Buying your first home is one of the most exciting life experiences. It is a rite of passage and a milestone that marks your success. You finally get that space you can call your own, be as free to decorate and renovate as you see fit. But this brand-new freedom from renting restrictions can be quite intimidating too. There are, after all, endless furniture options and design ideas. Your budget is a major consideration too. If you’re feeling overwhelmed about furnishing your first house, here are some tips.
Prioritize Key Areas
One of the most common mistakes first-time home buyers make is purchasing several, low-quality pieces to stretch their dollars. But the truth is, you don’t want to cut corners when it comes to furnishing your key areas, such as your living room, dining room, and bedroom. These are the places you’ll be spending your most time in, entertaining guests or even just chilling on your own, so you’d want to make sure that they get the bulk of your furniture budget and work out your décor based on these big-ticket items.
Most of us spend about one-thirds of our day sleeping, so it only makes sense to invest in the most comfortable bed that your money can buy. This elegant tufted headboard is the perfect bedroom statement piece that will ensure you’ll be looking forward to a good night’s sleep for many years to come.
Consider Buying Secondhand
You don’t need to shell out huge sums of cash on high-end furniture stores just to make your first home livable. All you need is good taste and some patience, and you can score secondhand treasures that are unbelievably affordable.
Make sure to drop by Ava’s Attic to check out their vast sea of preloved gems at a bargain. You could even consign your own pieces to raise more cash for future furniture upgrades.
Don’t Throw Away Your Old Furniture
If you’ve been renting for a while, perhaps you already have a few key pieces, some of which may even be your favorites. Just because you have a new home now doesn’t mean that everything has to be brand new. Perhaps you may have an old dresser or a coffee table that is associated with fond memories. You can just repaint it to a new color that would match your newest pieces and there you have a fresh piece right there!
Ava’s Attic has some of the most talented painters who can convert your old piece of furniture into a stunning work of art, just like this beautiful bookshelf. Look at that jaw-dropping before and after transformation!
Buy Things in Set
Furniture stores are often willing to offer discounts on big ticket purchases that come in sets to sell them more easily. This can save you a ton of money and take away the hassle of having to mix and match varying styles if coordinating is not your strength.
This dining set is a real head-turner! Bring this baby home just in time for your housewarming!
Just follow these straightforward tips and you cannot go wrong with furnishing your first home. In the meantime, make sure you check out Ava’s Attic on Facebook for more furniture shopping ideas.