Budget isn’t a bad word. We all have them especially when it comes to furnishing your home. So it’s important to know where to splurge and where to save when it comes to furniture and other home items. You want items that you can enjoy now, but will also stand the test of time. Here are 7 investment pieces that we think are worth paying a little more for your home…
1. A Quality Sofa
A sofa is typically the single most-used piece of furniture in a home. It’s the spot where you hang out with family and friends and spend more hours binging Netflix than you would like to admit. While a sofa’s looks don’t tend to vary dramatically based on price point, a high-quality sofa reigns supreme when it comes to durability and comfort. Sofas can last 7 to 15 years on average, but a well-made piece can often last even longer with the right care.
2. Intentional Lighting
A thoughtful lighting plan can completely change the ambiance of a room. The key to success is to have multiple lighting sources to create a layered effect depending on how and when you are using the space. Overhead lighting, task lighting, and lamps in each room create the perfect mix of form and function.
3. A Good Mattress
You spend over a third of your life sleeping so having a comfortable and welcoming bed is a must. Mattresses are not a one-fits-all solution so spend a little time finding one that complements your sleeping style. You will sleep soundly and wake up feeling more refreshed. That alone is worth the investment in our books!
4. Functional Storage
We all have stuff and finding a way to contain it will improve your home (and your sanity!) immensely. No one is saying you need to have a perfectly color-coordinated closet or alphabetized bookshelf, but having functional storage pieces is a game-changer. Whether it’s new kitchen cabinetry, an upgraded bathroom vanity, or a totally movable hutch, versatile storage is a good investment when it accommodates your needs.
5. A Larger Area Rug
Rugs, especially large ones, can get expensive, but upgrading to a bigger size that better fits your space is well worth it. Floating rugs without any furniture legs on them instantly make a room feel smaller. Bigger really is better and will make your room feel larger. A well-chosen rug also grounds the space and, with the right quality and care, can last for years and years.
6. Comfy Linens
Linens are another must to create everyday comfort in your home. Sure, they seem like small things, but they can elevate your daily routine in a significant way. Remember you want sheets and towels that get softer with each wash, not rougher, so don’t skip the touch test.
7. A Personal Piece
Your home should reflect you. So if something brings you immense joy and you will love seeing it every day, it is worth the investment. It could be art, antique furniture, a statement chandelier… really anything! Having something uniquely makes your house feel like a home and isn’t that really the best investment of all.