15 High-End Furniture Hacks That Will Save You Tons of Money
Buying furniture doesn't have to break the bank. You can find pieces that look like high-end designs but don't cost a pretty penny. Here are 15 furniture look-alikes that will save you tons of money.
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Some simple console tables, cost about $350. However, a this design from Target costs a third the price. It would be the perfect addition to an entryway or living room. Check out this IKEA hack for a modern console table.
White dining chairs are all the rage these days. These popular chairs sell on some high-end furniture websites, such as Design Within Reach, for about $450 each (on the left). Yet, you’ll be hard-pressed to find much of a difference in the look of this set of four chairs for sale on Amazon for $89.99. These 14 traditional-style home decor ideas are still considered cool.
Simple, classic bookcases, such as this one from Room and Board (on the left), can cost nearly a thousand dollars! IKEA offers a number of bookcase styles, including the popular Billy bookcase, which has been one of the store’s best-selling items for years. Learn how to build a built-in bookcase.
Why spend hundreds of dollars on a trendy platform bed frame (on the left) when you can get a similar look for much less? Amazon offers this model for less than $250, hundreds of dollars less than high-end models. Another option is to build your own platform bed. Here are 10 awesome designs for inspiration.
Round Dining Table
Looking for a round dining table in a modern design? This model from Amazon costs more than $1,000 less than similar designs from other furniture retailers, like the one on the left. Build your own simple reclaimed wood table after you watch this video.
Nesting tables not only add design, but also function to a living room. Instead of paying more than a $1,000 for a pair, Amazon offers this set for $178.
Sleeper sofas are a convenient choice for those without a real guest room. Whether you put it in a second bedroom, the living room or the basement, you don’t have to pay designer prices. While Wayfair offers this model for more than $1,230 (on the left), similar models can be found on Amazon for much less, including this top pick.
Don’t overpay for a high-end floor lamp when there are plenty of affordable options online that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. This one from Amazon looks it costs 3x more than it sells for. Learn how to fix a lamp cord.
Leather furniture can have a hefty price tag, but if you look, you’ll be able to find pieces that look similar but cost much less. Compare these two chairs: The chair from Design Within Reach (on the left) costs just over $5,000 while a similar chair from Overstock comes in at just over $500. Learn how to clean leather furniture stains with natural products.
Furniture can be functional and also a conversation piece. This unique end table from Wayfair (on the left) costs $1,000. However, other unique pieces can be found for much less, like this mid-century side table from Amazon. Looking for a DIY project? Try one of these 12 incredible end tables.
A sideboard can bring a whole new look to a dining room or living room, whether you use it as a media console, entryway table or for storage. This model from Wayfair (on the left) will set you back more than $4,000, while this one from Amazon costs about $750.
Leather sofas can do a lot of damage to your wallet. While this brown leather sofa from Article (on the top) costs $1,800, a similar one on Amazon costs several hundred dollars less. Yes, you can paint leather furniture!
A fun foot stool can add a bit of character to any room. You can have this Mongolian lamb stool (on the left) from West Elm for a regular price of $400. Or, opt for a similar model on Amazon for less than $50. Learn how to make a foot stool with a jigsaw.
Media consoles get a lot of use. Not only can you place your television on top, but in the cabinets you can store movies, music and video game systems. This model from Wayfair (on the top) costs more than $2,500 while Amazon has a variety of good-looking models for less than $600.