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Shop For college Furniture In Madison, WI

If you’re a student who is in need of furniture or a mattress and you’d really like your move to go as SMOOTH as possible… we’re really here to help!

“I’m a freshman at UWM and I’m so glad that my friend recommended A1 to me! To be honest, moving in and getting situated was quite the challenging experience, but none of it had to do with getting my bed or furniture! A1 was awesome! It was probably one of the smoothest parts of my experience. I got what I needed at a great price. Delivery worked out great also.” - Laura G.


  • …We have a SPECIAL OFFER for you that can give you up to $200 OFF your purchase!
  • …You’ll get 3 REALLY IMPORTANT TIPS that you definitely want to read BEFORE you purchase furniture from anyone.
  • … Shop easier with the “STUDENT EXPRESS” tool that helps you find many of the most common products students purchase from us.

Who are you guys?

For over 30 years our family furniture store has, literally, helped 10’s of THOUSANDS of students with their furniture & mattress needs. Needless to say, we’ve generated quite the positive reputation for being the #1 place to go for students to go to get what they need, when they need it.

“While preparing to Move to Madison from out of state, I found A1 on Google. Their reviews were, far and away, better than any other place I could find. As a grad student, I had a very tight budget to get myself situated with. A1 went above and beyond to ensure I could furnish my apartment on time and at an excellent price.” - Anna K.

A Special Savings Voucher For You

School is NOT cheap and neither are the other expenses like purchasing furniture and/or a mattress. With that in mind, we are making available to you a very special SAVINGS VOUCHER that is packed with extra savings of up to $200! If you would like it, just click on the button below so we can email it to you.

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"I wish I knew that before I purchased my furniture."

This is one most common statements we hear furniture shoppers, every year. The ‘head-aches’ that could have been prevented IF they had just been aware of a few key insights into purchasing furniture. We want to help, so here are a couple IMPORTANT tips to keep in mind as you prepare to move and purchase your furniture and/or mattress:


If you’re moving during late July or anytime in August, this is one of the craziest times of year for furniture stores. Having items IN-STOCK & DELIVERY TIMES available for your move-in date can be real a challenge.

SOLUTIONStart now! Shop now, contact us about stock availability on the products you’re interested in, order and set up your delivery date right over the phone with us.


Too often, we hear from customers who purchased from a place that offered them a really cheap price or made other ‘amazing’ promises, but after-the-fact, discovered with ‘cheap’ prices can come a cheap (and frustrating) experience. With that in mind, please consider these two factors:


Compare how furniture stores actually rank, on the Web & with the Better Business Bureau.

  • Look up ranking & complaints on any furniture on the official BBB website, HERE.
  • Check out our own eye-opening comparison sheet, HERE.


The easiest way to increase your chance at having a positive experience with a furniture store is to take a little time to read what real customers are saying about them online.

An easy way to do this is to go straight to the largest search engine in the world and simply type in the company's name on Google.

(Please forgive the moment of self-promotion, but if you get to know us you'll find out we're the type of family business that cares more about our relationships with our customers than "making the sale." As a result, we have ended up with the highest customer satisfaction rating of any furniture store in Wisconsin.)

See over 100 real customer reviews on Google HERE


We offer over 50 brands and 10,000 products on our site, but who needs to sift through all that! If you’re a student needing to shop while being ‘space conscious’ this is a great place to start. Just click anywhere here to start shopping!

After looking through this, if you have questions or just could use some help we’re here for you – go HERE.

Multi-Functional Sofa’s

Get more out of your furniture by filling your room with furniture that serves multiple purposes. For example, a futons and sofa-beds can function as both a sofa and a bed.

We have a great selection of futons and sofa-beds for students in Madison. Shop our online selection or come by the store and let us help you find the right multi-purpose piece for you.

Save Space

College living often means tight quarters. Using twin or full beds instead of a queen, a loveseats instead of sofa or even a compact ‘Chofa’ instead of regular sized sectional can be great ways to save space.

Invest in Sleep

Something many students forget is that it's also important to get enough quality sleep. A great mattress is an important addition to the college living space and can make a huge difference on how you feel each morning.

Check out these and come in today to let our experts help you find the perfect bed for your lifestyle and budget.

Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize

It's a well-known fact that college students love style. Putting together a room can be tough work but once it's over, it's time to have fun. Finish off your room with accessories like lamps, rugs, and throw pillows. Accessorizing your college room will pull the whole space together and make it a more enjoyable place to be. You may never want to leave.

Don't forget to study!

A great study session requires a great place to study. The library is all well and good, but it isn't in your home. If you're someone who likes to study where they live, make sure your study space is up to the task! Be sure to fill it with quality, functional pieces that will support good habits and make studying a pleasant experience.

Deals, Promotions & Package Deals

Like you, we want you to get the most ‘BANG-FOR-YOUR-BUCK,’ and this time of year we put together some of the best deals we do all year. With our current sale we offer UNBEATABLE deals on sofas, chofas, mattresses, living room sets, bedroom sets and even whole apartment deals!

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