Save and Splurge: The Rules on Spending on Home Décor

Decorating our home is more of a personal process, since we’re creating a perfect place where we can escape, live, and make memories. That said, the process of decorating one’s home can be overwhelming at times. With all the beautiful things sold on furniture shops, how will we able to nail down what items are important and what’s not? How will we know where to save and where to spend? Well, the answer to this is prioritizing. But since everyone’s priorities differ slightly, we’ve prepared some guidelines for a smart home décor spending.


Items worth Splurging On

  1. Investment Pieces

Certain items need to be made to last since they’re going to get lots of use. Furniture – where you spend most of your time – will get more use, and will endure more wear and tear compared with other furniture pieces in your home. If you spend most of your time in the kitchen, it’s important to have lovely and quality bar stools for when you have guests coming over. You probably have a reading nook where you spend most of your time in the evening.

The spaces where we spend most of our time are the places where we want our purchases to last. But we all agree that our bed, sofa and upholstered furniture get lots of use and are worth investing in. Here’s what it really comes down to for these items: Don’t skimp on quality if you’re going to keep it for a long time, so invest your dollars in these pieces.

  1. Statement Pieces

There are lots of pieces that can make a statement, there’s no question about that. But how will you know if a statement piece is worth spending on? Sometimes we’ve settled on a vision of our room, and then we find a piece with an absolute wow factor. All of a sudden, our room won’t be the same without that piece. If you find a statement piece that you think completes your room, then it’s okay to cave in. It’ll be worth it – but if you don’t believe me, then check out the headboard of Carrie Bradshaw Lied.

  1. Anchor Pieces

Just like statement pieces, anchor pieces are also worth spending on as these pieces aid in further beautifying our home. If you have a specific design in mind that requires a few key pieces to set its tone, then don’t be afraid to purchase those pieces. These pieces is what keeps our design consistent and helps it stay grounded. Perhaps you’ve been dying to purchase a Barcelona chair to give your space some modern vibe, or some sleek Wisteria bar stools to set an earthy tone on your home. Just remember to create your design around the key items that you want as you start building your space.

Items worth Saving On


  1. Accents

As a general rule, avoid spending a lot on accents. Instead, spruce up your space by doing little changes like swapping out bright-coloured pillows for patterned ones, or adding a textured rug on your doorstep. Why spend so much on accent pillows if you’ll swap them out after a couple of months? So save those bucks and invest them on your dream sofa instead.

  1. Trendy Pieces

Avoid going overboard on using trendy pieces as your home décor. You may love pink, but you don’t every piece in your home to be kissed with it. As much as possible, save on pieces that you think are fun or trendy but aren’t sure how long they’ll last as your décor. Remember that any item that’s raging in popularity will likely fall into ‘dated’ category sooner or later. You definitely wouldn’t want to regret spending so much on items that’ll soon lose its popularity.

  1. All the Rest

While this may slightly differ from person to person, interior designers in Singapore suggest saving on anything non-specific whether it’s necessary or adds to the space. Storage pieces, extra seating, TV cabinets, and non-central table are some of the pieces you can save on.

Just like in grocery shopping, being smart with your home décor purchases really pays off. So keep these splurge-on and save-on items in mind to both save some bucks, and to decorate your space more efficiently.


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