Every so often we all like to remodel our homes, but we may not have an extensive budget for it. In addition, over the years, wear and tear may start to show on our furnishings. It just isn’t comfortable to sit in a recliner with rips and broken springs. So, what can you do? Well, the good news is you don’t have to break the bank to refurnish your home on a budget. Keep reading to learn more.
Where to start
When it comes to refurnishing your home on a budget, the best place to start would be a furniture store. Check out the clearance section, and ask an employee about upcoming sales and promotions. Just like any other retailers, the furniture store will want to clear out the old to make way for the new. Styles and colors change every season. But, the one thing that always makes sense is getting a discount on well-made furniture.
Re-upholster your current furniture
In lieu of purchasing an entire new set of furniture, why not re-upholster what you already have? If you like the style, and it already fits well in your home, you may as well keep it simple with new upholstery. Moreover, you might own heirloom furniture passed on from a family member. If you don’t like the coverings, you can always select a different color and material but retain the sentiment of the pieces.
If you want to give your old furnishings a fully renovated finish, then consider implementing nailheads. This will give your furniture a much more polished look. If you’ve ever visited a furniture store, you’ve probably seen sofas, chairs, love seats, and dining sets with the nailhead look. Nailheads are quite inexpensive and can be found at most hardware stores. They look best on the arms of sofas, recliners, and loveseats. Pore through decorating websites for inspiration.
Refurbish dumped furniture
One person’s trash may be another person’s treasure. You would be surprised at how much good furniture is thrown out or given away, every day, for one reason or another. The owner may not like the furniture. You can truly save the most money by searching through dumpsters for furniture you can refurbish–if you have to desire and materials to do so. On the other hand, you could always shop garage sales and flea markets for inexpensive yet stand-out pieces that require just a bit of TLC to get them looking like new. And, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg either.
As you can see, refurnishing your home can be done on a budget. Which of the tips are you ready to try?