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You know that feeling when you see something (usually a pricey something) that you just have to have? Your first reaction is to resist temptation. Next, you try to find ways to justify the lofty purchase. Before you know it, the item is following you everywhere, from sidewalk ads to Facebook ads. You think about it when going to bed at night and you might even see it in your dreams. At that point, we usually just cave and buy it. And sometimes, it’s not a terrible idea to go that route, especially if it’s something you’ll use for years to come.
Better than buying a new bag or a pair of shoes, a piece of furniture is something you’ll use daily and keep in your home a lot longer than a bag lasts in your closet rotation. These statement-making pieces may be on the pricier side, but they’re 100% worth the splurge (just wait — you’ll be seeing them in your dreams in no time).
We’d be willing to give up just about all of our possessions for a really good, handmade Turkish rug. People often shell out $10k+ for this beauties, so one for a few thousand or less is really quite the steal. No matter what your taste in design is, a classic Turkish rug works in any room and will grow with your home’s style.
Velvet is one of those materials that’s always in fashion (right now it’s really big, by the way). A velvet sofa heightens a room’s glam factor, makes an excellent focal point, and will be in style for years to come, which makes it a great investment piece. We recommend one in a neutral shape and color, like the mid-century chesterfield-style sofa above.
Lighting is the jewelry of an interior, so you may as well make it bold and decorative. A modern pendant chandelier can make a dramatic difference in a space while even a simple table lamp can illuminate a room with style.
Classically Pretty Dresser
A good dresser shouldn’t be overlooked. Not only does it provide clothing storage, but it also makes a great standout piece for the bedroom. Perfect for displaying well-loved objects, a classic dresser with a little flair will go a long way in your life. Just make sure it’s a solid and sturdy one, with charm that won’t fade over the years. We recommend Deco-style, Hollywood Regency, and mid-century modern pieces.
We firmly believe that a home without art just isn’t a home. Discover artists and works that make an impact on you and your space, and go ahead and splurge a little. Art often only gains value over time. Plus, it’s always good to support a working artist!
Fashion-Forward Bed Frame
You know those mattress-on-the-floor kinds of bedrooms? Yeah, you don’t want to have one of those. Invest in a bed frame that adds style and sophistication to your space. And aids in a good night’s sleep, like this one that looks as soft as a cloud. You, your back, and your REM cycle won’t regret it.
Miscellaneous Glimmers of Style
There’s a lot of power in a pretty wallpaper. Especially a timeless print like banana leaves. Dare to make a major statement by creating an accent wall with the pattern. It’s definitely a commitment, but it will be worth the style points it adds to your space. Partner your wallpaper with a glam, vintage bar cart, and your home will always be party-ready.