Filling Your Home With Beautiful Furniture Just Got SO Much Easier!

The new delivery service you and your home need to know about

We’ve all been there before, it’s a Wednesday night, you’ve cracked open a bottle of wine and you’re enjoying a mid-week internet browse. You’ve earnt it after all. First you check out the new in section of Zara (splash out on three new unnecessary but oh so necessary new blazers), then you might have a look on ASOS and before you know it you’re debating whether you need that new sofa you’ve just spied on eBay for an absolute bargain.

Filling your home with beautiful furniture is no cheap hobby, it can be incredibly expensive and those interest free deals are always far too tempting. So instead of splashing out tonnes on flashy new homeware, why not scout out some amazing deals on vintage pieces and one offs from eBay or even Facebook? Both are amazing websites to find yourself a second hand bargain. One mans trash is another mans treasure remember! Plus an apartment full of unique and quirky pieces is so much more interesting and definitely offers a certain charm.

So you’ve spotted the dresser or perhaps coffee table of dreams, but the curveball is it’s pick up only, you live in London and they live in Leeds. Nightmare! Well fear not ladies and gentlemen because new delivery service Shiply is here to save the day. Stop missing out on treasures with this fantastic furniture delivery service offering low prices and a quick and easy service. You give them the details of your item and they’ll get it to you. It’s as simple as that.

With that in mind, it might be time to have a good look on eBay for bargain some up-cycling opportunities. Furniture that might look dated but with a few licks of chalk paint can be trend from eek to chic in just one afternoon. We personally love the Annie Sloan chalk paint which is super easy to use (even for painting novices!) their ‘Paris grey‘ offers a contemporary yet classic shade that can give any wardrobe, coffee table or chest of drawers a fresh new look. Save your pennies and get creative with a range of gorgeous shades!

You could also look into adhesives to give your furniture a completely new look. Amazon sell sticky back marble adhesive paper for as little as five pounds a roll. It takes a steady hand and a bit of concentration but this can be applied to a desk, coffee table or even kitchen worktop to give off a marble effect. This is a much cheaper way of adding the marble trend to your home and if you get sick of it after a while it can always be removed.

Facebook groups are another great way to find items on a budget, a quick search and you can find tonnes of selling pages. People are often trying to get rid of their old furniture to make way for new so you can often find sofas, cabinets and dining tables for great prices.

It’s unlikely you’ll fit a sofa or double bed in your Fiat 500 though, and that’s where Shiply comes in, this service ensures the process of getting your hands on these items is as stress free and seamless as possible. Just what we like. It’s time to let your interior eye on the loose!

Check out Pinterest and Instagram for home inspiration, and you might just be surprised at what you can make out of someone else’s discarded furniture. Happy bidding!

Tilly-Jayne Kidman

Tilly is a graduate in fashion marketing and currently works in social media. She writes for various publications including the Huffington Post as well as her own fashion and lifestyle blog tillyjayne.com. In her spare time she's usually wandering around her home city of Cambridge, making travel plans or finding a new restaurant to try out.

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