Did you know that depending on the size of your home, furnishing it can cost upwards of $100,000? A general rule of thumb is that furniture typically will cost around 10% of the value of a new home.
If you prefer luxury furniture, this percentage cost could be even more.
Fortunately, there are many ways you can procure luxury home furniture while sticking to a budget.
Don’t believe us? Keep reading to find out a few key methods for snagging luxury furniture for less.
Look For Used Furniture Steals
One of the best ways to score a bargain on luxury furniture is by scouring second-hand marketplaces. Currently, Facebook Marketplace is one of the most popular places for buying used furniture.
If you were thinking that there’s nothing luxurious about second-hand furniture, think again.
With a bit of perseverance and a touch of luck, you can find high-quality furniture pieces selling for incredible prices on the used market. What’s more, previously owned pieces often have more character and history to them than new pieces. For instance, leather furniture pieces are renowned for developing a sought-after patina over time, which is something you can’t find in a new piece that’s straight off the production line.
If you buy a pre-owned piece of high-quality or vintage furniture, you can also rest assured that you won’t walk into your neighbor’s house and spot the very same thing. Some items might be completely one-of-a-kind pieces, others might even be imported.
Are you worried that you won’t find modern luxury furniture on the used market? Don’t be.
Sometimes people change their minds on a piece after the return period is up, or unexpected events cause them to move and sell newly acquired pieces.
Leverage Wishlists and Sales
Another trick to buying luxury furniture while on a budget is to plan for sales. Instead of buying a piece outright, add it to your wishlist and wait for it to go on sale. When it does, you’ll receive a notification.
Besides this, you can also time your luxury home furniture buying to coincide with seasonal sales. For instance, you can almost guarantee that outdoor items will go on sale towards the end of summer. If you do your luxury outdoor furniture shopping during the tail end of the season, you’ll be sure to snap up some heavily discounted deals.
What if you’re shopping for luxury living room furniture? If so, keep your eyes peeled on your favorite luxury furniture stores around sales days like Black Friday, Labor Day, and Memorial Day.
Vet for High-Quality Materials
Last but not least, know your materials. Genuine luxury furniture will always feature high-quality materials, often of natural origin. Natural materials typically last longer and look more high-end.
Don’t be fooled by glamorous marketing and photos, and make sure you are buying the real thing.
For instance, true rustic furniture should always be made out of natural, authentic materials, not plastic or composites. If a furniture item is called “rustic” but isn’t made of genuine materials, or incorporates good craftsmanship, this is simply a marketing gimmick, not a high-quality furniture item.
You Don’t Have to Break the Bank to Have Luxury Furniture
Luxury furniture pieces can elevate your space and serve you for decades to come. What’s more, luxury home furniture doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. With these shopping hacks and a little patience, you can snag gorgeous pieces for an affordable price.
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