7 Affordable, Modern Alternatives For When You Finally Get Sick Of IKEA

If you want to branch out but you're on a budget, these will help.

There's something refreshing about wandering around in a housewares store where things don't cost all of the dollars. That being said, it gets a little exhausting to know that your furniture is also everyone else's furniture. Aside from that, IKEA has the affordable, modern decor game on lock...or does it? As it turns out, there are some great alternatives that can help you decorate your new apartment with sleek pieces that won't break the bank.Even better than that, they can help differentiate your decor from that of everyone else you've ever met.


1. Society 6

2. CB2

2. CB2 CB2

3. Midnight Velvet

4. Muji

5. AllModern

6. Target

7. Bonus: Z Gallerie

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I stand by my decision to buy a $25 coffee table, and you can pry my IKEA bookshelf from my cold, dead hands. That being said, I know from experience that there are plenty of affordable options floating around out there. The Internet is your oyster, friends. If you need me, I'll be giving all of my money to Society 6.