Semi-antique/Used furniture..your location (?)
My sister recently downsized to a townhouse in an HOA community. She has had trouble with decorating and furniture in the 30-odd years she has had houses. She goes from one idea to the next and I have seen pieces of furniture come and go, and decorating ideas come and go with little rhyme or reason.
She would like my father to stay more than overnight on occasion, particularly in the winter months when he does not like to go out much (He is almost 88). He says that he prefers to be at home, but part of it is that he prefers Order, and her house is full of drawers that don't open, cheap lamps that only take 60 watt bulbs, and maybe one comfortable reading chair in the whole house. (And since this is a new house to her, no window treatments). Remember that my parents also built their house 43 years ago, filled it with solid furniture and haven't bought a new piece excepting a recliner, since 1975.
So the order of business is the guest room, and I pretty much put my foot down and said that she had to follow a systematic plan.
So, step one, black out roller shades like in the bedrooms at home, check. New mattress, check.
A sturdy solid dresser and nightstand with a good finish in perfect working order, a good chair for taking off shoes and socks and reading, and good lighting.
He doesn't notice as much what it looks like so it can be her taste (If we can figure that out).
Anyway, there is a relative abundance of good quality, semi antique (estate sale-type) furniture in my immediate area, viewable on ebay: traditional design, Henredon, Baker, Henkel-Harris, Stickley, Drexel, old-school Ethan Allen, etc.
The requirements for the chair are that it be of good quality, and that it not need to be reupholstered. I am finding a ton of chairs, that meet the criteria but in the saddest assortment of fabric I have ever seen. It's like the original buyer bought a very high quality chair and then insisted in covering it with something from the clearance rack at Jo-Ann, in the worst pattern or colorway available.
In her location all the furniture is pretty abysmal. However she lives in a college town and most people probably give their second hand to their kids.
The type of furniture I like seems mostly available in Florida.
Can you find decent used furniture in a style you like near where you live?