What are some of the best places to find affordable furniture in Los Angeles? They do exist. Maybe you’ve just moved here and need to furnish your whole apartment. Or perhaps you’ve upgraded to a bigger place. Whatever your needs, you don’t have to spend a ton of money to make your home look great in Los Angeles.
For the living room, start at The Sofa Company. With locations in Pasadena, Santa Monica, Redondo Beach and downtown L.A., you’ll find a showroom close to you. There you can explore over 75 different styles of sofas, like the clean rectangular lines of the Gia or the curved flourish of the Jazz. The amazing thing is that you can customize them in any number of ways. Fabric choice, length, pillow style, legs and more – it’s all up to you. You’ll find exactly what you want because you’re the one creating it. And the prices are competitive.
Buena Vista Furniture, located five minutes east of downtown in El Sereno at 5338 Alhambra Avenue, has a wide variety of furnishings. Their specialty, though, are pieces with ethnic flair. You’ll find everything from dining tables to Mexican masks.
There are a large number of unique stores and second-hand shops in the Silver Lake area. Furthur, at 4312 Sunset Boulevard, offers a variety of mosaic tables. They also have wrought iron bed frames, mahogany dressers and a selection of lamps.
The second Sunday of every month, head to the Rose Bowl for their famous flea market. Various used furniture dealers are among the 2,500 vendors there. You can find some great deals, and stroll around in the open air. If you’re planning on buying something make sure you’ve got the means to transport it home.
Nadeau in West Hollywood offers unique items at a reasonable price. The founders, Tom and Ryoko Nadeau, travel the globe searching for furniture you won't be able to find anywhere else. They also offer extraordinary prices. For $337, you could buy a turquoise dresser from Indonesia with three large drawers and four small ones. For just $135, a pink end table could be yours. Offering “furniture with a soul,” this shop is located at 9040 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Of course, no tight furniture budget scheme would be complete without a trip to IKEA. This Swedish worldwide furniture giant offers new and modern furnishing for your home. The only catch is, of course, that you have to assemble everything yourself. From dishes to beds, candles to dressers, IKEA can furnish your entire home. As with everything else in life, you get what you pay for – cheaper items tend to be much flimsier than pricier ones. There are three locations in the Los Angeles area – Burbank, Carson and Covina. As a bonus, you can get some Swedish meatballs while you’re shopping.
Other chains offer nice furniture at a reasonable price. Plummers has 12 locations throughout California including West L.A., North Hollywood and Pasadena. Offering home and office furnishings, the store started in 1948 offering Scandinavian design. They’ve branched out and now import from around the world and across the United States. You can find a $200 futon or a $3000 leather sofa. Although they have a web site and a catalog, purchases can only be made in the store.
Although there is a never ending list of expensive furniture stores in Los Angeles, there is also a good selection of furniture stores that won't break the bank.