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The Broke Girl's Guide to Designer Decor

Dec 21 2014 - 4:01pm

In all honestly, most decor trends are pricy, but there are ways to avoid sticker shock. Believing high style doesn't have to come at a high price, we rounded up a few covetable pieces and their affordable look-alikes. If you're drawn to designer decor (Missoni, anyone?) or happen to be on the hunt for a timeless piece, here's how to get the look for less.

Source: Domino [1]

If You Want a Home Bar . . .

When it comes to happy hour at home, bar carts are key for putting your spirits on display. While we love the gold leaf bar cart [2] ($995) for its vintage look, this cart is practically charging a cover for every cocktail you mix. For a fraction of the price, this metal bar cart [3] ($182, originally $207) is an absolute steal — it saves you $813! You'll get your money's worth, too, since it can hold both your booze and your barware.

If You're Into Designer Labels . . .

If you're into both fashion and decor, it's likely a Missoni throw [4] has crossed your mind — for good reason too! A blanket like this is an iconic piece no matter how you style it, but the $472 price tag is a bit hard to swallow. Instead, keep warm with this woven stripe throw [5] ($29). It has a similar color and pattern . . . and just as much style!

If You're Feeling Eclectic . . .

Moroccan rugs are a trendy decor staple, thanks to their global yet edgy vibe. If you want one, you can go about it one of two ways: the Moroccan Oriental Rug [6] ($975, originally $3,899) or West Elm's Kasbah Wool Rug [7] ($160, originally $190). While we like them both, it's hard to resist the one that will save you about $800.

If You're Looking For an Accent Piece . . .

From coffee tables to consoles, trays can go just about anywhere. If you haven't found the perfect one yet, we suggest you go with a bright floral option [8] ($68). Aside from being downright fabulous, it has the same look as that iconic
Fornasetti tray [9] ($1,795), a piece that costs more than most people's rent.

If You Favor Midcentury Decor . . .

Designed in 1968 by Italian architect and designer Roberto Menghi, the Globo di Luce Pendant [10] ($1,395) is as captivating as it was 40 years ago. Unfortunately, its price tag is out of this world (for most). Luckily, we found an affordable option by Tom Dixon [11], which sells for half the price of the original at $425. Yes, this copper shade [12] is still a splurge, but its timeless style justifies the price.

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