Affordable Furniture - Bed Frames
Zinus Affordable Furniture - 7 Inch Heavy Duty Low Profile Platform Bed Frame
- 7 inch low profile foundation supports memory foam, Spring, and Hybrid mattresses
- Use with or without a box Spring to personalize your mattress Height, mattress sold separately
- Strong Steel Matte Black structure with wood slats prevents sagging and increases mattress life
- Non-slip tape on the wooden slats prevents your mattress from moving
- Assembles easily in minutes. Worry free 5 year warranty
Recommended Price: $89.00
This heavy duty, sturdy mattress foundation is designed for strength and style. Perfect for higher profile mattresses or those preferring a modern style. The extra strength steel framed mattress foundation by Zinus features wooden slats that provide strong support for your memory foam, latex, or spring mattress. Non slip tape prevents movement of the box spring or your mattress on the wood slats. 7 inches high and compatible with or without a box spring. Easy to assemble and arrives in a narrow box to make moving through hallways and upstairs easier. Another comfort innovation from Zinus.
Home Life Affordable Furniture - Cloth Platform Bed
- Queen Size - Outer Dimensions - 86" L x 63" W x 47" H
- Linen PLATFORM BED WITH SLATS
- EASY TO ASSEMBLE PLUS NO BOX SPRING REQUIRED!
- Brand New - Comes in Two Boxes
- Light Beige Linen
Recommended Price: $99.00
Zinus Affordable Furniture - 14 Inch Metal Platform Bed Frame with Steel Slat Support
- 14 inches with 13 inches of Clearance under the frame for valuable under bed storage space
- Compact design allows for tight spaces such as staircases and doorways
- Reliable & extra durable Steel slat mattress foundation
- Foam padded tape is added to the steel frame for noise-free use and non-slip tape on the wooden slats prevents your mattress from moving
- Assembles easily in minutes with no tools required. Worry free 5 year warranty
- Product Dimensions: 79.5 x 59.5 x 14 inches
Recommended Price: $96.49
This sturdy steel platform bed, mattress foundation, is designed for strength and style. Perfect for higher profile mattresses, the extra strength steel framed mattress foundation by Zinus provides strong support for your memory foam, latex, or spring mattress. Easy to assemble and arrives in a narrow box to make moving through hallways and upstairs easier. Another comfort innovation from Zinus.
Simlife Affordable Furniture - Metal Bed Frame
- Enough storage space. The metal twin bed frame owns a 12.5 inches under bed clearance, providing enough storage space for you. You could put some storage boxes under the bed to tidy your clothes, toys or quilts
- 100% steel frame. The bed frame is made of steel with ultimate strength. Safe design with 6-legs contacting the floor for durability and stability
- Headboard and Footboard Design. The bed frame is designed with a headboard & footboard to meet your sufficient needs, bringing a warm and elegant feel to your sweet home
- No box spring needed. This sturdy bed frame is the perfect platform to hold your standard twin size mattress and eliminates the need for a box spring
- Easy Assembly. Bed frame comes flat-packed in one box for easy home assembly. Package includes instruction and all parts and needed tools
- Material: Metal
- Color: White
- Item Size: 77.9" x 36" x 34.7" (L*W*H)
- Weight: NW: 29.9lb GW: 32.6lb
Recommended Price: $79.99
The bed frame with two headboards by Simlife can provide strong steel support for increased mattress life without the need for a box spring and allows for valuable under bed storage. Its modern design creates a warm and elegant feel to your sweet home.
Zinus Affordable Furniture - Metal Platform Bed Frame with Headboard and Footboard
- Strong Steel slat support will increase mattress life while eliminating the Need for a box Spring
- Assembles easily in minutes with no tools required
- 11 inches of Clearance under the frame for valuable under bed storage space
- Functional headboard and footboard keep your mattress in place
- 5 year worry free limited warranty
Recommended Price: $79.99
The steel 12 inch platform bed with headboard and footboard by Zinus provides strong support for your memory foam, latex, or spring mattress. This platform bed is 12 inches high with 11 inches of clearance under the frame for valuable under bed storage. The Zinus metal platform bed with headboard and footboard provides durable mattress support and adds a touch of décor to your bedroom at the same time. Mattress sold separately. 5 year worry free warranty. Available in twin, Full, queen, and King.
