Life in the UK

Furnishing your home

If you’re moving into an unfurnished property, one of your first jobs will be to furnish your new home. Here are some tips that cover the basics of furnishing your home in the UK.


Furniture Essentials

Kitchen
  • Fridge and freezer
  • Oven
  • Washing machine
  • Kettle and toaster
  • Plates, cups and mugs
  • Pots and pans
  • Cooking utensils and cutlery
  • A bin
Living room
  • Sofa
  • Dining table and chairs
  • TV
  • TV stand or wall mount
  • Media unit or book cabinet
Bedroom
  • Bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Chest of drawers
  • Bedside table(s)
Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Shower screen or curtain
  • A small bin
  • Hand towels and facecloths

Where can I buy furniture in the UK?

You’ll find furniture and homeware stores in most towns and cities in the UK, with most of them having an online shop too. Some popular furniture stores you may wish to consider include:


Tips for getting the best prices for your budget

Furnishing your home can be expensive if not properly planned for. Drawing up a list of essentials and working out a budget will help you from overspending. Some ways of getting the best prices for your budget could be to take a look in second-hand shops and budget shops. Charity shops can also be a good place to start. Make sure to look out for sales in furniture shops where you could possibly get a big discount – Most retailers have key sales throughout the year such as summer and winter sales, Black Friday discounts and boxing day sales.


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