35 Money-Saving Home Decor Knock-Offs

The worst thing about shopping for furniture is not being able to afford any of it. If you can’t help but flinch at the prices at Pottery Barn and Anthropologie, it’s time to take matters into your own hands. posted on

1. These chrome light bulbs are a must for any exposed-bulb light fixture.

At West Elm, they cost $18.

Paint your own with glass paint.

IT MUST BE GLASS PAINT.

2. These Container Store magazine files cost $9 retail, but only $3 to make.

Get the instructions here.

3. Learn how to make this Marimekko-inspired wallpaper transfer.

Get the instructions here.

4. A little spraypaint can turn a $19 lamp into a Jonathan Adler-style nursery light.

Get the directions here.

5. Make your own painted West Elm baskets.

Get the DIY here.

6. This $500 Restoration Hardware trestle desk costs only $50 to make.

Get the DIY here.

7. If you’re artistically inclined, make your own version of this Anthropologie mug.

Get the directions here.

And while you’re at it, make the matching Anthropologie cardigan.

Get the directions here.

8. Make your own IKEA Lotus lamp.

Get the instructions here.

9. Pottery Barn apothecary jars run from $69-149….

You can make these for free with this label printable.

10. These adorable storage boxes look just like the ones made by Danish interior design company House Doctor.

Get the instructions here.

11. These watercolor mirrors are an amazingly easy DIY.

The original was made by a French artist named Constance Guisset. Make your own with liquid glass stain.

12. This Pottery Barn storage ladder costs $279.

You can make one for much less.

13. This copycat IKEA console table means unlimited future breakfasts in bed.

Get the directions here.

14. Make your own almost-identical version of this Ballard Designs fold-down drying rack.

Get the tutorial here.

15. Wrap an existing chandelier in rope to replicate this Restoration Hardware lamp.

Get the DIY here.

16. Make your own West Elm floor poufs from $3 IKEA rugs.

Get the directions here.

17. This nautical rope mirror is a Restoration Hardware-inspired IKEA hack.

Get the directions here.

18. This pet food canister will keep food way fresher than the bag.

But the original costs $50. Get the DIY here.

19. Knock off this amazing Ralph Lauren decahedron pendant light fixture.

Get the instructions here.

20. Make your own Hudson Bay Point quilted blanket.

These vintage blankets go for anywhere between $100-300 on eBay, and they tend to be very scratchy! Learn how to make your own..

21. Make your own version of these ancient-looking maps from Restoration Hardware.

Get the directions here.

22. Make your own Pottery Barn-inspired sandbox.

23. Knock off this Nate Berkus for Target vase.

Get the instructions here.

24. Make your own version of this classy bench.

Get the directions here.

25. Make your own Confetti System party decorations.

Get the directions here.

26. Why pay $349 for this CB2 rug when you can paint your own?

Get the instructions here.

27. Create your own Pottery Barn-inspired moss-covered letters, just in time for spring.

Get the instructions here.

28. Re-create this Restoration Hardware coffee table with wooden pallets.

Get the directions here.

29. This Anthro-inspired ikat console can be easily DIYed with a piece from IKEA.

Kinda think the DIY version is cooler than the original. Get the instructions here.

30. Recreate this modernist Z Gallerie TV tray.

Get the instructions here.

31. Knock off this Serena and Lily chair by painting a stripe down the center of an armchair.

Get the full instructions here.

32. For Christmas time, create an exact replica of the Ballard Designs monogram wreath.

Get the DIY here.

33. This Pottery Barn growth chart ruler is a really cute idea if you have kids, and only costs $7 with materials from Lowe’s.

Get the directions here.

34. This windowpane pillow by Horchow is a lovely design, but it costs $115 for a pillow.

Make your own. Get the directions here.

35. Thrifty and Chic made a much larger version of these Pottery Barn crates to act as a laundry hamper.

Get the directions here.

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