Furniture can be the most expensive items in your home, but they don’t have to be. Whether you search online or go to furniture stores, you can get great deals on furniture. You can get even better deals if you opt for used furniture. These are the best places for used furniture in Washington, D.C.
1428 U St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
Good Wood blends in so well with U Street that you could easily walk right by it. But you should definitely not walk by, go in and peruse the great items it has to offer. That includes incredible furniture, end tables, dining room sets, chairs, dressers and a wonderful selection of vintage furniture that may be exactly what you are looking for. You can go to the big stores that everyone goes to, or you can get some unique furniture that will turn your house into a home.
Simon Vintage Furniture
1911 9th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
You would think Simon Vintage Furniture would be named after its owner, but it is actually named after a furry member of the family. Simon is a lovely miniature pinscher who is the namesake and mascot of this fantastic used furniture store. Simon alone is enough reason for you to visit this shop, but you should also go for its assortment of vintage and used treasures, including vintage settees, mid-century china cabinets, art deco dressers and much more. The shop even offers discounts to save you even more. So stop by say hello to trouble-making Simon and get some unique furniture.
1626 14th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
An eye-catching storefront on 14th street, with its eclectic pink display, Miss Pixie’s is known for having a fun and funky assortment of things for sale. After nearly 20 years and three moves, owner Pixie Windsor continues to offer some of the most random, vibrant and intriguing things you can find, especially in what has become an area full of furniture stores. But while there is expensive designer furniture on the block, Miss Pixie’s stands out for its excellent selection of vintage furniture that will be great conversation starters.
15130 Frederick Road
Rockville, MD 20850
Upscale Resale is precisely what the name suggests, a store that sells nice things that have already been used. A little nicer than your run of the mill thrift store, this store carries lovely used clothing, household goods and, of course, furniture. You can find a mid century credenza, recliners, a Le Corbusier table, hutches and more. And when you shop here, you will be supporting Jobs Unlimited Inc., an organization that works to get people with mental illnesses jobs.
232 Carroll St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20012
Used doesn’t always mean old, cheap or dirty, sometimes it can be the exact opposite. Trohv is a local independently owned home goods and gift shop that feels like a national store. It carries a wide range of items, including furniture. You can find everything including hand-crafted, industrial and re-purposed furniture. As Trohv is particularly selective about its merchandise, the prices are fairly higher than typical used furniture stores. But the quality is definitely worth it.
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Folashade Oyegbola is a freelance writer covering all things D.C. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.