How to design your own furniture online

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How to design your own furniture online
Designing your own furniture is easy online: Choose a body style, colour and fabric, and the furniture company will manufacture the item and ship it to you. (Living room image by MAXFX from

Various websites allow you to design furniture. For example, you can choose a style of couch or chair, then choose fabric to cover it. Many sites allow you to customise the throw pillows. By designing items online, you'll save time that would have been spent visiting stores, and get exactly what you want.

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Things you need

  • Computer
  • Internet access

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  1. 1

    Open a web browser on your computer and visit a furniture website that will allow you to design your own sofas, chairs and more. For example, try LivingGreen Furniture, Thomasville Furniture or Ponoko.

  2. 2

    Click to the section of the website selling the type of furniture in which you're interested, and browse the options such as body style. Click on specific items to view details about them.

  3. 3

    Click through the different colours on the colour palette to preview and choose a colour. Follow the same steps to choose other materials, such as wood type and pillow fabric.

  4. 4

    Enter your address and payment information to finalise your order. The company will manufacture the furniture and ship it to you.

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