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Decorate Splurge or Save?

These Are the Home Items You Can Skip Splurging On

September 11, 2023 at 9:01 PM PST
Decorate Splurge or Save?

These Are the Home Items You Can Skip Splurging On

September 11, 2023 at 9:01 PM PST

While decorating your home with the latest luxury pieces might be tempting, deciding which items warrant a splurge is essential. Constant high-end, designer collaborations and new tech gadget releases can make this decision overwhelming. Often, the value you get from a high-ticket purchase doesn’t justify the cost. As you plan to decorate your abode, knowing where you can be budget-friendly without compromising quality or aesthetics is wise.

Here are some home items you should think twice about before splurging.

Trendy Decor Pieces

Having the latest trendy piece in your home can be enticing, but it’s important to remember that trends come and go. Instead, invest in classic pieces that stand the test of time and trends. Skip splurging on hyper-trendy, ultra-expensive artwork or accessories—tons of budget-friendly alternatives achieve a similar aesthetic without breaking the bank.

art in living room
Photo Credit: PNW Production

Kitchen Gadgets

Tech-savvy kitchen gadgets like smart coffee makers or voice-activated ovens can put a dent in your bank account. Instead, invest in a simple, well-made tool that performs just as well, if not better, than its high-tech version. Quality and durability over flashiness is the key.

Seasonal Items

Whether it’s summer outdoor furnishings or holiday-themed dishware, it can be tempting to splurge on seasonal decor. However, it’s important to remember that these items have a limited window of use, and then they take up storage space for the rest of the year. Instead, stick to a few impactful, budget-friendly pieces that can be easily stored when not in use or repurposed for other occasions.

woman laying in bed, linens
Photo Credit: Cottonbro Studio

Basic Linens

Sure, luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets and plush, high-thread-count towels can feel like the ultimate indulgence, but they also come with a hefty price tag. Mid-range linens offer comparable quality and comfort for a fraction of the cost.

Cleaning Supplies

Luxury cleaning supplies are having a moment, but the fact is, you’re using these products to clean your bathroom and wash your dishes. Generic brands often contain the same active ingredients and do an equally good job of cleaning. Splurge on items that will enhance your life in a meaningful way.

Smart Home Gadgets

Smart home gadgets are helpful, but just like fashion trends, something new always comes out. Many are bells-and-whistles versions of basic household items. Assess whether or not the “smart” features will actually improve your life or if a standard version would work just as well.


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