Whether you’re setting up a new home or in the middle of a home makeover, buying new furniture can be a costly exercise. Which is why so many people prefer to buy their furniture second hand. From kitsch to classy, from rustic to stylish, from old furniture that needs restoring to near-new pieces, you can find just about anything you could possibly want on Gumtree. So if you need some new furniture, join the thousands of savvy shoppers who save cash buying second hand on Gumtree. Here are the most commonly searched for pieces of furniture:
Image credit: Gumtree user One piece of furniture most of us couldn’t live without is the lounge. After all, it’s where we spend so much time! Watching TV, reading books, hanging with friends or simply kicking back for a cheeky nap. So if you’re in need of a comfy new lounge but don’t want to pay full price, check out some of the amazing lounges on Gumtree.
Image credit: Gumtree user When you’re setting up home you soon realise just how many tables you need; coffee tables, side tables, hall tables, bedside tables – and if you had to pay full price for them all it could cost a pretty penny. So whether you want a few quick, cheap tables that will ‘do for now’ or a stylish centrepiece like this industrial style coffee table has aeronautical influences.
Image credit: Gumtree user Some may not need a wardrobe for anything other than functionality, but for some, a wardrobe is a statement piece. Whether it’s a sleek, full length mirrored wardrobe or a stylish, rustic armoire, a wardrobe can be so much more than simply a place to hang your clothes.
Image credit: Gumtree user The power of a good desk cannot be underestimated. If you’re studying or working from home, it’s important to have a dedicated work space you enjoy spending time in. So whether you’re after a sturdy, wooden desk or an ultra-modern piece, you can save hundreds of dollars by getting it second hand.
Image credit: Gumtree user When you think about it, you spend about a third of your life lying in bed! So it doesn’t really make sense to scrimp on a good mattress. But if you’re on a budget and looking for ways to save, you can cut costs by getting your bed frame second hand – you can find great quality bed frames at a fraction of the cost, allowing you to spend big where it really counts – on the mattress!
6. Dining table
Image credit: Gumtree user If home is where the heart is, then the dining table is the heart of the home; the place of family dinners, dinner parties, romantic meals and birthday celebrations. But you don’t need to spend a fortune on this central piece of furniture, you can pick up what you need at the right price by shopping second hand on Gumtree.
7. Outdoor setting
Image credit: Gumtree user Summer will roll around again before we know it and nothing says summer like lounging outdoors. So if you’re in need of some outdoor furniture, check out some of the amazing listings on Gumtree, such as this stunning outdoor lounge setting, perfect for enjoying lazy summer days in the sun.
Image credit: Gumtree user There’s nothing quite like your own special chair to curl up on at the end of the day. Whether it’s a cosy armchair, a relaxing rocking chair or one of these elegant wicker chairs for the terrace or sunroom, a chair is that one piece of furniture you can really claim as your own. So if you don’t already have your own special chair, check out Gumtree to see if you can find something that takes your fancy.