Arguably one of the most important rooms of the house; the living room is often one of the first things we think of when it comes to redecorating. From sofas to fit the whole family to artwork to decorate the walls; finding fabulous furniture on a budget can be an arduous task. However, with Black Friday just around the corner there is no reason why we should have to spend a fortune to furnish our home. Check out our bargain hunters guide to furnishing your living room and discover the best deals without trapping up and down the high street!
Before the Bargain Hunt; What to Buy
Before you set off on your money saving journey towards a beautiful new lounge, make sure you don’t get carried away with the incredible deals. Instead have a few things planned out prior. Such as..
Your Existing Furniture
This might seem like an obvious one, but any keen decorator will know how easy it is to forget what we already have in favour of having everything new. However, if you can coordinate your existing lounge furnishings around what you are planning to buy, not only will you likely spend less but you’re living room will appear a lot more complete as one room rather than a mish mash of different styles. Make a list of the furniture you have already and, if necessary, a plan for the layout of your lounge (if, for example, you are moving into a new home). Once you have a list of the furniture you already have, consider what you need and what else will fit well In your lounge. If you have a particular style or size of soda you need, then jot this down too, as it will make it far easier when searching for the best deals. Remember the smaller things such as artwork for the walls, TV stands, ornaments and chairs to accommodate guests.
Your Colour Scheme
Once you have the essentials down, decide what colour scheme you’ll be going for. There are a variety of colour schemes to choose from and colours which can complement each other to bring out your character; from bright and cheerful oranges to warm and cosy peach. This is particularly important for the smaller things to bring your living room together, such as;
Wall Art & Clocks
Vases & Lamps
The colour scheme doesn’t necessarily have to be limited to one or two complimentary colours, and you can mix and match to form your own style. Most people opt for neutral or cosy colours when it comes to the lounge, such as a cream, baby blue, mauve and sage green. Check out the Dulux Lounge Colour Guide to find the colour scheme which works for you. You can even choose a neutral colour for the walls and the sofa and add a burst of colour with some colourful vases or curtains!
Your Price Range
Before diving into the latest savings at Laura Ashley, or finding super discounts at Debenhams, make sure you have your price range sorted. How much would you normally pay for a rustic coffee table from Oak Furniture King? What is your budget to spend on furnishing your living room? Is it worth saving a small amount if it’s something that doesn’t quite fit your criteria? Try to set a budget and stick to it, with some wiggle room for if you find something you love which costs a little more or when you discover such an amazing bargain on something you hadn’t even thought of!
Make Sure the Sizing is Right
For large furnishings such as sofas and tables, as well as curtains, paint and wall art, sizing is everything. If you don’t get the right measurements for your furniture you can waste a lot of time and money having to return it or alter your plans to fit this unexpected hiccup. You can use the handy Furniture Measuring Guide from Furniture Village which covers how to best measure for your new lounge furniture, as well as general buying guides for every room in the house. Laura Ashley also have a complete curtain buying guide, complete with a Curtain Measuring Guide to help you find the perfect fit.
Where Can I Find Black Friday Furniture Deals?
Once you’ve decided what furniture to your going to buy, the next step is knowing where to buy it! With our Black Friday Furniture Page, you can find all the best bargains as soon as they go live, with merchants such as Dunelm, Argos and Debenhams offering some incredible deals. Some of our most popular Black Friday bargains which you are likely to see include…
Free Delivery: One of the things we often forget about when shopping online is delivery costs. However, they can make or break an amazing saving; especially if you need two man delivery or a replacement service to discard of the old furniture. One of our best deals during Black Friday is free delivery offers, which are available on a variety of stores including Oak Furniture Superstore and Kelly Hoppen.
Up to 60% Off M&S Furniture: Shopping at Marks and Spencer over the Black Friday period is also a fantastic idea, as they have offers of up to a huge 60% off their home and furniture collection.
Save Up to 70% at Habitat: Known for offering top quality home furniture and accessories, Habitat is the perfect place for Black Friday bargains. Last year they had some huge discounts on up to 70% off beds, lights and lounge furniture.
£100 Off TVs: Last Black Friday, Argos offered some incredible deals including free money saving vouchers, £50 off iPhones and a super £100 off the latest HD TVs. This home electrical is in everyone’s living room, and when you shop with Argos this Black Friday you can be sure to find some fab TVs to watch your favourite shows over Christmas, at a bargain price.
However you choose to decorate, revamp or refurnish your living room; there is so much choice when it comes to finding Black Friday furniture deals to suit your budget. If you want to find out more about other ways to save this Black Friday, then don’t forget to check out our Top Tips for Finding the Best Gadget Deals for This Black Friday and our Black Friday Guide to Shopping for Perfume online.
By Emily Atkinson-Dalton on 28th October 2019