Dear Expert: Why should I “buy up” in my furniture pieces?
A. When you don’t “buy up” on your furniture pieces, you end up replacing them sooner than if you had invested right the first time. Take your time and buy fewer, better-quality pieces for the various rooms in your home. It’s definitely worth it to purchase a well-made sofa with good lines; a sofa that feels so comfortable you can’t wait to plunk down and put your feet up after work. A quality piece will be able to withstand the wear-and-tear of your 2-year-old jumping up and down on it, or your dog basking in the sun everyday in his favorite spot. Whether you’re furnishing a new home or refreshing your existing home, invest in good, quality pieces. Create a plan with an interior designer to ensure that each piece you buy will not only last a lifetime, but also serve as a reflection of your unique style and personality.