Budget friendly furniture

I have been slack with the posts lately – the last few weeks seem to have flown by! Unfortunately, I can’t say the same about our build progress. It has now been 6 weeks since our bricklayers commenced.. and we still haven’t reached plate height. Or at least, we haven’t been notified. However, a little birdy drove past today and confirmed that they have indeed finished, so we should receive notification soon.

A trip to Melbourne for work kept me well and truly pre-occupied so I haven’t spent too much time dwelling over how long the bricks have taken.

We have also spent a lot of time browsing for furniture and appliances for the new home. Luckily, the OH and I have the same taste in things, so there is rarely arguments. The only thing we butt heads on, is pricing! He thinks I have “champagne taste on a passion pop budget” and I am constantly being reminded that this is our first house…So it looks like the $600+ pendant light from Beacon Lighting is now out of the picture.

So that leads me to budget friendly furniture..

On the weekend we were pleasantly surprised by the range offered at Fantastic Furniture and the price point. We especially liked that you could choose any fabric and they would custom make the lounge to suit.

We really liked the Retro Package (pictured below and it is only $2,500 for everything you see!). However, whilst I love package deals from a cost perspective, I am not a fan of “matchy matchy” furniture so whilst the package concept is great, we explored the idea of perhaps just getting the two couches, buffet and coffee table. We can then find a dining table and TV unit that ties in with our style, but isn’t exactly the same elsewhere. The sales rep said our choices could still be put together in a package to save money, which is great to know!

Retro Package from Fantastic Furniture

Retro Package from Fantastic Furniture

Of course I had to race home and put together a mood board on Polyvore of what we had just seen..

Living Room Inspo


I’m still not 100% sold on the couches as we are really after something a bit more “loungey & comfortable”. Ideally, we want a chaise and I am still lusting over the Adara from Nick Scali (pictured below).

Nick Scali - Adara

Nick Scali – Adara

We still have months to choose our furniture so I am open to any suggestions on where to go in Perth.

I’m yet to check out:

and of course I constantly browse:

  • Freedom
  • Nick Scali
  • IKEA
  • K-Mart
  • Super A-Mart

Online furniture stores I love are:

What furniture stores do you love?


6 thoughts on “Budget friendly furniture

  1. Johanne says:

    Oooh, you shouldn’t have shown me that Nick Scali sofa. I love that. I love your mood board too. With that package you could use a couple of the items for different rooms, so that it wasn’t all so matching. I see a bedside table in there. Maybe even the buffet as bedroom storage. My next post will have some Perth shopping suggestions from others. Unfortunately, the places I’ve been eying off in WA are not in the “first home” budget range. There are a couple of places I follow on Instagram that have reasonably priced stuff: Off the top of my head, try Sofas Direct Melbourne, Banyan Tree Furniture, Voyager Interiors.


    • ASHLEE says:

      I’ve been eyeing the Adara for months and I’m yet to find a sofa I love more… They have decent sales so hopefully closer to our move in date they have another and I might be able to get it. It’s actually not that unreasonably priced at the moment – 3,200 and when on sale 2,300!
      Good point using the package items in different rooms 🙂
      Thanks for the suggestions and I look forward to your post, even if it is out of the price range 😊


  2. kateriley88 says:

    Focus on furniture have a few nice couches and chairs/tables etc! We are thinking of getting their Grey Couch with wooden legs called the “Enterprise Corner” and although it’s not fantastic furniture prices, it’s definitely cheaper than Nick Scali! Plus a couch is something you will probably have for a long time, so we figure it’s best to spend the bigger money on that! (Even though this will be our first home too)


    • ASHLEE says:

      Hi Kate,

      Thank you! I’ve just had a look at the website. I love the Enterprise Corner and I also quite like the Madison Corner. And I couldn’t agree more, a couch is something you have for a while so we don’t mind spending a bit more either. Unfortunately Focus Furniture don’t have a showroom in Perth 😦 But I think they deliver here.
      Have you got a blog? I tried clicking on your avatar but it didn’t link to anything.



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