Furnishing a new home can be expensive. There are so many things that need to be bought, and so many things that you probably haven’t thought of.
I have seen cheap dining room tables go for $100, and I have seen more expensive ones (of course, the ones that I love!) go for thousands.
AH! $3,000 for a dining room table? I know that these tables are probably much better quality, but that is a lot of money to spend.
Dining room chairs can quickly add up as well. You might find yourself spending $50 or hundreds of dollars per chair.
Then lets not also forget about the bed, mattresses, dressers, couches, TV, coffee table, night stands, book shelves and everything else that goes along with living in a home.
If you are looking to decorate on the cheap, read below!
Shop on Craigslist.
Shopping on Craigslist might mean that you might find a newer furniture item at a cheaper price because it is used. Or you might find something old that you love. Whatever you do, be safe when actually picking up the item from the seller.
Go to antique stores.
My favorite place to find furniture is always antique stores. You probably have a local antique store where everything is all refurbished and hand-picked by the owner. These are my favorite type of furniture stores. These stores are usually a little more expensive.
There are also more traditional antique stores where there are individual booths filled with furniture from various sellers. These can either be a hit or miss though.
Refurbish items that you find or that you already have.
You can always refurbish items as well. You might fight something at a flea market that you think would look better with a different paint color. Or you might take a pallet and turn it into a pallet coffee table. Use your Pinterest searching skills and find something awesome!
For the more expensive furniture stores, a lot of the time you should be able to find a coupon. A 10% off coupon can go a long way if you are furnishing your whole home.
How do you decorate on the cheap? Or are you like Erin and similar to her furniture beliefs?