The Cost of Furnishing an Apartment in Downtown Chicago

December 15, 2021 | By Lindsay Smith
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Looking to furnish your Chicago apartment? Here’s what it will cost on average to fully furnish a 1-bedroom apartment in the Windy City.

The Cost of Furnishing an Apartment in Downtown Chicago

On average, the cost of furnishing an apartment can run you about $6,000, but can range anywhere from $3,000 to $8,000 depending on your necessities and taste.

We’ve broken down a few costs you’ll need to consider when furnishing your apartment:

Living Room

In total, living room expenses can cost around $2,450. This is broken out between the following:

Seating, whether it be a sofa and accent chairs or a sectional, can typically cost you up to $1,000. A coffee table, end tables, and TV stand can run you around $850. An area rug will be around $250, and decor/lamps can run you around $150. 43” TVs run you about $200.


In total, you can expect to pay $1,000 to fully furnish your kitchen and dining areas.

A four-person dining set will cost you about $500. Silverware, dinnerware, and cups/mugs are around $100. Cookware and bakeware can run you about $200; and additional kitchen utensils, appliances, and cleaning supplies will tack on another $200.


In total, bedroom costs can run you close to $2,400.

For a good mattress, you can expect to pay $800 or more, depending on your sleeping needs. A queen bed frame and two nightstands can be another $800. For a dresser, lamps, and additional necessities, you can expect to pay around $600. Bedding and pillows will add an additional $200 to the total.


In total, you can expect to pay just about $150 for bathroom necessities.

A towel set can cost about $50, a bathmat is around $30, and a shower curtain will be around $40. You can expect to pay an extra $30 in additional bathroom expenses, including shower curtain rings, soap, and bathroom cleaning supplies.

If you’re moving into a 1-bedroom apartment and expect to furnish it completely from scratch, you can ballpark to spend about $6,000 for a nice, new apartment.

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