6 Affordable Ways to Upgrade Your House With That Tax Refund You Just Got

This year, furniture upgrades are the smart place to put a tax refund of any size—your home has become your one-stop-shop for all things entertaining, dining and work, after all.

Maybe you’d like seating with tech functionality (built-in phone chargers) or extra-comfortable upholstery (feathers = plush snuggling) or multi-seat recliners with individual controls (binge-watcher approved). These and more are waiting at Designer Looks at Value City Furniture. From now until March 22, the company’s Tax (Return) Event gives you extra savings. See our home improvement suggestions, along with a wish list of pieces to acquire, in our house-proud list below.

jackson sofa
Value City Furniture

1. Increase Your Tech Functionality

Turn your den into a home theater with tricked-out seating and plush accessories. You’ll wonder why you ever left to go to the movies when you sit in this home theater sectional—Designer Looks’ ComforTech Jackson (with triple-power reclining)—and plug into the USB ports to charge your phone while catching your latest binge-watching obsession. Two-sided storage consoles with cupholders and hidden remote storage also mean everything you need is within reach.

holden sectional
Value City Furniture

2. Embrace Ultra-durable Upholstery

Yes, that gorgeous upholstery looks like leather. It feels like leather. But it’s way tougher—putting the “perform” in performance fabric—since the faux leather is kid-friendly (stain-resistant), pet-friendly (tear-tested) and basically life-friendly (durable and cleanable). This specific Holden 3-Piece Dual-Power Reclining Sofa has soft touch power controls that make reclining and adjusting the headrest a breeze. The Designer Looks classic design includes curving lines faux-leather-wrapped around high-density foam cushions.

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Value City Furniture

3. Swivel Chairs Are Your Friend

Want to make your living room the beating heart of your home? Cluster a collection with sexy curved lines, such as a grouping of an ottoman, a sofa and a playful, inviting 360-degree Designer Looks Cordelle Swivel Chair. It comes with three glam accent pillows and is made from a solid wood frame covered with rich microfiber, so you’ll be calling dibs.

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Value City Furniture

4. Create A Marble Moment

Dinner conversation? Whether you and your family are together in real life or via video chat, you’re going to want to include a glimpse of elegant marble into your surroundings—it shines far brighter than any pile of dishes or laundry. Contemporary yet classic, the Artemis Marble Dining Table has a thick genuine marble slab top displaying natural stone variation. The industrial base is created from four birch veneer columns that create a sturdy (but not too heavy) base for a true designer look.

jasper sofa new crop
Value City Furniture

5. Enjoy Down Feather Seating

Available in more than 35 colors and fabrics, the Jasper 4-Piece Sectional Couch comes with down-wrapped cushions, which deepens the loft and makes your movie night feel more like a spa experience. This clean, contemporary style is handcrafted in North Carolina.

mayfair sleigh bed
Value City Furniture

6. Sleep In Your Dream Bedroom

It’s your sanctuary, your place for rest and relaxation, and sometimes even your home office. So now more than ever, you deserve the most beautiful surroundings you can think of. That means coordinating pieces, soothing tones and sparkling lighting. The solid pine construction and cozy tufted fabric on the headboard and footboard make the Designer Looks Mayfair Upholstered Sleigh Bed a stunner. Light distressing, a gently curved design, turned-wood feet—it all makes this beauty the focal point of your bedroom.

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Dana Dickey

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Dana Dickey is a PureWow Senior Editor, and during more than a decade in digital media, she has scoped out and tested top products and services across the lifestyle space...
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