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Shopping for Modern Home Decor Online

The modern style is clean and uncluttered, and has a retro feel.

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When decorating on a budget, it pays to shop around. To save you time, listed below are some popular online sources for modern style decorating furnishings and accessories.

Before you buy, be sure to check out our article on how to save when shopping online.

Modern Furnishings & Decor

The modern style, often confused with contemporary, is based on a design movement that began around the turn of the 20th century. If you like clean lines, open spaces and furnishings with a vintage feel, these online stores may have what you are looking for.

Burke Decor
Crazy expensive, but crazy cool stuff. Check out their "deal of the day" for savings.

CB2
An offspring of its more traditional parent, Crate & Barrel, CB2 has cool mid-priced goods and caters to small space, urban living.

Chiasso
A great place to find modern and contemporary style goods, but can be a bit pricey. Shop their sales for best deals.

Crate & Barrel
Crate & Barrel is a traditional store that mixes in small amounts of contemporary and modern influenced home goods.

Design Within Reach
DWR carries the real thing and only issues designer reproductions. Their prices are real, too. Expect excellent quality, but also expect to pay for it.

Emmo Home
All types of contemporary and modern home items. Quite expensive but you can view items in a particular price range to see what fits into your budget.

Eurway
Mostly contemporary style furnishings, but has the occasional modern piece.

IKEA
Many of IKEA's furniture and decor has vintage modern influences. And their prices are amazingly affordable.

Jonathan Adler
Adler offers up his designer goods, and many have a vintage modern feel. Though his prices are what you would expect from a designer (high), you can occasionally find a good deal.

Modern Classics
Mid-century modern reproductions at a fair price. I'm not sure of the quality, but may be worth a shot.

Motif
Motif carries more contemporary furnishings, but their prices are decent and if you can sort through all of the chrome, you can find affordable modern-style items. They offer a great clearance section.

Pure Modern
Pure Modern offers a mix of contemporary and modern furnishings and decor.

Room & Board
Expensive, but beautiful traditional, contemporary and modern-influenced furnishings, decor and art. Everything they produce is made in the USA.

Umbra
Umbra combines the world of affordability with the world of design. Producing modern and contemporary items for the home, and also found at a wide variety of retailers. Check out their website for the newest designs.

Unica Home
Love this fun place, but their prices are typical of most modern showrooms, which is sky high. Still, you get quality goods through Unica ... if you can afford it.

Vintage Looks
Vintage Looks carries a wide variety of styles and products, but you can find a lot of decently priced modern items here, too.

West Elm Modern inspired furniture and decor. Not super high quality, but not super high prices either. I've been happy with most of what I've purchased here. West Elm occasionally offers rock bottom sales and discounts.
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