It's no news that we love IKEA here. (See Exhibit A and B and C.) In fact, let us count the ways: It's convenient, it constantly floors us with inventive designs, and it's affordable. Yet we love it a little less every time we walk into our friends' apartments and realize that they look just like ours—it's like showing up at a party wearing the same Zara outfit as the hostess. So in an effort to branch out from the blue-and-yellow mold, we rounded up our favorite brands that are both affordable and stylish. While we will never entirely give up the Scandinavian household name, we will happily add these brands to our bookmarks in the name of diversity. Get your online carts ready; you'll want to shop these IKEA-like online stores stat.
Do you know any great budget décor shops we should know about? Share your wisdom with us.
This post was originally published on June 14, 2016. Updated by Sacha Strebe.