Five Times When Quantity is Better Than Quality
Owning a variety of less expensive pieces may serve you best in your home. Here are five ways that quantity is better than quality, in home decor.
As a general rule, quality in home decor and home design is much better than quantity. One well-built, comfortable chair in your home will probably make you happier than three cheap chairs that make you feel as though you were the princess in the "Princess and the Pea" story. In other words, the right decision is usually to invest some money in your home decor, so you can be comfortable and love your home.
There are times, though, when quantity of home goods is more important than quality, and owning a variety of less expensive pieces may serve you best in your home. Here are five ways that quantity is better than quality, in home decor.
When You Want to Incorporate a Fun Trend
Hot home decor trends are fun to incorporate and will give your living space some new life, but if you spend a lot of money on trendy pieces, you may find you are stuck with them, even after the trend makes way for something new. Purchasing a bunch of inexpensive accessories, such as pillows or artwork, will give you the chance to enjoy the trend, while still preserving your resources for longer lasting pieces.
Learn about current trends:
You Are About to Make a Big Change
Timing is everything when selecting furniture and home decor that will be long-term investment pieces. If you are about to go through a big change in your life, such as going to school, getting married, starting a family, a new job or retirement, it might be best to hold off on making too many big changes to your home environment. This is especially true if you will be buying a new home in the near future. Select some inexpensive things to make you comfortable in your environment, or freshen things up, but hold off on major redecoration or renovation, until you have the time and focus. Then you can comfortably invest and make your home perfect for you.
You Just Want Some Impact
If you are decorating for impact, a lot of less expensive items may actually make more of a statement compared to one piece. A good example of this is a gallery wall, in which several smaller pieces come together to form a big statement.
Impact can also be achieved by color. Changing wall paint is both easy and inexpensive, and it can be done as often as you like.
You Are Still Finding Your Style
Admiring home items on a showroom floor and actually living with them long term can be very a different experience. It may take years to really develop a strong personal home decor style. Meanwhile, try out a lot of lower quality pieces, just to see what looks and aspects you love. Experiment and have fun! Then you can upgrade to more permanent, higher quality pieces.
This is an especially good strategy for an eclectic style. You can keep or invest in the pieces that work for you while trying out an array of other looks.
Some fun home decor styles to try:
You Are in a Certain Stage of Life
Let’s face it, some stages of life make it harder to maintain quality pieces than others. For example, parents of young children or pet lovers may not which to have high-quality furniture ruined by scribbling toddlers or cats who enjoy sharpening their claws. It may be best to purchase less expensive pieces that can be easily replaced as needed, while enjoying your current stage of life.