4. You don’t always have to love what you buy if it works to enhance what you love
This is an important corollary to the previous rule. If a certain side table fills a decorating need, fits that empty corner, makes an interesting statement, adds interest to your wall arrangement and if it is affordable and if you don’t hate it, go ahead and snap it up. You can always replace it when you find something you like better. Time has a way to make you fall in love with those things you don’t initially like. So go ahead and buy it.