Starting a Home Furnishing Business

You may have found out that the home furnishing business has grown tremendously in demand, and you wish to take advantage of that growth by starting your own home furnishing business.

This article will help you realize that plan you have in mind and that is to set up your very own home furnishing business.

Home furnishing is a very lucrative business simply because home decor is endlessly in demand. You can never run out of customers in this business because people will always be looking for something to decorate their homes with.

So what do you need to do in order to correctly get a head-start on your planned home furnishing business?

Become a Representative or Start Your Own Business

First, you have to decide. Do you want to start your own business with your money, or would you like to become a sales representative for a known home decor company? Both of these options offer an opportunity to own a home decor business, however, becoming a sales representative is useful for those that are unsure of their prowess in the business. If you are willing to take extreme risks and go extra miles for the business, then go ahead and start a venture with your own financing.

Establish Contacts for your Home Furnishing Business

Contacts are useful for any service business. Contacts offer businessmen a way to gain customers. These customers may or may not necessarily become your customers, but they can help you link up with potential customers that may be interested in your products. Contacts help you advertise your products so before formally opening up your business, build up a solid contact base so you can get to work quickly after opening.

Useful contacts may include:

  • Interior designers
  • Home builders
  • Architects
  • Art gallery owners
  • Carpet companies
  • Paint entrepreneurs
  • Dealers of antique products
  • Thrift stores
  • Furniture stores

Ample Office Space

As a home decor entrepreneur, you would need space to act as your office. This is where you transact with your clients and potential customers, and would act as your home base. You can either set this up at your home, or you may choose to lease a small office space if you have enough money for it. You would also need office supplies and equipment, like a dedicated phone line, a computer, and filing cabinets.

Finishing Touches

After you have finalized all the equipment and contacts that you’ll be needing, go off and register your business with the necessary government agency. This is very important, or else your company will be considered illegal which will greatly hamper your operations. You would also need to find out if you need to hire extra hands to assist you, or if you could do your work on your own like accounting, bookkeeping, and handling clients.


