Don’t get us wrong — we love Ikea. And while we could literally set up camp and in live in the Swedish retailers’ massive aisles (the cafeteria alone makes this a tantalizing possibility), they’re not the be-all, end-all of affordable furniture options. Sacrilege, we know.
Who doesn’t love options? Variety is the spice of life, as they say. When you’re on the hunt for chic furniture that won’t break your budget, you do have options. And — surprise! — you’ll be able to find key pieces for your home that are every bit as Instagram-worthy as your beloved Poäng chair.
From sites created with college students in mind to big-box stores you’re used to buying clothes and groceries from, there’s a world of chic, affordable non-Ikea furniture right at your fingertips.
Here are 11 of our favorites. But be forewarned: What you’re about to see may make you want to give your entire home a furniture facelift.