22 Stores to Shop for Furniture in Boston

From high-end showrooms to bargain basements, these local shops to help furnish your home.

Room & Board showroom / Photo courtesy of Room & Board

1. Minotti

This Italian-made luxury furniture brand opened their first Boston store in 2021, offering annual collections of seating, tables, chairs, and more. Browse the store for items including the Horizonte sofa with built-in coffee tables or the sleek, mixed-material Benson coffee table. Won “Best Contemporary Furniture” in Best of Boston Home for 2024.

210 Stuart St., Boston, www.minottibyddc.com.

2. Thos. Moser

There’s hardly a bolt or screw in sight on a Thos. Moser original: The Maine-based company’s sleek wooden creations, ranging from masterfully sculpted side chairs to one-of-a-kind bed frames, nix metal fasteners in favor of visible joinery. The result is a timeless form that revels in simplicity, allowing the craftsmanship to shine through.

19 Arlington St., Boston, thosmoser.com.

3. Boomerang’s

With shops across the city, each Boomerangs location features a different cache of ever-changing goods—but its Jamaica Plain chapter is the best for furniture finds. Conditions range from almost new to well-worn, so bargain seekers will have to take their time browsing—but that’s part of the fun. For those who’d like to clear some clutter before adopting any new pieces, check their website for acceptable donations.

716 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, shopboomerangs.

4. West Elm

There’s a reason we keep coming back to this Brooklyn-based chain: its simple, modern designs are a must-have when it comes to city living. West Elm’s Fenway store offers a huge selection ranging from living room furniture to kitchen accessories, as well as art and products from local makers.

160 Brookline Ave., Boston, westelm.com.

Lekker Home showroom / Photo courtesy of Lekker Home

5. Lekker Home

A city leader in contemporary decor, Lekker Home brings eye-catching Scandinavian design to the South End. (Think: Textiles, furniture, and tabletop accessories.) The family-owned store is named for a Dutch word that means “pleasing,” “enjoyable,” and “tasty.”

38 Wareham St., Ste 117, Boston, lekkerhome.com.

6. Infusion Furniture

Woodworker Quentin Kelley handcrafts furniture in his Milton workshop, creating timeless pieces with a modern edge. From shape-shifting tables to classic and colorful stools, each piece blends traditional style with contemporary flair.

15 Channel Center St. #409, Boston, infusionfurniture.com.

7. Circle Furniture

It’s hard not to window shop as you walk by this window-walled store, but you’ll want to step inside to take a closer look at the eclectic mix of pieces that will make your house feel like a home. In addition to its eye for sustainability, the family-run business is committed to being a local company. Its locations are scattered mostly across Massachusetts, with one in New Hampshire, and much of its furniture is made in New England.

100 Northern Ave., Boston; 199 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge; circlefurniture.com.

8. Machine Age

Antique flair graces modern silhouettes at this one-of-a-kind Dorchester store, which boasts New England’s largest collection of 20th-century furnishings. Sourced from America and Western Europe, unique finds such as pair of 1950s Murano glass table lamps or an Edward Wormley walnut coffee table are ideal for illuminating or dressing up a living space.

121 Boston St., Boston, machine-age.com.

Design Within Reach showroom / Photo by William Zbaren

9. Design Within Reach

Design Within Reach was born from the idea that good, modern design should be accessible to everyone. With that in mind, founder Rob Forbes set out to make the creations of designers like Eames, Le Corbusier and Saarinen “within reach” for the everyday shopper. The store’s Cambridge studio is carved out of a modern building in Harvard Square, and offers three floors with 32 full-room vignettes, allowing you to envision what the pieces might look like in your space.

1045 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, dwr.com.

10. B&B Italia

Since 1966 B&B Italia has produced timeless contemporary furniture. At their newly renovated Boston flagship you’ll find their own indoor and outdoor collections, as well as timeless standouts from brands such as Maxalto and Azucena. Need a little inspiration? Schedule an appointment with one of their design consultants.

75 Arlington St., Boston, bebitalia.com.

Photo by Melissa Ostrow

11. Modern Relik

Furniture shopping, like most things, is best done with a good cup of coffee. At Modern Relik’s South End flagship, shoppers can sink into a banquette and enjoy an espresso (and a snack) from the in-store coffee bar. Then, they can take to the “experience-oriented” showroom where they can try out everything from credenzas to ottomans to coffee tables—not to mention an abundance of accessories to help the furnishings come to life.

