How to Buy Furniture on a Shoestring Budget?

by Trevors SecondHand Furniture

Posted on 8 May 2017, 10:44 am |    View (272)

How to Buy Furniture on a Shoestring Budget?

Home is where the heart is. To keep your heart warm and satisfied, you need to have a home where you love going back to at the end of the day.
No matter whom you are or how much your budget is, your home needs to be well furnished and decorative enough to life your moods even as you step in and absolutely ready for whenever you want to invite guests in.
So here are a few tips for you before you gear up for buying furniture on a shoestring budget:

Space Maximization

The first rule to buying furniture when you are on a tight budget is to look for items that allow you to store more things together in as neat a manner as possible.
This could make your cozy little apartment space look wider and allow more room for you to move around in. Also, hidden storage spaces like a bed with storage space underneath or a concealed cabinet gives the illusion of a larger space.

Go for Multifunctional Furniture

  • • Table that can be converted into chairs
  • • Cushions and decorative pillows that can be used as artful seating places
  • • Divans that can be used as both a sofa or a bed
  • • Use a mattress for a bed with decorative and multicolored bed sheets and bedspreads

The options are limitless and let you unleash your creative side. Home decorating can be fun even on tight budget constraints once you have an idea where to start.

Second Hand Furnishings:

These come in cheap and are also handy in many ways.
You could sell off furniture at your place that take up more space and easily buy better, smaller and more efficient items at any second hand store or outlet.
People seldom buy first hand furnishing when they are starting out. Try seconds for a while, with a minimalistic approach.

Keep things lively:

Paint your rooms in colorful or light accents with fun designs and shapes.
This brightens the mood around your home and gives you an opportunity to explore as well. Use asymmetric designs on your walls and try hanging fairy lights over your sleeping space to make things magical at night.


When you buy things at second hand stores or from cheaper outlets, you cannot always expect them to look designer.
Do not hesitate to customize things or do it yourself in some case. You could design a new lamp shade or make a cute wall hanging to liven up things a bit.

Tricks for the smart:

  • • Hang your curtains nice and long to give the illusion of a higher ceiling.
  • • Fit in a mirror at one end of the hallway to make it look wider.
  • • Use crates or empty wooden boxes for potted plants out on the balcony or convert them into shelves on one end of your bedroom to use as a closet or daily use drawers.

The benefit of all this creativity and action is that it will leave you satisfied, with a feeling of independence. Nothing is really impossible if you put your brain and your back into it. Use these hacks for decorating your place on a shoestring budget and watch as the wonders unfold.



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