Budget furnishings for your first home

Budget furnishings for your first home

Ideas of how to furnish your first home when you're on a tight budget

The cost of buying your first home is a huge expense, so when you come to furnish your home for the first time you may need to work to a budget. We've taken a look at some budget options as follows:

Argos, Habitat Patsy sofa bed in brown fabric for a bargain price of £100.

Argos, Patsy Sofa

IKEA, Glostad 2 seater sofa in a choice of blue or grey fabric. It is ideal for a studio apartment and is priced at £90.

IKEA, Glostad Sofa

Homebase, Cocktail Sofa £120

Homebase, Cocktail Sofa

Homebase, has an occasional chair which matches the above Cocktail sofa at £60

Homebase, Occasional Chair


IKEA, Lack television bench retails from £9. 

IKEA, Lack Television Bench

IKEA, Lack side table from £6

IKEA, Lack Side Table

IKEA, Lack coffee table from £17

IKEA, Lack Coffee Table White

IKEA, Svallett lamp £3.50. This makes for an inexpensive desk or bedside table lamp.

IKEA, Svallett Lamp

IKEA, Jokkmokk pine dining table with 4 chairs. This set has good reviews and is described as being sturdy and durable. It is priced at £99.

IKEA, Jokkmokk Dining Table and Chairs

IKEA, Meltorp/Adde. If you're working with a smaller space then this chair and table set could be ideal priced at £55.

IKEA, Meltorp/Adde dining table and chairs

Argos, Habitat Freja Double Metal Bed Frame

Argos, Habitat Freja Double Bed Frame

retails at £70 and can be paired with a Argos Home Devon double mattress costings £100.

Argos, sells clothes rails from £10 proving clothes storage solutions needn't be expensive.

Argos, Clothes Rail retails at £10

Argos, Habitat Otto one drawer bedside table retails at £25 and has a simple stylish design which is available in a choice of 3 colours.

Argos, Habitat Otto Bedside Table

Top Deals

Let your property from £15/month
Limited offer from online letting agent Howsy
Fee free mortgage advice
Best mortgage deals with no broker charge at L&C
EPC £69 fixed price
Openrent provides fixed price EPC and gas safety certs

Howsy review

Howsy - benefits and drawbacks of this online letting agent

Review of online only letting agent Howsy


London & Country

London & Country: Buy to Let Mortgages

The UK's largest fee-free mortgage broker and advisor

Landlord Info

Grants for landlords

Grants for landlords

Home grants for increasing energy efficiency allowing you to get paid to enhance your property

Property development

Online Architects

The benefits of using an online architect

Online Architects

Property development

Extend your home

Extend your home to create extra space/income

Find out how to gain extra space and potential income from extending your home.

Property development


Kitchen ideas for landlords

Kitchens to suit landlord needs