485 Harrison Ave, Boston, modernrelik.com.

12. Hudson Interior Designs

Patternless and grayscale living spaces need look no further for revitalization. The interior design firm has a carefully curated storefront that seamlessly marries the classic with the unexpected. The home goods boutique puts a youthful twist on traditional looks: a custom lamp made from a Botswanan basket, for example, or a parawood and top-grain leather dining chair.

12 Union Park Street, Boston, hudsonboston.com.

13. Room & Board

Take all the time you need to peruse Room & Board’s bright and airy five-floor showroom, which is stocked with more than 90 percent America-made pieces. For the methodic shopper, the showroom’s selection, which ranges from classic to midcentury in design, is neatly organized by category and function.

375 Newbury St., Boston, roomandboard.com.

14. Basics Carpet and Furniture

As its name promises, this Allston fixture stocks all the basics, from area rugs to comfy sofas and roomy sectionals. Boasting free delivery to Boston customers, Basics is the perfect one-stop-shop for furnishing your first apartment.

151 Harvard Ave., Allston, basicsboston.com.

15. Pompanoosuc Mills

Warmth permeates this Back Bay showroom, where a curated selection of the company’s designs are on display. Quality is in Pompy’s DNA, as each piece is carefully crafted out of solid hardwood in the company’s Vermont workshop. But sturdy doesn’t mean clunky—elegant lines characterize the aesthetic.

419 Boylston St., Boston, pompy.com.

16. Restoration Hardware

Despite its industrial-sounding name, Restoration Hardware’s palatial Boston flagship overflows with opulence. Board the glass-walled elevator in the atrium to browse pom pom–clad teepees and pint-sized iron apothecary desks in the basement playroom, the fountains and flora in the top-floor conservatory, and the many chandeliers, leather settees, brass accents, and shades of cream, beige, and gray in between.

234 Berkeley St., Boston, restorationhardware.com.

SoWa Vintage Market / Photo by Sarah Fisher

17. SoWa Vintage Market

Eclectic finds abound on Sundays at this indoor market, where vendors display new wares each week. Though not a reliable supplier of couches or kitchen tables, SoWa’s vintage venture is a treasure trove of throwback art, lighting, seating, decor, and other objects you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.

450 Harrison Ave., Boston, sowavintagemkt.com.

18. Roche Bobois

With locations near the Boston Public Garden and Natick, the vividly colored Roche Bobois showrooms deliver innovative, boundary-pushing pieces (including the Mah Jong sofa designed by Hans Hopfer) and patterns from designers such as Cécile Maia Pujol and Kenzo Takada without sacrificing comfort.

61 Arlington St., Boston, roche-bobois.com.

19. Ligne Roset

Though the brand’s headquarters are nestled in a small city in Eastern France, Ligne Roset’s home in Boston sits right on Boylston Street. The store is an exhibition of contemporary comfort from over 100 designers, replete with high-end monochromatic and two-toned creations, ranging from bedroom furniture to dining room outfits.

200 Boylston St., Boston, ligne-roset.com.

Cambridge Antique Market basement / Photo by Madeline Bilis

20. Cambridge Antique Market

Treasures abound at the Cambridge Antique Market—if you know where to find them, that is. Arrive with a discerning eye and plenty of patience, then comb through the brick buiding’s multiple floors of baubles. There’s usually a good selection of authentic midcentury modern furniture on the basement level. For midcentury accessories, try the far corner of the top floor.

201 Msgr. O’Brien Highway, Cambridge, marketantique.com.

21. CORT Furniture Clearance Center

For the eco-conscious, shop this Saugus furniture outlet for previously leased and new furniture—at up to 70 percent off the retail price. The inventory, updated weekly, represents a range of styles and conditions, from pristine overstock to visibly worn pieces, all of which are marked with a grade indicating their quality.

880 Broadway, Saugus, cortfurnitureoutlet.com.

22. Gray House Art & Antiques

This hidden gem in downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea looks like the living room of your dreams, filled with old and new art, international décor, and vintage furniture. The shop has been known to carry a pair of midcentury maple nightstands, an early- to mid-20th-century painted cabinet from India, and a 1920s English serving cart by Hughes Bolckow.

38 Union St., Manchester-by-the-Sea, grayhouseantiques.com.