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How to Furnish Your Home on a Budget for the Holidays

How to Furnish Your Home on a Budget for the Holidays

You’ve been honored with the role of holiday host this year, and you’ve found yourself woefully unprepared furniture-wise. What to do? Before you empty out the piggy bank buying new furniture, use these tips for affordably furnishing your home before the holidays.

Create a Game Plan

Does your entire home need new furniture, or can you get away with furnishing a few rooms? Maybe it’s time to turn that catch-all room into a real guest room by reviving it with something like the Ashley Wynnlow 6-Piece Queen Bedroom Set. Or perhaps you’ve got the couches and loveseats in your living room covered, but your television definitely needs an upgrade before any guests arrive. 

You should also consider the space you’re working with. If you’re hoping to organize a small bedroom, you probably don’t want to buy an entire bedroom set. Instead, think about adding multifunctional furniture or fitting more people in a room with something like the Ashley Lettner Twin over Twin Bunk Bed or the Larstin Twin Loft Bed. Creating a game plan and only getting the furniture you absolutely need is an important first step toward furnishing a home on a budget. 

Keep an Eye Out for Seasonal Sales

The holidays are a big time for shopping, and many stores offer amazing deals throughout November and December. If you want to redecorate a bedroom for cheap, be on the lookout for emails, social media ads, mailers, and other promos that might tell you about upcoming sales. This way, you can get quality furniture without breaking your budget. 

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Consider Shopping Second-Hand

Learning how to furnish a home cheaply doesn’t have to mean buying all new furniture. Shop previously rented furniture items at Rent-A-Center instead! 

Enhancing your space with used or refurbished coffee tables, TV stands, and chairs is a budget-friendly way to revamp your home without breaking the bank. Especially since you can get discounts of up to 50% off (when compared to brand new items) on many of our previously rented products. Now that’s major savings!

Repurpose What You Already Have

Get creative when preparing your home for the holidays by honing in on the power of DIY! Revamp and repurpose old furniture items with a fresh coat of paint. Replace outdated upholstery with new fabrics and colors. Or save money by simply rearranging furniture, cleaning, waxing, and adding a bit of festive home decor for a brand new look and feel.

Once you’ve got that taken care of, you can fill in the blanks with new furniture like a Benchcraft Claredon-Linen Sofa and Loveseat to give your guests plenty of space to sit and relax after those big holiday meals. 

Shop for Rent-to-Own Furniture

You want to know how to furnish your home for cheap, and one of the best ways to do that is with rent-to-own furniture. Furniture can be expensive, and you might not have the cash right now to pay for it. 

With Rent-A-Center, you don’t need to worry! You can order furniture today and pay for it over time with our flexible payment options. With three different ways to own your furniture, you’re sure to find a plan that works for you and your budget.

Revamp your kitchen before your holiday guests arrive with a new refrigerator and range or update your entertainment space with the Bandai Pac-Man Legacy Edition Arcade Game. The options are endless when you shop rent-to-own furniture at Rent-A-Center!

Furnish Your Home This Holiday Season with Rent-A-Center

Furnishing your home on a budget is a cinch at Rent-A-Center! Wow your holiday visitors with everything from comfy and stylish guest beds to cozy living room furniture that will lift their spirits. And do it all without breaking the bank! Plus, with our instant happiness offer, you can get approved for up to $3,000 in merchandise today. Why wait? Find a Rent-A-Center near you or shop online now!


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