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…
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.
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).
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!
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.