The INSIDER Summary:
- These days, it’s easy to find affordable furniture and DIY tips online.
- It’s much harder to figure out what is worth splurging on for your home.
- You should consider investing in a high-end sofa, according to celebrity stager and interior designer Cheryl Eisen.
- In general, you should always choose one statement piece to splurge on if you want to add richness to your home.
Designing your dream home requires careful planning — especially if you’re on a budget.
Luckily, it’s easier than ever to find affordable furniture and decor thanks to sites like Wayfair and Overstock. And when all else fails, there are always countless DIY Pinterest tips you can try.
Still, there’s one thing that you should consider splurging on: a high-end sofa.
According to celebrity stager and interior designer Cheryl Eisen, investing in a high-quality sofa can take your home to the next level. Over the past decade, Eisen has staged homes for stars like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Paris Hilton, Daniel Craig, Bethenny Frankel, and more.
It may seem like a random choice, but a high-quality sofa is more transformative than you think, and well worth the money. “It’s the most central piece [of furniture] in your home,” Eisen explained to INSIDER, adding that it’s a piece that you constantly use and that your guests immediately see.
But a high-end sofa isn’t the only item Eisen recommended investing in. You could also shell out for a statement light fixture, instead.
In general, when it comes to splurging on furniture, Eisen suggests following a golden rule. To add richness to your home, “always choose one thing,” she said. If you choose a statement light fixture as your splurge, you can get a plain yet beautiful IKEA sofa, and it’ll still elevate your home decor.
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