  • vijay said on November 24, 2009
    Hi, Myself vijay i would like to start a furnishing business in Vijayawada, Andhra pradesh, India. Could you please guide me on this... ThanQ
  • k.Brindha said on January 1, 2010
    I'm Brindha i would like to start a furniture shop in chennai, India. please give me successions and requirements, it will be helpful for me....
  • Kanupriya said on April 17, 2010
    HI, I want to start a business in designing home decor items like bedsheets, bed covers, cushion covers etc which are of a very high quality and good taste. Can you lease advice me a Simle ste by ste process of how I need to proceed. Thank you.
  • HANUMANTHA RAO said on July 20, 2010
    Hi I would like to start a home appliances and electronics shop. please give the suggestions and requirements and details which can be helpful for me.
  • Abhilasha Jain said on August 13, 2010
    Hello, I want to start my own furnishing business in mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Specialty in cushion cover with different style and eco friendly & other unique eco friendly home decor. Pls advice me from where i can buy all the necessary stuff & how i need to process and whom i need to contacts for sale the product. Looking forward to hear from you soon. Regards, Abhilasha Jain
  • sunitha said on August 18, 2010
    i want to start furniture business in kompally give me suggestion how will it be location kompally, R.R dist
  • BHAWANA said on August 21, 2010
    THANK YOU SO MUCH. I want to open business for decorative cushions only @ nagpur maharashtra. Who all will be the customers for this. and most important thing which i want to know that What is procedure to register our start up business? Regards, BJ
  • Joginder Kumar said on August 26, 2010
    Hi I am starting a home decor business can you please suggest a name for the same
  • ebubechukwu obioma said on January 7, 2011
    Hello, I want to start an interior decoration business with specialization in throw pillows and interior accessories. Can you please suggest a business name and where i can get these items very cheap.
  • indira jain said on February 5, 2011
    I wanted to flourish my furnishing business located at chirabazar near metro in mumbai. Can you please guide me
  • Ramprasath said on March 24, 2011
    Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. Need information about where to get finished furniture for reasonable rate with good quality.
  • Suboo said on August 23, 2011
    I want to start a home decor business in Indore ,need your suggestion ...i have just started foam and mattress business in Indore. Suggest me the near by sellers and manufactures.
  • jyoti chauhan said on September 13, 2011
    please suggest a good name for my new business for furnishing
  • Rajesh purohit said on October 15, 2011
    I was starting a new business of home decor and wedding gift wrapping I want to know some unique name for shop which is combination of both these.
  • Somil said on January 12, 2012
    I want to start a home furnishing store with exclusive collection in Jabalpur,Madhya Pradesh. So kindly guide me on it and i would also like u to suggest a name for it.
  • Himanshu Malhotra said on January 12, 2012
    HI, I want to start a home furnishing business in of home decor items like bedsheets, bed covers, cushion covers etc which are of a good quality and good taste. Can you lease advice me how I need to proceed. Thank you.
  • mohini arora said on April 26, 2012
    hi we are manufacturer of all kind of home furnishing items and already catering to the wholesalers/retailers/shopkeepers/boutique contact us at or phone 8800498302 i can support u all the best"
  • Mohd Shoaib said on August 22, 2012
    Hi, i want to start a home decor item business like carpets, cushion covers etc, I am a new person in this business, I do not have a single day experience in this business. Can you suggest me how should start this business?
  • Taani said on December 10, 2012
    Hi, I want to start a home decor store dealing specially in art pieces like pottery work, canvas paintings, metallic art products. Can u plz advice me how to start the business and from where can i get these items at cheap rate.thank u
  • Usha said on January 14, 2013
    I would like information on how to start a Home furnishing business in India.
  • CHANDAN GHOSH said on February 26, 2013
    hi, i am chandan, i want to start a home furnishing store at tezpur, assam
  • rupali said on March 14, 2013
    Hi, i want the dealership of new product related to home decorative item in indore. i have a home furnishing showroom in indore. pls suggest me the product
  • sanjeev said on March 17, 2013
    Hi to all, we deals in export surplus rugs, bath rugs, carpets, area rugs, towels etc. If any one interested to deals in. Pls contact on my email id
  • karunisha said on October 22, 2013
    Hi I stay in khar mumbai and want to know where and how I can trade in wholesale or retail of home decor business
  • Les Farimiap said on December 15, 2013
    Hi , i'm in Port Moresby & started a small furnishing company based at home. What ate some key strategies to establish a long term clientele base ? Regards
  • londi said on February 10, 2014
    hi, i'm in south africa. i would like to start a home accessories company please advice on how to provide for department stores , decor stores. regads. lindi
  • ranjeet singh panwar said on May 25, 2014
    Hi i want to start my own shop of garments or home furnishing plz suggest me what can I do for healthy income and how can I manage and in jaipur where is the distributor for cheap range stock
  • Amin said on August 22, 2014
    Hi.. We are starting a Home Furnishing Showroom in Surat. Can you plz suggest a good name.... related to this business.... Thnks.
  • md Akbar said on September 14, 2014
    Hi I want to start home furnishing business in jharkhand (ranchi) please suggest me.
  • mini said on January 4, 2015
    Hi, i have furniture and mattress business in alwar and i want to add on furnishing items like bedcovers ,cushion covers, curtains, blinds, flooring, wallpapers, etc. Pls advice me from where i can buy all the necessary stuff & how i need to process and whom i need to contact for sale of the product. Looking forward to hear from you soon.
  • nandini said on March 17, 2015
    I would Like to start home decor cushion cover business. Also guide me on fabrics manufactures in ahmedabad and Surat for reference.
  • BOOBESH said on May 8, 2015
    Hi, I am from Karur, tamilnadu, India. we are manufacturing all kinds of home furnishings items like apron, kitchen towels, window curtain, table mat, cushion covers, etc., so any one need to start a retail store we are ready to supply all these items. and we also make products as for your requirement.
  • harwant said on July 8, 2015
    hi I am harwant singh i am from delhi i want to start home furnishing business. plss give suggestion and idea how to start what things i need to do to start this business
  • mini said on April 2, 2016
    Hai i am mini from chennai.i d o tailoring,handembroidery for interiors like cushioncovers,curtains,doilies,bedsheets,bedcovers,pillowcovers etc.u giv d fabric i me at9940137397or mail to
  • Ravie Jain said on April 19, 2016
    Hi I am from New Delhi ( India ).I am planning to set up Home Furnishing & Decor Showroom in NCR-Delhi. Can you please guide me how to start it.I have space and already having Furniture showroom. Rgds, Facebook page- Ravie Bafana
  • Fatoumata Sillah said on June 19, 2016
    Hello, I am passionate about interior design and home decor, I want begin my own small business selling accessories and curtains to begin with, and later move on to furniture and carpets, but I do not know where to begin.
  • Aman Ansari said on January 7, 2018
    Hi, I am from Delhi, India. we are manufacturer of all types of home furnishings items like Cushion cover, curtain, table mat, etc., so anyone need to start a wholesale, retail store we are ready to supply all of these items. and we also make item as per your requirement.


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