7. Anticipate the Future
Well-designed investment pieces will follow your kids through their childhoods and teach them how to appreciate, care for, and live among beautiful things from an early age. If you think of key pieces as living heirlooms, it will seem less extravagant to purchase a vintage chandelier found on 1stdibs or an antique floor mirror that will give the room polish now and be useful as a dressing mirror when your kids reach their teenage years.