The Look for Less is back for round 4! This semi-regular series is so fun for me to research and write and I’m so glad y’all have enjoyed it too! The gist of it is that I hunt down pairs of lookalike pieces of furniture or decor - one “high” and one “low” version. A “save vs. splurge” if you will. If you want to take a look at the other look for less posts, scroll on down to the bottom - I’ve got all the links there for you!
This time, I’ve got five fresh finds for you, and I’ve gotta say, I’m pretty pumped about these because the more budget-friendly options are pretty much dead ringers for the higher end pieces!
I always like to mention that though one isn’t necessarily better than the other, price does often correlate to quality, so bear that in mind as you’re comparing the high version to the low, but it’s ultimately up to you where you’d like to spend your hard-earned dollars.
My five finds for today all happen to be neutrals, so they’ll work really well in LOTS of homes. Here’s what I’ve got: a nightstand/end table, a round wood coffee table, a Windsor-style spindle bed, a windowpane pillow, and a concrete table lamp. Scroll on down to check them all out and let me know whether you’d go high or low!
These cute little mid-century side tables would work well either as nightstands or sitting beside a sofa. The two drawers give these pieces some nice hidden storage to corral smaller items. They’re about the same size and have almost identical details - down to the shape of the bases! The difference that caught my eye was a subtle one: the knobs. One appears to be a more shiny brass with a flat front and the other looks to be more of an aged brass with a round profile. You can’t go wrong with either!
These coffee tables are large at 42” in diameter, so make sure you have the space for it! I loved the lines on these - the curves in the bases make them feel unique and special. They’d go nicely in a farmhouse style home that’s à la Restoration Hardware. The budget-friendly version leans more rustic, while the splurge version is more refined and polished. One isn’t better than the other - just worth pointing out!
I’ve always loved a Windsor-style bed. We have a white one in our guest room currently and though it’s a classic shape, it works well in a more modern setting too. These two are wildly different in price as you can see (nope, that’s not a type in the $3,000+ version!) and there’s certainly a quality difference, but if you’re looking to save a few bucks on a bed, the budget-friendly one is a great deal and it has good reviews too.
Here’s another classic pattern that can work with lots of different styles! I like the thin lines on these pillow covers - it’s like a more tailored version of a plaid. The colors differ ever so slightly, but the overall look is the same. Each of these comes in various sizes (including lumbars), and the prices shown are for 20” square pillows.
Ok, folks, these may actually be the SAME lamp. I honestly can’t see a difference! They’re the exact same size and seemingly have the same shade, and even the concrete detailing looks the same. This is a time when I’d say go for the budget-friendly one!
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