After sharing the formal living room “look for less” a few weeks ago, I figured given its wild popularity- I should pull together another budget-friendly duplicate of a space in our home I constantly receive source questions about… our basement media room! Someday, we’ll knock down walls in our basement and rework the layout (probably when it comes time to renovate our basement kitchen), but for now- I really love the way this room looks and functions for us. If you missed the original post with all of the sources and before images, check that out here! You can also catch a couple updates and the latest version of this space here. If you’re just trying to replicate the look on a budget, or are interested in duplicate pieces of furniture & decor found in our basement media room, click on through to see what comparable items I found!
Like I always say with the “Look for Less” posts, you have to keep in mind you could get lower quality products (sometimes, but not always), but it’s reflected in the price tag and that might be worth the savings to you! It all depends on your vision, short term and long term goals for your space, as well as your budget. If it’s the aesthetic you’re looking for, these items will be perfect! My goal was to put together pairings that look AS CLOSE to our current media room as possible… without compromising my initial design plan, so you get the same look, but at a lower price.
Click directly on the items to be redirected to the source- or use the numbered links below the collage.
01: art light // 02: vase with handles (I’d paint this a solid color!) // 03: velvet pillow // 04: ski art // 05: floor lamp // 06: sectional sofa // 07: ball pillow // 08: hammered drum coffee table // 09: black end table // 10: large basket // 11: faux leather recliner // 12: marble side table // 13: chenille throw // 14: tan area rug // 15: woven pouf // 16: faux zz plant // 17: leather ottoman
Pretty close, right? You can click through to see the prices, or use the shopping slider at the end of the post (hover to reveal the price tag).
I really love the high contrast in this space, and the moody mix of modern & traditional furniture. I tried to keep that aesthetic the same in the budget design plan as well!
One item I couldn’t find a replica for was our media console. Truth be told- I asked Emmett to pull that thing out of the dumpster at his work when they were renovating his office. It was a solid oak piece straight from the 80’s, and I gave it a fresh coat of navy paint and swapped the hardware. I think your best bet is thrifting something like that or looking at vintage options, if you’re on a budget. Try your luck with Facebook Marketplace!
Are there any other rooms in our home (or previous home) you’d like to see a “Look for Less” post on? Just let me know and I can pull it together! I hope you all had a great weekend and your week is off to a wonderful start. We spent the weekend working on our yard and I’m finally ready to put together our lower patio now that the sod is in. YAY!