Furnishing a second home isn’t always easy… You want to decorate it and make it comfortable without breaking the bank? We’ll give you all the tips you need to give it unrivalled charm at an unbeatable price!

1/ On the Internet

1. Rakuten

will be one of your gold mines for furniture and decoration. Here you can buy and sell in complete safety. A way to upcycle and find pieces you won’t find anywhere else.

2. Le bon coin

The site has been given a facelift, with simplified shipping. Secure payment has also been enhanced, and you can now search geographically. That way, you can see the furniture before you buy. An application is now available!

3. Vinted

This one
we especially recommend it for decoration. Here you’ll find small parts very affordable. And yes! For several months now, Vinted has been offering a house category. Mug, tablecloth, plates, lamps… it’s all there! What we love to look for? From beautiful plates for colorful cuisine with character.

2/ Directly with retailers

If buying online doesn’t really appeal to you, and you like to look at the product from every angle, don’t panic! In fact, it’s possible to furnish yourself for next to nothing without having to move too far from home.

1. Emmaüs

Who doesn’t know
? They have warehouses all over the place, and not only do they let you furnish yourself cheaply, they also get rid of your old furniture!

2. Flea markets and garage sales

Keep up to date with flea markets and garage sales in your town. Find out more about
flea markets
which usually take place every day in a fixed location. It’s the best way to meet merchants and submit your wishes if you’re looking for a particular piece of furniture.

If you know how to negotiate, this is the best place to find little nuggets for next to nothing.

3. Take advantage of sales

One of the simplest techniques, if you have the time to store, and especially to wait for the sales. Wait until the second or third markdown to be sure of paying as little as possible.

Alternatively, you can opt for display products. They are generally less expensive than the others. Ask if the store has a“defective” section with discounted products that you can easily rework if you’re a handyman.


4. Boulinier, Gibert...

A little extra for your apartment? A small library for your guests. Or a decoration with stacked books. For this, there’s no need to buy new books, just take a trip to a resale store like
. You’ll find books for less than a euro!

Now you know everything! No more excuses for not furnishing your home with taste. If you still need convincing, don’t forget that it’s better to have atypical accommodation than to have travelers talking about you. You won’t get there by going to a big chain store or by having a sleek decor!