Target made-to-order furniture: a retail giant gets personal

Target's made-to-order collection allows you to customize fabric with lower prices and faster production compared to traditional home furnishing stores.

One of the beds available as Target made-to-order furniture
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The Target Threshold collection features some of the best stylish home decor at budget-friendly prices. Whether you’re looking for accent pieces for your bookshelf, need a new rug for your living room, or want to refresh your bedding situation, you can find plenty of amazing home goods to spruce up your space. 

Yet but that’s not the only reason I like Threshold decor. In addition to carrying pre-made home decor items, the Target Threshold decor line also features budget made-to-order furniture, much like a traditional home furnishing store. Target’s made-to-order furniture allows you to customize your home furnishings at Target-approved price points. The collection features headboards and bed frames, accent chairs, and dining chairs with seven different fabrics to choose from.

In addition to custom fabric and great price points (for custom furniture, that is), Target’s processing time for these pieces is much faster compared to many traditional home decor stores. According to their website, you can get your made-to-order piece just three to four weeks after ordering. 

Target Made-to-Order Furniture 

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How does it work?

A Target Threshold Emma Platform Bed in Emerald Luxe Velvet in a minimalist white bedroom

(Image credit: Target)

The made-to-order furniture works in the same way as you'd order other online furniture. You find the options you want and add them to your cart. However, where lots of other online furniture means you're stuck with one color and fabric, Target's made-to-order furniture comes in a range of different fabric swatches.  Unlike other stores, you can request a fabric sample ahead of time so you have an idea of the color and texture while designing your space. The fabric choices are great, including linens, a bouclé, two different velvets and faux shearling.

Is Target made-to-order furniture worth it?

It's ultimately down to your needs, but Target's made to order furniture is much cheaper than others on the market.

For example, a bouclé chair at Lulu & Georgia costs $1300; at Target, a bouclé chair costs $550. Sure, the Target option doesn't have as many color options, but it's almost half the price and still made to order.

You might prefer the higher quality at other sites, but proper made-to-order furniture is very expensive. If you want a little more choice on a budget, this is among the best options out there. 

Best Target made-to-order furniture


Why is made to order furniture expensive?

Made to order furniture is expensive because it's made to your specifications. Unlike mass-produced furniture, made-to-order furniture needs more care and attention - hence a higher price tag. 

Where else can I buy made to order furniture?

Final thoughts

Made-to-order is great, but it's hard to find other options on a budget. However, some retailers have such a massive range of furniture that you can find items along your exact specifications. For example, Wayfair doesn't always stock the highest-quality furniture, but you can filter search results down to the inch, so if you're got an awkward nook that needs furnishing, you can find something that suits those dimensions. 

Jessie Quinn
Contributing editor

Jessie Quinn is a Los Angeles-based lifestyle writer with work published in The Spruce, Apartment Therapy, Well + Good, PEOPLE, and more. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in fashion journalism from Academy of Art University and uses her background in fashion to inform her home decor coverage. Her personal home decor style falls somewhere at the intersection of eclectic vintage and modern maximalist, but she's drawn to all types of designs and styles. When she's not writing, you can find Jessie working on a variety of DIY and craft projects, including crocheting, sewing, and jewelry-making.