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Starting fresh: A state-to-state guide of where to buy the best furniture across Australia

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Styling a new room, let alone a whole house is a fun but undeniably arduous task. While being able to start afresh and style your home in a way that reflects your personality is definitely rewarding, knowing where to begin curating your vision and eventually your furniture is not always as simple. As someone who recently redecorated her room, I realised that although my Pinterest board was full with ideas, when it actually came down to it, I found myself asking one simple but perplexing question. Where do I actually go to buy furniture?

It seems like a silly dilemma with the world of the internet at my fingertips but sorting through the chaos that is Google to find furniture stores and retailers that reflected the aesthetic I had in mind takes time. Plus, sometimes – actually, almost all the time – seeing a piece of furniture online is not enough. It's important to see the product if possible in real life; test out the couch, make sure your dining chairs fit comfortable under your table; feel the rug you're going to walk on every day as you head to make your morning coffee.

So, to save you the trouble of relieving my own experience, I'm sharing my knowledge and giving you the full list of 30 of the best places to buy furniture in Australia both in-store and online. Happy decorating.

Sydney:

BoConcept

 

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When you begin Googling where to buy furniture, BoConcept will undeniably always come up. The Scandinavian-born premium lifestyle brand has become a household name both in Denmark and now internationally – particularly here in Australia. The company designs, produces and sells contemporary furniture, accessories and lighting for living, dining, sleeping, home-office and outdoor spaces. Because of the magnitude of the brand's offerings, you will be able to find pieces that can fit into a variety of spaces. Although the pieces still have that uniquely Scandi touch, BoConcept has the perfect variety of both statement and more understated decor and furniture items. So, while you're searching for that perfect timber dining table, you might also stumble across a mango leaf sculpture to place in the centre. It really is your one-stop shop.

 

Jardan

 

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Even though the brand's flagship store is in Melbourne, there's no denying that Jardan has become a fixture in furniture and design here in Sydney. Its unmistakable Paddington store is a goldmine for design creativity – but if you can't quite get there, you'll be able to shop online or find a store closer to you. Jardan is a family-owned and operated Australian furniture business since 1987, founded on the belief that good design can have a profound impact on our lives. To this day, Jardan believes that no machine can replace the hand or the eye; which is why all of the brand's pieces are crafted to order. The company initially became known for its sofas, chairs, tables and beds but has since branched out into a total living approach – which, also includes lighting, textiles, and homewares. Texture, materials and forward-thinking design is what they have become known for; adding a homely touch to any space.

 

MCM House

 

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An MCM House couch is instantly recognisable – the loose linen-encased silhouette and fluffy feather pillows instantly transport you to an Italian villa far away. It's the talent of the trained eye that belongs to founder Charles Hinckfuss that has given MCM House a reputation for exemplary contemporary furniture and homewares. Hinckfuss' work evokes a sense of relaxation; the type you feel when you walk into a coastal beach house and can breathe a sigh of relief. Soft shades of timber are very present in many of MCM House's pieces, and the brand's rattan dining chairs have become a household name. You'll even be able to find various homewares pieces, so you can deck your home out head-to-toe in contemporary coastal goodness.

 

Coco Republic

 

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Where luxury furniture is concerned, Coco Republic has always been a household name in decking out the homes of Sydney-siders. Think luxurious velvets, chrome and brass details and hardware and standout marble pieces. Established over 40 years ago, the furniture company has become renowned for its sophisticated attention to detail – the type of elegance that not many other homewares brands possess. Similarly to most of the furniture companies on this list, Coco Republic doesn't specialise in just one category of furniture. Which, is why it's one of the best places to find pieces for every part of your home. The company also offers its own interior design and property styling services; so if you're lost for direction, they'll be able to give you a starting point.

