The best furniture stores in Canberra

Peter Bond, Oz Design Furniture Fyshwick

Oz Design Furniture in Fyshwick, one of Canberra’s most recommended furniture stores. Pictured (from left): Adam, Peter Bond (owner) and Alexandra. Photo: Thomas Lucraft.

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.

OZ Design Furniture

OZ Design Furniture

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.”

52-54 Barrier Street
Fyshwick ACT 2609

Provincial Home Living

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.”

Miko Designs

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

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.”


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.”

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

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the furniture stores listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How should I prepare for furniture buying?
Before heading out to shop, make sure you measure spaces the furniture will be placed in. Also consider your colour scheme and the style of your home so what you choose tells a story and fits well. It’s a good idea to take photos of the room the furniture will be placed in so you can share visuals with furniture store staff.
How can you assess the quality of furniture?
It’s a good idea to talk to staff about furniture quality. Ask about essentials like construction materials and methods. If you’re looking at a wooden piece of furniture, for example, ask if it’s solid wood, veneer or a composite. With construction, ask what the frame is made of. With fabrics, ask about durability and colour fastness. You’ll also want to talk to staff about how to clean furniture. Read literature available in store. Head to the manufacturer’s website to learn more. You can also check out online reviews.
How long should new furniture last?
The lifespan of a piece of furniture depends on factors like the quality of construction, nature of materials, and how regularly it’s used. Ask the staff to be clear on durability. Mattresses, for example, may last between seven and 10 years. Leather couches may last anywhere from five to 20 years or so. Don’t forget to look at warranty periods before you buy.
When is the best time to buy furniture?
While you can buy furniture all year round, it might be best to shop when major sales are on. Most major furniture stores have at least two big sales a year—January and June are typical sales periods.
Can you negotiate at a furniture store?
As with any retail purchase you can try to negotiate. It never hurts to ask. Some furniture stores are happy to negotiate. Others aren’t.

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40 Responses to The best furniture stores in Canberra
Amanda Evans Amanda Evans 10:18 pm 19 Jun 21

To be honest, there aren't enough interesting and designer furniture options in Canberra.

Nicole Heins Nicole Heins 1:04 pm 19 Jun 21

We love Oz Design. Lots of Australian made options.

Emmac Ph Emmac Ph 3:23 pm 18 Jun 21

King Furniture- steel framed sofas so you only need to buy once

Barry Finch Barry Finch 10:32 pm 17 Jun 21

SearsMorton, Canberras only stockist of Stressless Furniture.

michelle11 michelle11 5:03 pm 11 Apr 20
RoyKwan RoyKwan 4:33 pm 21 Mar 15

Licas Furniture World has changed its name to Colour Me Furniture and their new website is They specialise in custom sofas and beds which are made in Australia. You can choose any fabric, design and size that you want.

difinity difinity 11:38 am 31 Oct 10

I have used Ikea for more than 30 years. Pick and choose the pieces and your home will not look like a furniture store…
As for delivery, fold your back seat down and stick it in your car. (need a euro hatchback to do this).

The only issue I have found is that Homebush may not have in stock what I want now, today!

I cannot believe that ppl pay such outrageous fees for delivery from Homebush to Canberra, or why some ppl find shopping at ikea so difficult. Try shopping at Freedom – see if you can get any customer assistance there?

cegee cegee 12:44 am 04 Jun 10

so… are they saying this because they’re worried the dog would get out and go walk about or get stolen or something? personally i reckon leaving a dog locked up all day is pretty cruel… but like you say, everyone has a different approach!!

koalathebear koalathebear 10:17 pm 02 Jun 10

Some very conscientious dog owners say that a dog should never be left unsupervised in the backyard (even a dog-proofed yard!) … even when it’s not a puppy anymore. They think that you should:

1. either be at home all the time with the dog; or
2. crate the dog all day, coming home to let it out at lunch or get a friend to let it out at lunch to stretch its legs and wee

Everyone has a different approach to raising their dog 🙂

cegee cegee 9:02 pm 02 Jun 10

koalathebear said :

inlymbo: Thanks – you’re a sweetheart. Believe me, the mauling I am getting here is nothing compared to the skewering I recently received on a US dog owners’ forum for saying that we were intending to leave our dog in our backyard unattended when we were at work so I’m pretty sanguine about it.

eh? what’s wrong with leaving a dog in the backyard?!

koalathebear koalathebear 2:30 pm 02 Jun 10

luther_bendross: We checked out 1825 furniture this morning and we loved the place. We picked up a dining table/bench set which is just gorgeous. We fell in love with a lot of the furniture there although we only went away with the table set 😀 Thanks heaps for the rec – the prices really were very reasonable!

