Save or Splurge? Where You Can Scrimp and Where You Should Put Your Sheckells When It Comes to Home

Written By: Jaymi Naciri
Friday, June 14, 2019

Furniture

This is a mixed bag. You can get away with an inexpensive coffee table, and you may be able to score a killer deal on a dining table that looks far more expensive than it is. But when it comes to upholstery, proceed with cautionmdash;especially with large pieces. Cheap textiles can pill, rip, wear out easily, and stain permanently. Plus, the material is often scratchy and uncomfortable.

ldquo;The sofanbsp;is one of the most significant items yoursquo;ll ever buy for your home. It takes up a lot of visual space, itrsquo;s important for comfort purposes, and itrsquo;s something you could have for two or even three decades,rdquo; said The Spruce. ldquo;Look for something made with high-quality materials such as kiln-dried hardwood and eight-way hand-tied spring construction, and purchase a >

Art

Many designers will tell you that money is no object when it comes to art. ldquo;Unlike a rug that may get dirty in a couple years or a glass that could end up breaking at your next dinner party, the art you invest in is likely to stay with you for many years, or maybe even a lifetime,rdquo; said Real Simple. ldquo;The key is to take your time finding art you love, that yoursquo;ll want to spend years living with, and that fits your >

We agree with all of that, except for the ldquo;need to splurgerdquo; part. Itrsquo;s gonna be awhile before wersquo;re playing with Picasso money. In the meantime, we love finding great new resources to buy inexpensive artmdash;especially those that allow us to support emerging artists instead of buying stuff thatrsquo;s mass-produced. From Society6 to Minted to to Etsy, there are a number of places you can find great stuff without a great expense.

Flooring

Skimp out on your flooring and you might find yourself having to redo it soonmdash;or living with the consequences of a poor choice. Everything from a wood product that is made too thin, and therefore is damaged easily, to poor adhesive, to carpet that doesnrsquo;t have the quality to stand up to kids, pets, or everyday use can cause problems sooner than you may expect.

Rugs

ldquo;One of the best items to buy cheap is an area rug, Gen Sohr, one half of the husband-and-wife team behindnbsp;Pencil amp; Paper Co., a Nashville-based interior design firm, said to Real Simple. ldquo;I think there are so many wonderful area rug options that are a complete steal. And really who wants to break the bank on something thats going to eventually get soiled and need to be replaced?rdquo; she says. For an option thatrsquo;s both affordable and durable, she recommends a natural sisal rug, which also hides the appearance of dirt. A flatweave wool rug is another popular option, and Sohr recommends finding deals on Overstock.com or Rugs USA.rdquo;

Mattresses

It can be tempting to go cheap on a mattress simply because it so expensive. But, if you really spend a good third of your life in bed, itrsquo;s worth it to pay for quality. If you canrsquo;t pay outright, itrsquo;s usually possible to get a zero-interest payment plan from a mattress stores if you have decent credit.





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