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Look for Less : Our Living Room

Look for Less : Our Living Room - roomfortuesday.com How was your Easter weekend, friends?! It was kind of weird this year since we’re all sheltering in place, but we had a good weekend and found ways to celebrate, nonetheless. I’ve been getting a lot of requests for this post since sharing our formal living room reveal back in January. I thought better late than never to pull together a budget-friendly version of our beloved living room. Although I wouldn’t change a single thing about the space, it was pretty fun to source super similar items- just at a different price point. Challenge accepted! I tried mixing the same type of shapes, textures, and colors to create almost *identical* vignettes. If you missed the original post with all of the sources, definitely check that out here! You can also catch the complete budget breakdown in this post. Otherwise, click through to see what cost saving alternatives I came up with…

Look for Less : Our Living Room - roomfortuesday.com Obviously you have to keep in mind sometimes you’ll get a different quality, but it’s reflected in the price point and maybe the savings are worth it for 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 on a budget, these items will be perfect! My goal was to put together pairings that look AS CLOSE to our current living room as possible… without compromising my initial the design plan, so you get the same look, but at a lower price.

Look for Less : Our Living Room - roomfortuesday.com Click directly on the items to be redirected to the source- or use the numbered links below the collage.

01: round mirror // 02: DIY abstract art // 03: brass wall sconce // 04: fireplace surround // 05: accent stool // 06: square arm sofa // 07: oval coffee table // 08: squiggle art // 09: velvet pillow // 10: swivel chair // 11: end table // 12: navy area rug // 13: gooseneck floor lamp // 14: plaid throw // 15: drip art // 16: accent lamp // 17: roman shade // 18: console table // 19: woven ottoman pouf // 20: fiddle leaf fig tree // 21: planter // 22: indoor / outdoor jute runner

Pretty amazing, 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).

Look for Less : Our Living Room - roomfortuesday.com There you have it! If I were on a tight budget and had to recreate our formal living room for less… these are the items I’d choose. Was that helpful? I’ve had a lot of messages and requests for this post… as well as specific items. How to get a similar sofa, rug, fireplace, floor lamp, etc. Although Emmett and I splurge for certain items at this stage / in this home, I am a BIG advocate for mixing high and low to fit your budget. I think it’s all about balance and choosing pieces that best fit your lifestyle!

Look for Less : Our Living Room - roomfortuesday.com Let me know if you have any questions or thoughts in the comment section below. I hope your week is off to a good start! Check back here tomorrow for our powder bath makeover reveal. I’m in the process of photographing that today! Have a good Monday.

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  • Reply
    Peggi
    April 13, 2020 at 5:51 am

    Good morning! Pretty amazing, indeed. I am sometimes surprised by the similarity of home items at such different price points. I expect the phenomenon in fashion, so I guess this is the same. That tiny Target lamp!😍 I think that particular vignette in your living room is my favorite! I’m looking forward to your powder room reveal tomorrow! The sneak peeks on Insta were fun. And Emmett on the baby backhoe?! Giggle. Thank goodness he “knows people.” (Or maybe he just added a new tool to his arsenal?) Have a lovely day!

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      Sarah
      April 13, 2020 at 8:56 am

      Good morning, Peggi! It is pretty crazy. I have to finish up the floor, photograph, and then I’ll get everything ready to share tomorrow :) It turned out really well for a short-term solution. I’m happy with it and can’t wait to show you! Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend and your Monday is off to a good start :) xo

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      Sarah
      April 13, 2020 at 10:08 am

      ALSO- Emmett on the baby backhoe… he was living his best life yesterday. Haha!! We borrowed it from a friend :)

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    Lauren
    April 13, 2020 at 9:06 am

    This was super cool! Thank you for spending the time to round this up for us! I absolutely would choose any of the pieces that ended up here; it’s amazing you were able to find such close matches at such different price points. I think my favorite is the fireplace surround! One thing I’ve always wondered is what are your top online sources when you’re shopping for furniture or styling pieces? Where do you look first? I can’t wait for the powder bath reveal! I know it’s going to be amazing! Have a great day Sarah!

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      Sarah
      April 13, 2020 at 9:57 am

      Of course! It was a fun challenge to see how close I could get the design plan… just at a different price point :) Maybe I should work on a blog post with my top online resources? I feel like there are SO many. I’ll add that to the calendar. Hope your week is off to a wonderful start, Lauren! xo

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    Julie S
    April 13, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Very impressive! I was wondering about the black horse figurines – are those from somewhere linkable?

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    Danna
    April 13, 2020 at 11:37 am

    Hope your Easter weekend was nice! Ours was quiet but very special! Our son who is a senior was home and we enjoyed a nice dinner and conversation with him. I really am making myself enjoy this staying home order & finding the positive in it…more time with my boy before he leaves.
    Interesting finds for less! Your living room is so beautiful! You really do a great job with finding the perfect furniture pieces and accessories for the room. Still drooling over the mantle and beams!!!!
    I have my eye on an end table and sconces for our house. I like both of these options.
    Do you have a preference on inside mount or outside mount when it comes to roman shades? I love the look of bamboo shades with curtains.
    Can’t wait for the bathroom reveal tomorrow. Have a great Monday!

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      Sarah
      April 13, 2020 at 2:42 pm

      Our was the exact same… quiet, but special! I’m so glad you’re enjoying this extra time with your son. Way to find the silver lining! My preference for roman shades is always inside mount- if space allows. I also like woven shades layered with curtains… it adds so much depth, texture, and dimension :) xo

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    Ardith
    April 13, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    Hello and Ditto! I just have to agree with everyone else’s great comments, Sarah, and thank you as well for taking the time to put this amazing resource together.

    Danna, it is wonderful that you do get this extra time to spend with your son. Thank you for sharing this special moment. Cheers, Ardith

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      Sarah
      April 13, 2020 at 2:40 pm

      It was a fun challenge, Ardith! I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend :) xox

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      Danna
      April 14, 2020 at 7:20 pm

      Thank you Ardith.

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    Robbie Terry
    April 13, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    Hi Sarah! I obviously love your original sources, but these are amazing alternatives! Do you have a good source for purchasing antlers similar to those above your black console? Thanks so much for sharing your style and expertise!

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      Sarah
      April 13, 2020 at 2:40 pm

      Thank you! My antlers are vintage… I’d maybe check Etsy, yard sales (once we are able to leave our homes), or local thrift stores. Maybe even eBay? Hope this helps, Robbie :)

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    Quinn
    April 21, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    This is gorgeous! What would you say your color palette is for this? I like that it’s mostly neutral with some pops of color. I always find it challenging to keep things cohesive. Also, love the DIY art!!

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      Sarah
      April 21, 2020 at 4:38 pm

      Thank you!!

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    Quinn
    April 21, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Gorgeous! What would you say your color palette is – I like that it’s mostly neutrals. I find it challenging to keep things cohesive sometimes.

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      Sarah
      April 21, 2020 at 4:38 pm

      Thank you! I like all sorts of color… I typically learn toward neutrals and bold, dark, desaturated jewel tones. Hope this helps, Quinn!

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