The home of your dreams is finally yours and now it’s time to decorate it. While a trip to a certain Swedish furniture chain might be tempting, it is not the end all and be all of home furnishings. Sure, it might work splendidly for college students and bachelors but it you truly want to make the most of your space, it is time to collect pieces that are higher quality. Lucky for you, Philly has a number of independent shops for furniture and home decor to make your design vision a reality — no assembly required.

Cella Luxuria
1214-16 Chestnut St.

This self described mom and pop furniture shop offers modern style with substance. There’s an elegance to their collections and exploring their flagship shop on Chestnut Street is a joy in itself. From sleek leather sofas to plush ottomans to cozy beds to chic lighting, nearly every room is covered. If you’re in need of inspiration, they offer design services as well.

Dane Decor
315 Arch St.

Dane Decor actually goes all the way back to 1973 and is a family-owned business with locations at their original store in Downingtown as well as Old City. They offer mostly contemporary styles with a clean, modern feel. If you happen have a flair for the international, they even carry items from Norway, Denmark, Canada and more.


1308 Chestnut St.

Craving the luxe life? Look no further then LUXE Home, an upscale furniture store offering everything from modern to more traditional styles. Conveniently located on Chestnut Street in Center City, you could easily spend hours browsing their 10,000 square-foot store and showroom, taking in everything from sofas to beds to framed art. Need a little help? They have interior designers on hand to assist you.

What are some of your favorite shops for buying furniture? Tell us in the comments below.

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