Buying new furniture can be expensive. As a younger person starting out, it can be too expensive. That’s where thrift stores, garage sales and the parents rec room are great places to look for good deals on used furniture. If you frequent the thrift shops, you can do a quick walk through to see if they have what you are looking for.
Furnishing your first apartment takes time and money. If you have more time than money, try this approach. If you keep your eyes open and a few bucks in your wallet, you can take advantage of any good finds and bring them home.
Over time, you will want to buy new furniture. You can save the money, and buy the furniture when it’s on for a great sale price. Don’t just put the furniture on a credit card, you will end up paying far more for your furnishings.
Why not buy a piece or two at a time? Take your time and really choose the furnishings you think you will be happy with for 8 or 10 years.
Buying quality furniture is really quite important. You can buy the cheaper sofa and love seat now, but it may only last 4 or 5 years. Buying quality furniture means it will last much, much longer.
What’s your style? Modern minimalist with leather sectionals and cube coffee table? Do you favour a more traditional style, with wood dining room furniture and landscape photos?
Once you make your decisions about the overall theme of the room, it’s time to start shopping. Find your pieces slowly, buying a quality piece every time. You’ll end up with a home full of great furnishings and enjoy it even more.