Cost Saving Tips and When to Splurge
Updated: Apr 2, 2020
We can all agree that furnishing and styling your home can be quite expensive, but it doesn’t have to be if you know where to save and when to splurge. Here are some of our tips that we hope help you not break the bank.
Cost Saving Tips:
Pillows: We tend to like more expensive pillows because pillows seriously MAKE THE ROOM! We recommend to not go too cheap. When you go for inexpensive poly filled pillows, they tend to lose their shape and get flat and frumpy. To save some money we suggest to purchase pillow covers that have zippers so that you can add a down filled form. Or you can get the inexpensive pillows and just change out the poly insert for a down insert.
Rugs: There are so many great rug options out there these days that are great deals. Polyester and polypropylene machine-made rugs look great and are durable, easy to clean, plus they are half the cost of a real man-made wool rug.
Accent Tables: Accent tables are just the supporting pieces in a room, not the star of the show, so they don’t need to be high investments. There are a lot of affordable options out there for these layering pieces.
When to Splurge:
Sofa: We would never recommend going cheap on a sofa, or you will end up replacing it. The sofa is the most important and most used item in a living room, so it is best to invest in comfort, quality, durability and design. Look for a classic style and neutral fabric that will make it last for years to come.
Art: Art is super personal, so we would recommend investing in your art that speaks to you and that you will love for years.
Lighting: Good lighting is worth investing in. Cheap lighting is easy to spot and can really date a home, so take the time to find classic, timeless lighting that you won’t have to change out. You want high-quality that will give you the “wow” factor.
Remember when shopping, that scale and proportion is everything and can change the whole room. We often will see rugs that are too small, sofas that are too short and teeny tiny lamps. The incorrect scale can minimize the overall look of a room and make it look cheap, whether they were inexpensive or not. Paying attention to the scale and balance can make a room look more cohesive and styled. Good furniture can be costly, but if you choose right, it can be an investment that can last for decades.