ProudTenant ProudTenant 8:20 pm 01 Jun 10

Forgot to say, I also buy a lot of second hand furniture – good quality but great prices – you know – $10 for a bookcase or $5 for a chair. Great accent pieces once you’ve painted them.

I use Feast Watson Stain & Varnish in Japan Gloss colour (Bunnings about $44). Amazing results. Family, friends and visitors always make positive comments when I’ve finished a new piece. Try it. They look great with the lighter furniture too.

ProudTenant ProudTenant 7:23 pm 01 Jun 10

I managed to buy an excellent quality large 2.5 seater lounge, a dining table and 6 matching chairs, a coffee table, entertainment unit, buffet, and side table for just over $3000 at Freedom – all matching. At that time, delivery was free because I bought $3000 worth of stuff – not sure if they still do that. It is the Spin range. Great clean lines in a beautiful light wood shade. Very easily adaptable to Japanese influences (if you like that kind of thing.) Keep your furniture simple, and use decorations, pictures, pillows etc to bring colour to your space. It works beautifully.

Stay away from Domayne – hugely overpriced.

Good luck.

koalathebear koalathebear 5:23 pm 01 Jun 10

inlymbo: Thanks – you’re a sweetheart. Believe me, the mauling I am getting here is nothing compared to the skewering I recently received on a US dog owners’ forum for saying that we were intending to leave our dog in our backyard unattended when we were at work so I’m pretty sanguine about it. It is a bit funny that in the same thread here I’m accused of being extravagant AND cheap, albeit by different posters 😀

Thanks heaps for all the recommendations – some of them are great. We’ll head out to Fyshwick for some additional shopping based on the recs. We’ve managed to trim down our IKEA list to a manageable size to make it worthwhile using bringithome when they start taking orders again (5th June trip is closed for orders and I’m not sure when the next one is).

As to the IKEA detractors, I used to kind of loathe IKEA. When I lived in Hong Kong, the humidity there made all the faux wood warp and ripple in a really hideous fashion and I found it annoying that everyone raved about it so much. When I moved to Beijing, though and had to furnish my apartment there, it was a godsend in terms of convenience and simplicity.

These days, I wouldn’t want to fill our whole house with IKEA but the charm of IKEA is that it’s very simple and so compatible with most rooms and furniture. For basic furniture, I think IKEA’s very worthwhile. Thank again for all the help. Since moving back to Australia last year, RiotACT has been incredibly helpful for us in terms of helping us reintegrate back into Canberran society 😉

ConanOfCooma ConanOfCooma 3:53 pm 01 Jun 10

Revolve. If you’re cheap enough to shop at Ikea, you can go to revolve. Or Massive’s, whatever it’s called now.

H1NG0 H1NG0 1:57 pm 01 Jun 10

Vast interior is probably the best furniture store in my experience. Nice mix of classic and modern furniture. Good service and quality goods at a reasonable price. I moved into a new house not long ago and purchased a new dining table + chairs, coffee tables and a few other things and couldn’t be happier. Their delivery guys also do a good job. Very organised.

ThisIsAName ThisIsAName 10:02 am 01 Jun 10

Furniture wise (almost opposite Ozcro) is worth a look. The range of styles is a bit limited, but they can customise some things. You can get the pieces raw too. A friend was happy with a desk she had and I’ve ended up ordering a batch several pieces. I recall they were a bit cheaper than Ozcro, but are probably targeting a different niche.

Helen Helen 9:46 am 01 Jun 10

We recently had similar fun with Ikea. The boxes containing the furniture we wanted were about 2 inches too long to fit in the car and I just couldn’t face spending $295 delivery.
So we went out to Gladstone St on the weekend and bought a TV unit from Furniture Wise. We liked it more than anything we saw at Ikea, it was cheaper than similar units at Ikea, and it fit in the car! Plus I got to make friends with a lovely sharpei named Jasper…

I think it’s well worth the time to park on Gladstone St and explore the furniture shops there – a lot of them seem to have similar stock with widely varying prices, so you can get good deals if you don’t buy the first thing you see.

Richo Richo 8:36 am 01 Jun 10

+1 On Ozcro in Fyshwick. Just brought kids bedroom furniture for 2 rooms there and they even custom made 1 of the pieces to suit out room and they negotiated on price when we ordered it all together. Going back there in a month to order a Tassie Oak hall table which they make on site.

Eyl Eyl 8:21 am 01 Jun 10

There is a truck hire place out at the Airport, they are pretty good on price and the trucks have lifts on the back, makes it easy. Cant remember prices n stuff. hope that helps ><

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