Insider asked three interior designers to share which living room items are worth splurging on.
They said that you should invest in a quality sofa, as it’s the main piece of furniture in the room.
The experts also said window treatments deserve a splurge because they pull a room together.
Though we all love to save money when it comes to decorating our homesthere are some pieces that are worth spending a little more on, according to professionals.
Insider asked three interior designer which living-room items are deserving of a splurge.
A sofa is a central piece of living-room furniture, so it’s worth the investment
The sofa is the most important piece of furniture in the living room, according to Rachel Street, an interior designer who hosted DIY Network’s “Philly Revival.”
“This is a good place to spend your budget,” Street told Insider. “The ideal sofa will provide a comfortable place to sit as well as add to the overall design of the room.”
For a modern space, choose a leather sofa with clean, square shapes. If you prefer an eclectic look, look for a bright color or fun pattern.
A bar is great when you’re entertaining guests
Whether it be a wet bar or a wine cabinet, having a little bar area in the living room is convenient for when you have guests over. And it can really add to the design, according to Street.
Samantha Orley, an interior designer at Orley Interiorsshared tips on keeping your bar stocked.
“Everyone should have a well-stocked bar with fine scotch, whiskey, vodka, and tequila, along with an assortment of aperitifs, to appeal to