 

Great Dane Furniture

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Whether you're still in the window shopping phase of decorating your home or are ready to begin, Great Dane Furniture is one of the top picks in Australia and especially Sydney for where to buy furniture. Specialising in Danish and Scandinavian design, unlike other brands that create their own designs, Great Dane Furniture is actually a curator. Designers such as Hans Wegner, Nanna Ditzel, Borge Mogensen, Verner Panton and Space Copenhagen are just some of the pieces you'll find in this goldmine of one-of-a-kind design. This is the place to go if you're searching for that unique, forever piece of furniture that will always wow your guests.

 

Melbourne:

Living Edge

 

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The best part about buying your furniture through Living Edge is that the company has specific shopping avenues for both your home or work and office space. This makes it easier to filter through the products on offer to find the right item or look for your space. Because it caters to all three divisions – residential, retail and contract – the company has allocated specialised teams who can help curate your vision. Living Edge has become known for its commitment to sustainable design; drawing the interest of architects, interior designers and design enthusiasts alike. In 2017, the brand became carbon neutral and had reduced its carbon footprint by 58% in 2020. The pieces stocked are also curated from across the globe, with notable designers such as Herman Miller and BassamFellows in the mix. The site also offers a ready-to-ship now category, for those who are in a rush.

 

Hub Furniture

 

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Similarly to Living Edge, Hub Furniture also specialises in residential and commercial spaces. The reason why they're on our list for where to buy furniture in Australia is for the way the brand has mastered the art of merging the best in international furniture, lighting and living brands alongside a curated collection of work by international and local artists. From a quick look on their Instagram, it's clear that Hub Furniture specialises in sophisticated, sleek design without shying away from colour. So, if you're partial to a pop of colour, you'll be able to find your statement piece without compromising on contemporary design. Unique silhouettes with 20th-century furniture touches are also a focus point.

 

Cult Design

 

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If you're new to the furniture game her in Australia, Cult Design is one name you should keep on your list. For over 20 years, has brought some of the most renowned international designers to our shorefront – think Fritz Hansen, Louis Poulsen and Cappellini – while also championing local talent. This is is the place to go if authenticity, timeless design and craftsmanship are at the top of your wish list. Unique silhouettes, vibrant artwork and 'cult' furniture pieces for the modern home that are never overdone but always turn heads. You can also find a great selection of outdoor furniture pieces too.

 

Tait

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Manufactured in Melbourne, Tait has become the go-to place for our outdoor furniture that is well made and well designed. Husband and wife duo Gordon and Susan Tait recognised a gap in the market for outdoor furniture that was built to withstand the harsh Australian elements but didn't compromise on style and design. If you've ever looked at the outdoor seating in some of Australia's most Instagramable homes, it has probably come courtesy of Tait. A reflection of our lifestyle, the brand understands relaxation and the need to entertain – striking a fine balance between comfort and having outdoor furniture that feels like an extension of your indoor living spaces. Who would have thought that an outdoor lounge chair could be sexy?

 

Modern Times

 

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What sets Fitzroy-based furniture store Modern Times apart from other brands is the way it uniquely pairs contemporary Australian art and design with vintage European design furniture. The store first began as a series of pop-up shops and in 2012 took up permanent residency. Joel and Amy Malin, the duo behind the store, personally hand-select and curate vintage pieces from rare designers in places like Denmark, The Netherlands and Italy. Essentially, Modern Times is a mid-century furniture-lovers dream; obscure egg-shaped chairs, timber cabinetry and coffee tables that belong in a scene from The Single Man. The store also has an art gallery attached – so you can spend hours just perusing.

 

Brisbane:

Space

 

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If you're on the hunt for the famed Camaleonda sofa you will find it at Space Furniture. A leader in unique, luxury design, the brand has become renowned in Australia and across South East Asia. While the brand's pieces are certainly premium, the attention to detail and incomparable design notes are not to be overlooked; and most, if not all of their pieces are handmade in Italy. There aren't many other places in Australia where you'll be able to get your hands on a Phillippe Starck dining chair.

