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How To Furnish Your Living Room And Bedroom For Under £1000


Buying new furniture for most people is usually an expensive experience with quality upholstery and furniture running into the thousands of pounds, especially when you are furnishing more than one room. 

In this article I hope to show you that by buying furniture from an auction house like Simon Charles Auctioneers you can completely furnish 2 rooms for under a £1000 using examples from a recent live upholstery and furniture sale. For this article I am going to furnish an average living room and master bedroom.

Your average living room will normally contain a sofa, coffee table, TV or entertainment unit and more often than not a sideboard or bookcase. Your average master bedroom will usually have a bed and mattress, bedside cabinets, a wardrobe or chest of drawers, sometimes both. Maybe there will even be enough left over to buy a huge TV to go in the newly refurbished living room.

Below are the hammer prices on these items from a recent Thursday live upholstery and furniture sale.


Designer Chestnut faux leather 3 seater sofa and armchair  - Hammer Price £120


Boxed Oklahoma dark oak effect coffee table - Hammer Price £10


Boxed Oklahoma dark oak effect entertainment unit - Hammer Price £10


Boxed Oklahoma dark oak effect sideboard - Hammer Price £18



Silent Night Mirapocket 5ft mattress and divan base - Hammer Price £90


Brighton Oak effect bedside cabinets X 2 - Hammer Price £14


Designer 3 door 2 drawer Oak effect wardrobe - Hammer Price £120


Boxed Oklahoma Walnut effect 5 drawer chest of drawers - Hammer Price £20


All of this cost only £402 on the hammer, with the buyers premium and the VAT on top it still only amounts to £566.82 in total, leaving loads of money left to buy a massive 4K TV to go in the living room, which by the way you can also get at Simon Charles Auctioneers.