This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sears. I am a Sears blogger, though all opinions are my own.
What’s the oldest item in your home? Since Mr. Savvy and I have moved at least 5 times in the last 6 years, we’ve seen our fair share of old appliances, windows, construction and the like. You just have to love the olive green refrigerators and popcorn ceilings, right? Ehh…not so much. Since we have been renting, those aren’t exactly things we can easily change or update. However, I’m willing to bet there’s at least something we all have that’s old and icky. Maybe even from the last century!
Yes, my friends, it is 2014; over 10 years since the last century. I know, it’s hard for me to fathom too, but those items from the 80’s and 90’s are officially old and out of fashion. Let us now have a moment of silence. … Okay, let’s get serious. What do you have that’s ready to go the way of the time before blue M&M’s? I’m willing to bet you have at least one piece of furniture in your home that’s in need of a serious update. Maybe it was a freebie from your parents or your first piece you bought on your own, but, let’s be honest. The cushions have gone flat, Fido has helped create at least 1 or 2 rips and tears and, well, you really don’t want to know what that funky smell actually is.
However, we all know that the really nice furniture can be super expensive. Fitting the living room with enough seating for 6+ can easily be upwards of $1500+! That’s why I’m happy to be the bearer of good news. Even though the holidays have come and passed, layaway is still an option at Sears – for free – through 3/24/14! Yep, I had no idea either until recently. But, it’s awesome because you can finally get your home the gift it really deserves – an interior makeover!
While you may look to Sears for tools, appliances and clothing, they actually have a pretty cool selection of furniture and accessories, too. You can find everything from traditional to modern that looks like it just came out of a magazine. Sear’s furniture pieces don’t have the insane interior designer costs, though, and if you’re like me and are a little bit more than broke after the holidays, you have the free layaway to help a makeover actually be within your budget.
Here are a few tips for shopping for new furniture…since it’s been a while, you know.
- Can’t decide on a color? Pick out your favorite wall color or even a color from a painting to use as your main focus.
- Don’t overcrowd the room. Yes, the over-sized sofa may be super comfortable, but if you live in a small house or apartment, you may not have room for anything else.
- Bring the room together with various matching accessories like rugs and pillows.
There, now you have a set of new furniture – welcome to 2014! Just don’t be surprised if your house now becomes the new gathering hot spot. ;)