Houstonians prefer to buy new furniture, mostly on financing, rather than used furniture but there is still a huge offering on used furniture through classifieds in newspapers and online as people move often and then refurnish their houses. The overall preferred style is traditional in most furniture stores and most expatriates prefer stores such as Ikea and Danish Inspirations.

Ikea – www.ikea.com (Mon – Sat 10 am -10 pm, Sun 10 am-9 pm)
Ikea is an international retail store offering two floors of inexpensive, quality modern furniture for self-assembly. It also has a lot of accessories such as vases, picture frames, etc.
7810 Katy Freeway (just outside the Loop off I-10)
Houston, TX 77024
Ph: 713-688-7867

Danish Inspirations – http://www.danishinspirations.com (Mo – Sat 10 am – 7 pm, Sun 12 pm noon – 6 pm)
Finer modern and contemporary furniture of great quality. Price is above average for Houston furniture.
2775 Fondren St (west Houston)
Houston, TX 77063

Gallery Furniture – www.galleryfurniture.com (8 am – 10 pm, seven days a week)
The most popular furniture store in Houston offers a large selection of every furniture type at competitive pricing. They also offer same day delivery which is appealing to individuals who are not interested in waiting months for furniture delivery which is common in other large retailers.
Two Locations:
6006 North Freeway (I-45 N), Houston, TX 77076 (north Houston) 713-694-5570 and
2411 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056 (west Houston, Galleria area) 713-694-5570

Star Furniture 
– www.starfurniture.com (Mo – Sat 10 am – 9 pm, Sun 12 pm – 6 pm)
Star Furniture is a higher-end furniture store offering traditional and contemporary furniture. Star Furniture has eight locations throughout the city.
One such location is:
7111 FM1960 W (northwest Houston)
Houston, TX 77069

To look for used furniture, Houstonians like to use the Greensheet which can be found at any supermarket entrance or the online website http://craigslist.org.

Other stores such as department stores like Walmart or Target also carry selected furniture items. See the Department Stores and Shopping Centers section.