Affordable Furniture - Night Stands
Fleur De Lis Affordable Furniture - Double Drawer Night Stand
This lovely side table will bring charm and style to your living room, bedroom, and beyond! Two pullout drawers and a lower display shelf make it a great addition to any room.
Dimensions: 16¼" x 11" x 28"H
Material: MDF Wood.
Recommended Price: $77.95
Lifewit Affordable Furniture - Square Night Stand
- SPACIOUS DRAWER: Features spacious storage bin with wooden handle to store your belongings away and keep the desktop clutter-free. The folding construction of the cloth bin allows for quick and easy assembly of the desk, while the soft fabric reducing the risk of hand and finger injuries.
- DURABLE CONSTRUCTION: Constructed out of premium chipboard with wear-resistant canvas cloth to ensure long lasting performance. Equipped with four thickened iron legs to deliver strong and stable support.
- VERSATILITY: The table has a multitude of uses, it is ideal to be used as a sofa table, night stand, corner table, etc. The understated modern style allows it to blend in seamlessly with any interior decor styles.
- TIME-SAVING ASSEMBLY: Provided with easy to follow instructions and installation video to allow undemanding, straight forward assembly.
- DIMENSIONS: The overall dimensions of the side table are approximately 15.8 * 15.8 * 20 inches/40 * 40 * 50 cm.
Recommended Price: $54.99
Introducing new living room furniture from Lifewit Home Solutions, a fresh modern look which can brighten up any living space.
Brand new wood bed side table featuring longevity and exquisite craftsmanship.
The delightful timber finish and contemporary square shaped side table with drawer would blend well with almost any decor style or color scheme bringing a fresh and crisp look into any room.
This side unit creates a diverse and funky display area with its irregular abstract design, perhaps most effective against a plain wall
Prepac Sonoma Affordable Furniture - 2-Drawer Night Stand
- With an attractive form and efficient function, this night stand is a great piece in any home's decor
- Features 2 drawers, a profiled top, side moldings, and an arched kick plate; coordinating pieces are available separately
- Includes solid brushed nickel knobs and drawers that run on smooth, all-metal roller glides with built-in safety stops
- As a higher quality ready-to-assemble product, it is made from durable composite woods
- Overall, the night stand measures 21-3/4 inches high by 23-1/4 inches wide by 16 inches deep
Recommended Price: $60.34
This Night Stand features two drawers, a profiled top, side moldings and an arched kick plate. Other highlights include solid brushed nickel knobs and drawers that run on smooth, all-metal roller glides with built-in safety stops. As a higher quality ready-to-assemble product, it is made from durable composite woods. Matches other items from Prepac's Sonoma collection
Sauder Orchard Hills Night Stand
- This night stand has a drawer with metal runners and safety stops
- Open shelf provides additional storage
- Quick and easy assembly with patented T-lock drawer assembly
- Night stand comes in Carolina Oak finish
- Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 15.3 x 22.8 inches
Recommended Price: $67.00
Add a touch of classic beauty to your bedroom décor with this night stand from the Orchard Hills collection. This stylish bedside table features a lower drawer that opens and closes on smooth metal runners, perfect for storing reading glasses, crossword puzzles, and maybe even a nighttime snack. It also includes a spacious open shelf that can be used for easy access storage of bedside essentials or to display home décor. Finished in Carolina Oak, this traditional style night stand is a perfect addition to your bedroom style
Winsome Wood Affordable Furniture - Shaker Night Stand
- Shaker style night stand
- Sturdy construction of solid and composite wood
- Antique walnut finish
- 22-Inch l by 16-Inch w by 25-Inch h
- Ready to assemble with parts, tools and instructio
Recommended Price: $83.58
Winsome Wood's Shaker style end table/ night stand is made of solid and composite wood, finished in Antique Walnut stain. The beveled top gives an upscale look to the table which is complete with storage drawer and bottom storage shelf. The table is 22-Inch L by 16-Inch D by 25-Inch H. Easily assembled, instructions and tool included. Please call Winsome or email customer service with any questions; numbers included in instructions.
