Depending on the style of furniture and size of the home, the cost can range from $500 to $100,000 or more. Laurel Home states that it can easily cost $10,000 per room to furnish a house in an upscale neighborhood in a manner consistent with other homes in the area.
Creative homeowners on a tight budget can cut costs by buying a minimum amount of furniture based on needs rather than wants. Visiting yard sales, estate sales, consignment shops, auctions and flea markets can yield bargains. Relatives and friends may be willing to donate some pieces for free. Home Guides says to set a maximum costs per room.