection or, to give your home the highly-coveted modern farmhouse style, don't overlook Joanna and Chip Gaines's Hearth & Hand collection.

Crate & Barrel

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For modern classics that stand the test of time, look no further than Crate & Barrel's dining chairs, barstools, dressers, and nightstands. If you're looking for the little details in addition to furniture, you can't beat their amazing selection of timeless dishware and ever-changing collection of pretty vases.

Serena & Lily

Kelly Larkin

Kelly Larkin

If your home décor style is modern bohemian or beachy, Serena & Lily is destined to become your go-to source for furniture. Here you'll find a plethora of rattan dining chairs and the cutest bar carts fit for a beach house in a Nancy Meyers movie.


Best Online Furniture Stores, Anthropologie

It's not only our first choice for bohemian-style clothing, but also for free-spirited furniture and home decor. You'll find plenty of lush velvet sofas and an abundance of rattan (even beds). When you want furniture that attracts compliments and works with your extensive collection of houseplants, Anthropologie is the spot to shop.

Pier 1 Imports

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If you ever visited a Pier 1 Imports store, you already know this retailer is a treasure trove of finds—and the online site is no different. While the accessories (hello, storage baskets!) are lovely, their affordable furniture selection is not to be missed.

Ballard Designs

Ballard Designs

Well-made pieces that look like heirloom antiques (without the hefty price tags) are what you'll find here, with stately wood and metal side tables, chic leather X-benches, and ladylike linen vanity stools among the standouts at this online furniture store. "I love the upholstered headboards—they're curvy and elegant, with details like nailheads and tufting," says designer Jessica Becker.

Also notable is their supply-your-own material program. The furniture website outlines the yardage and specs needed for each item (like a storage ottoman or an armchair), and then you send them your fabric for a custom piece.



The gems at this user-friendly online warehouse never cease to amaze. Filter your results by price, pattern type, color, style, and more to comb through the reliably great selection of steeply discounted furniture in every style, with (bonus) free shipping over $50.

Overstock's range of chests and dressers is especially stellar. Think traditional, goes-with-anything, painted-wood pieces and dressier mirrored styles.


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This Crate & Barrel sister brand offers home furnishings geared toward young adults. Sized just right for small spaces, their clean-lined, well-priced offerings—many in glossy lacquer—feel fresh but aren't so ultramodern that they'll look out-of-date in a year. The wall-mount storage shelves are particularly useful for hiding eyesores such as cords and chargers.

Design Within Reach

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Don't miss this furniture retailer's museum-worthy collection of high-end contemporary pieces that lend instant clout, including sleek Saarinen tables and iconic metal Tolix Marais stools. "Classic Eames chairs in fun colors always brighten up a kitchen or a less formal dining space," says feng shui expert Catherine Brophy, "and this site offers 14 hues."

One Kings Lane

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Circle back often for the steeply discounted, blink-and-you'll-miss-out selections of furnishings at this flash-sale stalwart. The bench selection alone includes more than 800 styles that run the gamut from classic nailhead-embellished models to sheepskin-topped pieces.



Fact: The Swedes know storage, particularly when it comes to minimalist, modular units that are easy on the eyes. Customizable options abound (adjustable shelves, vertical or horizontal configurations, with or without basket inserts) at astoundingly affordable prices. It's no wonder legions worldwide have bought a Billy bookcase at one point or another.

Pottery Barn

Best Online Furniture Stores, Pottery Barn

You'll telegraph a nicely grown-up vibe with PB's sturdy, substantial wall storage units, tv stands, and dining tables. Many are made from solid hardwood, with special features like beveled glass—a fine means of corralling bric-a-brac while helping the other pieces in a room feel pulled together.


AllModern Armand Platform Bed

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True to its name, contemporary pickings are the go-to at this furniture website, all easily searchable by material (wood, glass), category (computer desk, writing desk), and even width, depth, and height. "The metal Strut table by Blu Dot looks great as either a desk or a dining table, and it comes in pretty colors, like watermelon and navy," says designer Kimberly Ayres.


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Like the Amazon of home furniture shopping, this online retailer has it all. Round coffee tables? Check! Floor lamps? Check! Wooden dressers? Check! And to help narrow down the vast selection, you can search furniture by color, dimension, style, and cost.


Wayfair dining room furniture

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Turn to this online furniture store for a mind-boggling array of styles (seriously, the site has 7 million items from more than 7000 suppliers), all competitively priced, with free shipping over $49. The product categories—including patio pieces and bathroom fixtures—are wide-ranging, but the dining room furniture is a major draw. This is the place to go for anything from washed-wood Parsons-style tables to Lucite chairs.

Lulu and Georgia

Lulu and Georgia dining room furniture
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Do you dream of a light-filled, airy home with linen sofas, antique-style rugs, and lots of light wood? Lulu & Georgia has you covered. A modern aesthetic with a nod to beachy-boho style, this site carries everything from statement lighting to luxurious benches. You can find some splurge-worthy pieces here, but they're built to last.




If you're looking for a site that has already curated the best modern furniture the internet has to offer, turn to Domino magazine's online home décor shop. From chic poufs to stylish desks for your home office, you'll find tony picks worth saving up to splurge on.

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