Affordable Furniture - Sofas
Coaster Affordable Furniture - Convertible Sofa with Drop Down Console Cup Holders
- Built-in middle drop down console offers spot to set remotes or snacks
- Tan microfiber upholstered seat and back
- Dark brown vinyl base front
- High tufted back cushion and seat
- Back cushion drops to easily convert comfy sofa into double bed
- Product Dimensions: 36.2 x 69.2 x 35.5 inches
Recommended Price: $314.00
DHP Affordable Furniture - Loveseat with Chrome Legs and Adjustable Armrests
- Rich Linen upholstery and Chrome Legs give this sofa futon a Modern look
- With its multi-functional and innovative design, armrests fold down to create a couch sleeper or L sofa in seconds
- A sturdy 400 LB weight limit and convenient magazine storage make this a versatile accent piece
- Perfect small space solution for Condos, Apartments, College Dorms and more
- Easy assembly only takes a few minutes. Buy with confidence, 1 year warranty included
- Product Dimensions: 56x30x32 inches
Recommended Price: $223.43
The Euro Futon with Magazine Storage – Gray has two functions for a small space. This convertible couch has a modular and comfy look. Easily fold down both arms for sleeping, or just fold down 1 to lounge. The addition of a magazine pocket on this convertible futon makes it perfect for your living room. Sleep, lounge or read on this Navy futon.
Divano Roma Affordable Furniture - Classic Ultra Comfortable Brush Microfiber Fabric Living Room Sofa
- Classic style ultra comfortable linen fabric living room sofa
- Features soft brush microfiber fabric upholstery with tufted back cushions which are stuffed with the best high density memory foam and hypoallergenic polyester
- This chair is available in dark grey, chocolate brown and hazelnut colors to provide you with the best fit for your decor
- Minor assembly required - Instructions and hardware included
Recommended Price: $279.99
Divano Roma Furniture living room sofa features hand picked soft brush microfiber upholstery with tufted back rest cushions all stuffed with the best and hypoallergenic materials, seat cushions are stuffed with high density memory foam for ultimate comfort and long lasting effect.
Festnight Affordable Furniture - Faux Leather Sofa Bed Sleeper with Armrests
- This versatile, high-quality sofa bed will be perfect for accommodating unexpected overnight guests, while providing a comfortable seating area during the day.
- This sofa bed can be converted from a sofa to a bed quickly and easily.
- As a sofa, it allows you to choose 3 different reclining positions.
- Material: Wooden frame + artificial leather upholstery
- Total size: 72.4" x 30.5" x (23.8" / 25.2" / 26.2") (L x W x H)
Recommended Price: $196.99
This versatile, high-quality sofa bed will be perfect for accommodating unexpected overnight guests, while providing a comfortable seating area during the day.
The high-quality wooden frame contributes to its sturdiness, while it is also thickly padded for added comfort.
This sofa bed can be converted from a sofa to a bed quickly and easily.
As a sofa, it allows you to choose 3 different reclining positions.
The sofa bed also has armrests which will offer great body support.
Featuring a contemporary design, this sofa bed will complement any decor.
