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  • Writer's pictureMakenzie Finks

How Putting A $500 Budget On Furniture Could Benefit Your Home

In most aspects of life, we assume that expense=quality. This would be a fair conclusion to jump to, and it isn’t entirely wrong. Expensive clothes, for example, stand the test of time better than cheap ones. Restaurants which charge the most use high-end ingredients and top chefs. And, the most expensive furniture tends to be made well with quality materials. But, that doesn’t mean it’s the best or only option for your interiors.

I'd go as far as to say that only buying expensive stuff for your home could actually damage your chances of getting the space you want. Mixing patterns, styles and textures usually leaves you with a more interesting and eye catching look. That’s why I'd also argue that you should never exceed the limit of $500 for a piece of furniture. Okayyyyy maybe I would go as far as $1,000 (; Regardless, keep on reading to find out why less is the best here.

You can get more for your money

The best quality furniture isn’t going to do you any good if it’s the only thing you can afford. No matter what you're thinking, a designer sofa does not make a living room. Shopping with an affordable furniture store like Discount Direct or Wayfair or even places like IKEA would let you get three or more pieces for the same price. You can bet those few pieces complete the room better than even the most high-end sofa.

You won’t be worried about making your mark

Repurposing furniture, or even just painting it, is a fantastic way to create an interior you love. But, most of us are reluctant to turn so much as a paintbrush to an expensive piece. You spent so much on it that you may feel afraid to sit on it, let alone alter it. What if you wanted to sell it in the future? What if you ruined it and wasted that money? By comparison, you probably won’t care much about ‘defacing’ cheap alternatives. Even if things went wrong, you would be able to rest easy that you weren’t losing too much money. This can see you freeing up your creativity and making the furniture of your dreams.

You can upgrade without guilt

Trends, especially interior ones, have a habit of moving pretty fast. Something which is in fashion one season can look outdated another. This is a problem if you’re buying furniture that is like a months paycheck... You’re sure to be reluctant or even guilty about making a change if you’ve just spent a fortune. From a practical level, you may not even be able to afford a redecoration. That could leave you living in a less than ideal interior situation. If you spend less on furniture, though, you don’t stand to lose much if you do want a change not long after. You could even repurpose those cheap pieces to suit your new style. What could be better than that for getting the home you want?

What side of the spectrum are you on? Cheaper furniture that you alter to make perfect or the expensive must have pieces?



*Please note that this post may have affiliate links*  Any products listed or reviews and opinions are as always of my own and true to how I feel.

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