You may not have room in your budget for new furniture, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for subpar interior decoration. You could buy a used chair and re-upholster it for a great looking piece that fits a lean budget.
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Pay attention to details as you're upholstering your furniture, as these will make or break the piece. Since you've already saved money on the chair and frame, choose materials that you love. Make sure the patterns line up, and carefully choose your contrast welting and button tufting. For example, you could make an otherwise boring sofa stand out with a few simple details.
Also, when you look at used chairs, make sure that the frame is sturdy and in good condition. You could also use this tip to save on your next office chair and make it look fantastic.