Local, Family, Michigan, Award Winning, Modern Furniture - That's us!

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Proud to be voted one of the Best Furniture Stores in Metro Detroit by numerous publications:

  • WINNER – Best Place to Furnish Your House 2015 Metro Times
  • Best Independent Furniture Store
    • 2010 & 2012 Metro Times
    • 2011 & 2014 Real Detroit
    • 2014 Daily Tribune

Contemporary Home Furnishings & Accessories has been our family business since 1974. We moved in September 2019 to our new large 15,000 sqft location in Royal Oak with Orange Theory Fitness, where we have 75 onsite parking spots making it even easier for you!


Bright Ideas showcases some of the top brands in modern furniture with most of our products manufactured in the USA, Canada, Scandinavia and Italy. Proud to be the only BDI Platinum Dealer in Metro Detroit offering you the largest selection with best pricing and service. Exclusives lines for Metro Detroit furniture stores: Younger, Luonto, Fjords, Innovation Living, Huppe, Magniflex, Jaymar, Romano, Bear Mattress, Vilmers and Max Divani.


We are here to help you as much as you need, but are not pushy, so feel free to wander through our store anytime to see why we were voted one of the Best Furniture Stores in Metro Detroit. We are here to support our Michigan shoppers, ENJOY!


Proudly serving Berkley, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Bloomfield, Clarkston, Clawson, Detroit, Farmington, Ferndale, Grosse Pointe, Harrison Twp, Huntington Woods, Lake Orion, Macomb, Northville, Novi, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Plymouth, Rochester, Royal Oak, Shelby, Southfield, St Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, Troy, Warren, Waterford and the Greater Metro Detroit area.


Bright Ideas web team and buyers research the internet and adhere to our vendor pricing specifications. Our brand pricing is typically the same or less than our competitors – while providing personal service! Click HERE to read our blog on Good-Better-Best furniture.


Ask about our financing options to help you buy great furniture. Click HERE to see current promos.


We have in-stock merchandise and a huge selection of fabrics to special order from our furniture brands mostly manufactured in the US, Canada, and Europe. We have exclusive furniture not found elsewhere in Metro Detroit. Visit our clearance center in Southfield where items are ready to take with!


The Contemporary Design Group chose Bright Ideas to be the group’s SE Michigan store, giving us insight to trending products from 27 other stores across the USA.


Our sales staff provides friendly and knowledgeable service to help you find the right furniture. We are a locally owned and operated family business and our reputation goes into each piece we sell. We go above and beyond for you.


We are also a dog friendly store and love to see so many returning customers 🙂


Offering Local Metro Detroit white-glove delivery for your entire order that includes expert assembly by our warehouse and delivered into your room. Many others charge per item or increase item price to absorb “free shipping”. Great price, selection, service, and delivery is our everyday standard.


Bright Ideas was started by Jim and Beth Smith as a lighting store in Downtown Rochester in 1974. Furniture was slowly added over the years. The Downtown Royal Oak location at 3rd and Main was opened in 1985 when Royal Oak was nothing like it is today, but they saw potential for this area to grow into a destination. The building had a major renovation in 2000 to provide a great place to showcase furniture and allow our customers to enjoy a walk through the store while visiting downtown Royal Oak.


In September 2019, the Royal Oak showroom moved to 905 S. Main Street, which was the old Haberman Fabrics building. The entire building was renovated to a modern look to include Bright Ideas and Orange Theory Fitness. The modern upgrades, 1 floor store, 3 wheelchair accessable entrances and onsite parking improved our customer shopping experience. Just blocks from Woodward and I-696 makes it easy for customers from Birmingham, Bloomfield, Canton, Dearborn, Detroit, Grosse Pointe, Novi, Rochester, Troy and more!


Our Southfield Clearance Center and warehouse opened in 1999 to offer floor models and special priced items. It is centrally located for customers to pick up and for our delivery team.


As an environmentally friendly company, we have implemented many measures to reduce our carbon footprint. Our new showroom has one of the largest solar arrays (18 kw) in Royal Oak that powers our entire showroom LED lighting for the year! Our Solar and Electrical Installer


Bright Ideas is now a 2nd generation family business, and we are happy to have one of the largest retail stores in the downtown area of Royal Oak. As Beth used to say, “Feel free to visit other furniture stores, but make sure you shop us last!”


Your Satisfaction defines our Success