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12 Great Places To Find Affordable Furniture

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By Hannah Stephens

Few things are more exciting than shopping for new furniture for your house or flat, and choosing the right pieces can transform a room. However, the costs of kitting your home out can soon spiral. It costs around £2,091 on average to furnish a one-bed home with the basics.1 This figure can be significantly higher if you have a larger house.

Fortunately, plenty of stores in the United Kingdom offer beautiful furniture for less. Knowing where to shop for affordable furniture and how to find the best deals can help you get the look you want without the high price tag.

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1. Wayfair

Wayfair is one of the biggest online marketplaces for affordable and stylish furniture. On its website, you can find everything you need to create beautiful and comfortable interiors, from furniture to soft furnishings. Therefore, it’s a great one-stop shop if you want to kit out your home from a single retailer without breaking the bank.

One of the key advantages of shopping from Wayfair is its regular sales and member deals. Its outlet store offers steep discounts on a wide range of products. You can also take advantage of the company’s open-box discounts, snagging massive savings on returned items in good condition. Shipping is free for orders over £40, and you can spread the cost of your purchases by paying through Klarna or Clearpay.2

2. Overstock

You may not have heard of Overstock yet, but this newcomer to the U.K. market is well worth a look for affordable pieces. A perennial favourite of budget-savvy American shoppers, Overstock now ships many products through FedEx Cross Border to the United Kingdom. The company runs regular close-out sales with significant discounts on furniture and homeware. Ensure you change your shipping location to the United Kingdom to find available products.

The available deals available at Overstock change regularly, but you can expect to find sofa beds starting from around £200. Meanwhile, outdoor dining sets start at just £64.95, and you can pick up a double bed frame from £74.95.3

3. Ikea

Swedish home furnishing giant IKEA is well-known for producing high-quality, low-cost furniture, and you can shop online or at one of its 27 U.K. outlets. IKEA doesn’t usually run sales, but it offers affordable prices all year round.

IKEA sells a range of affordable bed frames starting at just £40, and you can pick up a stylish sofa for as little as £75.4 It also stocks a range of home accessories with a unique Scandi appeal so that you can create a calming space in a single transaction. Shipping costs vary depending on your item’s size and where you live, although you can collect your order from an IKEA store for free.

4. The Range

The Range has earned the status of United Kingdom’s fastest-growing retailer since opening its first outlet in 1989. It now allows customers to purchase from its range of affordable furniture online. It sells thousands of high-quality pieces, including armchairs starting at £64.99 and bed frames from £59.99. You can also purchase everything you need to complete your room, including affordable mattresses and lighting fixtures.5

Shopping from The Range is ideal if you need your new furniture in a hurry because it offers next-day delivery on many items if you order before midnight. Shipping starts at £4.95, depending on your location and order size.

5. Wilko

You probably associate Wilko with discount food and cleaning products, but you may be surprised to learn that it sells affordable storage solutions. Its range of pop-up ottomans and cubes provides a significantly cheaper alternative to wooden storage, and you can also purchase low-cost drawer units to declutter your living space. Prices for its faux-linen storage cubes start at just £12, rising to £20 for an 80 x 40 x 40-centimeter ottoman.6

Wilko runs regular sales on its homeware range, and many items are eligible for next-day delivery. Delivery fees start at £5, and you can spread the cost of your order over six weekly interest-free payments if you pay through Laybuy.

6. B&M

Many shoppers rely on B&M for affordable food, toiletries and toys, and you can now get the same great savings on furniture. B&M hosts several affordable homeware brands, including Karina Bailey, Mobel and Norsk. It’s ideal if you need to kit out your home on a tight budget, with dining table sets starting from £45 and coffee tables from just £5.7

B&M hosts frequent sales where you can get even bigger discounts, and it’s well worth checking the Manager’s Special deals for time-limited offers. Your purchase also helps the company’s charitable fund, supporting organizations such as hospices, hospitals and the Air Ambulance service.

7. Furniture Village

Furniture Village is the largest independent furniture retailer in the United Kingdom and one of the best places to find amazing discounts on high-quality pieces. The company guarantees the lowest price on branded furniture, and you can often snag up to a 50% discount during its clearance sales.8

You can shop the Furniture Village range online or in-store, and all products come with a 20-year structural guarantee. New customers also receive a £25 discount on their first order by creating an account.

8. DFS

DFS is most famous for its affordable range of sofas, but it also sells low-cost beds, mattresses and sitting room furniture. Fabric sofas start at £399, while you can pick up a wooden double bed frame for as little as £329. However, it’s worth waiting for the company’s seasonal sales to get steep discounts on many of its bestsellers.9

DFS offers a competitively priced furniture removal service, costing £89 for up to three items. Delivery times vary, but you can often get immediate delivery on furniture items on its ex-showroom clearance products.

9. George at Asda

Asda isn’t just for grocery shopping. Its homeware and clothing brand George at Asda offers various quality, affordable furniture products with a chic and modern aesthetic. Although it doesn’t sell large items, such as sofas, it’s ideal for kitting out a nursery or a kid’s bedroom. Cots start at a bargainous £80, and you can snag a cot mattress for just £22.10

It’s worth signing up for the George Rewards scheme, which lets you collect points as you shop to earn discounts and other great perks. The company also offers free delivery for orders over £50.

10. Argos

You may have fond memories of circling your Christmas wish list in the Argos catalogue, but it’s also a great place to find bargain furniture. You can purchase a wide range of affordable furniture in-store or through the Argos website, including wardrobes from £72 and TV units from £23. The website even displays available voucher codes to give shoppers significant savings during promotional periods.11

One of the main advantages of shopping through Argos is its fast delivery times, and many items are eligible for same-day or next-day delivery. Alternatively, you can reserve your item at a nearby Argos store and collect it immediately. You can also return your furniture for any reason within 30 days, as long as it’s in a resalable condition.

11. Oak Furniture Superstore

Oak Furniture Superstore is renowned for its affordable wooden furniture range, but the savings don’t stop there. Its range also includes stylish sofas and garden furniture. The company operates regular seasonal sales, and you can often get a great deal by checking out its clearance products. You may also be able to take advantage of flash sales to get a further discount, so it’s a good idea to sign up for the mailing list for email alerts.

One of Oak Furniture Superstore’s key selling points is its cheap delivery, and you can get free delivery on orders over £350. The company also offers 0% interest payment plans for eligible customers through DivideBuy.12

12. T.K. Maxx

T.K. Maxx is many people’s go-to for discounted fashion, but you can also save up to 60% on the RRP when you buy furniture through its website. The company sells a range of small furniture items, such as ottoman stools, side tables and drawer units. Its shelving range is particularly wallet-friendly, beginning at just £12 per unit.

Standard delivery costs £4.99, although T.K. Maxx waives delivery fees for orders over £75. If you need your new furniture quickly, you can purchase next-day delivery for £6.99 if you order before 8 p.m. on weekdays.13

Hannah Stephens