Two great places to find a deal on used furniture are the bulletin board in the Student Lounge and the link within the VMS portal. With many graduating medical students leaving and many others changing apartments, the boards often have great prices on an assortment of furnishings. Also remember that Sam’s, Target, and Walmart have good on-line furniture selections. Green Hills Mall has some great furniture stores which are expensive but have a very good variety –Z Gallerie (carries a large collection of paintings also), Restoration Hardware, Pier 1 Imports (outside the mall) and Pottery Barn. Or, if you’ve got a day and want some cheaper furniture, make a trip to Atlanta for Ikea. Be careful about having certain stores ship furniture - sometimes pieces get damaged!

Aaron’s, Inc.

Multiple VMS students recommend this place, which sells used furniture that was previously rented by Aaron Rents and returned. They’re a little out of the way, but they’ve got lots of stuff available in their showroom and in a back room that is filled with returned pieces. Students have gotten couches here for pretty cheap, and they have a full array of bedroom, living room, office and dining room furniture.

1280 Murfreesboro Pike

(615) 366-2997

American Signature Home

Great selection of furniture with good prices. Their quality is good and furniture is more trendy than other places.

Cool Springs: 1770 Galleria Blvd

(615) 778-9557

Rivergate: 2130 Gallatin Pike North

(615) 859-2006

Ashley Furniture Home Store

This place is reasonably priced and has comfortable furniture for all your needs. Plus, since it’s located near other furniture stores, a day trip north to Rivergate or Cool Springs might be worth your while.

Rivergate: 2160 Gallatin Pike North

(615) 855-3339

Cool Springs: 8099 Moores Lane

(615) 690-4444

Big Lots! Furniture Store

Big Lots offers a variety of inexpensive furniture. Much of it is of the particle board assemble-yourself variety, but they have a few more options that the usual Walmart and Target stuff.

Charlotte Pike: 3734 Annex Ave.

(615) 352-1297

Finders Keepers

A second-hand store with really good stuff (much better than thrift stores, but you also pay a little more).

Bellevue Center Mall (Highway 70S)

Furniture Warehouse

Some students have furnished their entire apartments with furniture from here. It is huge with a large selection. One caveat, though: there is apparently a history of sudden bankruptcies, so don’t leave anything on lay-a-way. All couches are $399 and this place is highly recommended by medical students.

502 Thompson Lane

Habitat ReStore

The Habitat ReStore is operated by Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity. Everything bought here contributes to building more Habitat homes in Nashville. It sells new and used home-related items and building materials at great prices.

1001 Eighth Ave S.


Don’t have the time or desire to visit Ikea in Atlanta? ModerNash brings Ikea to you! Visit their warehouse to see what items they have in stock or place an order on their website. They will go pick up the items, deliver them to you and will even assemble them for a small price. Inquire about assembly fees on their website.

2905 Armory Dr. Suite C

Nashville Discount Furniture

Several VMS IIs bought furniture fro Nashville Discount Furniture last year, and highly recommend it. The owner was extremely nice. Some of the furniture comes in pieces, so you may want to ask if someone can help you with assembly.

5515 Edmondson Pike, #121-A

(Open By Appointment - Call to Schedule)

(615) 300-6541

Office Depot

All of your standard office supplies. A great place for desk chairs, bookshelves, and standard desk supplies.

Belle Meade: 4504 Harding Road

(615) 297-4180

West End: 2312 West End Ave

(615) 340-9544

Office Max

Similar to Office Depot selection

Belle Meade: 90 White Bridge Rd.

(615) 352-9850


If you’re looking for an entire room of furniture — main pieces, lamps, and tables — consider this store. If you just need a single piece, though, the prices tend to be expensive.

Cool Springs: 8103 Moores Lane

(615) 373-4144

Rivergate: 2253 Gallatin Pike North

(615) 851-1201

Sleepwell Mattress Outlets

This place not only sells discounted mattresses but also discounted bed frames! Really cheap and you get even more of a discount if you tell them you’re a Vandy student!

3613 Nolensville Road

Sears Retail Outlet Store

A big warehouse full of bargains on washers and dryers, big-screen TVs, and mattresses. If you’re looking for large appliances this is a great place; however, come prepared with comparison prices to make sure the salesman is giving you a good deal!

642 Thompson Lane

(615) 742-1237


Another great place for office furniture and supplies.

100 Oaks area: 100 Powell Place

(615) 298-1178

Z Gallerie

Located in the Green Hills Mall, Z Gallerie has an interesting selection of furnishings, paintings, and décor. It can be pricey, but a great place to go for inspiration if nothing else.

Green Hills Mall

(615) 385-5613