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Splurge Only on Functional Furniture When your budget permits, you can splurge on functional furniture pieces. It is also a way to save money because the better the quality of your furniture, the longer it will stand up through time and use and therefore you would not have to change it. Invest most of your budget in functional furniture that will take in the toughest wear which you need to last long, like sofas, chest and upholstered chairs. You can save by spending less money on accessory pieces that can, in time “go out of style” and does not cost much to replace, like end and coffee tables, lamps or vase. Find one functional furniture where you can focus on building the room. It can be whether an antique armoire or a contemporary chair, having the proper furniture as the focal point of the room will establish a basis for which to begin your design. Likewise, a quality hand-crafted functional furniture or a damask sofa, although expensive can be in the long run worth it, especially when it is located in room where there is constantly high-traffic or used often. Versatile functional furniture are definitely worth the splurge because they will shine and serve just about anywhere. For instance, Parsons chairs, as the occasion calls for it, may be moved from the “dining room” to the living room. Here are guidelines for buying functional furniture: 1. Decide first what type of furniture you want and make certain there is enough space in that specific room for it. 2. Purchase the best furniture your money can buy. However, if it exceeds your allotted budget, it is not sensible. Just allocate a budget then be sure that you “stick to it”. 3. Make sure that the furniture that you will buy is the one that you really want. 4. Search the Internet for functional furniture pieces that you really want. Browse several online manufacturers and if you find something that you like, remember to do comparison shopping as well. 5. When you discover a furniture piece that really attracts your design taste either on the magazine or online and match your budget, visit the store to see furniture first hand. 6. While the furniture looks really good while in the showcase, it may not however, look nice in your room. Imagine how the piece will look when in your room. Go ahead, splurge on some and save on some. You just need to know which pieces you can have inexpensively and those you need top quality. The choice is yours.