How Much Should I Spend On Living Room Furniture

Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Kravelv

When it comes to buying new furniture for your living room, it can be easy to splurge. You don’t have to spend a lot to get great quality furniture, there are always a great range of living room furniture sales out there to take advantage of. But how much is too much to spend on living room furniture? Find our suggestions below on how much you should be spending.

Set Your Budget

When renovating your home you should always have a budget in mind and that includes for all your furniture too. Do this before you start looking as you don’t want your heart set on a piece of furniture you can’t afford. You want your furniture to last a lifetime so set a generous amount, as they say buy cheap buy twice and that’s not what you want. So how much will each piece of furniture set you back? Here’s a rough guide:

Sofas and Chairs

Your sofas and chairs will be the most expensive piece of furniture you buy for your living room. The average person will spend roughly £750 to £2500 on sofas. Cheaper sofas are usually more uncomfortable and not built to last. So when you are budgeting, set your sofa price a little on the higher side. When looking to buy your sofas check out living room furniture sale to get great quality and save a bit of money.

End Tables

You can find a great range of side tables for great prices. End tables are more likely to get damaged accidentally throughout their lifetime. Spilt drinks, knocks by the hoover, or scratches on top are all examples of what your side table will go through. So unless you are a very careful person keep the budget on end tables quite low. An average end table should set you back between £50 to £150, any cheaper the quality will decrease significantly. Of course, if you have the budget and want to splash out on a special piece, you could consider looking at antique tables and bring a piece home that’s already been loved and used for years. 


Rugs really pull a room together and finding the right one to fit your space and decor can be difficult. You can get a rug as low as £50 in living room furniture sales or if your budget allows it you could go more premium and slash out upwards of £200. If you are wanting soft fibres and great quality then set your budget on the higher side, but remember that rugs can be hard to keep maintained with everyone walking over it, drinks being spilled and damage from animals. The good thing about not spending too much money on a rug is that it is very interchangeable if it gets damaged or you decide to change your interior.


There is no need to spend a fortune on lighting, you can pick up some great designs at a bargain. You do not need to break the bank buying crystal lamps when you could buy an acrylic version that looks the same for much cheaper. Average pricing you should spend on lighting is anything between £20 to £500 depending on the type of lighting you are going for. If you are on a larger budget and like to know you have real crystals hanging in your home you could be looking at a rough price of £1500 for a full crystal chandelier.

Once You Have Set Your Budget

This is the fun part, now your budget is set you can head on over to those living room furniture sales and grab yourself a great bargain. There are so many variations and styles to choose from so have a browse and find your style. If you are more of a physical touch person then head down your local showroom, this way you can get a good idea of how the materials feel, the size of the furniture and how it will fit into your living room.

Just remember when buying your new furniture to stick to your budget or have some wiggle room on each item so if you find a bargain on one piece of furniture you can raise the price on another piece. The average people normally spend on furnishing a living room from scratch is £5000, this includes all the little bits we often miss such as cushions, throws, curtains, plants, tv stands and coffee tables. So now you know an average spend for living room furniture, good luck in your search finding the perfect furniture for your living room and the best price you can find, within budget of course.