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Your house can never truly feel like a home unless you’ve got some great décor to spruce it up. Finding the right décor is also an extremely challenging task. You have so many parameters to consider. These include the size of the space, the theme, the quality, and so much more. Below, we’ll take a look at 5 décor items that are definitely worth splurging on:
1. A bold accent chair
If you look at a living room with and without an accent chair side by side, you’ll immediately see a world of difference. The one with the chair will have greater visual anchoring, will look extremely gorgeous, and have an eye-catching focal point. All of these qualities are a great way to uplift any space. Aesthetics aside, don’t forget to make sure that your seat is sturdy and comfortable as well.
2. Quality sofa upholstery
The upholstery of your sofa is perfect for splurging. Understand that this is a long-term investment. Sturdily built sofa last for decades, and ensuring that yours has a durable, high-resilience, and qualitative upholstery can tack on an additional number of years to its lifetime. So go for excellent materials like leather, high-performance linen, textured fabrics, etc. Pro tip: jute, pleather, suede, and velvet tend to lose their charm after the first few years. It’s not a good long term investment.
3. Great bed
Aside from the sofa, the bed is another furniture object that will last you a few decades. Choosing it wisely is a must – spend a little extra money on it if you have to. First off, avoid plywood and MDF beds at all costs. They’ll crack or break in no time at all. Solid wood may be expensive, but the beds made from it last longer and are way better quality. In contrast, wrought iron beds are also a good option.
4. Setting the tone with area rugs
A good quality area rug is also something that you should splurge on. It not only helps to set the tone of your space. Kilims and flatweaves are usually pretty inexpensive, but if you can find an oriental rug that just captures your heart, then go for it. It might become the soul of your space. Pro tip: don’t buy an expensive rug if you’ve got growing children in your home. That’s just a waste of good money as it’ll eventually get ruined.
5. A statement light fixture
Just like area rugs and accent chairs, a statement chandelier can set the tone for your home and is a great accessory to splurge on. The best part is that it will always take center stage no matter where you place it, which makes it a totally worthy investment.