The Ultimate Guide to Furnishing Your New Home

Furnishing a new home can be such an adventure. Choosing the style of furniture, selecting gorgeous new sofas, beds and dining tables, coordinating colours to the walls, floors and doors and picking out the perfect accessories are all so exciting. 

However, figuring out the best way to furnish a new home can get overwhelming among all the hustle and bustle of buying or renting a new place. 

That’s why we’ve provided this comprehensive guide to help you easily glide through the process.

Your New Home Furnishing Checklist

Before we can give you our top tips on choosing your furniture, you’ll need to figure out exactly what you need. After all, the last thing you want is to forget a crucial item and only realise when you need it most. 

Luckily, we’ve provided you with our new home furniture checklist, separated by room. 


When furnishing a new bedroom, the most important item is, of course, a bed. After a long day, you’ll need a perfect place to curl up,  which will require:

Alongside your bed, you’ll need a bedside table. Our exquisite bedside tables are ideal for those nighttime essentials, from creams and cleansers to bedside lamps.

To get ready to face the day or spruce yourself up for an exciting evening, the next item to buy is a dressing table. And, lastly, a  wardrobe for all of your fabulous clothes. 

Dining Room:

Whether you’re gathering around for a hearty breakfast to start the day or sitting down for your evening meal, a dining room table is a place for all of the household to gather together. And, of course, it would be impossible to sit around the table for dinner without chairs

With our dining furniture buying guide, you’ll discover the perfect set. 

Living Room:

The sofa is the most crucial piece of furniture when creating a blissful living room. A comfy and cosy sofa is key to making a house a home, giving you a space to relax and enjoy some leisure time. Our sofa buying guide can help you to make the perfect choice. 

As well as a sofa, you may also need a few chairs to curl up on. These can include armchairs, loveseats and accent chairs

Another key component of any modern living room is the television, which you can display in style on a TV stand

For those finishing touches, accessorise with the following: 

  • Cushions - Our fluffy cushions elevate the comfort of your lounge even further, making it a perfect den of cosiness.
  • Pouffes  - Our pouffes allow you to prop up your feet after a long day- bliss!
  • Stools - Another marvellous seating option!
  • Coffee table - A charming living room centrepiece but equally delightful when placed in a corner, a coffee table is so much more than somewhere to put your favourite warming beverage.  


Vital for nourishing yourself, the kitchen is another high-priority room to furnish. This includes items such as: 

  • Bar stoolsHave a less humdrum breakfast with a pair of comfy bar stools set around a centrepiece kitchen island. 
  • Kitchenware: This includes essential little bits such as plates and bowls, utensils, pots and pans, tupperware, a chopping board, scales and measuring cups. 
  • A tea towel: Dry off your kitchenware after washing up with a prettily patterned tea towel. 
  • Refrigerator: Keep food lovely and cool, helping it to last a lot longer, with a spacious refrigerator. 
  • Kettle: Don’t forget the kettle for those comforting cups of tea, coffee, and hot chocolate whenever you need a boost. 
  • Toaster: Who doesn’t love a tasty slice of toast? 
  • Washer: Keep your clothes and bedding lovely, fresh, and smelling sublime with a washing machine. 
  • Dryer: Have your clothes, throws, towels and bedding back to their warm and fluffy state in a flash with a dryer. 
  • Microwave: Vital for heating up a quick, yummy meal 


The most important accessory for any bathroom is a towel. Dry yourself off after a relaxing bath or invigorating shower with our soft-as-a-cloud towels. Our buying guide can help you to pick out the perfect set. 

Another key bathroom accessory to remember is bath mats. Avoid slips whilst adding flair to your bathroom with a stunningly patterned bath mat. 

If your new home doesn’t already come with them, you’ll also need shower curtains to provide perfect privacy and prevent a soaking wet floor whilst you get yourself squeaky clean. 

Get as cosy as can be after washing by immediately wrapping yourself in one of our heavenly soft bathrobes


If you work from home, a furnished office will be a must in your new house or flat. A lovely desk and a place for work can be pleasing to the eye. Plus, the working day will simply fly by when you’re nestled in a comfy-as-can-be chair

Throughout the house:

Below are some important items that don’t have to be placed in any particular room or may be needed in multiple rooms. 

  • Cabinets and storage: Clear away the clutter with our stylish storage solutions and display your loveliest ornaments and china with our glamorous display cabinets.
  • Bookshelves: For the readers, this is essential as a home for any books, but can also be used by music and movie lovers for vinyl or DVDs. 
  • Pet beds: If you have a furry friend, don’t forget them when furnishing your new home. With our pet beds, your animal pal can have a blissful night’s sleep just like you!
  • Drawers: Keep everything organised with our gorgeous drawers, perfect for giving those essential items a place to call home.
  • Shoe rack: A shoe rack keeps your fashionable footwear in excellent condition. 
  • Curtains: Our stunning curtains will make the windows of your new home look ravishing whilst also giving you all the privacy you need and darkening your home for a glorious night’s sleep. 
  • Throws: Perfect for adding that extra touch of cosiness to every room. Our care guide can help you to keep these as sublimely soft as can be. 

