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Tips for Purchasing High Quality Furniture for Low Prices

When I moved into my first apartment as an adult, I had no idea how to find good furniture that wasn't expensive. We had a local budget furniture store and a high-end luxury store, and while I didn't like the feel of the items from the budget store, I couldn't afford the prices of the luxury store! Although I was eager to prove my independence, I called my mom and asked for help. She told me that I was looking in the wrong place and led me to another store just outside my city that had quality furniture and great prices. She found great furniture for me that was high-quality and in my budget. She has since given me many tips about furniture to help me when I make new purchases in the future. I plan to share them here!

Tips for Purchasing High Quality Furniture for Low Prices

Affordable Home Updates That Will Make Your New Modern Furniture Pop

by Wayne Watson

Now that you've decided to buy new modern furniture to give your home a newer look, it's a good idea to prepare by completing a few home updates that will make the furnishing pop. Here are a few budget-friendly options you can make use of that will complement your new furniture and give your home a fresh look:

Paint the Walls

Giving your interior walls a fresh coat of paint will breathe new life into each room of the home and update the look and feel, so it better complements your new modern furniture overall. Not only will certain colors give your home a luxury and sophisticated look, but they can affect your mood while you're spending time at home. Consider making use of one or more of the following options:

  • Red – When used in a room that's occupied mostly at night and with indoor lighting, red walls offer an elegant and rich look that is sure to complement your new modern furniture. It will also raise energy levels in the space, which is perfect for evening get-togethers.
  • Purple – Create a dramatic and luxurious look with a dark shade of purple.
  • Green – Enjoy a refreshing and cheerful environment that's easy on the eyes and nerves after implementing green.

If you aren't crazy about the idea of painting entire rooms a bright color, consider painting them with a neutral color such as beige and using the brighter colors as trim. You can also create accent walls by painting one whole wall with a bright color and the other three walls with a neutral option.

Focus on Nick-Knacks

Nick-knacks can make or break your home's overall décor, so it's important to make them a focus when determining which home updates should be done to make way for your new modern furniture. Any older nick-knacks that are obviously dated should be discarded for items that have been made within the last few years. Any nick-knacks that are designed to look like they're made of a material that they aren't truly made of should go as well.

Focus on displaying knick-knacks that encompass contemporary and modern forms of art such as stainless steel statues, crystal vases, and photo books. Along with your new modern furniture, these types of knick-knacks will help transform your home into high-class space full of luxury and eye appeal.

Get Rid of all the Clutter

Getting rid of clutter is one of the least expensive ways you can update your home to accommodate your new modern furniture. When a lot of photos, centerpieces, jackets, and other personal belongings are scattered about, it can take away from the elegance and luxury that your modern furniture provides. Keeping your home free of clutter will give it a clean, open, and sleek look that lends itself well to your new furniture. Consider taking the following steps:

  • Hang a coat rack inside a closet near the front door so coats can easily be hung when coming inside, yet they won't be seen.
  • Keep family photos and other personal mementos in your bedroom, bathroom, and other rooms where it's expected to look and feel homey.
  • Keep arts and crafts, DVDs, and other similar items in plastic tubs and put them under the couch for easy access.

Work on one room at a time and spend a day or two analyzing everything before making any final decisions about what to put away and what to leave out.

These tips and tricks should make it easy to update your home on a budget in a way that complements your new modern furniture and optimizes the property's look and feel overall.