Ways to Shop for Furniture That Will Save You Money
Furniture is expensive and renovating anything always costs more than they said it would. If we had a dollar every time we heard I want the look of this room, but want to save money doing just that, we would be bazillionaires!
Here are our top tips:
1. Shop Online
What most people don’t understand is that retail stores have overhead (namely rent and staff) that they have to factor into their prices. Everyone who sells product pays some sort of shipping fees, but by shopping online you generally run into one of two scenario.
2. Warehouse Sales.
Buy on sale obviously saves money but that’s not the concept here. There are daily deal sites that clear out a lot of excess inventory out of a manufacturers warehouse and claim huge savings (which isn’t always the case;
3. Don’t Get Caught up in Brand Names.
Odds are you don’t know furniture brands as well as you know fashion ones but we will confirm there are only so many furniture companies in the world, and they all knock off each other’s ideas to some extent. Gone are the days of the totally new invention!
4. Stick to Neutral Colors for Large Pieces.
You might love orange, but fewer people in the world like orange than white, black, grey, brown etc. This by no means implies you shouldn’t incorporate those colors but understand that the minute you get into larger items and bolder color palettes, the price goes up.
5. Free or Low Cost Shipping.
It amazes us how many people forget about the cost of getting items home. Sure you can walk out of a store with a table lamp or a pillow, but the majority of furnishings require delivery of some sort and that costs money.