How to get the most inexpensive furniture for your home
If you’re on a tight budget, furnishing your new or existing home need not be expensive. With some clever hunting and creativity you can turn any piece of furniture into something you will be proud of to create the kind of living space that suits your own personal style.
Where to start
First, you’ll want to make a list of the basic items that you need. Do this for every room in your home. This will make it easy when you’re out and about and will allow you to snap up bargains as you see them. Consider purchasing second hand items which you can then transform into just the right kind of furniture piece to suit your needs.
All it takes is a visit to a store to find paints and accessories to add those special touches. You can search websites like Ebay, Goodwill or Cost Plus World Market. Make sure you pick up some coupons and promo codes before making your purchases so you can save even more money.
Where to look for inexpensive furniture
There are many places where you can find good, inexpensive second hand pieces of furniture. Make sure you have a budget in mind and do not bid above what you can afford. If you miss out on one item, another one which may be even better is sure to become available.
Another great way to find inexpensive furniture bargains is to visit second hand thrift stores in your neighborhood or even garage sales. Try to look for good, sturdy pieces, even if they are looking a little tired. It’s amazing what a new coat of paint or a quick sand and stain can do.
How to transform your bargain furniture buys
Before a visit to shops, decide on the color schemes that you want for each room in your home and remember to pick up some coupons and promo codes before you make any purchases. You can choose a basic color for your furniture items and then add accents with accessories like throw rugs, lamps, pictures and other decorative items.
When you visit stores, you can get some clever decorating ideas by checking out their ‘Ideas and Advice’ pages.
Pinterest is another good site to browse around as you can find a wealth of DIY projects which can transform any used item into something entirely unique and different.
Some Clever Ideas to Get You Started
** Change the look of a plain chest of drawers by adding decorative handles or a painted stencil.
** Freshen up an old sofa by adding a throw rug and some colorful cushions.
** Make an attractive coffee table by cutting down the legs of an old dining table and giving it a new coat of paint.
** Give a bookshelf a dramatic look by applying wallpaper to the inside, either just on the back or on the shelves. Alternatively, you could add mirrored tiles to the back to create the illusion of more space.
Now that you have some ideas to get you started, don’t be afraid to use your imagination to create individual and stunning ‘new’ furniture items for your home from second hand bargain finds.