METAL + PETAL

residential + commercial design

The Struggle is Real

Jade O'Connor

Splurging vs. Saving is the all-the-time struggle for just about everything. From grocery shopping to home remodeling to clothes, it is hard to decide what to save or splurge on. I believe in budgets and I believe design doesn’t have to be expensive. It’s all about the balance. The balance of splurging and saving. Checkout what I have to say when it comes to splurging + saving in the living room.

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SPLURGE: Upholstery
Upholstered goods are an item that you don’t want to skimp on. When it comes to anything upholstered, a couch, accent chair, drapes, you want them to be custom to your space and create a high-end feel.

SAVE: Seasonal Accessories
I celebrate holidays the month that they are in- why rush them? So no, I am not drinking a Pumpkin Spice Lattes while my house is completely decorated for Halloween on September 10th. I do love to add some seasonal accessories here and there, but will never spend a lot since I don't keep them around longer than a month or two.

SPLURGE: Statement Pieces
If you see a piece that you just cannot live without, it is TOTALLY worth splurging on. If you are anything like me, once I fall in love with a piece, I can’t stop thinking about it. Whether it is an antique bookcase or a bold eclectic chair, splurge to make a statement

SAVE: Accent Chairs
Accent chairs are a great place to save in the living room. Easily replaceable, you can stay with the trends or swap out to change your space’s style. We love to mix in textures + fun throw pillows with accent chairs, adding accents to elevate the chair's design