With the start of every season, I run to the news stand to pick up my favorite fashion magazine. I come home and lounge in my favorite spot on the sofa and devour every page of these magazines from cover to cover. Always looking for the seasons hottest trends in fashion, art, architecture and home decor. There are many styles that start off as a trend; pieces we like to wear or have in our home for a year or so than toss and move on. Some trends are short lived, here are 5 home design trends that stand the test of time.
Our home is our haven; it should be about us, our personal style and life style. It’s a reflection of who we are, where we come from, our culture, interest and inspiration. Pulling together a home is a creative process, it should be the perfect place for relaxing, hanging out, and accommodating all the activities we would like to attend to in our daily lives. Unlike popular opinion it is possible to design and decorate your perfect home on any budget. However it’s important to know where to splurge vs. save on living room decor.
Style maker secrets: where to splurge vs. save on living room decor
One of the most frequently asked questions in interior design and home decoration is where to splurge and where to save on living room decor. Here are a few style makers secrets for where to splurge vs. save on living room decor.
Splurge on pieces of furniture used most often. Select a sofa of high quality, it doesn’t have to be the most expensive, but a sofa of good quality can be purchased on a budget that will take the wear and tear of everyday use.
Save on trendy items you would like to change often, seasonal decor, and trendy accessories are great for updating a room but are changed often, so don’t spend too much money there.
Splurge on items that are focal pieces, something that will make the room and has a wow factor. Like a beautiful area rug in the living room or entry.
Save on side tables, side tables don’t make a statement and are more about function
Splurge on paint, paint is such a big part of the room, the right color and sheen can make all the difference, so splurge on good quality paint in the right color. Don’t pick color from a small chip in the paint store, bring home a sample and try it on the wall. Look at the color under different light at different times during the day.
As you tackle one of interior design’s biggest challenges: we would love to know what you splurge on and where you save money.
by Firoozeh Khorrami