About Walter E. Smithe

Close your eyes and imagine the room of your dreams.

Now with Walter E. Smithe, you can build it.


Why invest in furniture that almost fits your needs when you can create furniture inspired from your design vision? When working with a Walter E. Smithe designer, you can choose the styles, fabrics and finishes that are uniquely yours. Whatever home furnishings budget or taste, we’ll make customizing your home easy and fun.


Your beautiful new home furniture will have the comfort and quality you’d expect from Walter E. Smithe. In our 60 years of experience, we have partnered with the finest manufacturers who build furniture with skill and care.


Why Choose Walter E. Smithe?

  1. Walter E. Smithe designers offer furniture and textile selection, color consultation, space planning, and accessory placement.

  2. Design services from more than 200 of Chicagoland’s top designers are included with purchase.

  3. Your purchase is backed by a four-generation, family owned and operated business that's been around since 1945.

  4. Unparalleled product selection and versatility – more than 250 product lines to choose from, all under one roof.  Every style, every price point.

  5. Our furniture is made with the finest materials, craftsmanship and quality assurance.

  6. Every piece of Walter E. Smithe furniture is backed with the best warranties in the business; Many of our upholstery lines have a lifetime warranty on frames and springs, and 10 years on cushions.

  7. Solid hardwood frames, kiln-dried for sturdiness with double doweled corners that are screwed, glued and jointed.

  8. You'll receive order updates all the way through delivery, and our service team will work hard to make sure we deliver within a schedule that works for you.

  9. Top notch delivery and in-home setup in the Chicagoland & Merrillville, IN areas.

  10. Complete your purchase with no interest payments using a SmitheCard.

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Walter E. Smithe Furniture is proud to be a member of the Chicago business community, an employer to many, and a company that believes quality and customer service go hand-in-hand. We have sold furniture, home furnishings, decor, and provided design services for 60 years in the Chicagoland area to your grandparents, parents, and now you! Stop by one of our locations today and find out why Walter E. Smithe furniture is your Chicago-area furniture store!

From dining room sets to office furniture, Chicago area customers come to Walter E. Smithe furniture stores because of our large selection of quality furniture. We have something for everyone here at our Skokie store, including children’s bedroom furniture, leather sofas, and sectionals for home entertainment . Stop by to one of our locations to talk to a sales associate about custom furniture design and interior design tips to create the perfect space based on your taste. You can also browse our wes line of sofas, chairs and sectionals for additional design option. For great deals on stylish furniture for your house or office check out the clearance section for furniture pieces that are on sale. We now have stores in over ten Chicagoland locations. No matter where you are in the Chicagoland area, Walter E. Smithe is your go to destination for home and office furniture.