Is this a decor item that will create the ‘LOOK’ you are striving for?
Identify the importance of the item in the overall scheme of the home’s look.
A sofa or piece of art is a large scale item that sets the tone for the whole home.
Splurging on these statement pieces that will be with you
and your family for a long time is always a good idea.
Is this item going to be in an area that has high visibility
and is an integral spot to create the home’s overall look?
Every home has pivotal spots that need great decor.
Higher profile areas with more traffic are places to spend.
The importance of the area decides whether the item being
displayed is worth splurging or a great spot to save.
For instance. If it’s the ONE decor piece on the mantel or the dining table
and those are both places you consider important spots then you should splurge.
Alternatively if you are shopping for decor for the Guest bathroom upstairs that’s
rarely used you can find more cost efficient items that look
great but aren’t central to the home’s overall look.
Is having the perfect master retreat your dream?
Then spend money on these personal spaces. Your home should reflect what you value.
I absolutely love great bedding. I would rather borrow a few budget dollars from
the overall bedding budget for the whole home and splurge on the master bedroom linens.
Cutting back in the guest bedroom and even the kids bedrooms is how
you balance the books while still getting the great bedding you value.
Does the quality match the amount of wear and tear the item will receive?
If you have a busy family with lots of traffic using the sofa or walking on the area rug
you should spend more so that you won’t be replacing the item every few years.
On the other hand find a fun, cost effective chair that’s less practical for the office accent chair.
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Balancing high end taste with the ever demanding budget constraints
that we all face is the ultimate challenge in design.
I know this sounds daunting but I promise you that once you
manage the art of High / Low design you will actually find it fun!
Which one would you splurge or save on?
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