12 Great Places to Buy Furniture in Milwaukee

There are plenty of local spots for both high-end and affordable furniture for your home.

A house just isn’t a home without furniture. No matter which style you favor, there are plenty of local spots for both high-end and affordable furniture for your home. Best of all, there are lots of independently owned and hand-crafted shops so you can find truly unique pieces to fill your home.

Map of Milwaukee Furniture Stores

1) Cream City Restoration

Mid-Century Modern design lovers, rejoice! Husband and wife duo Jason and Kelsey McGinnis scour the entire country for vintage pieces to reinvent for their shop. They also offer design, upholstery and full restoration services of your own items if you don’t find what you’re looking for onsite.
201 N. Water St.

2) Design Within Reach

This national retailer is for those who really appreciate modern design and aren’t concerned about budget. The Milwaukee “studio,” feels like a museum, but you can touch and test out the furniture displays, even if you’re just there to admire.
167 N. Broadway 

3) Fringe

Fringe offers distinctive furniture and décor making it a one-stop-shop for your home. Their design services and top-notch customer service make the often-stressful task of decorating enjoyable.
133 E. Silver Spring Dr.

4) Inspired

Find contemporary and unique furniture, furnishings and lots of texture to create warm, inviting and inspired spaces.
239 E. Chicago St.

5) Joint Effort Studio

These original Danish modern sculptural pieces are designed and hand built in Wisconsin. They are as much works of art as they are furniture.
524 W. National Ave.

6) La Lune Collection

La Lune’s Riverwest factory has been churning out handcrafted and high-end rustic, ruff-hewn furniture and cabinetry for the past 35 years.
930 E. Burleigh St.

7) McNabb & Risley Furniture & Interior Design

For well made furniture and stylish accessories in a variety of styles, McNabb’s design service and curated displays are great for inspiring indecisive buyers.
215 N. Main St., Thiensville

8) Penny Mustard

If locally owned and American-made is a priority, check out Penny Mustard’s custom-made (mainly by Midwestern artisans) pieces that stand the test of time. The clearance center in Greendale is great if you’re looking for high quality, but low budget.
multiple locations

9) Restoration Hardware Outlet

Restoration Hardware Outlet is a huge store where you can find industrial and neutral-colored pieces just slightly cheaper than at other RH retail locations. There is also a random smattering of household accessories and textiles for every room of your house.
224 E. Chicago St.

10) Warren Barnett

Warren Barnett is the place to go if budget isn’t a concern. Find high-end, contemporary and modern furniture for every room in your home. They have a large mix of custom options and designers on hand to help with the selection process.
14755 W. Capitol Dr.

11) Steinhafels

This local, family owned business has over a dozen furniture and mattress stores all over the state. It’s a great place to find a deal or if you’re looking to buy large furniture sets.
multiple locations

12) West Elm

This national retailer offers Mid-Century Modern furniture, textiles and accessories. There are tons of options – most of the furniture is customizable and great for smaller spaces.
342 N. Water St.



Jenna Kashou is a writer, storyteller and journalist specializing in lifestyle and culture feature writing for print and web. She is a frequent contributor to Milwaukee Magazine, MKE Lifestyle Magazine, The Business Journal and more. She was chosen as the fifth writer in residence at the historic Pfister Hotel where she wrote about and photographed guests and events. A Milwaukee native, Kashou has lived abroad and visited far-flung locales like Greece, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, and Argentina. She has always had an enormous sense of pride for her hometown and spreads this Milwaukee love everywhere she goes.