A personalized and stylish home typically involves mixing and layering different accents and furnishings all potentially from a variety of sources, with different patterns, colors and fabrics. Our budget can often dictate the price of the pieces we select and it is fun to find a bargain and mix and match higher end with lower end pieces. There are some pieces, however, that we would consider an investment piece. This is a piece of furniture which is of high quality and may come at a higher price, but it is something that you plan on keeping for an extended period of time, or that may hold it’s value if you decide to sell it in the future. Investment pieces are also the foundation for your interior design look and feel.
To help you make a better decision regarding the investment pieces for your home, we have come up with three essential pieces that shouldn’t be overlooked:
We spend an average of 6.5 to 7 hours per night sleeping and getting quality sleep is of utmost importance for a healthy lifestyle. A good night sleep calls for a quality mattress. A quality mattress doesn’t come cheap but investing in them is worth it. People also neglect how often they should change their mattresses, with the average lifespan lasting no more than 10 years for a quality mattress. While it’s easy to see the everyday wear and tear on a sofa, it’s less obvious with a mattress as they spend most of the time covered in sheets.
A sofa is one of the largest pieces of furniture in a home and is typically the centerpiece of living spaces. A sofa acts as a great platform for social interactions, family time, and even the odd mid-day snooze. A sofa can entirely change the look and appeal of your interior design language either by being a subtle addition, or an extravagant focal point. Treated well, a high quality and well-designed sofa can last a lifetime with sturdy construction and high-wearing materials such as leather and fabrics.
Window treatments are another important investment piece as it helps in protecting the furnishings of the home, all the while adding some style and drama to a room. Window coverings not only cover windows; they protect the flooring, furniture and accessories from sun damage; provide variable light control; improve the acoustics in a room by absorbing sound; and insulate the rooms. With so many purposes to fulfill, window coverings should not be bought cheap.
By investing more heavily in pieces that will make a substantial impact on the look and design of your home, that will bring value to your every day life, and that will stand the test of time, you will be making smart choices for your home décor.