Our Favorite Stores to Shop on any Budget

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Creating your dream home can be a lot of fun, but it can also turn into a very frustrating experience. Even if you’re a DIY whiz, there are some pieces that you just need to purchase. You might be a master re-upholsterer but no good at art. Or you might be an artist with cold, echoing floors. Whether you’re shopping for that perfect area rug, piece of art or couch, it’s annoying when money gets in the way of your vision. Fortunately, we’ve done some homework and want to introduce you to four of our favorite stores to shop on any budget.

We polled our Freshome team to figure out which stores we all turn to when we need to buy something major for the house without creating a major disruption in our budget. The stores in the list below are all affordable and all offer a huge variety. They make it easier to find that perfect piece at the perfect price. Let’s get to it! Here are four of Freshome’s favorite stores when designing on a budget.

favorite stores - wayfair

The Greyleigh line from Wayfair sets you up with everything you need for a gorgeously designed room. Image: Wayfair


Wayfair makes shopping easy. They’ve got just about everything you could need. In fact, their selection is so big it can sometimes feel overwhelming. That’s why we love their curated collections, like the Eider & Ivory bedding line or the Greyleigh line, which makes it easy to put together a completely designed room.

Of course, Wayfair is a go-to for great deals on furniture, but don’t miss out on their design elements. They have pieces that can help you take your home to the next level. Check out thie Louvered Pine Shutter to really dress up your exterior or fantastic accent mirrors (check out the Monico Accent Mirror or Brynn Accent Mirror) to add brightness to your interior.

Want to score a real deal? Check out their Daily Sales. Plus, Wayfair offers free shipping on orders over $49 so you don’t have to dedicate any of your budget to transportation.

favorite store - amazon

Amazon’s curated lines like Stone & Beam and Rivet are chock full of great pieces you can grab on a budget. Image: Amazon


Who doesn’t love Amazon? Prime has made two-day shipping commonplace and Amazon’s huge network of vendors make it possible to buy virtually anything you can imagine. The problem is finding exactly what you need from among their seemingly endless options. That’s where Scout can come in. Amazon’s new automated helper makes it easier than ever to shop for furniture.

Enter Scout using the link above and you’ll be shown furniture, home decor and other product category options. When you “like” and “dislike” products, Amazon’s automated system gets better and better at recommending items you’ll love. Or you can check out Amazon’s own home brands, like Stone & Beam and Rivet, for already-curated selections of great pieces at great prices.

Plus, Amazon is a leader in the smart home technology game. If you want to automate your home and make your life easier, shop their gadgets.

favorite stores - world market

International flair meets affordable pricing with pieces like this Cactus with Gold Frame art and Natural Rattan Fallon Cocoon Chair from World Market. Image: World Market

World Market

World Market is much more than just a place for international tchotchkes and fun candies. Their furniture collection is seriously impressive. If you’re looking for pieces that will wow your friends without shocking your budget, World Market will be one of your favorite stores – if it isn’t already.

If you want to get a feel for their offerings, check out their Shop by Room categories. At a glance, you can get plenty of inspiration for your living room, dining room and more. If you find a room you love, World Market makes it a breeze to shop the pieces and create the look yourself.

They also make life easier with a very handy How To section on their site. So if you’re looking for interesting home pieces but don’t want to spend too much time, money or energy hunting them down, head to World Market.

favorite stores - target

No surprise here: Target is one of Freshome’s favorite stores for home decor shopping thanks to affordable, quality pieces like the Loring Writing Desk. Image: Target


Maybe you call it Target. Maybe you call it Tarzhay. However you refer to this shopping mecca, you probably know the danger of walking in for a couple things, only to leave pushing a full red cart. And it’s no surprise that we just can’t seem to control our buying impulse when we’re surrounded by so many great options. Target’s big on letting the pros curate collections for them. They have impressive offerings from the likes of Chip and Joanna Gaines and Chrissy Teigen.

If you’re just moving into your first apartment, Target is a great place to go for the basics, like a white cotton duvet set, a beautiful bookcase with a small footprint, or the coupe glasses you’ll need for your housewarming party. Even if you’ve been in your home for years and have it completely styled, Target can take you into the digital age with tech like the Google Home or an electronic entry door lock. All of this at budget-friendly price points? It’s no surprise Target is one of our top spots for home shopping.

What are your favorite stores to shop on a budget? Let us know in the comments so we can check them out for ourselves!

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