Let’s be honest, online shopping for furniture just isn’t the same as in person. Shopping in person allows you to see the true color, feel the fabric, how stiff or firm the padding is, etc. When you buy furniture online, you can be left thinking, “This is not what I wanted.” That’s why we are introducing you to the 5 best stores to buy furniture in Kansas City.

West Elm

Known for its trendy and modern designs, a wide range of selections, and pricer pieces, West Elm is popularly considered a higher-end furniture and decor company.

Located in the Country Club Plaza, West Elm is the only home furnishing retailer on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies list for the past five years. At West Elm you will find furniture made to last to fit mid-century modern, bohemian, rustic styles, and more!

World Market

Another high-end furniture and decor company, World Market has everything from small decor to furniture to delicious new snacks and recipes to try. World Market has a large variety of designs and pieces for all styles and a quick product rotation so finding a product that suits your taste never takes long!

If you are looking for unique artisan and eclectic products, this is the place to go. You can visit World Market in Westport or the State Line Station Shopping Center.


IKEA is a Swedish-founded company. They design and sell ready-to-assemble furniture perfect for every budget. Kansas City only has one IKEA located in Merriam, KS.

Visiting IKEA is always an experience with their unique layout. You’ll need at least an hour to shop through all the furniture. At the end visit the food court and get yourself some Swedish meatballs!

Bob’s Discount Furniture

Once you’re done with IKEA, head across the street to Bob’s Discount Furniture. Here, you’ll find high-quality products at a fair price. You can use their 3D Room Designer to see how the furniture looks before ever having to buy it. Bob’s also offers great financing options.

Bob’s is great for those basic, simple pieces you’ll want in your home to grow with you as your style ebbs and flows. You can find Bob’s Discount Furniture in Merriam and Independence. They also have an upholstery store in Grandview and a flooring outlet in Overland Park.

Nebraska Furniture Mart

Find everything you need for your home at Nebraska Furniture Mart. They sell not only furniture but also flooring, appliances, and electronics to fit any style.

Nebraska’s products have a wide price range, perfect for items you want to splurge on and for those items you may not. Their salespeople are polite, helpful, and not at all pushy. Although this store was founded in Omaha, Kansas City is lucky to have its very own in the Legends Outlets.

Now that you know the best stores to buy furniture in Kansas City, grab a friend and plan a shopping day!

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