Affordable Furniture - Tables
Cosco Affordable Furniture - 5-Piece Folding Table and Chair Set
- FOLDS FLAT - Folds up tight and compact for easy storage
- LOW MAINTENANCE - Durable steel frame with powder-coated finish
- STRONG - Use of cross braces and tube-in-tube reinforced frame
- NON-MARRING - Leg tips protect floor surfaces
- Height: 27.87", Width: 33.818", Depth: 33.818", Weight: 40.695 lbs
Recommended Price: $112.12
Be ready for guests with instant seating for four. Comfortable for entertaining and compact for storage, our sets feature durable steel frames and a powder-coated finish. The more the merrier. This tan set comes with a sturdy 34" square table with low maintenance and easy to clean vinyl top. The four chairs are upholstered in an attractive fabric with padding on the seat and back for additional comfort. The tables and chairs are made of a sturdy steel frame and rubber tips to protect your floors. The table and chairs fold for easy storage when not in use.
Lifewit Affordable Furniture - 2-tier Modern Round Side
- STORAGE: A lower shelf design offers extra space to accommodate your storage needs, perfect for storing smaller items like magazines, cordless phones etc.
- VERSATILITY: The round table fits ideally in small and large spaces like living room, bedroom, kitchen, office, etc., also easy to assemble and disassemble.
- STABILITY: Constructed with sturdy carbon steel and tempered glass that ensures remarkable 10kg weight capacity and long lasting use. It features height adjustable table legs to compensate for uneven floors.
- STYLING: The classic yet modern design allows the round table blends easily with all décor styles.
- SAFETY: Tempered glass table top with safe rounded edge to prevent injuries. It is an ideal option for families with young children.
- Product Dimensions: 19.7" x 14.2" x 22.4"
- Material: Steel, wood
Recommended Price: $44.99
The Lifewit side end table, constructed with high quality carbon steel and wood, can be bearing 20kg weight with stability and long lasting durability.
It is perfectly sized for versatile placement and can serve various purposes at home or work.
The table features lower shelf for extra storage space and smooth edge to prevent injuries.
Enhance your space with Lifewit's contemporary and classic round table.
TRINITY Affordable Furniture - EcoStorage NSF Stainless Steel Table
- Full stainless steel construction
- NSF certified
- 100 lb per shelf
- 200 lb total weight capacity
- Fully adjustable stainless steel shelf
- (4) adjustable feet levelers
- Rounded edges for safety
- < 10 minute assembly (no tools needed)
- Assembled dimensions: 24"W x 24"D x 34.75"H (with casters)
Recommended Price: $89.99
TRINITY's high quality all stainless steel table is great for all your indoor, outdoor, kitchen or garage needs. Built with a fully-adjustable stainless steel bottom shelf, rest assured that everything you need to store will have its place.
Cosco Affordable Furniture - Square Folding Espresso Wood Table with Vinyl Inset
- Coordinates with premium wood folding chairs
- Built to last sturdy wood construction
- Folds flat and compact for easy storage
- Product Dimensions: 32 x 32 x 29 inches
Recommended Price: $63.74
Entertain your guests with a low-profile table that coordinates beautifully with any dining room furniture. This 32-inch Square Wood Folding Table features a sturdy wood construction in a beautiful finish. The low-maintenance black vinyl inset allows for effortless cleanup. After use, the legs fold in for quick and easy storage.
Furinno Affordable Furniture - Simplistic End Table
- Sold in set of two; Fits in y our space, fits on your budget
- Material: carb compliant composite wood and PVC tubes
- Sturdy on flat surface; Easy no hassle no tools 5-minutes assembly even a kid can accomplish
- Please read the dimension carefully; Perfect for small area end table or night stand; Can be used as indoor plant stand as well
- Assembled dimension: 15.6-inches Wide by 19.6-inches High by 15.6-inches Deep
Recommended Price: $24.33
This Simplistic Series end table two-piece set is designed to fit in your space, your style and fit on your budget. This unit is so simple, both in design and assembly. It uses the Turn-S-Tube mechanism to assemble the unit in 5 minutes. It is proven to be the most popular RTA furniture due to its functionality, price, and the no hassle assembly. The DIY project in assemble these products can be fun for kids and parents. There are no screws involved, thus it is totally safe to be a family project. Just turn the tube to connect the panels to form a storage shelf.
