10 Times Inexpensive Décor Looked Anything But
Everyone wants their home to look and feel comfortable, personal, and stylish, but oftentimes scoring said look can be beyond your budget and means. We’re big believers in getting the look for less but are even bigger proponents of utilizing budget-friendly pieces in smart and sophisticated ways that make rooms feel much more luxurious than their price tags would suggest. With that in mind, we found some lovely spaces full of budget-friendly pieces to inspire you to look at your own Craigslist finds or Target scores in a whole new way.
We’re digging the combination of a bold ikat print with a midcentury-inspired sconce in this bedroom space. The pairing of seemingly disjointed elements lends the room a designer look, but luckily you can replicate the style without a designer price tag.
Simplicity is key in this high-contrast space where black and white furniture find sophisticated counterparts in gold and pastel accents. Get the look by pairing inexpensive modern dining chairs with a white-painted Goodwill- or Craigslist-sourced dining table for a collected vibe. Add an oversize, intricate floor mirror to complete the luxe look.
In this Chicago home, a sprawling gallery wall creates a stunning statement. We love the subtle detailing in this room, which makes for a coordinated and fashion-forward space. The gold legs of this acrylic side table make the piece feel more expensive that its actual price tag.
This dining space feels stylish and serene thanks to a mix of textures and a limited color palette. Warm up your space with a natural-fiber rug, and top with designer-looking chairs for a luxe look for less.
Simplicity and expert editing make this vignette look totally chic and sophisticated. The mix of materials seen in the concrete console and leather stool is intriguing and visually appealing. Pare back your styling to just a few sculptural accessories to achieve the same look in your entry or living room.
A chair in a classic shape feels much more sophisticated when upholstered in a rich fabric like velvet. When paired with a sculptural side table, the accent chair is instantly more substantial-, and therefore expensive-, looking.
In Ellen Pompeo’s trailer on the set of Grey’s Anatomy, we paired a painted table with designer-looking chairs and an industrial-influenced ceiling light to create a chic spot for reading and relaxing. A limited color palette and interesting shapes prevent the space from falling flat.
Clean lines and a consistent use of materials make this vignette look more like a high-end boutique than a bedroom dresser. Get creative with jewelry storage, and utilize glamorous-looking boxes for a new way to display your baubles. A wood-and-brass DIY takes necklace storage to a new level of style.
Small-scale nightstands at a low price point free up room in a budget for more costly but scene-stealing items like table lamps and designer throw pillows. Sourcing inexpensive art and hanging a series of pieces in sleek frames help tie the feminine elements in this room together to project a sense of serene sophistication.
This styled bookshelf shows off one of our favorite IKEA hacks to date. Simple, streamlined bookshelves from the megastore are transformed into glamorous étagères thanks to the careful application of gold leaf.