As a newishly (?) married couple who have not been living together that long, Husband and I have been slowly trying to furnish and decorate and make the house we're living in our home. I'll be the first to admit that this is harder than I thought. Trying to mesh two styles, create a cohesive look throughout the house, mix new pieces with old ones is quite hard.
Shortly after I moved in with the Husband, we purchased new bedroom furniture. And that is the extent of furniture we have purchased together. There are some items that need to be replaced, some items that should be replaced, and some items that are perfectly fine, but make me cringe. My question is do we go cheap or do we save up to buy something that will last us forever? Do we just make do with what we have and save for a rainy day? It's really just all stuff and I wonder if it's worth the investment. Will our tastes change so much that we will want to replace it? Will it outlast dogs? kids? moves? Am I too old to be shopping at IKEA, scouring thrift stores, garage sales and craigslist? On the one hand it feels like I should have outgrown that after college (even though it seems to be trendy now), On the other hand, I have a really hard time spending large amounts of money, so that method makes sense to me.
What is your "go-to" place for furnishing your home?