Worth the Splurge: Timeless Home Decor Pieces to Invest In

Whether you’re moving into a new home, renovating your living space, or upgrading your furniture to better match your personal style, it helps to know which home decor pieces are essential investment pieces and which you can find at a lower cost. Certain high-quality pieces will never go out of style and can last for decades if cared for. Before you get swayed by trendy decorative items, take a look at this guide to home decor staples that make a worthwhile investment curated by our team of Charleston interior designers.

Good Quality Mattress

If you can only invest in one piece of furniture, a high-quality mattress is a great place to start. Investing in a mattress is an investment in your well-being. A good night’s sleep is essential, and a comfortable, supportive mattress can make a huge impact on your overall health, happiness, and productivity. Choose a mattress with premium materials and features that cater to your specific sleep preferences.

Dining Table

A dining table is more than just a piece of furniture. It’s a multifunctional gathering point that can be used time and again for special occasions, dinner parties, homework, meetings, and more. Choosing a dining room table has a lot to do with your space as well as how many people you need to accommodate. The best way to choose a table that will last is to opt for quality materials such as solid wood or marble. Your table will likely become a family heirloom, so it’s one of the best investment pieces for the home.


Custom Window Treatments

Custom window treatments have a high-end look that is hard to replicate with ready-made ones. Not only can be tailored to suit your exact window size but the upholstery can be chosen to match your decor to perfection. For any of your upholstery needs, stop by our design center. We have hundreds of swatches to choose from to meet your unique style.


While a piece of artwork can be a big investment, it makes a huge difference to have original artwork in your home. A statement piece of art can transform a room and add personalization that makes your space feel like home. And, side note, investing in original art means you’ll also be supporting an artist! Whether it’s a classic painting, a sculpture, or a curated gallery wall of photography, you should aim to choose pieces that resonate with you on a personal level. Finish those bare walls with artwork from local galleries, or stop by our Charleston furniture stores to browse our collection.

Area Rug

You’ll never regret splurging on a high-quality, durable rug made from performance fabrics. Particularly if you plan to place your rug in an area with high foot traffic, like the living room, it’s worth investing in one made from high-quality materials that will last. We recommend opting for neutral tones and timeless patterns that can effortlessly adapt to your changing decor styles over the years. If you have a tricky space, get in touch — we offer custom rug sizing.

Timeless Treasures for a Modern House

If you’re considering a home splurge, let it be on home décor items that promise to stand the test of time and continue to bring joy to your home over the years. In the long run, you’ll actually save money because you’ll have these pieces forever and won’t need to replace them as quickly as those made from cheaper materials.

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Petite Bijoux Framed Canvases, Set of 9

A set of nine paper-replicated-on-canvases framed in beautifully carved wood with an antique gold leaf finish and a 5″ white linen filet.

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Navarro Dining Table

This dining table is crafted from solid oak wood and a generous size to welcome and accommodate all your guests, making it a striking centerpiece.

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Mosaic Handwoven Jute Rug

Hardworking jute fiber is sophisticated, practical, eco-friendly, ultra-durable, and great for any indoor high-traffic areas.

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blue arm chair

Henry Chair

The Henry series features bench seats, clean lines, a smaller silhouette and an exposed wood base for an added accent.

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