ABOUT US

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

2015 WINNER Metro Times Best Place to Furnish Your House

Winner of Best Independent Furniture Store in 2010 & 2012 Metro Times, 2011 & 2014 Real Detroit, and 2014 Daily Tribune.

Contemporary Home Furnishings & Accessories has been our family business since 1974. We moved in September 2019 to our new location in Royal Oak next to Orange Theory Fitness, where we share 75 onsite parking spots and have 3 handicap entrances for your convenience. We have one of the largest contemporary showrooms (15,000 square feet) all on 1 floor.  We have in-stock merchandise, but also a huge selection of fabrics to special order where most furniture is manufactured in the US, Canada, and Europe. Also visit our clearance center in Southfield.

Ask about our financing options, which are always changing, to help you buy great furniture. We adhere to our vendor pricing specifications, so compare our prices on any identical merchandise from Amazon to Wayfair - we are typically the same or less, plus we offer white glove delivery, design help, and the ability to touch and feel the product in our modern showroom.

We are here to help you as much as you need, but are not pushy, so feel free to wander through our store anytime. Enjoy!

HISTORY

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 220 S. Main Street 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 fabric 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 handicap entrances and onsite parking will benefit the customer shopping experience.

We are an environmentally friendly company and have implemented many measures to reduce our carbon footprint.  Our new showroom has one of the largest solar arrays (18 kw) in Royal Oak. Over the year, the entire showroom lighting will be powered by electricity generated by the solar system.

Bright Ideas is now a 2nd generation business, and we are happy to have one of the largest retail stores in the downtown area of Royal Oak.

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