I struggled with my decision on including lighting under Splurge or Secondhand – because you can get good lighting secondhand.
But I ultimately decided to include under Splurge because there is a difference between mediocre lighting, good lighting, and great lighting, and I never regret my splurges on great lighting. I’ve also never had any luck with great lighting on FB MP, but I know plenty of people who have!
An example of mediocre lighting: $20 boob light from home depot (excessive amounts of these are on FB MP)
An example of good lighting: Safavieh lamps from Overstock (also abundant on FB MP)
An example of great lighting: Anything by Hudson Valley Lighting or Visual Comfort (few and far between FB MP)
I was eyeing this VC lamp for nearly two years and patiently waited for it to show up on FB MP before I decided to purchase it a few weeks ago. I tried to be patient, but sometimes you just have to go for it. I’m glad I did!
PILLOWS & BEDDING
Like upholstered goods, you can find amazing, quality secondhand furniture for cheap. For context, I was able to furnish most of our home in under 3 years just with FB MP (and maybe a little Craigslist). Case closed.