 

Replica Furniture

 

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If you have your heart set on a special piece of 20th-century designer furniture, but can't quite get your hands on it, Replica Furniture is one of the places you should look. Committed to providing premium replica furniture and lighting inspired by classic designs of the 20th Century at an affordable price, you'll be able to decorate your house exactly how you want to. One of the most popular items in the replica game is the famous Eero Saarinen Tulip Table, which you'll be able to find through Replica Furniture; as well as the Charles Eames lounge and ottoman leather chair which is a personal favourite. Affordable, durable and good quality furniture that will help you achieve your vision.

 

The Modern Furniture Store

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Another furniture treasure inspired by Scandinavian design, The Modern Furniture Store prides itself on creating quality products designed and manufactured in solid timber and intended to be used and appreciated at home or at work every day. Which, is exactly what you can expect and more. In addition to the beautifully crafted furniture, you can also shop an extensive range of homewares from brands such as Marimekko,  Iittala,  Architectmade and  Normann Copenhagen; and rugs from Australia's very own Armadillo & Co.

 

St Barts

 

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Walking into St Barts in Brisbane is a coastal interior-lovers haven. Rattan, linen and light timber dining chairs and tables will transform your home into a bohemian getaway. The store also has a variety of pieces at different price points, so you'll be able to find furniture suited to both your home and your budget. Surprisingly, some of the store's most note-worthy pieces are in the way of pendants and lamps, with a large offering of Balinese-inspired designs to choose from. With three stores across Queensland, St Barts offers the best in carefully collected and handmade pieces from Mexico, India, Beijing and Indonesia.

 

Adelaide:

FrancoCrea

 

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For homegrown artisanal talent and craftsmanship, look no further than FrancoCrea. All the brand's products are designed and manufactured in either Adelaide or Melbourne and are name-plated and verified with a certificate of authenticity. The company is known for creating luxury furniture for everyday life – never compromising on form or function. The design approach is minimalist but high-quality, with a nostalgic and regenerative quality that brings romance to contemporary pieces. The materials used are also sustainably sourced, proving that you can create luxury while remaining environmentally conscious. 

 

Retro Room

 

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Once a popular market stall, Retro Room officially laid down roots in 2019 as the go-to vintage furniture store the city can't stop talking about. Founder Kathy White curates her mid-century, Mad Men-inspired offering by spending countless hours searching through salvage yards, garage sales, auctions and op shops around the country. So, you can be certain these are truly one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture. Just like Curated Spaces but in real life, you'll be sure to find a gem (or several for that matter) to add to your collection.

 

Domo

 

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Specialising in both indoor and outdoor furniture, Domo is home to some of Europe's most prestigious furniture brands here in Australia. Founded in 1984, Domo now stocks over 12 international collections including Ligne Roset, Sika Design, Wittmann, Arte Brotto (Marchetti), HC28, Duvivier and de Sede. Though the style of furniture varies, craftsmanship is central to every curated selection. If you're a lover of luxury velvet couches, glass and marble coffee tables, gold-plated hardware and Togo couches, begin your interior design journey at Domo.

 

Built Furniture

 

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Unlike some of the other furniture brands on the list, Built Furniture provides entirely custom-designed and built timber furniture for your home. The company uses sustainably sourced timbers and is able to reduce waste through its custom design approach. Every piece is made on-site in Adelaide and Built Furniture offers a complimentary 45-minute consultation with their design team to bring your unique, bespoke piece to life.

 

Oscar and Willow

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If you're searching for Scandinavian design in Adelaide, look no further than Oscar and Willow. The minimalist, fresh offering feels like I should be in the home of Pernille Teisbaek. Think timber-slated benches courtesy of Danish design icons Skagerak, and cloud-like sofas from Ethnicraft. The brand's lighting is also worth noting, offering a great range of floor and pendant lights to help finish off any space.

 

Perth:

Ligne Roset

 

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A favourite of team RUSSH, Ligne Roset has been leading the way in luxury contemporary furniture for more than three decades. If you speak to anyone about where the best place to buy stylish furniture is, Ligne Roset will almost always be on their list. All of the brand's furniture is manufactured by the Rhône River in France, which goes a long way to explain its distinctly European and premium characteristics. In addition to the brand's own offerings, it also stocks a string of renowned international designers; so, the variety is endless. From mid-century masterpieces to art decor statement couches.

