Shopping For Fine Furniture On A Budget? Keep These Tips In Mind

In a survey of over 2,000 consumers, 72.7% of respondents agreed that, “The design of my furniture reflects my personality,” and 67% of respondents agreed with the statement, “A lot can be said about a person from the furniture s/he owns." Unfortunately, the furniture you love may not always have a price tag you love. But don't worry -- with a few helpful tips, you can find fine furniture that matches both your tastes and your budget. Here are just a few tips for finding affordable home furniture

Schedule your shopping trips based on the season
It may sound surprising, but like most things, even furniture has an optimal buying season. This means that if you're able to make do with what the furniture pieces you currently have on hand, you could be in for some serious savings when the holidays and other seasons roll around. Fortunately, experts say there are several times throughout the year when furniture dealers lower their prices.

"The holidays obviously offer savings opportunities (think of outside-the-box holidays, as well, like Memorial and Independence Day), but since new furniture designs tend to debut in the spring, experts recommend February as a good time to go furniture shopping, as store owners try to clear out their showrooms to make room for the new products," writes Cherl Lock on Clark.

Simplify your tastes
Many times, fine furniture with unique colors, patterns, or materials cost more than their more basic counterparts. Keep this in mind when shopping for handmade furniture or modern furniture. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make any furniture piece more unique through accessories such as accent pillows, so choosing a more basic furniture piece can be a great compromise.

Consider getting a discount through a store credit card
Finally, there are many furniture stores that offer generous discounts to customers that open up credit cards and finance their purchases. If taking this route, make sure to pay off the balance by the deadline to avoid incurring any interest.

Ultimately, understanding the many ways to save money on fine furniture is the key to customizing your home to fit your tastes, even on a tight budget. For more information about custom wood furniture, contact Unruh Furniture.

By Sam Unruh

I started Unruh Furniture in my garage in 2012 when my wife was pregnant with our first. Today I have 4 kids, 20 employees, and plenty of fires to put out every day. It's a great life and I am a happy man.