Should You Shop At IKEA? 0

By Robert Platt Bell - Living Stingy

Ikea has a lot of cheap furniture, which is great
...if you want cheap furniture.

Over the years I have purchased a number of items at IKEA, the iconic Swedish furnishings store. Do you need or want a bookshelf named Bjorn? The answer is generally "NO", unless special circumstances dictate. The following is based on my experiences with buying and using IKEA products.

I have bought a number of items over the years from IKEA, everything from furniture, to an entire kitchen, cabinets and all, to a bed, to lamps, and sheets, and accessories, and yes, even their Swedish meatballs in the cafeteria.

10 Places To Buy Affordable Furniture That Aren’t IKEA 0

By Kristin - Brokepedia

Don’t get me wrong. I like IKEA. Yes, it’s a pain to assemble a bed frame using only an illustration of a humanoid creature and an allen wrench. But it’s the go-to place for affordable furniture.

But maybe you’re sick of IKEA. Maybe you’ve gotten lost in their store one too many times. Maybe you want a little variety. If so, here are ten other affordable furniture stores like IKEA–minus the maze.

1. Amazon

Amazon’s prices are all over the place. But with some filtering, and you can find great deals on furniture.

I once bought a comfortable, executive desk chair for $25. That’s an extreme example, but it’s worth a look.

7 Places To Find Inexpensive, Modern Furniture 0

By Apartment Therapy

Of course we all love IKEA, but sometimes you want something just a little different (or something that all your neighbors don't already have). The trick, of course, is that finding beautiful, modern furniture at inexpensive price points is a little like finding a needle in a haystack. If you've got champagne taste and a beer budget, take a look at this list of seven retailers where you can satisfy your design craving — while still being able to pay the rent.

5 Online Services To Save Yourself A Trip to IKEA 0

By Apartment Therapy

While IKEA remains a favorite destination for affordably accessorizing or furnishing the home quickly on a budget, making the trip out to the crowded aisles on a weekend can be a challenge, especially for anyone without a car. But what if you could skip the crowds and lines altogether (and the temptations of Swedish candies awaiting at the checkout lines)? Here's how...

Like many Manhattanites, my partner and I don't have a car, and so getting anything from IKEA,