One thing that is true for me... and one I would encourage... is that you should only have what you truly love.
Life is too short to be miserable.
That said... (and for me at least)... I would rather do without... than to have to deal with something I really don't like. Case in point. ...
We have had alot of various furniture over the last 20-some years of marriage. Most all of which... was 2nd (or third... or fourth... ) hand. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing. In fact, I would gladly argue that alot of things made today are really poorly made when compared to something made from even 40yrs ago. However. We have had alot of really crappy... poorly made stuff.
Right at the moment... the only seating we have in our living room is a single (but wonderful!) re-claimed leather chair and ottoman. It is about a year old.. .and was made from recycled material. It replaced a series of really ugly... uncomfortable... and on occasion... really smelly furniture over the years... the last of which was a couple small couches that our neighbors were (literally) throwing out.
We spontaneously got rid of most everything a year ago... and because we had (and still do) limited funds... we only could replace it all with just the one chair and ottoman.
It's fine.It really is.
Because that one chair and ottoman are so comfortable... clean... and completely our style... that it doesn't matter. We make do. Someday.. we will get more.. but for now.. it is OK.
So... downsizing isn't all bad folks...
And loving what you have?
*photo by Elaine A. Russell