Graduated From IKEA? 11 Affordable Shops You'll Love

Updated 05/09/19
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We love IKEA for its Scandinavian style­-for-less reliability. To be more specific, we love how easy it is to get that empty one-bedroom apartment off the ground with a few starting pieces and home essentials. We also highly anticipate the release of its catalog each year. From its clever storage systems to its ever-evolving kitchenware collection, there's no contest: IKEA is our go-to for all things pretty and practical. It's the accessibility of the Swedish décor giant that makes it so good.

However, even us die-hard IKEA fans will admit that sometimes you want something that’s not sold in 43 countries around the world and can be found in everyone's living rooms. To help expand your horizons, we rounded up 11 cheap home décor stores worth similar fanfare. Are you looking for the perfect rug, quality lighting at affordable prices, or a kitchenware upgrade? Get ready to bookmark these IKEA alternatives filled with unique, accessible décor.

A+R

For conversation-starting design; unique, eye-catching pieces; and gadgets aplenty, A+R is unrivaled. This IKEA alternative features handpicked products from the best designers worldwide, offering both classic midcentury designs and up-and-coming brands.

Harto Nina Table Lamp $399
Shop
Menu Androgyne Side Table
Menu Androgyne Side Table $600
Shop
Muuto & TAF Architects Ambit Pendant Light $229
Shop

Blu Dot

If you love the versatility and clean lines of IKEA's furniture, Blu Dot will certainly appeal. Timeless yet modern, the brand's thoughtfully designed furniture pieces will stand the test of time both aesthetically and physically.

Blu Dot Laika Small Pendant Light $399
Shop
Blu Dot Scamp Small Table $199
Shop
Blu Dot Real Good Chair $249
Shop

Burkelman

For earthy, beautiful, and artisanal-style home décor like textiles, tableware, accents, and more, the well-curated selection at Burkelman will be a very pleasant discovery for IKEA fans.

Burkelman Tower Vase
Burkelman Tower Vase $88
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Burkelman Brass Salad Servers $55
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Burkelman Hammam It All Candle $38
Shop

Canvas

Canvas has a great assortment of versatile homeware essentials. Its table linens and dinnerware are especially strong. Its furniture is both beautiful and affordable, making it one of our favorite IKEA alternatives.

Canvas Morandi Large Bud Vase $11
Shop
Canvas Oslo Cutlery Set in Matte Black $94
Shop
Canvas Dauville Charcoal Bowls in Gold $17
Shop

CB2

Looking for on-trend style for less or home essentials with a dash of modern design savvy? CB2 is a go-to, and despite having some pricier items, it stocks tons of downright steals.

cinto lounge chair
CB2 Rouka White Velvet Chair $249
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CB2 Marble Onyx Tea Light Candle Holder
CB2 Marble Onyx Tea Light Candle Holder $80
Shop
CB2 Karla Cement Bath Towels $7
Shop

Leif

Shop here if you're looking to inject some whimsy, color, and vibrancy into your home. Leif offers every manner of décor—from art prints to tabletop pieces—at an affordable price point.

Leif Nesting Seagrass Storage Basket $28
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Leif Basketweave Wool-Cashmere Throw $248
Shop
Langdon Between Bars Mudcloth Pillow
Langdon Between Bars Mudcloth Pillow $98
Shop

Lulu & Georgia

Lulu & Georgia is a gold mine for charming décor accents with a feminine-meets-bohemian flair. Its collection of rugs is especially extensive.

Luane Pillow, Water
Lulu & Georgia Luane Pillow, Water $36
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Isidora Tassel Throw, Gray
Lulu & Georgia Isidora Tassel Throw, Gray $158
Shop
Shany Floor Lamp, Matte Black and Brass
Lulu & Georgia Shany Floor Lamp $198
Shop

Serena & Lily

Looking to inject some endless vacation vibes into your home? Serena & Lily is full of breezy linens, accents, and more. It’s perfect for the eternal summer home.

Sebastopol Stool
Serena & Lily Sebastopol Stool $198
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Harbour Island Floor Pillow
Serena & Lily Harbour Island Floor Pillow $188
Shop
Color Block Fouta Collection
Serena & Lily Color Block Fouta Bath Towels $28 $2
Shop

Horne

If interesting objects and décor from rising design talent are on your to-buy list, Shop Horne is one of the best IKEA alternatives. It stocks some high-end, expensive items, but its accessories and accents tend to be affordable.

Menu Echasse Bowl
Menu Echasse Bowl $300
Shop
Menu Norm Wire Bowl $45
Shop
Ferm Living Brass Towel Hanger $49
Shop

Wisteria

If you love the aesthetic of antiques but maybe don't have the time to hit the flea market every weekend, Wisteria is a perfect fit. The online and catalog retailer stocks traditionally leaning furniture and home décor with unique details.

Wisteria Abaca Dining Chair $249 $194
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Wisteria Akola Black and White Stripe Pillow Cover $129
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Wisteria Smart & Sleek Stool $199
Shop

Schoolhouse

If vintage-inflected, heirloom-minded accents are your jam, Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. will deliver in terms of industrial lighting buys, bed and bath linens, and more.

Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. Mulberry Tripod Floor Lamp $799
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Christopher Bettig Arranged Shapes 2 Print $199
Shop
Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. A-Frame Storage Rack $189
Shop

Next up: the one IKEA piece every stylish girl owns.

This story was originally published on July 27, 2016, and has since been updated.

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