Monday, January 14, 2019
By Ashley  Buck
6 Tips To Furnish Your New Home On a Budget

6 Tips To Furnish Your New Home On a Budget

Guest Blogger: Ella Lauren

 

Moving to a new apartment or home is an exciting experience, but comes along the feeling of unfamiliarity. You might have already thought many new ideas to revamp the space and turn it into your personal space. A little bit of wall color, new curtains, new furniture, and plants will do the work. All these might sound very easy right now. However, if you calculate the budget of all these things, it will be huge. Buying a new house itself is an expensive deal and pouring out more money on the furnishing can break your bank. At the same time, a good interior is equally important to live happily in your new home. 

 

Therefore, you need some frugal ideas to furnish your home within a limited budget. Foremost, make a list of all the things you want to be done in your house. Then, assign a reasonable budget to each thing in the list. This helps you to clear your mind from the finance portion as in any case you are not exceeding the budget. Once you have the list handy and budget aligned, read below-written ideas for inspiration to save more money from the assigned budget. 

 

1. Shop from Budget Friendly Places

You don’t have to shop from expensive stores for furniture and other home decor items. Choose from the options like Thrift stores, consignment shops, Salvation Army, Goodwill, and Habitat for Humanity ReStore. You can get good stuff at many affordable rates. You will be amazed to find many great condition items like crockery sets, sofas, tables, and similar decor items at a very reasonable price.

 

2. Stay Open to Freebies

Humanity is still alive and, many wealthy people like to offer their less used furniture for free. All you need is to stay updated with the community online groups so that you know when anyone is willing to offer such gifts. Moreover, your relatives can be a great help as well, see if your parents are willing to donate you some of the furniture. If you want to save money one furnishing, it is a wise idea to look for free things first.

 

3. Go Online

If you compare on a store and online shopping, Online shopping is the more convenient choice to make. You can compare several online sites to find the best deals on the items you want to buy. Due to increasing competition in the E-commerce market, many stores offer great prices. You can take advantage of here and save money while shopping for online furniture. Moreover, you get a wide variety of options and designs to pick your choice.

 

4. Take Advantage of Coupons

Coupons are the extremely popular yet common way of saving money since ages. Thanks to online revolution, you shop almost everything from there at a cheaper cost by applying a suitable coupon to your purchase. Moreover, discount gift cards also a boon to you, buy a gift card and shop for more without exceeding your budget. Make sure you regularly check the website like Couponobox to stay updated with the coupons and deals offered by many online furniture retailers.

 

5. Look for Exchange Opportunities

Shifting is an opportunity to get rid of old furniture and get new ones. There are several retailers that offer a good discount in exchange for your old furniture. You can check out such stores to get good deals on your old furniture and get fresh ones. You can save a good sum of money by doing so. Moreover, it is the smart way to do furnishing in your new home.

 

6. Go For DIY Ideas

Home is a place that reflects you. Therefore, instead of buying more and more home decor item from outside, you can create some of own. There are many inspiring videos on the internet showing easy DIY for home decor and garden decoration. Take help from there and devote some time making own masterpieces for your home. You can love the final look as everything will have a memory with it and can cherish them forever.

 

Finally -

Once you step into your new home, you should feel the comfort and belonging feeling. It doesn’t matter how much you have spent on the furniture, the thing that matter is how homey you feel in there. Try on these ideas to transfer your new naked home into fully accessorized. If you have anything to add, please share in the comments box. Your thoughts are always appreciated. 

 

 

 

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