Whether you are moving to San Diego from across the country, are preparing to move into a new apartment or just want to change up the décor in your current place, it’s possible to furnish your home with great décor pieces without breaking your budget. As the eighth-largest city in the United States and the second-largest city in California, San Diego, nicknamed “America’s Finest City,” is full of great stores and boutiques where you can get your furniture fix for pennies. Read on to find our list of the best places to find nice, cheap furniture in San Diego.
Real Deal Furniture & Mattress
The name says it all. What sets Real Deal Furniture & Mattress apart from other discount furniture retailers in the San Diego area is its knowledgeable staff and commitment to quality customer service. The furniture selection can’t be beat, and if you’re not sure where to start, simply ask any sales professional. Unlike a lot of larger discount furniture stores, you won’t get pushy suggestions, but you will be offered informed opinions tailored to your preferences and needs.
Where: 8841 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123
Tucked away in San Diego’s North Park neighborhood, Chester’s Furniture has been beloved by all for over 90 years for its low prices, great furniture, unhurried atmosphere and friendly proprietor, Chester himself. Although this lovable store owner is retired with his son, Dave, running the operation, Chester still spends his time in this one-of-a-kind, family-run furniture emporium, assisting customers with their purchases. In addition to quality furniture, you’ll also find whimsical, original art and quirky décor knickknacks.
Where: 2911 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104
Mor Furniture for Less
With nine locations in Southern California to choose from, Mor Furniture for Less is one of the largest furniture and mattress retailers on the West Coast. Voted Best Furniture Store by the Union Tribune in 2010 and 2011 as well as Best Mattress Store in 2010, Mor Furniture offers same-day delivery, a top notch selection and great customer service. But it’s the perks that really set this shopping experience apart from any others. The store is set up with free popcorn, music videos, drinks, video games and movies to improve the shopping experience.
Where: 6965 Consolidated Way, San Diego, CA 92121
Stuff Furniture & Consignment Shop
If you’re looking for an upscale consignment shop where you can find new and gently used furniture as well as unique pieces, Stuff Furniture & Consignment Shop is the place for you. This award winning retail gallery opened its doors in 2010, and since then has made it a goal to offer the most unusual items and fantastic finds to its customers. In addition to indoor furniture in styles like modern, country French and antique, the store also has a great selection of patio and garden furniture.
Where: 3514 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116
While Pat’s Corner might have some of the best deals in town, it is definitely not for the faint of heart. The store is a little disorganized and some of the pieces are a bit dusty, but if you get a thrill out of digging through several seemingly worthless pieces before finding that perfect one, Pat’s is the place. This quirky thrift store is particularly favored among the DIY set, which uses it as a jumping off point for many an Etsy project involving refinishing, refurbishing or revamping.
Where: 3409 30th St., San Diego, CA 92104
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