second-hand soft furnishings

We are currently in the middle of redecorating our lounge; repainting and adding a few new touches to it. As always when it comes to buying ‘stuff’ my first question is 1) do we really need it? and 2) can we get it second-hand?

We’ve already scaled down to one (second-hand) sofa and armchair. I decided that we did need a couple of cushions and, as the weather is turning cooler, a throw or two.

Yesterday I was delighted to pick up these two cushions and cosy throw from the local PDSA shop:

second-hand soft furnishings

In total the cushions and throw were £10 (and the sofa originally £35). My next challenge is to try to find some second-hand curtains that fit in with the new colour scheme, and I’d like to get a floor lamp as well. Other touches that we have been working on include bookshelves made from reclaimed floorboards and a new (to us) fireplace that was actually hidden behind our old 1930s one. I hope to post some pictures of that soon, when the work is completed.