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Where to shop for home decor and furniture in the Boston area

These 18 selections range from discount retailers to higher-end boutiques—price points for nearly every budget this year

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If it’s one of your New Year’s resolutions to do something—anything!—about the decor of your apartment, condo, or house, then check out this map of home-goods and furniture stores throughout the Boston region.

These selections, mapped north to south, range from discount spots to higher-end boutiques specializing in the handmaid. And—because furniture can mean so much more than beds, sofas, and tables—many of these spots also carry accouterments such as pillows and kitchen utensils.

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1. City Schemes

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22 Kent St
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 776-7777
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Now in its third decade, this spot is all about contemporary furniture in all its residential and commercial forms: Living and dining room materiel, kitchenware, bedroom accouterments, office furniture, lighting, etc.

The interior of a furniture store with various items of furniture.

2. Reside

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266 Concord Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-2929
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This Cambridge shop specializes in midcentury modern furniture and decorative arts.

The prices can range widely, but skew toward the higher end.

Two wooden chairs side by side in a furniture store.

3. Half Crown Design

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357 Huron Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 497-1507
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The independently owned Cambridge institution specializes in making custom furniture in what the store describes as “the Shaker and Arts & Crafts traditions of American woodworking.”

Cabinetry in particular is a specialty of Half Crown.

A large bed and several storage containers are in a design store.

4. Design Within Reach

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1045 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 576-3690
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This three-story shop is exactly what its name implies: An attempt to bring contemporary furniture within practical reach.

A furniture store with various design objects and furniture on shelves and on the floor.

5. BoConcept Cambridge

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999 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 588-7777
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Looking for unabashedly contemporary design with a northern European vibe? This Cambridge mainstay is a very good option. (There is also a BoConcept on Newbury Street in Boston.)

Its stark, clean pieces are for those who want their place to look just as stark and clean. BoConcept can be on the pricier side.

A furniture store with assorted items of furniture and design.

6. Thos. Moser Boston Showroom

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19 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 224-1245
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The 70 craftsmen at this operation specialize in handmade (what else?) furniture. Designs run the gamut from classic to contemporary.

Thos. Moser is on the pricey side. The sideboard pictured here ran to nearly $9,700, for instance.

A long wooden table.

7. Boston Bed Company

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1113 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 782-3830
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This store is exactly what its name implies: a one-stop shop for bed mattresses and futons.

Wares come straight from the factory, so deals can be had. Inquire within.

There is also a Boston Bed location at 625 Cambridge Street in Cambridge.

A large bed unfolded out of a chest.

8. Basics Carpet & Furniture

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151 Harvard Ave
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 254-1060
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This vast spot is a no-frills option for furniture such as couches, futons, rugs, end tables, coffee tables, and beds.

The price is almost always right, but test before you buy. (There is also a Basics location on Newbury Street in Back Bay.)

Bunk beds and other furniture objects in a furniture store.

9. Montage

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75 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 451-9400
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Montage’s roots stretch back to the late 1950s, but the current location dates from 2002, when it took over the old Paine Furniture spot.

The family-run business’ focus is on the modern and the slightly higher-end to just plain higher-end.

Living room furniture on display in a store.

10. Circle Furniture

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31 St James Ave
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 778-0887
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This is furniture for the modern urban dweller: It’s generally small, mobile, and contemporary.

Circle’s comfort sleepers (one of which is pictured) were, for instance, designed to fit up narrow staircases and through narrower doorways.

There is also a Circle location on Alewife Brook Parkway in Cambridge as well as ones in Acton and Framingham.

A grey couch.

11. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

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142 Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-0075
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This showroom specializes in plush contemporary design.

Various assorted living room furniture in a design store with large windows.

12. Room & Board

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375 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 351-0020
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This spot offers tons of variety, from armchairs to upholstered tables, and plenty of space to take it in: The showroom runs to 39,000 square feet over five levels.

There is also stuff specifically for the kids.

A wooden desk.

13. west elm

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160 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 450-9500
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There is a tremendous range here of more affordable furniture and accessories.

A lot of it is geared toward smaller places and is cleverly thought out besides. One reviewer once wrote that West Elm is like Ikea, only better quality. Go with that.

A wooden table with steel legs.

14. Hudson

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12 Union Park St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 292-0900
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Hudson is the brainchild of founder Jill Goldberg, who sought to meld the more traditional styles of her native New England with the contemporary approaches she encountered living in Los Angeles.

There is a lot of variety here, from vintage pieces to more contemporary furniture.

Dining room furniture on display in a store.

15. Lekker Home

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38 Wareham St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 737-7307
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Lekker Home has a northern European vibe, and that’s no accident: Its founder, Natalie van Dijk, left her corporate gig in Amsterdam to turn to furniture full-time. 

The store specializes in a range of modern designs and design brands.

A black, curved chair that’s low to the ground.

16. Machine Age

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121 Boston St
Boston, MA 02125
(617) 464-0099
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This Dorchester spot boasts that it possesses “New England’s largest selection of midcentury modern furniture and beyond.”

Various chairs on shelves in a furniture store.

17. Boomerangs

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716 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 524-5120
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This thrift store has four locations: Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, the South End, and Cambridge’s Central Square.

New-ish stuff is available, but Boomerangs is really for savvy bargain-hunters. Bonus: The store will pick up certain donations for free.

A wooden bookshelf where the shelves resemble tree branches. There are colorful books on the shelves.

18. B.D.’s Discount

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90 Washington St
Boston, MA 02121

A fairly large discount shop containing a fairly large array of discounted goods. B.D.’s is a great starting point for utilitarian household items and supplies.

