According to Designers, These 10 Buys Are Worth the Splurge
We all love a good bargain, but sometimes it's worth spending a bit of extra cash when it comes to your home. We checked in with 10 design influencers to see what's on their splurge list.
"Along with a fantastic mattress, I'm a firm believer in spending good money on great linens," says Patrick Maziarski of A 1000x Better. "Even though they can be pricey, investing in a set of high-end sheets will last you for years and years. They will also bring so much joy to the beginning and end of your day."
"Wallpaper isn't cheap — I get it. But there is almost no other change that you can make in your home that will have a bigger impact — especially for maximalists like me," says Marianne de Ley of The Savoy Flea. "I say, start in your powder room and if you're as excited about your new wallpaper as I think you'll be, keep spreading out into the rest of your house."
CB2, $359 (per roll)
"As someone with my pillow line, I have firm opinions about pillow inserts," says Jody Carvajal of Indiebungalow. "I always recommend feather/down inserts as they make such a big difference in the look of your pillows. The great thing is, these days you can find lots of budget-friendly options, so it's not even much of a splurge."
Crate & Barrel, $18
"You can't see my favorite splurge, but you can definitely smell it. I think bringing some delicious scents into your home is one of the most fantastic little luxuries you can invest in for yourself," says Lauren Martin-Moro. "A favorite candle, room spray, diffuser (or all of the above!) can completely change your environment at home. My must-have candles are in every room of my house."
"If you like to entertain even a little bit, you must invest in an amazing set of dishes. You need dishes that will make you smile every single time you open up your kitchen cabinet," says Carly Waters. "That means you might have to spend some cash to get them, but I decided to invest in a luxe set of dishes 10 years ago, and I still use them every single day."
Sur la Table, $380
"I don't always splurge on art," says Kyla Herbes of House of Hipsters, "but when I find a fab piece that I love, I don't think twice about grabbing my wallet. It's definitely one of the things I think is worth spending some cash on because, unlike a piece of furniture (hello, baby messes and cat scratches), a great piece of art can literally last forever."
I'm going to jump in here myself with a true confession: I wash my hands more when I have delicious, yummy smelling soap at every sink. Not sure if you're disgusted or intrigued right now, but stick with me for a minute. I know it might seem weird to splurge on soap, but your hands smell heavenly all day long. It's also something I love to keep on hand for guests. This sleek, hands-free dispenser is extra hygienic since you don't need to touch it to dispense soap.
Saks Fifth Avenue, $100
"If you can't afford to splurge on an entire set of luxe linens for your bed, then find one fab, yummy throw instead," says Lindsey Borchard from Lindsey Brooke Design. "Throws work in almost any room in your house, and they're also a great way to add color or texture to your space."
"It stings your wallet a bit, but after a lot of experimentation, I've realized that higher-end paint is worth the price in the end," says Susan Brinson of House of Brinson. "It makes such an incredible difference in the look of your room, and the final result is always a show-stopper. Farrow & Ball is one of my all-time favorites."
Farrow & Ball, $110 (per gallon)
"I love a good splurge on Turkish towels as a way to incorporate stress relief at home (hello, baths!)," says Kate Keesee of Salvage Dior. "It's such a treat to have great towels when you're relaxing and unwinding from the everyday stressors we all have. It's one of my favorite items to spoil myself with since self-care is vital to a healthy state of mind."