Creating a Balanced Home: Splurge Vs. Save

When it comes to decorating our homes, a balance between budget-conscious and splurge worthy pieces is key. By knowing where to save and spend, we create spaces that exude style and visual impact without breaking the bank. Let’s talk about it!

The Power of Visual Weight:

Visual weight is that object in the room that attracts attention. The more an object attracts the eye, the greater it’s visual weight within a space. These are the items we want to invest in. They draw attention, create focal points, and elevate the overall aesthetic.

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Splurge-Worthy Items:

Identify what is going to take up a large amount of visual weight in your room. These are the items in your home that deserve an investment. These are also the pieces we aim to keep more timeless while also making statement in the room. Yes, the investment is more, but the thought is they’ll stand the test of time.

  • Timeless Furniture: Investing in high-quality furniture pieces such as a sofa, a dining table, a sideboard, can transform the vibe of a room. These pieces anchor the space, serve as focal points, and elevates the overall esthetics.
  • Artwork and Mirrors: Unique artwork, large-scale paintings, or eye-catching mirrors will instantly elevate the visual impact of your space. Artwork that resonates with your style and complements your overall decor will create a space that’s uniquely you.
  • Lighting: Light fixtures, such as chandeliers, pendant lights, floor and table lamps, are functional and also serve as design elements. Investing on lighting will create an ambiance and add a visual interest to your home.

Where to Save:

This is the fun part! Mixing in the affordable pieces is where the magic happens.  This is where you infuse your personality, creativity and resourcefulness! It’s also where you can take your time and purchase these items slowly as your budget allows.

  • Decorative Accessories: Accessories like vases, throw pillows, and smaller decorative items add personality to your home, but they don’t need to be expensive. This is also where you can add a trendy piece to your home without feeling the pressure of it going out of style too fast.
  • Accent Furniture: Furniture pieces that don’t necessarily serve as focal points, like accent chairs or end tables are the ones you can save on. There are so many stylish and budget-friendly options. Don’t think that because it’s inexpensive it won’t look stylish. You’ll love that trendy side table you’ve been swooning over so much more when it doesn’t cost a pretty penny.


When it comes to designing your home, it’s important to curate a space that strikes a balance between saving and spending. By prioritizing items that carry visual weight, such as statement furniture, you can invest your money wisely to elevate the overall look and feel of your space. Remember it’s all about striking the right balance!

Let me know your thoughts!

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