Where should I spend most of the furnishing budget on

What do I really need to buy to create a livable home? How much should I spend on furniture? Many questions come to ind when we moving into a new unfurnished house or when we just simply need to buy new furniture.

But probably one of the most important questions is, “Where should I spend most of the furnishing budget on?“. Yes, because unfortunately budgets are limited and we have to prioritize.

This also happened to us recently since we have moved offices last June. During the furnishing process we spent a lot of time looking for the best ways to furnish our new space, and today we want to share all our knowledge with you. Here is the definitive guide to where you should spend most of your furniture budget on.

Where should I spend most of the furnishing budget on
Start your decoration project with a minimalist style, you can add more decoration items.

Start with the basics

If you have a tight decoration budget always start with buying the basic furniture first. For example, furnish a bedroom by buying a bed and a wardrobe. You can buy a beautiful carpet and some matching curtains later. And maybe you’ll buy even better furniture because you’ll have more time to save money.

Don’t try to furnish all your house with cheap products in a fast way. Good things always need time! 😉

How to know what furniture to buy
Start buying the basic furniture, and then add all the decoration details over time.

Following this thought, here’s a list of the furniture we think are the basic essentials for a home.

We have also checked the prices of these items in IKEA, to make it easier for you to allocate a budget.

Bedroom: where should I spend most of the furnishing budget on?

Furniture

Approximate Price

Bed Structure (King size)

$300

Foam Mattress (King size)

$300

Pillows (x2)

$60

Bed Lamp (x2)

$60

Night Stand (x2)

$120

Wardrobe

$600

Total Price

$1440

Tips for decorating your bedroom: if you dare to have a modern look you can try to have wooden pallets as your bed structure. You’ll only need to buy the mattress. For stylish bohemians and contemporaries! 😉

Tips and advices to buy furniture
With a little ingenuity, you can get an incredible house – Picture from DEPTO 51

Living Room: where should I spend most of the furnishing budget on?

Furniture

Approximate Price

Sofa (2 seaters with Chaise)

$850

Armchair

$300

Lamp (x2)

$150

TV cabinet

$450

Coffee Table

$150

Total Price

$1900

Tips for decorating your living room: instead of buying a new sofa, you can buy a second-hand one and a slipcover. You can even make it look like a million bucks sofa with velvet or linen fabrics. Check out all our fabrics and slipcovers on www.comfort-works.com.

Prices of furniture - where to spend my decoration budget
Sofa with a customized slipcover from Comfort Works

Dining Room: where should I spend most of the furnishing budget on?

Furniture

Approximate Price

Table (Up to 6 Seats)

$300

Dining Chairs (x6)

$500

Total Price

$800

Tips for decorating your dining room: if you decide to buy second-hand chairs or you just want to have customized and unique dining chairs, we recommend you some covers for dining chairs. They’ll give the personal touch you are looking for your dining room or kitchen.

Dining Chairs with slipcovers - Where should I spend most of the furnishing budget on
Dining Chairs with covers from Comfort Works

*Remember that all these prices are approximate and they always depend on the furniture you choose. We have based these prices on the prices of the average furniture ranges of IKEA.

Final tips and advice

I’m sure that after reading all this information you have a better idea of where it’s important to spend your furnishing budget, but if you have a tighter one or you just want to squeeze it to the max I recommend you to read the following tips – they’ll help you manage your budget!

  • Don’t be afraid of combining avant-garde furniture with some other cheaper furnishing options. Variety is the spice of life!
  • Go with the Do-It-Yourself route and make your home even more personal. For example, we have done some DIY with one the cheapest IKEA sofas and now we have an incredible tufted sofa. We wrote about it here: Tufting Klippan – Be Emerald Green with Envy!
  • You can also discover more tips to save money when you are furnishing your house: Check out our article: 6 Ways to Save Thousands When Shopping For Furniture.
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Variety is the spice of life! – Armchair and sofa with slipcovers from Comfort Works

And that’s all folks! Hope we have helped you with your question about where to spend most of the furnishing budget on. We’ll love to know what do you think about this topic.

You can leave us a comment in this post or on our social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Also, if you have any questions about our sofa covers, armchair covers, dining chair covers or any of our other decoration products, please send us an email to info@comfortworks.com.au.

We’ll be pleased to help you 🙂

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