Affordable Furniture - Chairs
Sparta Vanity Affordable Furniture - Stool
- Metal vanity stool featuring intricate scrollwork
- Multi-toned black finish with gold accents
- Fawn suede fabric seat
- Assembly required
- Overall Dimensions: 32.25H x 16.5W x 17.5D
Recommended Price: $64.88
Whether you are looking to update your master bedroom, guest room, or kids room the Hillsdale beds and bedroom are sophisticated and styled to create the perfect sanctuary. Decorative accents, beautiful finishes, fabrics and gorgeous styles are the basis of design for Hillsdale’s beds and bedrooms. Hillsdale offers a variety of the beds to help you create a space that is comfortable and relaxing.
Dutton Vanity Affordable Furniture - Stool
Furinno Affordable Furniture - Simplistic End Table
Upon the Emerson Vanity Stool, you'll want to primp all morning long. The cushy and spacious neutral woven fabric seat will support you always. Its glowing golden bronze finish will add the Midas touch to your bed or bath, and its simply elegant traditional design in durable metal will strike you with its beauty morning, noon and night. You're golden. This stool measures 16W x 18D x 30H inches. About Hillsdale Furniture Located in Louisville, Ky., Hillsdale Furniture is a leader in top-quality, affordable bedroom furniture. Since 1994, Hillsdale has combined the talents of nationally recognized designers and globally accredited factories to bring you furniture styling and design from around the globe. Hillsdale combines the best in finishes, materials, and designs to bring both beauty and value with every piece. The combination of top-quality metal, wood, stone, and leather has given Hillsdale the reputation for leading-edge styling and concepts.
Modway Casper Affordable Furniture - Modern Acrylic Dining Armchair
- TRANSPARENT CHAIR - Reinvent your surroundings with the iconic silhouette and transparent design of a chic modern armchair used to inspire a visually clean and creative dining or work environment
- A MOST VERSATILE CHAIR - Often used at the vanity in the bedroom or bathroom, computer desk or writing table, Casper is the go-to chair for anyone seeking to elevate their contemporary home décor
- INDOOR/OUTDOOR USE - Popularly bought for weddings and other outdoor patio or backyard events, Casper enhances the dining experience both inside and out. Casper is stackable and easily wipes clean
- ACRYLIC DESIGN - Stylish and strong, this modern chair is injection molded using durable polycarbonate. Ready for everyday use, Casper does not require assembly and comes with non-marking foot caps
- CHAIR MEASUREMENTS - Product Dimensions: 21"L x 22"W x 36"H; Armrest Height: 26.5"H; Maximum Weight Capacity: 331 lbs.
- Famous louis xv style
- Innovative modern design - clear, sturdy acrylic, trendy
Recommended Price: $90.35
Combine artistic endeavors into a unified vision of harmony and grace with the ethereal Casper Chair. Allow bursts of creative energy to reach every aspect of your contemporary living space as this masterpiece reinvents your surroundings. Surprisingly sturdy and durable, the Casper Chair is appropriate for any room or outdoor setting. Pure perception awaits, as shining moments of brilliance turn visual vacuums into new realms of transcendence.
Affordable Furniture - Bookcases
Mugiazii Affordable Furniture - Multifunctional 5 Tier Bookcase
- 5-tier sturdy bamboo bookcase hold books, collectibles, kitchen items, and more. It's not only a bookshelf, but also a powerful storage rack
- Crafted of solid beechwood with natural finish
- Materials: environmental-friendly and durable bamboo, high quality.
