Walter E. Smithe's huge showrooms contain more than 500 collections of high-quality designer furniture and home accessories, stocking brands including Drexel Heritage, Nourison, Hancock and Moore, and Bradington-Young. Fill a brass-trimmed vase ($119) with flowers, pencils, or wishes, or keep winter moisture stylishly contained in a hand-painted umbrella stand ($99). Walter E. Smithe's selection of four-legged pieces includes an Ontario end table ($299) and a Louise chair ($599). Most products come with impressive warranties, including a 10-year guarantee for every cushion on the comfy Kayla sofa ($1,749).
Since establishing themselves as one of Chicago’s leading mattress specialty stores back in 1983, The Bedding Experts remain a trusted source of brand-name bedding backed by extended warranties. Their showrooms are filled with models from Sealy, Tempur-Pedic, and Stearns & Foster, many of which are constructed with modern technologies such as memory foam and reduced-motion coils. Shoppers can also accessorize their mattresses with bed frames, pillows, mattress covers, and under-bed forcefields that repel hiding monsters. Deliveries often happen the same or next day—including evening and weekend service—with teams often taking old mattresses and frames with them when they leave. If customers find their mattress at a lower price within 60 days of purchase at one of the store's local competitors, The Bedding Experts team will refund the difference.
Wall Designs has been crafting custom window treatments for the past 25 years, offering free in-home consultations to help homeowners craft treatments from thousands of available fabrics, styles, patterns, textures, and colors. Cover casements in locally produced vertical blinds ($173 for 85"x84"), or opt for woven wood shades ($145 for 48"x72"), featuring custom options such as privacy linings and edge binding (additional fees may apply for these features). Carrying customized drapes to fit every size windows, Wall Designs also offers a selection of frameless or plantation shutters, as well as pinch pleat sheers ($335 for 120"x96"), made with durable fibers that will not stretch, fade, or hide from incoming UV rays. This Groupon does not cover the cost of installation, which starts at $85.
Each Discount Mattress store stocks hundreds of name-brand memory-foam, latex, gel, and pillow-top mattresses, all with prices averaging 50%–75% below retail. Brand-new mattresses from manufacturers such as Stearns & Foster, Spring Air Back Supporter, King Koil, Comfort Solutions, Americana, and Kathy Ireland Collection saturate the showroom floors, offering a variety of firmness levels to suit beds, budgets, and pillow forts of all sizes. Each an experienced sleeper themselves, staff members are well-suited to assist customers in their quest for sounder slumber, and each purchase is backed by a 110% price guarantee should the same mattress appear somewhere else for less. In addition to supporting spines, Discount Mattress helps buttress the Illinois economy by selling mattresses that are made locally, and caters to busy schedules by offering same-day delivery to homes from the western suburbs to downtown Chicago.
The staff at Chicago Mattress Outlet is determined to prevent people from paying too much for a good night's sleep. The mattresses come only from respected brands such as Serta, Simmons, and Tempur-pedic, but they make their way to the spacious showrooms in a variety of ways. Many are overstock pieces, meaning that they're sourced from stores that either bought too many or didn't notice when the mattresses they already owned decided to pair off and multiply. Others are discontinued models, while others are sold in mismatched sets or have cosmetic irregularities.
To empower their customers, staff at Chicago Mattress Outlet have drafted a buying guide. Above all, they recognize the importance of really getting to know the surface where you'll spend a third of your day, suggesting customers do things such as lie down for ten minutes on a potential purchase and try out different models in order from firmest to softest. They also roam the sales floor—not to try to push more-expensive products, but to guide customers through their recommended three-step fitting process.