I mostly resisted the temptation to buy new furniture. My parents generously bought me a dining room set, which I ordered to have for Thanksgiving, and which I may actually have for Christmas. My coffee table has issues and no legs. My bed is kind of broken, but it's a soft flat place with padding so it's still a bed. My living room furniture is just bad. So there are some areas I'd like to improve, but so far I haven't.
I'm not thrifty or responsible. It's just that when I go to furniture stores I mostly find ugly overpriced junk. Why is "contemporary" code for "ridiculous, impractical, expensive, garish, and flimsy". Just for brevity?
I don't mind expensive and I don't mind cheap, but never the two together.