10 Tips for Furnishing a Living Room on a Budget


Buy Secondhand

Rather than buy a brand new piece of furniture for your living room, scour your local consignment and thrift stores, as well as yard sales, to find used furniture that might work in your room. Paint an old lamp from a yard sale with a high-gloss lacquer spray paint to refresh it. Or stain old tables and chairs to give them a second life. Many secondhand stores carry quality pieces that just need a little TLC to spruce them up.