Beyond IKEA: 13 Sources for All Sorts of Good, Cheap Kitchen Stuff
Quick! Name a massive retailer that sells stylish furniture and fun kitchen tools and decor items — on the cheap. Did you think of IKEA? We don’t blame you (in fact, we kind of set you up for that with the title of this post). You could have said a few other stores, though. Drawing a blank to name some more? We’ve got you.
We rounded up this list of IKEA alternatives. While they’re not all exactly like IKEA, each retailer on this list can help you find good kitchen decor and accessories — for not a lot of money. Warning: Assembly still (sometimes) required.
We’re guessing you’ve never heard of this site — and that’s okay, as long as you take a minute now to get to know it. It sells all sorts of kitchen tools and utensils for just $3 a pop. Beyond that, the site also offers budget-friendly small appliances (like this cute toaster for $34), knives, bakeware, storage stuff, and more.
Hear us out to understand why Amazon is on this list: Amazon has its own private-label brands of furniture and basic essentials! There’s Rivet, which is a gorgeous line of mid-century furniture, and then there’s the more rustic farmhouse brand, Stone & Beam. Plus, AmazonBasics, which is exactly what it sounds like, and full of simple stuff that looks like it belongs in IKEA’s Marketplace.
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5. Flying Tiger
This store is essentially a mini IKEA, right down to the fact that the floor plan is a little maze that you have to work your way through. As you snake around, you’ll find all sorts of stuff like cheese boards, beverage dispensers, party picks, and more. There aren’t many locations in the U.S. and you can’t order online, but you can browse — and then send your New York City-based cousin on an errand.
Maybe you wouldn’t exactly compare Wayfair to IKEA, but when you think about it, both retailers offer stylish, inexpensive furniture. Plus, when it comes to kitchen stuff like cookware, dishes, and tools, Wayfair carries name brands that you’ve grown to love and trust. And you can almost always find a sale happening.
8. At Home
10. World Market
11. T.J. Maxx
12. Urban Outfitters
Any other stores to add to this list? Leave them in the comments below!