Save or splurge: The bedroom

To get the most for your money, you need to know two things: when the good stuff is worth paying extra for and when the economy choice is plenty good enough.

West Elm<br>Square cutout headboard<br>$359 queen-size
Headboard
West Elm
Square cutout headboard
$359 queen-size
Save or spend: Save
Framed beds are out, says furniture expert Jennifer Litwin. Headboards are in: "They make a room look finished without your spending in the thousands."

Because they don't support weight, you don't need to blow the budget. Litwin likes West Elm for its low-priced stylish headboards.

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