If you’re living in Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World, your idea of furniture might be something you stand on in the middle of a guitar jam, or something guests crash on while visiting for South by Southwest, the Reggae Festival, Austin City Limits Music Festival ad the Old Settler’s Music Festival.
Whether you frequently change out your furniture for wear and tear, or you just want to redecorate your apartment, rest assured that this funky college town has plenty of cheap furniture stores to help you meet your budget needs.
What: This resale shop and outreach ministry sponsored by St. David’s Episcopal Church offers gently used appliances, art, furniture, televisions, silver, rugs, lamps, and collectibles. Prices are reduced every 30 days for most items and every 15 days for clothing.
Where: Allandale neighborhood, 5435 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78756
What: Only in Austin does a home furnishings boutique combine with a wine bar to provide the ultimate budget furniture shopping experience. Listen to live music and drink wine while you shop through a mix of original, modern furnishings and home décor, as well as vintage and rustic pieces.
Where: South Austin neighborhood, 2110 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. C, Austin, TX 78704
What: Though the everyday prices for Four Hands are moderate, their twice-annual Warehouse Sales offer import items from India, Africa, the Middle East and Asia for bargain-basement prices. Scour the store in advance to determine what you want, and then purchase it at the Warehouse Sale to save big.
Where: Southeast Austin neighborhood, 2090 Woodward St., Austin, TX 78744
What: This mid-century modern furniture store can be a bit pricey, but you can still find deals here, on furniture, lamps, outdoor furniture, décor, jewelry, purses, shoes, and clothing. Some furniture has its original upholstery, but others have been refurbished.
Where: Allandale neighborhood, 5453 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78756
What: This budget mattress store sells new mattresses, box springs, futons, headboards, daybeds and more. You can even get next-day delivery in many cases. Plus, Beds, Beds and More offers all-natural, biodegradable, soy and latex mattresses.
Where: Crestview, Allandale neighborhoods, 7530 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78757
You don't have to break the bank to find good furniture. Have any other places you go for cheap furniture? Let us know in the comments!
Photo Credit: iStockphoto/juuce