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The best furniture stores in Canberra

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Looking to freshen the look and feel of your home with new furniture? Excellent. You’ve come to the right place.

There’s nothing quite like investing in a new lounger, bed, or dining table to add a contemporary twist or stylish edge to your property. In this article, we’ll reveal the top three furniture stores in the Canberra region. There, you’ll find a stunning collection of high-quality furniture pieces that are sure to look fantastic now and for years to come.

Ready? Let’s jump right into it.

What makes a great furniture store?

Maybe you already know what you’re looking for in a furniture store. But, if you’re in need of a little guidance, here are a few features we suggest keeping an eye out for:

  • A comprehensive range of pieces. Whether you want a couch, bedside tables, dining chairs, or bar stools, the best furniture stores have it all.
  • A style that suits your property. Everyone has different tastes in furniture. Look for a store that stocks pieces that will fit in well with your current décor.
  • High-quality furniture. Furniture can sometimes be a big investment – you should always get what you pay for. The furniture you buy should stand the test of time.
  • Well priced. At the end of the day, you probably don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for new furniture. Look for a store that’s priced competitively without skimping on quality.
  • Knowledgeable staff. If you’d like to know more about the make and material of your new furniture, you’ll need to ask staff that know what they are talking about. Some furniture stores also offer design consultancy, which may be helpful.

The top furniture stores in Canberra according to you

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 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 maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.

We’ve consulted the locals and come up with this list of the top furniture stores in Canberra and surrounds.

OZ Design furniture

The team behind OZ Design Furniture understand that the way your home is decorated is a reflection of who you are and what you are passionate about. That’s why they aim to meet all of your interior design needs by offering exceptional furniture collections sourced from around the globe. Stocking sofas, tables, designer chairs, and more, OZ make it easy to find that perfect piece for your home.

1825 Interiors

If stylish, high quality, and affordable furniture is what you are after, pay a visit to the 1825 Interiors showroom. As a family-owned and operated business, 1825 Interiors specialises in family-friendly designs made from recycled materials. They also stock a lovely range of industry-leading Australian-made furniture and sofas.

Just Looking Furniture

Since 1975, Just Looking Furniture offers an extensive range of stunning Australian-made dining, bedroom, lounge, and occasional furniture all at a price point that suits your budget. In addition to top-quality furniture, you’ll find an impressive range of decorative pieces, including mirrors, lamps, and art prints.

Who did you pick?

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

Which furniture store do you shop at? Share your experience in the comments area below.


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RoyKwan 4:33 pm 21 Mar 15

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ><

astrojax 7:19 am 01 Jun 10

if you want to support a family business and get some well made stuff for reasonable cost, ozcro in fyshwick are worth a look for some of your items, like tables, chairs, shelving, etc… dare say ir will last longer than ikea and be far less hassle to put together [read: none] and be a sturdier item… astress and i have a few things from them and have been happy, with some more on order.

otherwise, auctions are a good source of interesting items, too.

i’m sorry, i just don’t quite get the whole ikea thing…

CraigT 7:16 am 01 Jun 10

It’s pretty simple really, you hire a van from Avis or Hertz (NOT Europcar, unless you have a single-use credit card and cancel it immediately afterwards) and drive it to Sydney and back for a total cost of about $200.

You can generally get a good deal for a weekend, so have a weekend in Sydney and make the trip worthwhile.

I go to Ikea quite regularly – I’ve found that a Holden station-wagon can (just!) take even some of the longer pieces.

Ceej1973 5:51 am 01 Jun 10

We have bought heaps of furniture over the years from Oz Design. They seem to have good quality furniture (pos) made from high class Indonesian rainforest timber (neg), deliver for a small fee, but on each occasion we had to wait anywhere between 2-6 weeks for delivery. Excellent prices and service too. Endnote: This is not an Employee sales promo BTW.

Ernie 11:19 pm 31 May 10

Felix, the story is that Ikea don’t set up shop where the population is less than 500,000 so don’t hold your breath.

Another happy Bring It Home customer here. We like the simple styling and price and couldn’t find anything like it here. If you really like Ikea furniture, just get the guys to get them for you.

troll-sniffer 11:13 pm 31 May 10

If there is one area of shopping where you get what you pay for with about a 99% rate of accuracy it’s furniture. If IKEA is your thing they’re hard to beat for apparent value but in the long run good quality manufactured tradesman built furniture will be a better investment. If you are likely to be pulling up stumps in the next 5 or so years then the cheaper end of the market is a good idea but if you think you’ll be settling down it’s worth including good furniture in a mortgage package which will pay off in the long term.

IMHO of course.

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