 

The Montauk Lighting Co

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Bringing New York City and particularly The Hamptons to Australia, The Montauk Lighting Co is bringing Upper East Side-quality lighting down under. If you're after a statement lamp or light fixture that will bring your home together, that is what this company specialises in. The Montauk Lighting Co has 15 designers on offer, including Ralph Lauren and UK design studios Tigermoth Lighting and Haberdashery. Luxury lighting at its peak.

 

Editeur

 

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You may not instinctively recognise the name Editeur, but all it takes is one visit to the Perth showroom and you'll realise why this store is on our list for where to buy furniture in Australia. Veering in the opposite direction of minimalist design, Editeur is for the design-savvy; curating carefully balanced collections of rare and unique vintage pieces mixed with the best of contemporary design. Gold hues, bold animal prints, abstract coffee tables and unforgettable and unique homewares galore.

 

Roxby Lane

 

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The exclusive distributor of Globe West products in Western Australia, Roxby Lane should be a definite stop when looking for new furniture. The company offers affordable designer products and design solutions for your home, that are modern but still extremely timeless. The general aesthetic is more minimalist leaning, focusing on good-quality materials and durable design.

 

Arthur G

 

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Founded and still manufactured in Melbourne, Arthur G's Perth store is a must-visit. The company uses the very best quality raw materials sourced from local and international suppliers, paired with the fabrics and natural leathers from around the world to create its products; and provide a 10-year structural guarantee on all Arthur G creations. The company also allows you to return your preloved items for recycling as part of its commitment to sustainability. Classic designs that are made to last.

 

Online stores:

Zaneti

 

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If you're redecorating your outdoor living area and can't seem to find any original pieces, add Zaneti to your list. This online store is all about producing furniture that is colourful, practical, innovative and fun – basically, you won't find any beige lounge chairs here. From traditional garden furniture and hospitality settings to poolside lounge sets; Zaneti offers Australia-wide delivery and a three-year warranty on all its products. The easiest way to add character to your backyard or outdoor space.

 

Brosa

 

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One of the easiest sites to shop for furniture online is Brosa. The company was founded on the belief that great furniture should come at an affordable price, working solely with an in-house team rather than importers and wholesalers to create practical, design-led furniture. Each item has its own specifically listed delivery and dispatch date; so you can understand clearly when to expect your item. Brosa also has a 'Quick Ship' category, where you can shop over 1500 items that are available to ship the same day if you're in a hurry. The website is also shoppable by style, so you can find the right pieces for the aesthetic of your home.

 

Matt Blatt

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For almost four decades, Matt Blatt has been a go-to in Australia when it comes to buying furniture. Known for stocking eccentric designs, unusual creations and always the place to shop for colour, in 2020, Matt Blatt became an entirely online-run business; making it even easier to shop from anywhere in Australia. The site is extremely easy to follow, with all items sorted by room and then sub-category and a lot of the items are regularly on sale.

 

DesignStuff

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DesignStuff is a relatively new online furniture store on our radar, but it has very quickly made its way onto our list for where to buy furniture in Australia. The Scandinavian-focused online store priorities superior craftsmanship, uncompromised quality, and design integrity. You'll be able to find globally sourced and curated home decor, furniture and artwork that will instantly transform your home into a design lovers dream. If Danish design is your thing, you'll spend hours scrolling through the DesignStuff site and Instagram.

 

West Elm

 

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The name West Elm will be very familiar to anyone currently in the process of styling their home. The site, which leans more towards mid-century style has become renowned for its affordable but stylish furniture offering. You can find everything from modular sofas, to planters for your indoor and outdoor garden and an array of soft furnishings like rugs, curtains and decorative cushions. The site is very easy to navigate and even gives you some styling inspiration along the way if you're unsure of where to start. West Elm has something for every space at every size and style.

 

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