If you are buying odds and ends for a house, furniture is going to cause you plenty of headache. In the UK, they spend a fifth of their incomes on home and furnishings such as carpets, sofas and rugs. This figure is way higher for people starting out or the ones that want to upgrade.
There are however some ways you can buy all the furniture you need and still save some cash:
Forget About Brand Names
Brands are not important in furniture. There is no point in buying an expensive product from company A because you heard that they have been in the market longer than brand X. This is because the so-called ‘mainstream’ companies tend to inflate the price of whatever they are trying to sell you. As long as what you need is available and there are warranties, simply pick your products and head out to checkout; you might just save yourself hundreds of pounds.
Go for Neutral Colors
Manufacturers understand that the more unique colors take tact and carry more time to have a finished product rolled out, so they price them high. On the other hand, neutral colors are easy to assemble and appeal to plenty of people. If you are buying the larger pieces, go for neutral and leave that white couch for when your budget can allow it. At the same time, do not compromise too much on taste; keep your needs in perspective.
Do it Online
A web shop has very low cost of operation. The number of staffers required is low, and the shop does not have to pay rent and property related taxes. This means that they are able to keep their prices low, which works to the benefit of the consumer. You are better off having to wait days for your product than having to buy them from the local store, where the prices are tens of pounds higher. When purchasing online retailers will offer different payment plans which could suit your needs. Buying furniture on finance is a great way of stopping the initial bit of a big purchase. If you find the right retailer they sometimes offer interest free periods too!