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Furnishing a home by purchasing secondhand furniture for sale in South Africa is a way to save money while redecorating an entire home. Some items may be mismatched but that only gives a room character. Interior designers around the world use mismatched antique or vintage furniture to complete a retro or eclectic vibe in a room.

Selecting the Right Sofa

For the family room or living room, the right used sofa can make the entire room. It is ideal to measure your space prior to making a purchase. This ensures that you are selecting the right size to complement the space.

When it comes to design, select a theme or colour scheme that is fitting of the existing room accessories or personal preference. Sofas come with or without tea cushions and with higher backs if desired. A loveseat or armchairs are an option for creating additional seating for guests and family members.

Bedroom Furniture

For the bedroom, the bed is the focal point. A small table is a perfect spot for a tiny table lamp and a book or two is a common addition. Place a chair on either side to finish the look. At the foot of the bed, consider a bench or trunk. These act as additional seating or additional storage for blankets. Storage for clothes or a chest of drawers is ideal. A secondhande chest of drawers is an ideal location for a clock, jewellry box, or some small collectibles.

Completing the Dining Space

The dining room requires a comfortable dining table and chairs for each family member and guests. This is usually a small space, so where space permits, add in a china cabinet or wood bureau. The table and chairs should be in the centre of the room. Any additional furniture should be along the exterior walls.

Furnishing a home with used furniture is ideal for college students, newlyweds, young couples, and those who are transplanting from abroad. The cost is significantly reduced, making it more feasible for those on a tight budget to furnish an entire home. It is unlikely that you will find complete sets, but you can find designs that complement each other well and add visual interest.