While decorating your home is fun and allows you to showcase your style and personality, it can come with a hefty price tag. Luckily, not every piece has to break the bank. We’ve rounded up popular home furnishings and décor items and are sharing where you can splurge and where you should save so you can make the most of your budget.
- Splurge: Couch
From those all-day Netflix binge sessions to afternoon naps, it's no secret that we spend a lot of time on the couch. Because the couch is one of the most-used pieces of furniture in our homes, it's important to invest in a piece that's comfortable, high quality, and durable--especially if you have kids or pets. Take your time and find something that looks good, feels good, and will last for years to come.
- Save: Throw Pillows
Throw pillows are a cozy addition to any home and can drive the look and feel of your living room, but you don't need to break the bank buying them. Look for low-priced throw pillows that you can swap out seasonally or change in and out when you want to refresh a room.
- Splurge: Dining Table
Just like the couch, we spend a lot of time at our dining table and make some of the best memories there. When it comes to dining tables, you should stay away from trends and focus on purchasing something that's sturdy and will last. You can always switch out the chairs and centerpieces when you’re ready for a change or want to update your look.
- Save: Glassware and Tableware
Because we use glassware and tableware daily, it's hard to avoid wear and tear and the occasional broken dish--no matter how much money you spend. Take advantage of sales and frequent deals on kitchenware and save some money to put towards your dining table.
- Splurge: Mattress
Sleep is so important to our quality of life, so it's essential to spend the extra money on a good and comfortable mattress. Take the time to test out various types of mattresses and determine what works for your sleeping style. Make sure to purchase one that’ll guarantee a restful sleep and stand the test of time.
- Save: Nightstands
Nightstands are typically an accent piece and don't need to be durable. Feel free to purchase something that’s functional, but still on the inexpensive side, to show off your style and add some flair to your bedroom.
Do you have any money-saving remodeling and redecorating tips? Share them in the comments!