The list above is a great starting point, but knowing what you need is only the beginning of your home furnishing journey. Now comes choosing each perfect piece- and we have five top things to bear in mind to make that a breeze. 

What order do you furnish a house?

Half the battle when furnishing a new home is knowing where to start. We recommend furnishing rooms in order of importance to your day-to-day life. This means starting with rooms you spend the most time in, like the bedroom and kitchen, then building out. 

Knowing which rooms are next in order of importance is, of course, dependent on you and who you live with. If you have a job where you work from home, furnishing the office is a significant priority, whereas if the space isn’t utilised much, it can be left until the end of the furnishing process. Take time to understand which rooms are most significant to your lifestyle. 

We also recommend beginning with the largest items, such as beds, sofas, and dining tables. Once these larger items are purchased, you’ll better understand each room’s layout and aesthetic, and you can begin to adorn the space with the smaller pieces and accessories that truly make your house a home. 

How to measure your home to get perfectly sized pieces

The most important advice we can give you is to measure your space as precisely as possible. The last thing we want is for you to fall in love with one of our beautiful pieces and then experience the heartbreak of finding out it doesn’t fit once you try to place it. 

This means no estimations or eyeball judgements. Take a tape measure and carefully measure the height, width and depth of the corner or section of the room to see if your chosen piece will fit. 

Alternatively, if you’re buying in advance of moving in, try to get a hold of the floor plans of your new home and work out the measurements from those. Then, carefully consider whether the furniture will fit. With our products, all the dimensions are listed on our website to help you. 

Also, don’t forget to measure the size of the doorways and passageways that you will use to carry your furniture into your chosen spot. The piece may slot perfectly into your room, but that’s of little use if you can’t carry it through the door. You should also measure the length and width of each room to see if you’ll be able to manoeuvre your piece into place. 

We’ve all seen Friends - no one wants an afternoon spent pivoting!

You should also consider the shape of the room when judging how the furniture will fit. And lastly, consider the sizes of each piece of furniture in relation to each other to avoid overcrowding.

For extra help- discover our helpful size guides, which can advise you on choosing a perfectly sized bed and sofa, as well as bedding and even pillows

How much should I budget for furnishing a house?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had all the money in the world to furnish our home with? Sadly, that isn’t quite the case for most of us! But at DUSK, we believe that stunning, luxury furniture doesn’t have to cost the earth.

If you have money or savings remaining from purchasing your new home or paying the rental deposit, judge how much of this money you feel comfortable allotting to furnish your house. Or, instead, figure out what percentage of your monthly budget can go towards furniture purchases. 

To have a clearer idea of your furniture budget, break it down into a furniture budget per room or even decide how much you’re comfortable spending on each large piece to keep your budget organised. 

With DUSK, we want budget and quality to be in perfect balance, meaning your comfort is never compromised for cost. Our furniture is heavenly and affordable so you can furnish your home with gorgeous pieces at a fraction of the price. 

Take a look at our offers page for some absolutely spectacular deals. 

Focus on quality over quantity

Your home is your sanctuary. That’s why we advise that you prioritise those essential pieces. While splashing out on a statement mirror or some chic cushion covers can be lovely, it’s important to ensure that indulging in these accessories doesn’t mean compromising on the quality of something crucial, like your bed or dining chairs

Prioritising quality above quantity is also a fabulous way to avoid overcrowding. Buying indulgent accessories can be fun, but a cluttered home can be chaotic and overwhelming. 

However, this doesn’t mean denying yourself the joy of those little luxury pieces. Simply focus on those special items that truly capture your heart, take your time, and you’ll create a furniture collection to be proud of.

Find the right home inspiration

Choosing the perfect style or colour scheme for each room is a key decision, and finding inspiration online can be very helpful. Instagram and Pinterest are treasure troves of sumptuous, stylish homes, so curl up and enjoy a browsing session to gather ideas. 

To find your next interior look, visit DUSK’s  Instagram, TikTok and Pinterest pages and our home inspiration page, where you can find a wealth of stunning interior design ideas. 

Timeless Pieces Perfect for Your New Home

You can find elegant furnishings for your lounge, dining room, bedroom and bathroom with DUSK. We provide you and your home with the most luxurious items at the very best prices; simply take a glance at our wonderful offers