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TO SPLURGE OR TO SAVE? THAT IS THE QUESTION.

TO SPLURGE OR TO SAVE? THAT IS THE QUESTION.

When it comes to buying pieces for our home, it’s easy to struggle with the decision of when to save and when to splurge. Everyone knows the pang of guilt they feel after indulge on that beautiful item they thought they just had to have. And we all love to revel in that feeling of pride when we score a great piece we’ve needed for an even better price. So how to we even out this home buying see-saw of emotion? It’s simple, splurge on function as well as beauty. Functional pieces within a home are key. So what better to spend a little extra money on than something that is both beautiful and functional? We’re showing you a few splurge-worthy items to consider for your home to make it more unique.

LIGHTING

Lighting can completely change the way a space looks – for the better – so it’s important to have lighting that makes a statement and that can function properly to brighten the space. When considering where to spend, focus your money on the main lighting fixtures and try conserving on additional lamps for accent lighting.

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RUGS

Rugs may seem pretty inconsequential considering that they’re always underneath us. But a nice rug can help with the functionality of the room and help create a layout for the rest of your furniture. This a good splurge item because you want to invest in something that’ll tie the room together but is also durable.

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FURNITURE

Invest in your seating. Your guests, and your body, will thank you. Always wanted a hanging chair in your space? Don’t feel guilty- a swing can make your space a little more playful while adding functional seating, all without taking away too much space in the room. Been eyeing a to-die-for sectional but unsure if you should take the plunge? Splurge! Sofas are a staple in any living or family room so you want to invest in a piece that is durable, comfortable, and worthwhile. Then save on accessories and accent pieces.

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Adding an intricate cabinet or dresser to your space can really bring the room to life. When you put your money into finding the perfect piece, it’ll function exactly how you need it to, whether that be as storage space, a bar cart, or just a piece to place your trinkets and accessories.

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ART

Wall art speaks volume about who you are and what you want people to feel when they enter your home. A good work of art is not a dime a dozen so this is where you’ll want to spend a little extra on eye-catching art that truly shows off your style.

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TO SPLURGE OR NOT TO SPLURGE...

If you’ve been in search of a special piece for your home but couldn’t decide what’s splurge-worthy, then try considering the above options. When in doubt, ask yourself is the piece is functional as well as beautiful? When the answer is “yes,” it’s more likely to be a piece that won’t cause you buyer’s remorse later on. Consider saving on the smaller, less utilized items of the room like accessories and accents. Also, know, it’s okay to treat yourself with something that’s simply luxurious for the sake of being luxurious every now and then. So if you’ve been eyeing a piece for your home, then hopefully this post has helped you decide if today’s the day!

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