The best affordable living room furniture ideas and resources for decorating on a budget! Living room furniture is an investment that most of us don't purchase often.
We want to make wise choices and get the most budget friendly furniture with the best look for our home decorating style.
So, how do you go about making the wisest choices and finding the most affordable pieces? Follow these simple steps!
First, take a look at what you already own and decide how it might be used in your new plan for the living room.
For example, your sofa could be looking a little tired and worn but it is still sturdy and oh-so-comfy. You might be surprised at the really cool selections in Slipcovers these days. Take a look and consider if that option will work for you.
Or, those end tables that came from the flea market...depending on your style of decor, perhaps a coat of paint would give them new life. Or, sand them down and re-stain.
Go through this process with all of your furniture...there might be more pieces you'll decide to re-purpose.
Next step is to decide what your budget is for the purchase new pieces. Even though lower cost furniture should live up to it's name, there is still a price to be paid :)
Be realistic about this decision. If you decide to go the financing route, learn all of the details about the program you are considering and don't make any hasty decisions.
Okay, now that you have answered the dreaded money question, take the time to measure your living area space so you will know the size of furnishings to acquire.
If the room is a petite size, look for a sofa that is no longer than 72", for example. Use blue painter's tape to literally plan the layout on the floor of the room so you can see how the pieces will fit.
You may see a piece online that you adore, but if it is much too large, or small, for your space, don't spend any more time on it.
Your next action in finding the affordable living room furniture that you desire is to decide where and how to shop.
Are you going to purchase new? Visit flea markets? Estate sales? Consignment shops? Sometimes a combination of one or more of the above will work well.
If purchasing new pieces, sometimes a good price can be had by buying in groups. For example, a sofa and chair combo, or a set of end tables and a coffee table, sometimes a roomful of furniture will be offered. You can get more 'bang for your buck' this way.
I have created a great resource for you to see what is available online in Living Room Furniture for the budget minded, and have selected these pieces as a good starting point in your search. Who knows...you might find exactly what you need right here!