WATCH: These Are the Best Stores for Buying Furniture Online
From budget-friendly finds to splurge-worthy staples, here are 13 of our editors' top picks.
Gone are the days of spending hours at furniture stores. While there's really no substitute for plopping down on seven different couches to compare comfort levels, the process can be inconvenient for many customers. Now living can rooms get an upgrade with just a click of a button. Online shopping is an easy alternative—the web offers seemingly infinite options in a wider range of prices, and the pieces will be delivered straight to your door.
Before adding that couch to your cart, make sure you understand its dimensions. Pull out a tape measure to get a firmer idea of the size, and use painters' tape to create an outline of the couch where it will be placed in the living room. This will give you a better idea of how it will look in the space and whether or not it's a fit. Preliminary planning will save you from the shipping costs of a return—and the frustration that comes along with it.
How to choose a retailer? Here are 13 of our favorites stores for buying furniture online.
Why we love it: Budget-friendly furniture and affordable decor for every space in your home. Really, what can't you find at Ikea?
Why we love it: Timeless, budget-conscious classics
Why we love it: Traditional, investment-worthy pieces
Why we love it: Mid-century, modern, and industrial-style furniture for homes or offices
Why we love it: Great for basics and trendy pieces
Why we love it: Durable, weather-proof outdoor furniture
Why we love it: These affordable, North Carolina-made sofas and chairs are delivered in boxes; the pieces are easy to assemble and guaranteed to fit through the front door.
Why we love it: A one-stop shop for vintage furniture, art, and decor
Why we love it: Contemporary furniture designed for urban living
Why we love it: Because you can't beat a classic.
Why we love it: Feminine style blends with bohemian vibes at this boutique.
Why we love it: Buy and sell furniture locally
Why we love it: Use the Amazon App to see how the furniture will fit in a space before you buy.