Every ending is a new beginning, they say. And while the end of December means the holiday festivities come to a wrap, it marks the beginning of plenty of post-Xmas sales! This year, most sales are expected to begin on 26 December, though you can find many prior to Christmas, too — the perfect time to stock up on expensive home decor items you’ve been eyeing all year.
If you’re looking for pieces worth spending on to make your home feel high-quality, this blog post is the perfect spot for inspiration. Keep reading for our list of top 10 decor items to purchase during holiday sales, so you can make your home feel more luxurious while saving some serious cash!
Rugs are an integral part of interior design; they add texture and warmth to your decor and protect the floor. Rugs also improve acoustics by absorbing sound. But even the least expensive rugs can pull out hundreds of dollars from your pocket, so we recommend snagging them during Xmas sales. Remember, high-quality rugs have a high value of KPSI (Knots Per Square Inch).
High-quality bedding lasts longer, is more comfortable, and improves sleep, skin, and hair. You may also go the extra mile and invest in sustainable bedding that, in addition to the previously mentioned benefits, conserves the environment and keeps toxic materials out of your bed. However, luxury sheets come at a premium price, too. So, look out for sales on bedding this Xmas.
Tip: High-quality bedding is made from “long staple” cotton without a mix of polyester. The softest sheets generally have a high thread count, too.
Luxury Lighting Fixtures
Lighting truly makes or breaks a space; it sets the mood, creates depth and height, and draws attention to the right parts of the home. Additionally, luxury lighting fixtures double as decor. But purchasing high-end ones may be quite a splurge — so waiting for Xmas is a good idea. Consider investing in chandeliers and high-end pendant lights that are on discount. Be sure to layer them the right way for maximal effect.
Accent pieces of furniture draw attention and add a punch of visual interest to the room, so it pays off to invest in buying a good quality piece. Our favourite is an accent chair — bonus points if it’s covered in velvet. Because you can find plenty of fantastic sales on furniture post-Christmas, we recommend snagging your expensive-looking accent piece during this time of the year. Tip: Learn how to create a focal point in your space to make the most of your accent furniture.
Furniture sales also call for splurging on a new dining table. The dining area is where you gather with family every day — such a functional piece should be nice and sturdy, so it can last for years to come.
For a durable set, interior designer Maureen Ursino says, “Solid hardwood is always a classic choice for durability and ease of maintenance.”
Dinnerware is an essential you need every day of the year (minus the days you dine out), but purchasing high-quality sets can create a hole in your pocket. The good news is, Xmas sales have plenty of offers for dinnerware. We recommend purchasing those made of stoneware and bone china — these are durable and sturdy.
Dressing up the walls with appealing wall art adds personality and a pop of colour to your interior. Because it draws so much attention, investing in high-quality pieces will elevate the ambience of your home more than you think! So, make the most of Xmas sales by snagging good discounts on wall art.
Bar Carts & Drink Trolleys
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Stores hold onto items required for serving, because they know people are planning to entertain during the holidays. Right after Christmas, look for sales on bar carts and drink trolleys, and purchase high-quality metallic ones. You can use these to serve guests during the rest of the year, as well as double as a foyer table holding decor pieces, etc.
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Electric fireplaces single-handedly add the luxe factor to your space and make the ambience cosy. While these are held up till Christmas, stores offer discounts on electric fireplaces in the weeks following Christmas. And because such fireplaces are considerably expensive, it is wise to wait until Xmas to snag a good discount.
Christmas may be over, but before you know it, it’ll be back! “Christmas trees, lights, decor, wrapping paper, and more will all be 50% to 75% off within a few weeks after Christmas”, says Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom. So, save big money and stock up on your seasonal decor for the coming year.
Several home decor items, such as the ones listed above, are worth splurging on to introduce a high-quality feel to your home. But why not save where you can? Purchase the above-mentioned items during holiday sales to try and get a discount — and leverage them throughout the year!
Want to take advantage of holiday sales, but not sure where to start? Connect with one of our Interior Design Gurus for a personalised shopping list where they will select the best items for your space, and all you need to do is 'add to cart' and 'buy'!