Whether renters just out of college or owners of lakefront mansions, anyone looking for furniture in Chicago can find just what they need if they know where to shop. The best furniture stores in Chicago offer great pieces along with outstanding customer service. From modern designs to classic antiques, from put-it-together-yourself pre-fabs to unique one-of-a-kind creations, the furniture sold in these stores comes in every style, fashion and price range, to ensure Chicagoans can create exactly the home they envision.

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Affordable Portables Lifestyle Furniture

2608 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 935-6160

Like the name suggests, Affordable Portables offers inexpensive furniture, perfect for those on a budget or just starting out. Their specialty is ready-to-assemble pieces, with items ranging from futons (an extensive selection) to tables, bookshelves, chairs and more. Voted one of the best home furnishing stores by the Chicago Reader in 2010, the store has also been featured on ABC’s “Morning News” as one of Chicago’s best bargain furniture stores.

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Jayson Home and Garden

1885 N. Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 248-8180

Walk into this store along the Clybourn corridor, and you will immediately be immersed in inspiring design ideas. Browsing Jayson Home and Garden’s selection of home furnishings and design ideas for every room of the house (and garden) is like walking into the pages of a magazine. This is the place to find interesting, high-quality vintage furniture, rugs, lighting and artwork. From the smallest detail to the big picture, Jayson gets it right. You won’t want to miss special events, like the store’s annual Fall Flea Market.

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Nadeau Furniture

4433 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 728-3497

This furniture store is one of the most unique in Chicago, with hand-crafted furniture from around the globe. No mass production or assemble-it-yourself here –- these distinctive, functional furniture pieces are created to last a lifetime. Every item in the store is in stock and ready to be taken home.

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Room and Board

55 E. Ohio St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 222-0970

With three floors of classic, well-made furniture (based on ideas from the past, but updated for today), Room and Board’s furniture will stand the test of time. From bedroom sets and dining room ensembles to classic sofas and lamps, this store can serve your every need. Best of all, the company relies on small furniture companies nationwide as their suppliers, with 80 percent of their furniture produced in the United States.

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5221 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 275-5700

This unique furniture store has a distinctly urban vibe, taking antique furniture and transforming it into sophisticated modern pieces. Never the same look twice, these pieces are treasures that make a statement in any room. Featured in countless design magazines across the country, Scout is as one-of-a-kind as their furniture.

Creativity, construction and price are essential ingredients in good furniture, and the best furniture stores in Chicago have them all. Add visionary styling and great customer service, and Chicago residents have some great furniture store choices.

By Christine Zibas