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December 13, 2017
One of the most common questions we get here at Luxe Walls is what pieces should we invest in? It’s a great question, and one that warrants a detailed look at what investment pieces are, and why they’re important for a stylish home.
An investment piece is a piece of decor or furniture that is of super high quality, and usually thought of as an ‘investment’ because of it’s higher price point. The point of investment pieces is that they stand the test of time, as well as the coming and going of various trends. They’re what’s also known as a ‘staple piece’, they help set the foundations for your interiors, and you can work other accents or decor pieces around them.
Having a few investment pieces throughout your home will help each space exude a timeless sense of style, while you update the bits and pieces around them.
So what pieces are at the top of the list when it comes to parting with your hard-earned cash for staple pieces? We asked our Luxe experts for their thoughts…
Naturally the first item on our list of investment items is wallpaper. Investing in high quality wallpaper is something that you won’t regret as a home renovator. Ensuring that your walls are looking their best is a major aspect of laying the foundations of a super stylish home. With an eye-catching feature wall, or an impressive print design, the rest of the room’s decor can be relatively simple (and cheap).
A clever choice in a premium wallpaper design can lift the aesthetic of any space. You can update and change the furniture around this investment piece easily, and can opt for more affordable options in terms of complementary decor. Whether you choose to go with a statement feature wall, or you just want something classic and simple, you’ll never regret spending extra money on your walls. They’re where our eyes naturally gravitate towards, and can be the world of difference between a room looking exceptional and a room looking ordinary.
Your home should be a place of comfort, a safe space for relaxation and winding down from the fast-paced nature of the daily grind. So with that in mind, what’s more important than having an incredible lounge or sofa? From movie night to entertaining guests, your living room sees a lot of action. You’ll need a lounge or a sofa that can stand both the test of time and the general wear and tear of such a high traffic space.
A high quality lounge should last around a decade, so be sure to get something that’s neutral in it’s style, and comfortable to sit on. You want to be happy having this piece in your living room for years and years to come.
No matter how big your home, or whether or not you have a family or flat mate, a dining table is an essential piece in any home. However, many people make the mistake of trying to scrimp and save in this area. A good quality dining table is a great investment piece for your home, and if chosen right, can last for years and years to come, while trends and fads come and go.
Choosing the right dining table can ensure timeless style throughout an entire interior. You can then use this as the foundation for staying on top of the latest trends by updating your glassware or table settings for an affordable price, while enjoying the classic style and longevity of your dining table.
As you’ve no doubt gathered, investment pieces are all about laying the foundations for long lasting, great style throughout your home. Just a few key pieces can get you well on the way to revelling in your own style-savvy home.
What’s your favourite investment piece? Tell us about your experiences in the comments below.