The One Decor Item You Should Never Splurge On, According to Bobby Berk

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Bobby Berk, Queer Eye’s beloved design guru, has quite the talent for flipping homes on a dime—and in an epic time crunch, no less. So when Berk stopped by PureWow HQ to discuss his fab new lifestyle site, we had to ask about his best tips for achieving high-style design on a budget.

One surprising way he admitted to saving $ across his design projects? By scrimping on area rugs. According to Berk, rugs are decidedly not an item to invest too heavily in: “I’m never a huge fan of spending tons of money on rugs," he told us. "Like, those rugs that are thousands of dollars…you’re literally walking all over them.” (#truuue) Especially if you’re not in a ‘take your shoes off!’ kind of household,” he maintained that this kind of investment just doesn’t make sense. 

But that doesn’t mean you should go with the cheapest option on the market either, he quickly clarified “Definitely don't get a super cheap[rug], becausethey’ll shed. But you really don’t need to spend thousands of dollars.”A mid-range rug will suit you just fine, according to Bobby B—and you better believe we’ll take his word for it.

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From 2014-2019 Grace Beuley Hunt held the role of Home Editor covering interior design, styling, trends and more.