How Much Does It Cost To Furnish A 3000 Sq Ft House?

By - Ron Singh

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One common belief is that the appearance of your house tells a lot about what you like and your tastes.

And this is why you can tell the difference with regards the house of the rich from the poor and the dirty person from someone neat.

But, money seems to be a significant contributor; how much would it cost to furnish a 3000 sq ft house?

As we progress in this article, we will see the total cost of furnishing a 3000 sq ft house and the cost per square foot.

We will likewise examine the cost for an average person, the cost for a living room, and the tips you need to follow to furnish a 3000 sq ft house.

I am sure with your undivided attention, you won’t miss the answers you are looking for.

To furnish your 3000 sq ft house, on average, costs about $30,000 to $80,000 in the period of one to two years on new furnishings alone. But suppose you bring in other factors such as your taste, your budget, and the kind of interior designer you bring to handle the project.

How Much Does It Cost to Furnish a House Per Square Foot?

How Much Does It Cost to Furnish a 3000 Sq Ft House

If I consider bringing in the best in terms of comfort, durability, and aesthetics, it will cost you between $100 to $150 per sq ft.

But note that these costs vary greatly depending on the interior designer you are working with on the project.

It is also wise to acknowledge that this cost is what I know from my experiences, and you can also derive it from applying the general rule of thumb. 

How Much Does the Average Person Spend on Furnishing a 3000 Sq Per Month?

For an average person, the initial cost for furnishing a 3000 sq ft house for a year or two is about $25,000 to $30,000.

But many other things could cost an average person to spend on furnishing from time to time.

An average person may decide to change the furniture in his bedroom for the month, costing him around $9500.

You can decide to change the dining room lighting at around $1,500 or the art and accessories of his home office at around $2,000.

How Much Does It Cost to Furnish a Living Room Fully?

To furnish a living room, one must do it with a simple or luxury design. The cost for a simple design is about $10,000, while the total cost for a luxury design will cost between $30,000 to $45,000

The simple design is often the choice of those who are low on budget, whereas the luxury design is often the choice of those who are well to do.

But, there is a great misconception about the meaning of luxury, which we will first consider.

The luxury design does not just mean purchasing and bringing home the most expensive stuff. It means bringing a perfect combination that not only brings comfort but will also last very long.

It has to do with establishing an environment that defines who you are and what you like, not just today’s common trends.

#1. Simple Design

You can furnish your house cheaper by purchasing second-hand items, going too cheap retailers, shopping estate sales, and the Facebook market.

For tables and chairs, the less expensive is better, but you should pay more attention to the foam and fabric’s quality and how firm it is regarding sofas and chairs.

Another option can be to source all your living room items from Wayfair Inc, although these items do not come with pain, styling items, accessories/ pillows.

And when the Wayfair items arrive, it usually costs $6,500 with the inclusion of tax and shipping cost.

 But with a few accessories and not very high-quality furniture, that price should rise to $10,000. And do ensure not to hold back in buying when it comes to the chairs and sofas.

#2. Luxury Design

The most significant part of the furnishing budget is given to the living room simply because it is an enormous room and has the most furniture.

However, we often ignore the furnishing elements, which is why they can surprise us at any time.

We keep thinking of tables and chairs when it comes to furnishing, ignoring things like accessories, rugs, and lamps.

The table below will show you what a living room (300 sq ft) budget should be like; it will identify the items and cost.

And this cost will be based on the current year of 2022:

Lamps 1,500
Chandelier 1,750
Artwork 1,500
Coffee table2,000
Two side tables1,500
Two sofas/ sectional8,500
Two swivel chairs3,000
Area rug3,500
Draperies and Hardware2000
Pillows 1500
2X Benches1000
Accessories for styling3,500

Tips to Furnish a 3000 Sq Ft House

Achieving good taste will never come from one point of view or perspective; instead, it comes from following one’s instinct, which is why we will consider the five tips you need to follow to furnish your 3000 sq ft house.

These five tips are:

#1. Integrating Items

The integrating items part of furnishing is simply identifying what you need, which should be in the house with you.

And this is the point where you discard all old and unwanted items that are consuming space.

However, you must first consider essential items like the couches, area rugs, beds, and dining table. After doing this, you can pay attention to the less essential items.

#2. Prep Before Move-in

Working on your house’s walls (wall painting or carpeting) is easier if you do it before bringing anything indoors.

Just before the time to move in, make a list that shows all new changes and go over the list from time to time to ensure the changes will be effective.

Make sure to consider these things;

  1. Put in hardwood floors, and if necessary, remove or try adding carpets.
  2. Choose a good paint color and try patching the existing holes in your wall and ceilings.
  3. Bring in and install ceiling fans, lighting, kitchen appliances, and laundry appliances.
  4. You may have to upgrade some features of your bathroom and kitchen; for instance, you can retile your bathroom or reconstruct your kitchen counters.
  5. You can also add functions to the laundry room.

Once you have established this list, give your full attention to handling the problems that require immediate attention.

And then leave the others for when you will be less busy with tasks.

#3. Order of Purchase

If you are thinking of purchasing the items for furnishing, it calls for wisdom that you should start with the most critical rooms in the house. Of course, I am talking of none other than the living room and main bedroom.

You can try imagining after a long day or working on the house, and there’s no bed or bedroom to sleep in or perhaps no seat to give a surprise visitor.

#4. Maintain Organization

As you unpack back into your new home, ensure that you still do this in an organized way.

And keep in mind that the look for a house is keenly on the elements of organization and decoration. Also, endeavor to use the bins, baskets, bookshelves, and hangers.

#5. Keep a Positive Mindset and Think Big

Gather everything together, then sort out which room belongs to which room; you can browse online for those you have a challenge in setting up.

Finally, you can choose some good books for your home office, the family photograph and heirlooms you can take to your bedroom.


It will cost you $30,000 to $80,000 to furnish a 3,000 sq ft house and about $100 to $150 to furnish a house per sq ft.

While the expenses incurred in furnishing per month for an average person is unstable. Finally, the living room will cost $10,000 to $45,000 to furnish; you have to follow my tips on furnishing.

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