There is no doubt that furniture can be expensive, and while you can find sales and online furniture stores with big discounts, you still need to have a reasonable budget set aside for this major purchase. You can find bed sets online for as little as $700, or they can be as expensive as $5,000 or more. Setting your budget is one of the ways that you can narrow your options.
But what is a reasonable budget? It all depends on what bedroom furniture you need. Consider the following factors when setting your budget to start saving for your new bedroom set.
How many pieces of furniture do you need?
The basic bedroom set comes with a bed frame, a dresser, and a nightstand. The bed frame may come with a headboard, or this may need to be purchased separately. Dressers usually have an optional mirror available, also at an additional cost. Couples will want to add an additional nightstand so that there is one for each side. You might also want to get some of these optional bedroom furnishings:
- Chest of drawers
- Media chest
- Bedroom bench
Although these optional furnishings come at an additional cost, you will be able to stretch your dollar by getting them all from the same collection and in the same order.
Where will you buy your furniture?
Where you will buy your furniture also has an impact on your budget. Buying furniture from a local dealer is more expensive than buying online, mostly because you are adding to the supply chain by buying local. The more stops on the chain before it reaches your door, the more you will pay.
Don’t forget to figure in costs for delivery. Most online furniture stores include delivery, but local stores are more likely to have high delivery charges. Those local stores must keep and maintain a delivery vehicle, pay for the drivers and deliverymen, and pay for the rising costs of gas to get it to your door.
If you’re determined to buy local, make sure the delivery costs aren’t too high first.
How much does a basic bedroom set cost on average?
Furniture bedrooms sets can range anywhere from $700 to $5,500 or more. The average person spends about $2,000 for a complete bed set. Buying all of your furniture from the same collection will save you some money, so look for sets you like rather than individual pieces.
Furniture delivery from your local dealer could range anywhere from $75 to $300. If you have a particular furniture dealer in mind, visit with them in person or by phone to confirm their delivery fees. Online furniture stores and big box furniture stores usually offer free delivery.
Stretch your budget with planned savings
If you plan your bedroom overhaul appropriately, you can take advantage of some additional savings. Buying furniture online can save you a lot of money, particularly just after the new collections have debuted. Clearance selections on these sites can be quite large in February, August, and October.
Commonly shopped retail holidays are observed by all furniture stores, online and local, so scheduling your shopping during Memorial Day, Labor Day, and other holiday weekends can save you a lot of money.