Struggling to make high-quality furniture work within your budget?
Of course, it’s never a wise idea to fill out your home with cheap, low-quality pieces. Beyond detracting from your home’s appearance, the materials that are used may start to break down over time. Conversely, you might not have the funds to deck out your entire home with high-end furniture!
Fortunately, there are ways to achieve a happy medium—creating a high-quality look that meets your budget. At Direct Interiors, our high-quality furniture store is home to a wide range of options at various price points.
Here are a few valuable tips that will help you strike the perfect balance between high-end furniture and affordable pieces!
Identify Investment Pieces
Even if you’re shopping for furniture on a budget, keep in mind that you can still splurge on certain items. Knowing which items to splurge on, however, will make a world of difference.
Typically, you should only invest in items that will last for many years to come. Stay far away from revolving styles and fleeting trends, as well as pieces you aren’t likely to use very often. Instead, identify pieces that use safe colours and timeless styles, and those that will be used frequently—such as a high-quality bedframe, luxurious sofa, or a large statement lighting piece.
If there is a piece you absolutely love but find that its design is a little more unconventional than the average item, don’t make an impulse decision. Take some time to think about it!
Find Affordable Alternatives
You’ll find that there are budget items for just about every type of furniture at a high-quality furniture store in Ontario. Knowing when to choose the cheaper option is key, however.
Generally, you should be looking to save money on smaller items that won’t be used as often, as they are less likely to break. What’s more, you should look to save whenever you plan to experiment with a particular style or colour. Save money on the piece that has a chance of being cycled out in a few years!
Blend the Two to Create a Cohesive Look
By this point, you might have a better idea of where to splurge and where to save, but how do you create a cohesive aesthetic where certain pieces of furniture don’t stand out like a sore thumb?
If you only have the funds for a couple of investment items, pay up for large, statement pieces that demand the most attention. Avoid splurging on an expensive chest of drawers, a bedside table, or a simple accessory, for example.
For one, these items are less central to your space’s overall aesthetic. Additionally, these are items where even the more budget-friendly options can approximate the quality of high-end pieces—allowing you to seamlessly blend furniture across a wide range of values.
Work with Interiors Design Professionals at Direct Interiors
Some people have a hard time sticking to their furniture budget, while others struggle to blend high-end and budget pieces effectively. Fortunately, Direct Interiors is more than just a high-end furniture store. We are also a team of interior designers and decorators with decades of combined industry experience.
Achieving the perfect balance between high-end furniture and affordable pieces becomes much easier when you have a true professional to point you in the right direction.
– Nataile Froom
– Anita B
I have always found the sales and support staff at Direct to be very accommodating and service oriented. I highly recommend Direct Interiors to design professionals and anyone who is interested in creating a beautiful home.”