If you’re looking for affordable furniture that looks expensive, you’ve come to the right place. Soaring inflation rates and increased cost of living have forced us to bargain hunt. Bargain hunting doesn’t mean you have to forgo luxury. In fact there here few tips on how to find affordable furniture that looks expensive:
1. Stick to classic styles. Classic pieces never go out of style and can be easily dressed up or down depending on your needs. What defines a classic piece of furniture? A classic piece is one with clean lines and a simple silhouette. Classic furniture differs from modern furniture in that it is often more understated and subdued.
2. Pay attention to detail. Look for furniture with interesting details like carved legs or unique hardware. These small touches can make a big impact. Detailing with a floral or fauna influence works very well. Fabrics that have texture and subtle patterns such as tartan or stripes also rarely go out of style.
3. Quality over quantity. It’s better to have fewer well-made pieces than a lot of cheap, poorly made ones. When you invest in quality furniture, it will last you for years to come. rather than buy Plywood try to find pieces made from solid wood. Look for quality fabrics like cotton or wool vs Acrylic.
4. Shop around. Compare prices and styles at different stores before making a purchase. You may be surprised at what you can find if you take the time to look around. Don’t be afraid to shop at thrift stores, garage sales, or online marketplaces. With a little bit of effort, you can find affordable furniture that looks expensive without breaking the bank. I have bough a lot of solid wood furniture pieces at a fraction of the cost from Etsy.
To make your search for affordable furniture and decor pieces less grueling, we have gathered a list of our favorite pieces that could easily be mistaken for expensive designer furniture.
1. Classic sofa
A timeless piece like a classic sofa will never go out of style and can be easily dressed up or down depending on your needs. Sofas are incredibly expensive nowadays. You will be pressed to find anything under $2000. That’s why we love this classic style sofa from Amazon. Its clean and simple lines keep things elegant. The sofa is so beautifully presented that it could easily be mistaken for an expensive Nordic piece of Furniture.
2. Luxurious headboard
A quality headboard is worth its weight in gold. Not only will it last you for years, but it can also make a huge impact on the aesthetics of your bedroom. Nothing screams luxury like a french renaissance style headboard that is tufted with good quality and durable fabric like velvet. If you’re like me and worried that the velvet is too much then opt for something softer like linen. This headboard below from Amazon perfectly translates into simple French elegance. The neutral color means that you can get adventurous with your bedding or throw pillows. This is an affordable piece of furniture worth investing in.
3. Coffee table
Pay attention to detail with your furniture choices, and look for pieces with interesting details like carved legs or unique hardware. These small touches can make a big impact. This coffee table from Urban Outfitters has a clean, mid-century-inspired design. This table is perfect for small living rooms and also comes with built-in storage. You can also dress up your coffee table with stylish objects and coffee table books that will add a further design element to your living room. This is a table to sells out quickly and is worth investing in.
4. Quality accent chairs
Look for well-made accent chairs that add a touch of luxury to your space. Besides being useful, an accent chair will add a pop of fresh color room. It can also be used to tie in together a decorative theme. Before investing in an accent chair you need to consider the style of the room, the color, and fabric of the chair, and also the size of the space you are working with. This accent chair from Walmart is a bargain. The style is clean and elegant and I love that the fabric cushions can always be reupholstered with a fabric of your choice.
A mirror is a great way to make a small space feel larger and more luxurious. What gives a mirror a timelessly elegant look? It’s all in the frame. Look for a mirror with an intricate or detailed frame that adds visual interest. An arc-framed mirror is good at portraying old-school elegance with a hint of Romance. Sadly I find mirrors to always be expensive. It’s one of those household accessories I take a long time to search for before purchasing. I was extremely excited when I came across these affordable arc mirrors. I bought the standing arc mirror and I love the extra light and space it creates in my home.
6. Throw pillows
Throw pillows are an easy and affordable way to add a touch of luxury to any space. The trick is to look for throw pillows with interesting textures, like velvet or silk, or go for ones with embellishments, like tassels or fringe. Amazon sells great throw pillows that look more expensive than they actually are. These sage velvet throw pillows are selling at a bargain price from Amazon.
Candles are an easy way to make any space feel more luxurious. Choose candles with interesting scents, like jasmine or sandalwood, and make sure they’re placed in elegant candleholders. This candle in an intricate glass jar from Urban Outfitters is priced at $9!
7. Area rug
An area rug can help define a space and add visual interest to your room. Look for affordable rugs made from quality materials like wool or cotton. Generally, rugs with an Eastern theme always come across as expensive. A Persian rug will cost you thousands that’s why I love this oriental-inspired rug from Amazon that’s expensive but in fact only costs $25.
A lamp is a necessary part of any home, and it can also be a great way to add some luxury to your space. Look for an affordable lamp with an elegant design that will complement your other furniture. This wooden tripod floor lamp from Amazon offers you a sleek wooden design at a steal. I can personally attest to the price because I searched for the perfect stand lamp for our living room for months. My biggest frustration was I couldn’t find anything under $200 which to me seemed absurd. The minute I saw this one I grabbed it straight away. If the lamp shade doesn’t go with your decor you can easily buy the fabric of your choice and get it reupholstered.
Blankets are not only essential for keeping warm, but they can also add color and texture to your space. Look for affordable blankets made from quality materials like wool or cashmere. This wool geometric design wool blanket from Target is an old school classic that never goes out of style.
10. Wall Art
Wall Art not only adds style to your home but also reflects your personality. I love treasure hunting for Art prints or even unknown artists that sell at markets. You can buy a hand-painted piece of art at a fraction of the price and get it beautifully framed. I love supporting local artists. My advice when choosing wall art is to simply buy something that makes you smile.
This wall art from Anthropologie is a Print but the artwork is beautiful and elegant. The frame suits it perfectly and I couldn’t believe the price when I saw it.
These are just some of the affordable ways you can add a touch of luxury to your home. With a little bit of creativity and effort, you can create a space that looks and feels expensive without breaking the bank. So don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun with your decorating!