11. Save on Wooden Dining Room Chairs
People seem to disagree on this next point, depending on which blog you read. Some people believe in investing a lot in your dining room chairs, while others think it’s best to save. Personally, I believe they belong in the “save” category. Most people who have a formal dining room rarely sit in those chairs. They’re reserved for special occasions like Thanksgiving. So I personally believe that it doesn’t really doesn’t matter if they’re the most comfortable chairs in the world. However, if you’re using your dining room table as a daily eating or work-from-home space, I would say it’s okay to splurge on better chairs.
Another reason to save on these chairs is that they’re easy to find in thrift and antique stores. Some people also like the idea of mixing and matching chair styles, which makes it unnecessary to find a perfectly matching set. If you have a certain type of wooden chair in mind, it can be fun to go on a search for these at auctions, yard sales, and Facebook marketplace. Over time, doing something like this can save hundreds of dollars.