First-Time Decorating: When to Splurge & When to Save

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Mixing high and low in your home is one of the easiest ways to create a sophisticated space. Although balancing this mix and blending in the lower end pieces can be challenging, that balance is often the key to a beautiful space. Knowing when to splurge and when to save is different for everyone, but I’ve put together some tips and suggestions from my own experience that will help when planning and budgeting for new furniture and decor. It’s a big undertaking to decorate a home, and when you’re just starting out it’s hard to know when to stay in budget and when to go over. With more options than ever for shopping both new and secondhand furniture online, it can be overwhelming to hone in on the right pieces for first-time decorators. So here are a few guidelines to consider when buying for your home, keeping the long-term in mind. –Kevin

  1. Emily says:

    Really good tips! I am all about splurging on the bigger items, the ones that we use every day (dining table, couch, etc.). And then saving on the little things like photos and decor.

  2. Rachel says:

    I really enjoyed reading through these save and splurge tips. I couldn’t agree more that a little paint can go such a long way. In fact, when my boyfriend and I moved into our current home (a condo we rent) I decided to paint one wall in the dining room to make it a focal point and spruce it up. It really did change the whole design of the room and give it some character.



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