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Whether you're preparing for a move or refreshing your current space, shopping for furniture online has become the norm. No longer do you have to travel from store to store, dealing with crowds and salespeople, to track down a style you love. But still, shopping online can feel daunting in its own way. There are a ton of retailers to choose from, all with different aesthetics, price points, shipping policies and delivery times. To help you narrow down your search, we've rounded up the best online furniture stores that we value for their convenience, quality and variety.

With online shopping, all of your favorite stores are at your fingertips — but you'll want a site that makes browsing easy and allows you to sort for what you need, whether that be a home office desk, dining set or stylish bed frame. We've included quality yet affordable furniture stores, like The Home Depot, IKEA and Amazon, that offer variety, fast shipping and low prices alongside splurge-worthy brands like Anthropologie, West Elm and Crate & Barrel for those seeking modern investment pieces. You'll also find top brands (hint: Article, Joybird and Ashely Furniture) that offer a few of the best couches and highly-rated sectionals.

As we pulled together this list, we also considered the available delivery service (we're a sucker for free shipping), return policies, ease of assembly and if there's an option to shop in person. Whether you're looking for cheap furniture or a one-of-a-kind, statement piece, you're sure to find a brand that suits your home style.

The great thing about Amazon is that you can browse furniture from countless different brands — and many of them are eligible for Prime shipping, which means you can get a couch sent to your door in two days. Plus, you can expect a full refund within 30 days on most items.

Not sure where to start? Amazon allows you to shop by room or discover your room style. GH Institute product analyst Emma Seymour bought her couch from Amazon and says, "My couch from Zinus was super easy to set up. Plus, it still looks good a year later."

From living room to bedroom, Wayfair has everything needed to fully furnish a home — plus, it offers frequent sales and daily deals. The retailer sells stylish and budget-friendly pieces from brands including Kelly Clarkson Home, AllModern and Mercury Row — as well as a large selection of outdoor furniture. Enjoy free shipping on order $35 and up, plus a ton of items arrive in 2 days or less.


The Home Depot

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Offering free delivery on orders over $45, in-store and curbside pick-up for most items, The Home Depot is an obvious choice for affordable furniture — from tables, desks and chairs to beds and sofas. The retailer has a number of exclusive brands, like Home Decorators Collection, alongside outside home brands like South Shore and Sauder.

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Known for blending modern with traditional design, Pottery Barn sells everything from sofas, headboards and dining furniture to space-saving solutions. The brand also has an accessible home line, which includes wheelchair-accessible desks and power-lift recliners. Although the retailer has higher price points, it makes up for it with high-quality pieces like dining tables made from solid wood and a comfortable sectional that our reviewers raved about.

The site makes it easy to customize furniture, or sort by in-stock and quick-ship items. Plus, you can opt for white-glove delivery or if you're not confident, schedule a free design consultation with an expert from Pottery Barn's Design Crew.

While West Elm furniture tends to be on the pricier side, the retailer offers exceptional quality and timeless styles that make its items worth the investment. "My West Elm furniture has survived my chocolate lab using the items as a trampoline," says Allie Early, Digital Director. "I've never purchased furniture from them that didn't last."

Our team often has positive experiences when ordering from West Elm; the Institute even voted the Harmony Sectional as the most comfortable sectional. Most sofa, chair and bed frame styles come in a number of fabrics, and you can order fabric swatches ahead of time — so you can be sure you end up with something you love. What's more, white glove service is available.

For trendy, modular and mid-century modern furniture, look no further than Article. The brand is popular for its sleek sofas and armchairs, but it also offers a wide selection of dining tables, bedroom furniture, storage units and outdoor furniture. Our testers particularly love the Timber Sectional for being stylish and spacious, but they also found that the site made ordering easy.

You can shop bundles, which pairs sofas with coffee tables and ottomans, bed frames with dressers, dining tables with chairs, etc. to make your decision easier. You can tap into the team for free interior design services. Added bonus: Enjoy free shipping on all orders.

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With modern, boho and mid-century inspired pieces, Joybird offers over 18,000 customization options alongside a variety of ready-to-ship furniture. Most of the top sellers tend to be sofas and sectionals, but you'll also find popular swivel chairs, bed frames and dining sets. For those working with limited square footage, the site makes it possible to sort by small space or apartment furniture.

The online-only brand also has a 90-day return period, which is longer than most furniture companies (especially those that offer customized pieces).

You can always count on Walmart for low pricing, furniture items included. Browse sofas starting around $300, dining room sets for under $200 and dressers for less than $100 — prices that are truly unmatched. While the quality may not compare to a luxury brand, Walmart furniture looks stylish and most reviewers agree it's easy to build.

Walmart Plus members can enjoy free two-day shipping on most items, but most orders over $35 ship free regardless. You can also expect a full refund within 90 days if you're unhappy with your purchase.

Albany Park sells modern, colorful sofas, sectionals, sleeper sofas, love seats, armchairs and ottomans. Bestsellers include the Albany sofa, Park swivel armchair and the Kova corner sectionals — which was rated the best boxed sectional by the Good Housekeeping Institute. The modular sofa doesn't require any tools for assembly, and Albany Park offers fast and free shipping for all items.

The brand doesn't offer customization, but most sofa styles come in a number of fabric colors including neutrals like gray, charcoal and beige as well as brighter hues like rust, mustard and blue (which happen to be trending colors right now).

