It’s time for another Get the Look for Less post! We are in the midst of redoing our kitchen right now and it’s been really important for us to try to update it on a budget. That’s why I love writing these kinds of posts – it’s absolutely possible to have a beautiful home without breaking the bank! Money can be spent in a lot of different ways and I don’t see why you can’t have a lovely home and still have money to go on vacations, spend time with family, and give back to the community. If you want to see more of this series, check here! But for now let’s move on to today’s GtLfL post – a pretty Pottery Barn living space:
I found this classy and sophisticated room in Pottery Barn’s September catalog and was immediately drawn to the calming neutrals and the bold color accents. This is definitely a space I want to hang out in! Isn’t that gallery wall stunning? A lot of these pieces have classic lines so I knew I could find some Pottery Barn look alikes for a much more wallet-friendly price. Let’s get started, shall we? 🙂
Pottery Barn Couch Look Alike
Every living space needs a solid and comfy couch for movie nights, hosting football parties, or chatting with friends and family. It’s definitely a piece you want to invest in. But for almost 5k, Pottery Barn’s version is too much cash for not enough style. I found a similar gray couch at Wayfair for half the price and it also has the pretty added detail of rounded armrests. Can anyone say classy?
Pottery Barn Chair Look Alikes
I love the pop of teal that these chairs bring to the space. This color just pairs so well with the neutral grays in the room and adds an unexpected splash of color that’s easy on the eyes but never boring. But spending almost 3k for a couple of chairs just isn’t in the cards for a lot of people. Get that same beautiful color and nailhead trim for a reasonable $250 bucks each from World Market. Plus I just love the added wingback detail!
Pottery Barn Coffee Table Look Alike
You’ve got to have a good coffee table for holding snacks, books, remotes and more. Don’t sacrifice style for function when you can have both with these pretty glass topped tables. Pottery Barn’s table is a bit pricey, so I found an almost exact look alike at Wayfair for under $200. Party on!
Pottery Barn Side Table Look Alike
Adding an unexpected and unconventional side table brings a little bit of playfullness and uniqueness to the space. I know the Pottery Barn ad uses a black version of this trunk table, but I really like how you can see the antique details more clearly on the cream colored version. I found an almost exact look alike at Walmart for a fraction of the price. Store blankets inside use the top for a pretty lamp!
Pottery Barn Lamp Look Alike
Task lighting is great to have in a living space so you can read your favorite novel, or brighten your room up in the doldrums of winter. This black architects task lamp has fun lines that are both modern and old-fashioned at the same time. Lamps are usually pretty expensive no matter which way you slice it, but I managed to knock a couple of bucks off the price by finding a look alike at Lamps Plus.
Pottery Barn Rug Look Alike
A good rug is absolutely necessary for a cozy and comfortable living space! Warm up those chilly tootsies and add some unique texture with a fun zebra print! I’m gonna be honest, I actually like my look alike way better and not just because of the price. The Pottery Barn version is just a little too realistic to me – I don’t want to be staring at a Zebra bum while having wine and cheese night! I like how my version from Rugs USA is a little more subtle without sacrificing color or interest. Plus no looking at Zebra butts all the time. Yay! Win. Win.
If you were to buy all of the Pottery Barn living space pieces at once, you’d spend a grand total of $8,799.00 before tax. Ouch. That’s a lot of dolla dolla bills, y’all. However, if you were to buy my Pottery Barn look alike pieces you would only spend $3,825.01 before tax. That’s almost 60% in savings! Muuuuuccchhh better, don’t you think?
Of course, you can always save even MORE money if you buy pieces slowly overtime or if you scour local thirft shops and estate sales for things that fit your style. Saving money can take time and effort, but it’s totally worth it in the end! I mean, who wouldn’t want a gorgeous living room AND a vacation where you can sip mai tais on the beach? I know that’s what I want 😉
What’s your favorite piece in this living space?
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these posts Erica! Incredible savings!
Thanks so much, Kristi! I really love seeing how much I can save 🙂
Love your creativity. I’m headed to pottery barn’s website myself to see how I can do something similar.
Thanks for the inspiration!