Your home is many things: an expression of your personal style, a sanctuary from the world, a setting for your important family events. Whether you’re looking to update your interior or start from scratch in a new place, Baltimore’s best furniture stores offer the things that will help you create the perfect place to call home. — Amy Gardner Mcneal

Shofer’s Furniture

930 South Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 752-4212

This enormous store – spanning over 70,000 square feet – occupies it’s own block in Federal Hill. Owned by the Shofer family since 1914, this furniture gallery features beautiful displays of interiors in a bright, welcoming building. The store carries a variety of styles, including traditional, transitional and contemporary. Rugs and accessories are also available. Locals in the know check the clearance center across the street for great one-of-a-kind finds at bargain prices. Free parking makes shopping in this busy neighborhood easy. Hours: Monday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Su Casa

901 South Bond Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 522-7010

This contemporary furniture store, located in historic Fells Point, offers a wide variety of modern choices. The staff is happy to help you find the perfect piece for the notoriously hard-to-fit spaces in city homes. Su Casa also offers a wide variety of accessories to finish your space. Great customer service and fun, contemporary style makes this one of Baltimore’s best furniture stores. Special order service and shipping are available. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11p m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. To 8 p.m.

Red Tree

921 West 36th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 366-3456

Located on “The Avenue” in Hampden, Red Tree specializes in international and unique style. Featuring one-of-a-kind pieces from the U.S. and around the globe, as well as contemporary leather and upholstered furniture, this award-winning boutique helps you create a stylish setting for any room. This shop also features a bazaar’s worth of great gift ideas and fun things to complete your space. Jewelry, accessories and locally created crafts are also available. Fabulous style in a fun atmosphere makes this a great place to shop. Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m,