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A go-to destination for modern, sophisticated and upscale furniture, Crate & Barrel has everything you need to fully decorate bedrooms, living rooms, bedrooms, home offices and entryways. The brand also has a line of baby, kid and tween furniture so you can shop for every age. Although its offerings are vast, Crate & Barrel is a popular choice for comfortable, family-friendly sofas and sectionals. The site makes it easy to build your own sectional, selecting from nearly 200 fabric options.

Looking to elevate the backyard? Crate & Barrel has a ton of outdoor furniture, including dining sets, couches and kitchen furniture. Just note that some items, especially custom furniture, may take longer to ship.



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If you're looking for unique and trendy pieces, Anthropologie is a great option. Although it may not be the most budget-friendly, the retailer has a beloved aesthetic that you can't easily find elsewhere. Think geometric shapes, playful patterns and moody florals mixed with modular sofas, funky armchairs and colorful cabinets. Its global-inspired items feel one-of-a-kind, so it's a great option for those seeking statement furniture.

Plus, the retailer does have frequent sales — so pay attention and you may be able to score a great deal. You'll also have 30 days to return, if you're not in love.


Ashley Furniture

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If you're looking for a stylish sofa, bedroom set or dining table for the fraction of the price, consider Ashley Furniture. In fact, it's likely you can find sofas and dining sets for less than $400 — alongside some more splurge-worthy pieces. The Good Housekeeping Institute found that the retailer has the best value sectional; the Ashley Cambri Two-Piece Sectional earned the title for its ease of ordering, setup, comfort and style. With Ashley Furniture, you'll also have the option to shop in store.

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The company known primarily for its seating options has quickly become a popular pick in the home market for sofas, chairs, beds and rugs. "I bought a sofa chaise from Burrow and it was very easy to put together," says Marisa LaScala, senior parenting and relationships editor. "It snapped together as easily as the tag said it would."

Pet owners can also sort by pet-friendly furniture, which are designed to withstand stains and scratches. So you can guarantee you're making the right decision, you can get your first two swatch sets free (after that, it'll cost $5). Plus, Burrow offers free shipping on all orders.

With thousands of items available, Overstock has a wide selection of furniture fit for all styles. The retailer has a number of exclusive brands and sells pieces from some popular brands like SAFAVIEH, Zinus and Greyson Living. And, if you're a fan of Overstock, you're used to frequent sales and trending deals. Don't underestimate the draw of free shipping on all orders. Just note oversized items may take up to four weeks to arrive.

Defined by its coastal aesthetic, Serena & Lily offers furniture for the bedroom, living room and dining room. Think rattan, linen, driftwood and a surge of neutral colors mixed with ocean-inspired blues. You'll also find gorgeous outdoor furniture with the same style. Although the retailer is a bit pricey, it does offer other benefits including free design advice appointments (both in-person and online) and a flat rate for white glove service. You'll have 30 days to return!

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Committed to comfort, La-Z-Boy invented and patented a reclining system to provide unparalleled back and body support — and they've extended the technology from recliners to sofas, sectionals and loveseats. Our testers love the Reese Sectional for its comfort and appearance, and several even praised the brand's customer service.

Most sofa styles come in a ton of fabric choices. The retailer also sells home accents, dining tables and bedroom furniture — so you can get everything you need in one place. If you want to test the furniture in person, you can visit one of the many stores throughout the U.S.


Parachute Home

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Best known for its comfortable sheet sets and bedding, Parachute Home is also a great place to shop for bed frames, nightstands, sofas and mattresses. The female-founded brand is committed to ethical manufacturing and using responsible materials (which means items are made from organic cotton and sustainably-sourced wood).

The collection of furniture is limited, but we love the minimalist, modern and neutral aesthetic that Parachute Home curated. Just note that some made-to-order pieces aren't eligible for returns.

Given the name, it's fitting that AllModern is dedicated to selling mid-century modern furniture at different price points — but the brand also lets you sort by minimalist, industrial and small space pieces. The site has a curated aesthetic, yet it still offers a ton of diverse items for the living room, bedroom, home office and dining room — plus a ton of options for organization.

It's easy to shop by room or browse in-stock and ready-to-ship furniture. As one of Wayfair's sister brands, AllModern also offers fast and free delivery for orders over $35.

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Popular for its made-to-order sectionals and sofas, Apt2B is a smart choice for custom furniture. Most styles offer a variety of fabrics, with anywhere from 25 to 80-plus. Not to mention, you can order up to 10 free swatches. The easy-to-use website allows you to change the leg finish and adjust the configurations, but if you need something sooner, you can also explore a number of ready-to-ship sofas and seating. While you're shopping, the trendy retailers sells a range of mid-century moderns pieces and decor for the bedroom and dining room as well.

One of the largest home improvement retailers, Lowe's sells affordable indoor and outdoor furniture — like tables, chairs and sofas, dining sets, desks and bookcases. You'll find styles fit for every home, from modern and traditional to coastal and farmhouse. We love that orders over $45 ship free, or you can opt for same-day store pickup. While you're shopping, pick up the supplies for your next DIY decorating project!

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Alyssa Gautieri

Associate Lifestyle Editor

Alyssa Gautieri (she/her) is the associate lifestyle editor for Good Housekeeping, where she covers all things home and interior design. Prior to joining GH in 2022, she wrote for publications including ELLE Decor, Chairish,, Unique Homes Magazine and LODGING Magazine, in addition to crafting product copy for home brands like BrylaneHome and VIGO Industries.

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