Everyone loves good design, but sometimes having a home with style can feel out of reach when you are working with a real-life budget. At Homestead 128 mission to bring beautiful and functional design to each one of you, which means that we have to find options for furniture, decor and more within a budget. Sometimes it is a big budget, and sometimes it is a small budget. Either way, you have choices when it comes to designing with your ideal style and price point.
When deciding what to spend money on, and where to save, start by considering the following questions:
“Is this item something I want to see last for decades to come?”
“Am I purchasing something that is timeless, or trendy?”
“Will this survive being used by my family (kids, pets, spouse…)?”
Bottom line: if it is going to be short-lived in your home, look for the lower-priced option. If you want it to be timeless and last for the next several decades, make an investment worth the money.
For this example of high versus low, we are going to look at the basics for a dining room that fits within the mid-century style. We’re looking at medium wood tones, black, brass, rounded legs, and geometric accents. Take a peek below to see similar options at both a higher price point and a lower price point.
Total: $9,190 (including 6 chairs and 12 rolls of wallpaper)
Total: $2,158 (including 6 chairs and 12 rolls of wallpaper)
This is a difference of almost $7,000! Yes, there will be a difference in quality, and you may decide it is worthwhile to save money for some of the higher price point items. But this is one example of how you can achieve a look and style on both a higher and lower budget.
Take a minute and comment below telling us if you prefer the high or low priced look & what is your favorite piece. And if you are looking to add more style to your room be sure to get on our list and grab a copy of our soon to be released Well-Styled Bedroom guide. You can sign up below and a copy will be sent to your email address. Happy styling, friends.