How Do I Furnish My New Home?

It’s not as easy to furnish a new home as one may think. You can’t simply go to a store once or twice and expect to find all that you need. Finding the right furniture for each of your rooms can take a lot of planning and budgeting. You may have hundreds of decisions to make in order to avoid costly mistakes and achieve the result you desire. When you understand the process, it can make furnishing your new home so much more fun and exciting. Who doesn’t want that? To help you, let’s break down our interior furnishing process at Lush Interiors and how we work with our clients to make their new homes beautiful.


Furniture Plans

The first thing we do is create a detailed floor plan so we know what will be required in each space. We then determine the ideal size and scale of each piece and provide a complete list of furniture required for each room. At Lush Interiors, we typically provide 1-2 furniture layouts for each room, depending on the functionality of that space.

Your Style

As interior designers we work closely with you to determine how you want your home to FEEL. Interior design can be an emotional experience so we ensure you are comfortable with not only the look, but the feel of each space. Careful consideration is also taken to ensure there is a design flow from one room to another. Creating this cohesive look and feel is paramount in interior design. Our clients often don’t know what their design style is, so communication and collaboration is key to achieve the desired design aesthetic when furnishing a new home.

Existing Furniture

Every so often our clients have pieces that they want to incorporate into the new design. Whether it’s an antique or vintage heirloom or a sofa that needs to be recovered, it’s important to take those pieces into consideration when determining both floor plans and design aesthetics. We measure and often photograph those pieces to incorporate them into the new design.


We typically do not shop retail, we curate from our established manufacturers and partners to get the desired look and budget for you. This saves you both valuable time and money. We’ve found many clients are more focused on the outcome rather than the budget itself, but we can provide 2-3 options and price points for each large furniture piece to meet your budget requirements. There are times when we invest more on one piece and source a budget friendly option for the remaining pieces.

Reveal Day

This is the most exciting part of the project. Our team facilitates delivery, installation, and styling of your new furniture. Accessorizing in just as important as purchasing all that furniture as it allows us to pull together the look and deliver on the feel that the client wants. Without it, your house is just a space full of furniture. After we put the finishing touches on the space, we walk you through the entire home, room by room and allow you to discover and delight in your new space. Bring the Kleenex, as this is the most emotional and for us, best part of it all!

With interior design, you can always mix elements from different styles to create a unique look that reflects your personal taste and design preferences. If you need help incorporating any of these furniture ideas into your home, our design team is always available!



Charlene Threatful , Calgary Interior Designer

Charlene is an award-winning Calgary Interior Designer and owner of Lush Interiors. For over 20 years she has collaborated with clients to create their ideal living spaces. Charlene and her interior design team create spaces that blend classic elements with a modern sensibility, always incorporating her client’s unique personalities and esthetic. Join Charlene on this design journey as she explores the latest trends, uncovers timeless design principles, and discover innovative ideas to elevate your home or workspace.