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Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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I'm pretty basic but I really like ikea's higher end pieces

Yeah I bought an L shaped real leather black couch 7 years ago for $2K from IKEA and it is in near perfect condition. It was a pain in the ass to assemble.

If you're not on a budget, Restoration Hardware has good stuff. I used to get 40% off there.

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Kairo, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I ordered my couch and bed from RH. It's a great place to shop but would like to buy more furniture elsewhere.

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Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž

beforreal

I'm pretty basic but I really like ikea's higher end pieces

Yeah I bought an L shaped real leather black couch 7 years ago for $2K from IKEA and it is in near perfect condition. It was a pain in the ass to assemble.

If you're not on a budget, Restoration Hardware has good stuff. I used to get 40% off there.

They had great furniture 15 years ago, at a time when they were the upscale version of Pottery Barn. Today and for a long time, a lot of their stuff is way too eclectic for me.Β  Β  Here is an example of a $10,000 RH table:Β https://rh.com/catalog/category/products.jsp?categoryId=cat22960013&sale=false&parentCatId=cat10220036

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Stonks1990, what's your opinion? Comment below:

IKEA is always solid for starting out - you can get some trendy and modern-ish stuff w/o breaking the bank. It's what I'd recommend for a first apartment, even on a finance salary. Once you upgrade to your second or third apartment, that's when I'd suggest splurging on a couple of pieces. West Elm and Crate&Barrel are my go-tos, they stack enough coupons where you can find some really quality pieces for solid prices. It's expensive, but it won't break the bank and they'll last forever.Β 

Here's the couch I currently have - got it in 2020 and will keep it for at least another 4-5 years. I highly recommend:Β https://www.westelm.com/products/harris-sleeper-sectional-w-terminal-chaise-h4588/?pkey=csectionals

It's pretty expensive now, but I think I got it on a deal for under $2,500. If possible, try to avoid buying (new) furniture around July-August, as that's when everyone is moving out and they'll gouge prices. On the other hand, if you don't mind looking at used furniture, you can find some killer deals (FB marketplace has some fucking STEALS).Β 

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