Best places to shop for affordable and modern furniture

Buying furniture for your house is an investment, so you definitely want to get it right the first time. Here are several places that aren't necessarily the cheapest options on the market, but they are definitely affordable considering furniture can be. 

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Case in point: How expensive furniture can get. This "Polar bear sofa" after Jean Royère which was handmade in France is currently selling for $40,386.29 on the auction site 1stdibs.

1. CB2

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CB2 is a great option for modern, chic and trendy furniture. They often collaborate with unique artists and artisans to create special furniture and decor at affordable prices. CB2 is better known as the younger, edgier sibling of Crate and Barrel. 

Another cool feature they have is the "Virtual Room Design", where you take photos of your space and they will help create a 3D virtual model of your space and fill it with CB2 furniture for just $49 & for $99 you can work with a CB2 stylist for design tips, layout and product recommendations. You also get the money back in credits towards purchasing CB2 merchandise!

2. West Elm

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West Elm primarily sells mid-century modern and modern furniture. It is ever so slightly more expensive than CB2, but they often have great sales throughout the year ranging from 15-40% discounts. They also have free design services that you can receive through in-store consultations. For those of you who love blending mid-century and modern design, this place is the perfect place to shop for you! They are also very efficient in terms of delivery and have great customer service. 

3. Modloft

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Unlike CB2 or West Elm, Modloft focuses strictly on modern and contemporary design. Their pieces are clean and luxurious yet also accessible to the mass market due to their reasonable pricing. If you love the look of high-end Italian modern furniture but without the high price tag - definitely check out Modloft

4. France & Son

France & Son is an online store that specializes in mid-century modern furniture and lighting. The really cool thing about F&S is you can find many replicas of signature/famous designs at an affordable price. The website doesn't look extremely aesthetic or fancy but the quality of their products and customer service is outstanding. 

5. Restoration Hardware (Outlets) 

Hold on - before you freak out that RH is even mentioned as "affordable," it really can be if you happen to live close to an RH outlet. You can get up to 40% off full price plus an additional 30-40% off the entire store! This means that a $4000 dining table can end up only costing $1440! Keep in mind that the pieces you like might have a few scratches/dents/cracks but if you're lucky it will be perfectly pristine! 

Click here to see if there is an RH outlet near you!