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Friday Favorites: Seven Tax Return Splurges For Your Home

By: Casey Gerber

April 15, 2016

Tax Day strikes fear into the hearts of most Americans. After all, meeting with your accountant (or worse, figuring out those forms yourself) is about as much fun as a trip to the dentist. The upside? A sweet, sweet tax return. The average tax return in 2016 so far is $3,034 and we think it’s a great excuse to splurge on something wild for your home. These are the seven ways that we’d like to blow our check from Uncle Sam.


7. 2097 – 50 Chandelier, $2,695 – $2,950

via Dwell

available via Dwell

Beautiful lighting feels like jewelry for the home: It sparkles, it adorns and it makes everything around it look richer. We love this bold statement piece, which marries the drama of an antique chandelier with the boldness of a modern fixture.


6. Ovis Hanging Chair, $2,800

After finally getting your tax return, you’re going to want to spend some time just hanging around. This chic and minimal chair will elevate the style of your space and give you a much-needed dose of relaxation.


5. Salone Tray, $2,895

Because everyone needs a burnished bronze serving tray with two little hands attached.


4. Pinball Machine, $3221 – $4295

via Restoration Hardware

available via Restoration Hardware

In the 1940s and ’50s, there was a pinball machine in nearly every bar and diner in the country. Now, thanks to that IRS check, you can have one in your home.


3. Copper Canyon Fire Pit, $2,995

via Starfire Direct

available via Starfire Direct

On trend and just under the average tax return amount, this copper fire pit can be in your backyard just in time for summer.


2. Dion Johnson, Fuse, $2,500

via Artsy

available via Artsy

Making an artistic investment is always a smart spend, and contemporary pop art is what all the walls are craving these days.


1. Bone Inlay Four Poster Bed, $3,698 – $3,998

The average person spends 25 years of their life sleeping, so you might as well do it in style. Just the thought of spending a night in this handcrafted bed makes us feel like an empress.

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