In this age of austerity we are all looking for ways we can save some money, from cutting back on shopping to taking on extra work. What happens then, if you need to furnish your new home but you can’t afford to do this in the conventional way. This can be disparaging and certainly off putting, with many of us tuning to launderettes and family for help. The good news is that you can furnish your home on an extremely tight budget and still have money left over for a rainy day.
Here are some top tips for achieving your dream interiors on a limited budget.
Look for Purchase Deals
Many stores are now offering many incentives to ensure we purchase from them instead of taking our business elsewhere. Catalogue stores are some of the best for buying furniture due to the range of deals they offer. This is one of the best places to look for your larger furniture items such as sofas, beds and wardrobes. These tend to be the most expensive items we need to buy when moving to a new home due to their size and manufacturing costs.
One of the most common deals is a catalogues buy now pay later scheme. These are incredibly popular deals as they give you the option of taking your furniture home today without you having to pay anything for a set amount of time. This gives you the chance to save enough money for when the time comes to pay for your furniture.
Reclaim, Reuse and Recycle
It may be that you have furniture already that you simply don’t like, or you are looking to create the ultimate vintage space, either way, reusing the old is a very inexpensive way to refresh your furniture.
There are 2 choices for shopping for second hand furniture. Firstly you can go to a reclamation yard; this is where you are likely to get beautiful fireplaces and outdoor furniture for your garden. In general, reclaimed furniture may need some work once you have brought it. This could be a simple lick of paint to fixing some chair legs, but it will be worth the effort for the price. The second option is to look in charity shops, second hand furniture stores and online listings such as eBay. Each of these are cash friendly choices and some you will also be giving back to charity = perfect.
Have Multiple Options
This is one of the most important things when looking for the best priced furniture. Having multiple options for drawers, chairs and wardrobes will help you to compare all the features that come with the price tags. Stores like Littlewoods offer multiple items in a variety of sizes, colours and finishes. This type of store is great for doing your research and finalising the design of your layout.
Before you start your research, make sure you have measured the space that you have and that you have considered colour schemes. There is nothing worse than getting your new bed delivered and finding it’s a few inches too big!
Finally, it is important to have fun whilst picking your furniture. Look for items that represent your personality and style. Simply choosing the cheapest may be great for your cash flow, but it may not be a true representation of you and your home!