Buying furniture is a big deal. Whether you’re looking to furnish an entire home, upgrade a few pieces or find that very special piece, you’ll want to get it right.
Furniture shopping involves many factors like your personal style, comfort, budget and value for money.
A great furniture store has pieces that cross many ‘looks’ and price points. You’ll want to head to a furniture store with knowledgeable staff who can help you uncover the best pieces for your budget.
In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a furniture store, and share where to find the best in Canberra.
What makes a great furniture store?
Choosing the right furniture store can help fast-track your shopping and make it an enjoyable experience, not a stressful one.
It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a furniture store.
- Range. The best furniture stores offer a range of styles. They have a variety of stock on display that inspires.
- Quality. Besides visual appeal, a great furniture shop has pieces that are built well, crafted with care and designed to last. Staff will be able to discuss specifications, fabrics and more.
- Price. You’ll want to shop at a furniture store with product that suits your budget. Look for a store with a range of price points so you get what you want for what you want to pay.
- Service. Choose a furniture store with knowledgeable staff who know their stuff and aren’t only about sales. Knowledgeable staff can provide details on furniture, including structure, quality and how long items will last. They can also tell you how to protect and maintain your furniture.
- Warranty. Make sure you ask about warranty and guarantees when you’re furniture shopping. That way you can rest easy that if something goes wrong you’re protected.
The best furniture stores in Canberra
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
Locally owned and operated, Oz Design Furniture has furnished homes for more than 40 years. Its vision is to provide stylish, innovative and highly liveable furniture and homewares that follow worldwide trends. Collections are inspired by global, coast and urban lifestyles. Some custom pieces and many Australian timber products are available.
Based in Fyshwick, Oz Design Furniture offers a diverse range of Australian made and imported products, with something for every taste and every size of home.
Each season, Oz Design Furniture brings in fresh stock, so customers have the latest choice in style and colours, making it easy to transform their home into unique, comfortable and personalised spaces. Experienced and knowledgeable staff provide customers with interior advice, tips and guidance.
Oz Design Furniture also warehouses a large volume of products, enabling quicker delivery.
On RiotACT, Nicole Heins wrote, “We love Oz Design. Lots of Australian made options.”
Provincial Home Living is a family owned and managed business that seeks global inspiration to curate a range of enduring classics with hallmarks of timeless, understated elegance. Located in Fyshwick, Provincial Home Living stocks classic furniture and homeware.
On Google, Robert Watson wrote, “Great product range and lovely items in-store. Definitely recommend for those looking for nice homewares. Some nice pieces here that are different to the average items found in more mainstream stores.”
designcraft is a leading and award-winning Canberra retailer, specialising in high-end furniture. The Hume showroom represents a large and diverse range of authentic and iconic designer furniture from local and international brands. It features indoor furniture, outdoor furniture, office furniture, lighting, rugs and accessories.
Cath Allen wrote on Google, “Very helpful and friendly service in a great space … Beautiful furniture you are unlikely to find anywhere else in Canberra.”
Miko Designs opened in 2018 by Canberra locals Stuart Finlayson and Stephanie McKenzie around a culture of quality design, creativity and innovation. Miko Designs places emphasis on high value, ethical, and sustainable designs that stand the test of time. They source top-end Australian furniture and accessories, many one-of-a-kind pieces from established and emerging Australian talent.
On Google, Wendy Lo wrote, “It is one of the best shops that we have come across in Canberra. Great furniture, minimal design in good quality.”
Sears Morton is a small family business that has been serving the Canberra community for over 50 years. They offer a huge range of dining, bedroom, entertaining and wall units, all produced in Australian native timbers.
As happy customer Brendon Kelson writes on Google, “Sears Morton have forever provided a quality of service you will look hard for in this day and age. Professional, ever helpful and always courteous; a pleasure to deal with. In the furniture stakes: a gold standard.”
If you’re looking for more information on furniture, you might like our articles on the best designer furniture, best second-hand furniture stores, best upholstery repairs and restorations, the best outdoor blinds and awning suppliers and the best flooring specialists Canberra has to offer.
Your experience with furniture stores in Canberra
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