Home Design Splurges and Steals

Get the look for less with these home design steals

Credit: Flickr/Ray

Can’t afford your dream decor piece? We’ve got budget-friendly alternatives to achieve the look for less

Before you decide to buy expensive furniture and live off instant noodles for the next six months, it’s a good idea to shop around. Chances are you’ll find a similar item in your price range. Vancouver is full of amazing home decor stores, and there are options for every budget – all you need is a little inspiration.

Kitchen and Bar Carts

Kitchen and bar carts are all the rage right now because of their versatility. Need some extra storage? Roll a kitchen cart in. Drinks on the patio? Roll out a bar cart and play bartender.

Left: $2804, West Elm

Right: $229, IKEA

Sleek Champagne Buckets

What’s better than a bottle of champage? A chilled bottle of champagne, that’s what – so keep your champagne nice and cold in a sleek bucket.

Left: $565, Atkinson’s

Right: $69, Crate and Barrel

Credit: CB2 and Target

Industrial Bar Stools

Bar stools are a must if you have a kitchen island or breakfast bar. If you’re looking for a vintage vibe, industrial bar stools are the way to go. 

Left: $169, CB2

Right: $65, Target

Credit: Pottery Barn and IKEA

Chic Chandeliers

Glam up your room with a pretty crystal chandelier. Chandeliers are the perfect way to add an element of luxury to bedrooms and dining rooms.

Left: $344, Pottery Barn

Right: $50, IKEA

Credit: Lowe's and Costco

Free-standing Tubs

Treat yourself to a soothing bath after a long day of work. These modern free-standing tubs will definitely make a statement in your bathroom. 

Left: $4900, Lowe’s

Right: $800, Costco

Decorative Mirrors

A really easy way to decorate a boring wall is with a mirror. Mirrors can function as art as well as add light and create the illusion of space.

Left: $1275, Cross Decor & Design

Right: $169, CB2

Credit: Anthropologie and Walmart

Plush Pillows

Whether you’re having a cat nap on the couch or snuggling up in bed, throw pillows are a must. Go with fabulous prints and colours, or get a 3-D feel with faux fur.

Left: $128, Anthropologie

Right: $17, Walmart

Graphic Rugs

Throw down a graphic rug in the den, living room or bedroom to add a little oomph and coziness.

Left: $659, Mint Interiors

Right: $59, Urban Outfitters