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!
When you purchase a home for the first time, it can be intimidating to furnish the entire thing. You might wonder exactly how much it will cost to add furniture throughout your space and how to create a streamlined, welcoming look that you would love to come home to every day. Fortunately, by mixing a few older pieces into your new home, you can create depth and interest. Here are three reasons to add reclaimed furniture into your home.
1. Add Talking Points Throughout Your Home
Anyone can add a bunch of gray furniture and bland photos to a space, but does it actually spark interest with people who come to visit your home? One of the greatest things about adding reclaimed furniture to a home is the fact that every single piece acts as its own talking point.
From ornate wooden console tables to unique chaises in your master suite, adding old furniture can create a more interesting space by adding depth. When searching for furniture, look for unique, interesting pieces that you can see yourself using for years.
2. Create That Lived-In Look
These days, everyone wants a home that looks a little lived-in. From farmhouse kitchens to worn leather sofas, the worn look can create a beautiful, comfortable look without actually requiring years of wear and tear.
If you like rustic items, look for old pieces that are made well. From solid wood furniture to leather polished by years of use, selecting the perfect pieces can make your home appear more comfortable and distinguished.
3. Worry Less About Physical Damage
When you add secondhand, reclaimed items to your home, you won't have to worry as much about accidental spills, scratches, or scrapes. Instead, every added element of damage can build character in the item, creating a more interesting piece.
For this reason, secondhand furniture pieces are ideal for families with young children or pets, since there is less anxiety about keeping your furniture perfect. Instead, you can curl up on that old couch, sit in that old dining room chair, or enjoy your new coffee table without sweating the small stuff.
If you are shopping for reclaimed furniture, be on the lookout for stores that sell secondhand goods. As you shop, keep your personal style in mind, and add things that you love to each space. Remember, your home should be unique and different since it should reflect your individual personality.Share