- Primary color, attractive and simple appearance, decorates your home or office perfectly
- Size: 26.4 Lx10.6 Wx55 H inches
Recommended Price: $83.59
As a material of bamboo products, phyllostachys pubescens is the best variety of natural bamboo products. Due to the thick body, fine texture, and lower content of sugar, starch and protein, it is easier to take the procedure of the mildew proof and insect prevention. Phyllostachys pubescens products has the advantage of short growth cycle, mildew proof, insect prevention, anti-corrosion, high toughness,pure and fresh and environment-friendly.This product is high-temperature sterilized and retains its original toughness and density and bacteria free. It is made of adult phyllostachys pubescens over 5 years, which ensures the hardness, toughness and elasticity. Natural paint and harmless to human body. This 5-shelf bookcase will decorate your home or office perfectly with primary color, attractive and simple appearance. Ideal for your binders, books or decorative items, this versatile 5-shelf bookcase can meet your every need. This bookcase is sure to enhance the look of any room in your home.
SONGMICS Affordable Furniture - Bamboo Ladder 4-Shelf Bookcase
- ULTIMATELY PRACTICAL & FUNCTIONAL: 4 open shelves for displaying your books, records, art crafts, plants and storing other home office supplies, ideal for your living room, den, bathroom, balcony and entryway etc.
- LADDER SHAPE DESIGN: Free standing ladder design enhances its stability and comes space-saving, 4 shelves from bottom to top accommodate items from large to small
- CONSIDERATE DETAILS: Extra bars on sides and back serve as bookends to prevent your books/items falling down; polished corner is safe and smooth to touch
- EASY ASSEMBLY: Simple assembly required, tool and instruction included
- OVERALL MEASUREMENT: 18 7/8”L x 11 13/16”W x 46 13/16” H(48 x 30 x 119cm)
Recommended Price: $47.99
No matter textbooks, magazines, art crafts, photos or home office supplies, this SONGMICS Bamboo Bookcase will create you a personal area to organize them in style. Except for the unique advantages brought by bamboo, the craftsmanship focus on each detail to guarantee user experience, all edges and corners are polished to ensure safe and comfy touch. Slated shelves are reinforced to be more stable and sturdier. The funny part is the way you use it, by single shelf, it serves as bookcase, plant stand shelf, or bathroom rack. By double or more, you can create a storage shelf system with esthetic looking. Fresh your home with bamboo style!
Furinno Affordable Furniture - Turn-N-Tube 4-Tier Multipurpose Shelf Display Rack
- Simple stylish design comes in multiple color options, is functional and suitable for any room
- Material: CARB compliant composite wood and PVC Tubes
- Sturdy on flat surface. Easy no hassle no tools 5-minutes assembly even a kid can accomplish
- Holds up to 25 lbs per shelf. Product dimension: 23.6(W) x 11.6(D) x 43.25(H) inches
- There is no foul smell of chemicals, durable and it is the most stable medium density composite wood used to make RTA furniture
- There are no screws involved, thus it is totally safe to be a family project. Just turn the tube to connect the panels to form a storage shelf
- Care instructions: Wipe clean with clean damped cloth. Avoid using harsh chemicals. Pictures are for illustration purpose
Recommended Price: $20.72
Furinno 4-tier tube display/storage rack/bookshelf is designed to meet the demand of low cost but durable and efficient furniture. It is proven to be the most popular rta furniture due to its functionality, price, and the no hassle assembly. The materials comply with e1 grade particle board for furniture. There is no foul smell of chemicals, durable and it is the most stable particleboard used to make rta furniture. Care instructions: wipe clean with clean damped cloth. Avoid using harsh chemicals. Please contact [email protected] for missing parts, damaged goods, or other questions. We are pleased to send you the replacement part free of charge. Pictures are for illustration purpose. All decor items are not included in this offer. Pictures are for illustration purpose. All decor items are not included in this offer.
Giantex Affordable Furniture - 4 Tier Bookshelf Bookcases (Pair of Two)
- Giantex Pair 4 Tier Bookshelf: Giantex Pair 4 Tier bookshelf has open display rack design and offers enough space for storing and displaying decorative or home living things.
- Sturdy And Durable: This bookshelf has a sturdy construction because the main construction is metal tube. Covered with PB board for putting items. Could totally weight about 22Lbs each level.
