Does your interior need a little sprucing up? Do you want a positive change and more comfort? Let’s see together how furnish your student accommodation, with a small budget !
Evaluate your old furniture
Take stock of the furniture you already have. It is true that with the thousands of photos of furniture published on Pinterest or Instagram, it is sometimes difficult to resist. But in order not to give in easily to temptation, take a critical look at what you already have. Start with basic furniture, then move on to decorative items.
Rate each piece of furniture based on its purpose, condition, and whether or not it meets your current needs and expectations. List and classify the furniture into one of the following three categories:
- To conserve
- Not sure
- For sale / give away / throw away
You now have a clear vision of what you are going to do with each of your pieces of furniture! For furniture in the third category, take photos of them and post them on classifieds sites.
After doing your inventory, define what you are missing. List the items you need to furnish your home, ranking them in order of priority.
Then take the time to decide how much you can realistically spend before you buy. Keep the list handy to resist the temptation to buy furniture you don’t need.
Look for used items
To avoid spending a lot of money, find used furniture stores in your area. You will have to go there regularly to find the articles that will suit you.
You can also check ad sites. Many offers are published there every day. Search for example on:
Be sure to properly appraise second-hand items before buying them. Check if there are no missing parts, if their condition is good and try to negotiate with the seller.
Put on the handyman’s hat
If you’re willing to put in a little extra effort, it’s possible to bring your old furniture back to life! Sometimes all it takes is the right DIY tutorial and a few coats of paint to spruce up an old item. Youtube can be a good source of inspiration.
If you plan to move to study or work for a short time, it may be better to rent furniture instead of buying it! Sites like to furnish Where Move and Rent allow you to rent furniture at low prices. The longer the lease term, the lower the monthly payments.
Register and choose the furniture and the rental period (6 months, 1 year, 2 years, etc.).
Some bonus recommendations for furnishing at low prices
- Take advantage of Christmas specials, Black Friday and other end-of-year promotions
- Don’t buy too much furniture to save space for circulation
- Think about recovering furniture from your loved ones