There are locations in Dorchester, East Boston, and Chelsea, too, as well as in Lynn and Saugus. (The Dot one is mapped herein.)

Note: All photos via store websites.

Bedroom furniture on display in a design store.

1. City Schemes

22 Kent St, Somerville, MA 02143
The interior of a furniture store with various items of furniture.

Now in its third decade, this spot is all about contemporary furniture in all its residential and commercial forms: Living and dining room materiel, kitchenware, bedroom accouterments, office furniture, lighting, etc.

22 Kent St
Somerville, MA 02143

2. Reside

266 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Two wooden chairs side by side in a furniture store.

This Cambridge shop specializes in midcentury modern furniture and decorative arts.

The prices can range widely, but skew toward the higher end.

266 Concord Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

3. Half Crown Design

357 Huron Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
A large bed and several storage containers are in a design store.

The independently owned Cambridge institution specializes in making custom furniture in what the store describes as “the Shaker and Arts & Crafts traditions of American woodworking.”

Cabinetry in particular is a specialty of Half Crown.

357 Huron Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

4. Design Within Reach

1045 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
A furniture store with various design objects and furniture on shelves and on the floor.

This three-story shop is exactly what its name implies: An attempt to bring contemporary furniture within practical reach.

1045 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

5. BoConcept Cambridge

999 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
A furniture store with assorted items of furniture and design.

Looking for unabashedly contemporary design with a northern European vibe? This Cambridge mainstay is a very good option. (There is also a BoConcept on Newbury Street in Boston.)

Its stark, clean pieces are for those who want their place to look just as stark and clean. BoConcept can be on the pricier side.

999 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

6. Thos. Moser Boston Showroom

19 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116
A long wooden table.

The 70 craftsmen at this operation specialize in handmade (what else?) furniture. Designs run the gamut from classic to contemporary.

Thos. Moser is on the pricey side. The sideboard pictured here ran to nearly $9,700, for instance.

19 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116

7. Boston Bed Company

1113 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
A large bed unfolded out of a chest.

This store is exactly what its name implies: a one-stop shop for bed mattresses and futons.

Wares come straight from the factory, so deals can be had. Inquire within.

There is also a Boston Bed location at 625 Cambridge Street in Cambridge.

1113 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

8. Basics Carpet & Furniture

151 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134
Bunk beds and other furniture objects in a furniture store.

This vast spot is a no-frills option for furniture such as couches, futons, rugs, end tables, coffee tables, and beds.

The price is almost always right, but test before you buy. (There is also a Basics location on Newbury Street in Back Bay.)

151 Harvard Ave
Allston, MA 02134

9. Montage

75 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116
Living room furniture on display in a store.

Montage’s roots stretch back to the late 1950s, but the current location dates from 2002, when it took over the old Paine Furniture spot.

The family-run business’ focus is on the modern and the slightly higher-end to just plain higher-end.

75 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116

10. Circle Furniture

31 St James Ave, Boston, MA 02116
A grey couch.

This is furniture for the modern urban dweller: It’s generally small, mobile, and contemporary.

Circle’s comfort sleepers (one of which is pictured) were, for instance, designed to fit up narrow staircases and through narrower doorways.

There is also a Circle location on Alewife Brook Parkway in Cambridge as well as ones in Acton and Framingham.

31 St James Ave
Boston, MA 02116

11. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

142 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116
Various assorted living room furniture in a design store with large windows.

This showroom specializes in plush contemporary design.

142 Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02116

12. Room & Board

375 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115
A wooden desk.

This spot offers tons of variety, from armchairs to upholstered tables, and plenty of space to take it in: The showroom runs to 39,000 square feet over five levels.

There is also stuff specifically for the kids.

375 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02115

13. west elm

160 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215
A wooden table with steel legs.

There is a tremendous range here of more affordable furniture and accessories.

A lot of it is geared toward smaller places and is cleverly thought out besides. One reviewer once wrote that West Elm is like Ikea, only better quality. Go with that.

160 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215

14. Hudson

12 Union Park St, Boston, MA 02118
Dining room furniture on display in a store.

Hudson is the brainchild of founder Jill Goldberg, who sought to meld the more traditional styles of her native New England with the contemporary approaches she encountered living in Los Angeles.

There is a lot of variety here, from vintage pieces to more contemporary furniture.

12 Union Park St
Boston, MA 02118

15. Lekker Home

38 Wareham St, Boston, MA 02118
A black, curved chair that’s low to the ground.

Lekker Home has a northern European vibe, and that’s no accident: Its founder, Natalie van Dijk, left her corporate gig in Amsterdam to turn to furniture full-time. 

The store specializes in a range of modern designs and design brands.

38 Wareham St
Boston, MA 02118

16. Machine Age

121 Boston St, Boston, MA 02125
Various chairs on shelves in a furniture store.

This Dorchester spot boasts that it possesses “New England’s largest selection of midcentury modern furniture and beyond.”

121 Boston St
Boston, MA 02125

17. Boomerangs

716 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
A wooden bookshelf where the shelves resemble tree branches. There are colorful books on the shelves.

This thrift store has four locations: Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, the South End, and Cambridge’s Central Square.

New-ish stuff is available, but Boomerangs is really for savvy bargain-hunters. Bonus: The store will pick up certain donations for free.

716 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

18. B.D.’s Discount

90 Washington St, Boston, MA 02121
Bedroom furniture on display in a design store.

A fairly large discount shop containing a fairly large array of discounted goods. B.D.’s is a great starting point for utilitarian household items and supplies.

There are locations in Dorchester, East Boston, and Chelsea, too, as well as in Lynn and Saugus. (The Dot one is mapped herein.)

Note: All photos via store websites.

90 Washington St
Boston, MA 02121