- Classic Black Design: The simple and modern black design enables the bookshelf to be more popular and multifunctional and match any décor style of your room.
- 4 Tier Space: Each come with 4 Tier space, provide enough space for putting items, and it can also help you save your room space.
- Easy To Use: All parts are packed in the package and easy assemble is required according to the instruction. A functional bookcase, also a decoration to home and office.
- Each Dimension: 20.5"X19"X60"(LXWXH)
Recommended Price: $82.99
2PCS 4 tier bookshelf has open display rack design and offers enough space for storing and displaying decorative or home living things. This bookshelf has a sturdy construction because the main construction is metal tube. The simple and modern design enables the bookshelf to be more popular and multifunctional and match any décor style of your room. At the same time, it can also help you save your room space. Our bookshelf has light weight so it is easy for you to move it.
Tips for Buying High-Quality and Low-Priced Affordable Furniture
Know your wood types.
Wood furniture falls into three categories: solid wood, veneers, and particle board or composite wood.
Solid wood furniture is typically more expensive than other types and looks great, but can be susceptible to scratches and water rings. Veneers have an inexpensive wood base covered by several thin layers of better-quality wood. Because of the cheaper core, veneers aren’t as expensive as solid wood pieces. Particle board and composite wood pieces are made from a combination of wood pulp, plastics, and resin, basically the scraps of the furniture world. These are the cheapest type of wood furniture and can look decent, but won’t hold up for decades.
Check drawers and cabinets.
Open the drawers and cabinets. Make sure the drawer pulls all the way out, latches properly, and then shuts evenly. Make sure doors open, remain in an open position (instead of snapping closed while you’re trying to get something out of the cabinet), and shut again. Check the handles and knobs. They should fit tightly and not jiggle or turn.
Avoid nails and glue.
Look for wood joined at ends and corners, not glued or nailed in. Known in the manufacturing world as wood joinery, these pieces are studier and can take more weight. Check out Basic Woodworking Joints from Wood Magazine to see examples.
Consider your lifestyle.
Let your lifestyle determine what colors and fabrics you choose. For example, I have a large, hyper dog constantly climbing on the furniture. If I brought home a white suede couch, it would be torn apart and stained in minutes. If you have kids or pets, stick with dark colors and stain-resistant tough fabrics like linen or tweed.
Be realistic about colors.
I once bought an orange corduroy armchair at a furniture outlet store. At the time, my house was decorated in orange, blue, and white, and I thought I’d love those colors forever. As it turned out, “forever” was about a year. I got so sick of the bright orange I sold the chair for a fraction of what I paid. Learn from my mistake: Stick to neutral colors for your bigger and more expensive pieces. Save bold colors for décor pieces.
Inspect the legs.
The legs should be heavy, wood, and jointed to the frame of the sofa or chair, not nailed. Plastic, rubber, or metal legs don’t look as nice, can tear up your floors, and won’t hold up as well. Same goes for nailed-in wood legs. If you’re spending more than $1,000 on a sofa, look for one with a fifth leg in the middle. They provide extra support – you won’t find them on many cheaper sofas.
Check the springs.
If you like firm sofas, look for one with traditional coiled springs. If you want a softer feel, go with zigzag coils. Before you buy, take off the cushions and press down on the base of the sofa. The coils should push down and spring back into place immediately.
Test the cushions.
Look for firm cushions with a removable cover matching on both sides. Firm cushions hold up better over time. Fully covered cushions cost a bit more than ones with the pattern on one side and a plain white or tan backing, but they’ll last longer and wear evenly if you can flip them over every few months. Find removable covers that are easily washable.
Buy at the right time.
Furniture prices fluctuate throughout the year. You’ll get good deals around Memorial Day and Veterans Day, both popular times for furniture sales. But if you want the best deal, wait until the Fourth of July or even Christmas when furniture stores push to get rid of the last of their inventory and offer the biggest discounts.
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