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One of the most asked questions we get when we post our home content is “ how are you able to change up your decor seasonally without breaking the bank?”. We LOVE to spruce up our homes with different accents and invest quite a bit in doing so, but we are also very smart when it comes to snagging deals online. One way we’ve been able to do this is by learning how to eBay (it’s a skill!). While a lot of the merchandise on there is second-hand, over 85% of the items for sale are brand new – crazy, right?!
If you’ve been following our blog and Instagram for awhile then you may have noticed that we love our poufs. We recently found some decorative poufs from eBay’s Hip Accents for Your Home event to add to our ever growing collection. This brings us to another commonly asked question we get, “ do you think I need to add a pouf to my space?”.
The answer is YES, and, you don’t just need one—you need several! Poufs are the new accent pillow… you can never have enough. A little pouf, tucked into a corner of your living room or situated opposite the couch, is a great way to add character to your space. We love poufs because they serve so many versatile purposes in our homes. Here are some of the reasons we love them:
This one is a no-brainer, poufs are as cute as their name! If you have a room that’s really monochromatic, full of hard edges, or just simply not working for your current mood, poufs are an easy, inexpensive way to add interest without having to completely remodel. Maybe you’re working with a living room that’s full of cool tones and you want to warm it up a bit. We recently did this by simply adding a stunning Moroccan pouf to the media room.
..we were able to find some of these poufs for such a great deal that we bought an extra one to spice up the bathroom!
Hands down our favorite use of a pouf! Maybe you’re not really a recliner person, but you still want a place to prop up your feet. Keep your coffee table cleaner by using a pouf as a foot rest like we do!
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Poufs can be a major part in an intimate gathering with friends and family, especially with the holidays coming up. Place them around the living room, set some appetizers on the coffee table, and invite some good friends over!
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Alright, now that we can all agree that poufs are the best thing since sliced bread, let’s talk tips and tricks on how to find them on eBay!
Be patient– It took a lot of searches on eBay before we found the exact color of brown for the Moroccan poufs we wanted for the media room. Make sure to check often! If you don’t see anything you like or anything in your budget range, just keep checking daily. eBay is so great with their sales events too so you’re bound to find something sooner than later!
Be specific with your search – Search by brand and specific item names such as “brown filled Moroccan pouf” and “light pink knit pouf kids ”. The more specific, the better the results will be.
Take advantage of free shipping – Plenty of sellers offer free shipping incentives, which seriously come in handy when purchasing poufs, which tend to be on the heavier side. Just look for the “Free Shipping” on the post under the price!
Research your seller – eBay provides an excellent rating service for both buyers and sellers, which allow you to shop with confidence that the person you are buying from will provide exactly what they are selling. Look for sellers with high numbers of ratings, and high percentages of positive feedback. Also look for those in the “Top Rated Plus” category, they are trusted sellers that are guaranteed to provide fast shipping and easy returns.
Know what you want – Make sure to read the fine print, especially when it comes to poufs! Some are filled, while others are just selling the outer shell, and not a stuffed pouf. Always make sure to read the product description and info below the posting, just to be safe (in other words, don’t just go by the photo!).
Understand eBay’s buyer policies – While we have had nothing but awesome experiences with eBay, it’s best to be versed in what protections you are offered as a buyer. eBay has great money-back guarantees and will always help you to resolve issues with a seller. Know that if something isn’t exactly as you had anticipated, eBay will step in to help you get what you need.
So next time you’re scrolling through Pinterest and fall in love with a specific item or new home trend, be sure to search for it on eBay. We guarantee you will find what you’re looking for at a fraction of the cost!
Disclaimer: This post is brought to you in collaboration with eBay. All opinions expressed are our own.