Not having enough money to give your home every piece of furniture that you would like can be frustrating, and most need to gradually add pieces to the home in order to get the look they want. With this being said however, there is something that is actually quite nice about having a financial challenge. Having all of the money in the world means you can buy everything your heart desires, but things are too easy when you do so, and you will value the furniture less as a result. Those of you who are looking to stick to a tight budget, still have a range of options when it comes to decking out your home.
Be a Sales Fiend
Always be on the lookout for clearance sales and seasonal promotions at furniture stores. Given that trends and styles change so quickly, stores often need to sell off slow-moving goods to make way for others. Always make sure that you are following local furniture stores on social media so that you can be first to the punch when the sale comes. For example you may find that bowls and vases from Papaya are on sale, yet they will have limited stock of course. Find out first and put yourself in a position to snag some great deals, before everyone else does.
Buying furniture from charity or thrift stores is a great idea, yet often the quality of those pieces isn’t good enough for you to add to the home. This is where upcycling comes in, a great way to reinvigorate furniture for the house. Look to buy furniture from these stores which may not look great, yet which are very well made structurally. Upholstery can always be changed and if it is well made, just about any piece of furniture can be reupholstered, sanded, painted and turned into something beautiful once again. This will require some creativity and effort, but the cost savings you can make will make it more than worthwhile.
There are many people out there who spend huge amounts of money on their property and who always look to have the hottest trends by way of furniture. When these people make the change, they will often sell off their old stuff, which is usually of great quality. If you keep an eye out for yard sales in your area you may be able to grab a great bargain for the home. So many people don’t understand how valuable their items are, and so sell them for a fraction of the price that they should. Their loss can be your gain, but you have to stay on the pulse. There are also many social media groups where you can buy second hand items, just ensure that you see the item in person before parting with any cash.
Just because you are trying to stick to a tight budget, this doesn’t mean that you have to avoid buying furniture or that you should be buying low quality furniture. These three options can help you to get the higher quality products into your home.