Purchasing secondhand furniture for your home can be a cost effective way of decorating but is definitely frustrating, time-consuming, and very addictive!
Here are tips:
1. Determine your home's decorating style. Develop a specific look and expression for your place; it can be retro, contemporary minimalist, wildly kitsch, whimsical, country, rustic or shabby chic.
2. Charity-run second hand shops are the ones that offer the best bargains with a wide furniture selection, because most items here are donated so they sell their stuff cheaply yet still profit.
3. Be patient. Shop often. If you will furnish primarily your home with secondhand furniture, you need to go out often, visiting shop to shop until you find what you have in mind.
4. Estate sales display highest quality furniture at very affordable prices.
Estate sales generally are held when an individual pass away, and the contents of his estate are sold by the family.
Unlike yard and garage sales that offer usually items that do not work, estate sales furniture still are in good condition. You can locate estate sales through the classified section listings of your local newspaper.
5. Think of versatility and stay