Decorating your home can get expensive. CAN. It doesn't have to though. You don't need to spend a lot of money on everything you buy for your home. There is no need for designer everything. You can get a beautiful home without breaking the bank.
With that said, there are some things that I think are worth spending a little bit more on. That's what I want to talk about here. What's worth the splurge and where can you save.
The first thing that I would recommend splurging on is furniture. It may sound obvious, but it's a big deal. This is an item that is an anchor in your room. You want it to be good quality because it's not something you will replace each year or even every 2-3 years. You want a sofa that will last a long time and that will stay in good shape. I'm not saying you need to buy only designer top of the line furniture, but it is something that you will want to spend a good amount on just because you will want it to last. So furniture goes in the splurge category.
Next is throw pillows. This is a save item. In my opinion, throw pillows are more for their look rather than their comfort. So as long as they're aesthetically appealing they're good. You can find throw pillows and throw pillow covers for under $10 some places. So pillows go in the save category.
Next is your area rug. This one's tricky because I love a good deal (who doesn't) but sometimes you need to spend more on something to get the quality you want. So, I would say spend more on this item, but look for sales. You want your area rug to be good quality because you will literally be walking all over it. However, if you're like me you may want to switch it out more often than you will your sofa. So I would put area rugs into the splurge category with the side note to look for sales.
Finally, let's talk about the smaller decor. In general I would say your smaller decor can go into the save category. There are exceptions, but overall I would say save on decor. I would categorize smaller decor as vases, faux floral, frames, things that you want to look nice, but that you may want to switch out from time to time. I love to switch things out pretty often, so I don't spend a lot of money on my smaller decor items. I look for sales, a lot, and like to shop at Home Goods, TJMaxx, and Marshall's. In my opinion I don't want to buy a $50 vase that I will be changing out for the next season. So, in general, I would put decor in the save category.
I hope this post helped you decide what to save on and what to splurge on. This is just how I like to delegate what to spend more on and what to spend less on. Some things you need to splurge on, like furniture and rugs, but other things can be less expensive, like throw pillows and smaller decor items. If you have any questions on what you should save or splurge on leave me a comment below :)
Thanks for reading!