Sick Of That Showroom Look?

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Do you ever have that weird moment where you walk into someone else’s house or apartment and realise that one of the pieces of furniture is the same as one in your home? How about the moment when you realise that you have pretty much ALL the same furniture as them?! This might seem unlikely, but in the age of stores such as IKEA, it’s actually pretty common. Because of the fact that places like these do a lot of decent quality furniture at such low prices, most people have at least a few things from there in their home. This can lead to a strange phenomenon where thousands of homes now just look like showrooms. Now, there’s nothing wrong with that, except it does prevent your home from feeling particularly unique and personal. With that in mind, here are a few simple tips for ditching that showroom look.


Get thrifty

One of the best things about IKEA is that it’s incredibly cheap when compared to other furniture stores. However, just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean that you have to be limited to the same stuff as everyone else. One of the best things that you can do is to start scouring second-hand shops, reclamation yards, and even online places like the Facebook marketplace. You can often find pieces of furniture that are going incredibly cheap or that people are just giving away. Sure, they might need a little bit of TLC, but it’s well worth it when you’re able to find something so much more interesting at such low prices.

Make a statement

The big issue with large store budget furniture is that it’s all kind of nondescript. It tends to blend into the background a lot of time, and that’s often by design. However, if you want your home to stand out then why not look elsewhere for something a little bit more distinct. If you want to bring some luxury into your home then why not check out this leather chesterfield sofa sale. You can bring in some serious elegance into your living space without having to splash huge amounts of cash on it. Sure, not every piece of furniture in your home needs to be totally unique, but something like your sofa, your bed, or your dining table can really benefit from standing out a little more.   


Express yourself

One of the best things about decorating a home is that it lets you express something about who you are. No matter what your interests and passions are, there’s something wonderful about being able to display them in your living space. Whether it’s art that you want to hang on the walls, books that you can use to cover every surface, or just pictures of your family and loved ones, these little touches can turn your home into a space that is completely unique to you.


Not only do these things make your home less like a showroom but it can help you feel much more comfortable in it as well. There’s nothing quite like coming home and getting to enjoy a space that expresses something totally unique about who you are.



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