IKEA is a great place to go furniture shopping – especially if you want your apartment to look just like everyone else’s.
Sure it’s affordable, easy, and their meatballs are pretty darn moreish too. But there are plenty of more original options to choose from when it comes to furnishing your pad in Vancouver.
So whether you’re moving into new digs or giving your condo a refresh, here are 11 great furniture stores in Vancouver that are definitely not IKEA:
Located in Vancouver’s trendy Yaletown neighbourhood near the corner of Nelson and Homer Street you’ll find Suquet Home. If you’re looking for a unique furniture store where you don’t just find the usual stuff in most furniture stores, this is the place to shop. Here you’ll find everything your home will need. They also offer interior design consultations, a must if you’re moving into a new place or simply due for a home makeover.
Address: 101 – 1014 Homer Street, Vancouver
Kavuus is derived from the Finnish word “Mukavuus”, which means ease or comfort. At Kavuus, they believe in beautiful, functional home furniture. Their inspiration is not only derived from mid-century designs but also modern day home décor. They believe in pushing the boundaries of conventional furniture designs and expanding the limits of our imagination.
Based in Richmond, LQ furniture offers a personalized and stress-free shopping experience without the downtown price tag. Specializing in unique and customized pieces to fit your home, LQ offers a mix of whimsical, modern, rustic and luxury designs. Their Canadian-made and imported furniture is of great quality and they have plenty of selection. At LQ, you’ll find unique and fashionable rugs, couches, bed frames, dining room sets and more.
Address:105 – 2771 Simpson Road, Richmond
L’Atelier Home in Gastown is a gem of a furniture boutique. This the place to shop for interesting and one-of-a-kind pieces – and they also offer upcycling services to transform your old pieces of furniture into something new, restored and beautiful. Bring that old coffee table back to life with a fashionable mint-green paint job, or refurbish an old chair with a fun bright fabric to transform it into a statement piece.
Address: 452 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Liquidation Furniture has it all: variety, modern designs, great quality – and low prices. Their impressive variety of Canadian-made furniture includes sectionals, couches, bedroom furniture and even custom made patio furniture. As several of their pieces are simply what high-end manufacturers needed to clear out due to overstock, you’ll find bargains unlike anywhere else in Vancouver. If you thought leaving IKEA was a ‘start the car!’ moment, just wait until you see the deals at Liquidation Furniture.
Address:101 – 2771 Simpson Road, Richmond
The Cross in Yaletown offers up Paris-inspired, vintage, luxury and romantic pieces that will make any room elegant and beautiful. They even offer some customization services to personalize your home, making life easy for the stylish home decorator. If you want to splurge on quality, unique items for a timeless revamp of your home, The Cross is the place to go.
Address:1198 Homer Street, Vancouver
Offering beautiful Canadian-made wares, EQ3 designs is known for its modern furniture designed with functionality for everyday life. For a style that’s all your own, customize with EQ3 by choosing your own fabric and finishes. Their simple yet stylish designs are both fun and practical to withstand the test of time.
Address: 2536 Granville St, Vancouver
West Elm offers fashion-forward furniture at pretty decent prices. They’re also known for being on-trend when it comes to keeping your home looking fashionable. They collaborate with over 20 artisan groups in 15 countries to bring you the best of the best when it comes to choice and character.
Address: 2947 Granville Street, Vancouver
Currently most famous for furnishing the Big Brother Canada house, The Brick has plenty of state-of-the-art furniture pieces to choose from. With a reputation as Canada’s largest home furniture retailer, the selection is as fabulous as you’d expect- and the prices aren;’t bad either.
Address: 2999 Grandview Hwy
Known for its modern and affordable furniture, Crate and Barrel offers clean and simple designs that go with everything. When you know exactly what you need to fit your home’s colour scheme, style and available space, Crate and Barrel is the perfect place to shop. They even allow you to create your own table (be it a kitchen table, side table, etc) by choosing your own base style and choosing your own top (such as glass, reclaimed wood, black marble or white marble.) You can also request a specific size, which makes fitting everything into one room a lot easier.
Address: Oakridge Centre – 650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
CB2 is Crate and Barrel’s sister shop, offering more options when it comes to young, modern and condo-friendly furniture. Much of their affordable, mod furniture is apartment sized and therefore great for redecorating a condo or apartment with limited space. There are only two CB2 locations in Canada, so this is also a great place to shop if you don’t want to own what everyone else already has.
Address: 1277 Robson Street, Vancouver