Just heard a story the other day.
A couple we know went on a vacation and saw the most amazing handmade wall covering for $1000. Think of it as like a quilt, just.. hung on the wall.
They brought it back, placed it on the wall of their bedroom, and paused.
Wife: We need to upgrade the drapes now. Nothing matches.
Wife: Well look! A beautiful piece of art needs beautiful pieces to compliment it.
Husband: And so it begins.
They started upgrading the bedroom to match this handmade wall covering by:
- Painting the walls
- Buying new drapes
- Buying new bed covers/bed sheets
- New bedroom furniture
- New rug
Total cost of a $1000 wall covering?
$5000 including the $1000 wall covering
Moral of the story:
Don’t let pretty things sway you and think about the follow-on costs of items.
- Pretty Things Make us Buy More (EurekAlert!)