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Six Home Décor Areas You Need To Invest In

There are some fundamental areas of the home where it makes sense to invest more on certain pieces. This will make a huge difference in not only your home's look but feel as well. Of course there are many ways in which you can get thrifty and DIY but when it comes to the following, we guarantee the extra dollars are so worth it.

Durable, upholstered seating.

Your primary sofa, sectional or other plush upholstered seating should be comfortable, durable and beautiful, and that combination tends to require an investment. Quality fabrics with tight weaves made of natural fibers (or high-grade synthetics) will feel nicer against the skin and be able to resist soil, even in lighter shades.

Hard-wearing kitchen cabinets.

A good kitchen remodel can add value to your home, but not if it’s falling apart by the time you sell. If you skimp on your kitchen cabinets (especially the doors and drawer fronts), you may find things looking rough around the edges sooner than they should.

A well-crafted dining table.

The dining table, like your sofa, is a key piece of furniture that sees a lot of use — and suffers a lot of spills. White laminate tables are trendy but, depending on how they’re treated, can start to show wear and tear quite quickly. An elegant wood or stone dining table can suit any décor and can last for decades.

Time-tested plumbing essentials.

When it comes to your plumbing, cutting corners is risky. A poor-quality fixture can be responsible for a leak whose repair costs far outstrip any up-front savings, so it’s definitely best to invest in a quality piece. Essential fixtures such as toilets don’t change quickly with trends like some other home goods, so there’s no reason not to choose a well-reviewed model from a reputable brand that has stood the test of time. Ask around for personal testimonials and recommendations rather than hunting for the lowest deal.

A cozy and comfortable bed.

it’s often said, we spend about a third of our lives in bed. So it makes sense to splurge on a bed that will properly support your mattress and a headboard that can help you read in comfort while anchoring a focal point for the room. It’s easy to fill out the rest of the décor with basic accents like paint or a single wall of wallpaper and let the bed be the star of the show, so go on and splurge a bit here.

Tailored window treatments.

Whether you opt for fully custom draperies or prefabricated panel curtains, there’s one thing you should splurge on: a bit of tailoring to make sure the length of the panels is just right. Floor-to-ceiling draperies make a room look polished, but this effect goes away if the fabric is excessively pooled on the floor or hanging several inches above it. Splurging on having your curtains professionally hemmed will ensure a correct fit for a priceless, sophisticated presentation.

- Raph




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