Second hand finds for your living room

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teal couches in a living room

Is your sitting room looking a little bare after taking the decorations down? Here are some pre-loved furniture and accessories to update your space

We adore interiors here at Irish Country Magazine, and love nothing more than browsing the shops and scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration. But did you know that fast interiors can potentially be as harmful as fast fashion? Large furniture items and countless accessories can be thoughtlessly discarded in favour of new furniture, and stuff that’s in good condition really shouldn’t be going to landfill.

But you don’t have to resist a home refresh in the name of sustainability. If your living room could do with a style update, we’ve found some gorgeous preloved furniture and accessories available across Ireland.



 

Take a seat

This replica Eames armchair and ottoman in black leather and walnut is up for auction on auctionxchange.ie. It has a reserve of €700, with bids at €530. Remember to allow for the commission cost if making a bid!

 

This green velvet sofa originally cost €3,000, and is available on gaffinteriors.ie for €1750. It comes with two bolster cushions in the same fabric. See more at gaffinteriors.ie.

Green velvet sofa

Green velvet sofa

 

A classic Chesterfield sofa feels luxurious, but you don’t have to spend big. This oxblood sofa is available on Donedeal for €1,100. 



 

This sling chair in nutmeg tan leather is available on gaffinteriors.ie for just €180. Read more here.

Sling chair

Sling chair

This teak telephone bench or gossip table is a charming Swedish piece, available from orianab.com. It has been reduced from €495 to €395.

 

This grey bentwood armchair with nice broad round seat in the Thonet style is going up for auction on 6 January on easyliveauction.com. There is no reserve price. See more here.

 

Smart storage

 

This sideboard is a handy size, and is a classic 1960s piece. It is available for €695 at mollysvintagevibes.com.

Choosing an end table with shelves underneath is a handy way to sneak in a little bit of storage or display space. This end table on adverts.ie is just €98.

 

This teak midcentury cabinet is particularly tall, making it a great option for storage or to use as a bar cabinet. It is available from orianab.com for €950.

Finishing touches

 

There are great bargains to be found on Donedeal, such as a pair of IKEA Ranarp lamps for just €35.

This decorative piece is a Mindy Brown Zebra Jar. Original price €179, it is available on gaffinteriors.ie for €50.

 

This oil painting of Baltimore Harbour in Cork is up for auction on auctionxchange.ie, with a reserve of €75. See more here. 

Baltimore painting

Baltimore painting

 

This industrial shelf is ideal for displaying small decorative items. Available for €55 from Kilkenny Architectural Salvage.

 

This gilt mirror is available at Treasure Trove in Castlebridge for €59. See more here. 

Vintage mirror

Vintage mirror

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find tips on shopping sustainably in the January | February issue of Irish Country Magazine, in shops and available for digital download now.