By Rachel Azark
Whether you have just moved to a new place or you’re looking to redesign a room in your home, Chicago has a few furniture stores for different tastes or to achieve that certain look. From great deals to expensive artifacts, there’s a little something for everyone.
4433 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
Nadeau offers unique, handcrafted furniture that brings a touch of ethnic culture into your home. They sell their handcrafted, solid wood furniture at low, wholesale prices. Many of the pieces come in a variety of colors, depending on what came in on the shipment. The store located in Ravenswood looks like a small storefront, but once inside it expands into a huge warehouse in the back that you can take an hour or two going through to find something special. Take note though that they do not deliver their pieces and you will have to find a way to get it home. Also, some pieces do not come apart into pieces so make sure to measure your doorframes before bringing something home.
Architectural Artifacts, Inc.
4325 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
If you’re looking for something unusual for your home, this is the place to come to search around. They bring you an array of elegant, and unusual treasures from around the world for your home, garden or office. Be forewarned that things are pretty expensive, but it’s still worth a look. They have everything from doors, to ceramics, to stained class to furniture and everything else in between.
2717 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 12 – 7 p.m.
Sunday: 12 – 6 p.m.
Their location in Chicago just opened in addition to their other locations in Evanston and Lincolnwood. They offer a lot of upholstered beds that I haven’t seen anywhere else. Many of them are low, platform beds, which seem to work well in lofts. They also have a large selection of sofas if you’re looking to replace the one you have now. You can also find dining room and home office furniture along with accessories that includes lighting, rugs, mirrors and artwork.
1000 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Yes, it’s Pottery Barn and they should be ranked because they have great customer service. Pottery Barn is so Pottery Barn that they practically have a “look” named after them. But, they have great solid bedroom furniture that can really make a room look put together. Some of their beds are a bit pricey, but they also sell some great pieces for only $599 if you’re just starting out, yet want a great bed that will last a while. This is also a good place to go if you just want a few accessories to spruce up your room to give it a fresh look. I can’t stand the Lincoln Park store because it seems claustrophobic with all the things they jammed in there. But go there, if you can’t make it up to the Old Orchard store because it’s the only store in the city.
Macy’s Furniture Store
Macy’s Oak Brook Furniture Gallery
1717 W. 22nd St.
Oak Brook, IL 60521
If you’re looking to redo a whole room, then you should probably head to Macy’s. Their store is laid out by showcasing furniture sets by bedroom, living room, dining room, etc. Bedroom sets are sometimes cheaper if you buy everything together including the bed, nightstand tables and dressers. If you are looking for a good mattress, then this is also the place to come as you can lay on a lot of beds and speak to a sales associate who really knows the ins and outs of mattresses. They have them in a spectrum of prices too. Also, anytime there is a holiday is the time to come because they have major sales.