Bouclé on a Budget: Get the Trendy Textured Look for Less With These 8 Stylish Finds

published Jun 30, 2021
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Step aside, velvet, there’s a new texture in town — bouclé. Fun fact: The term (derived from the French boucler, which means “to curl”) refers to both looped yarn and the resulting fabric woven or knitted from said yarns. Initially popularized in the ’40s, the cozy textile’s now back with a bang… but not always on a budget. Although I have a hunch you’ll be seeing it everywhere in the near future, for now, bouclé’s fairly limited to high-end home brands with high-cost sofas, armchairs and beds.

That’s not to say it’s impossible to get the look for less, even if that means setting your sights on smaller iterations of the trend — think ottomans, pillows and decorative accents galore. To that note, we’ve rounded up all of the above (and more!), so that you can curb your decor craving without breaking the bank. Behold, my bouclé-on-a-budget starter pack:

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CB2
$64.95

There’s no need to splurge for a full-on bouclé sofa (unless you really want to!) when you can dress up your current one with textured pillows, instead. A total bang for your buck, this one comes with both the bouclé cover and your choice of insert. It’s also available in a dreamy mocha hue.

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Wayfair
$262.99

Yes, this falls on the pricier side, but keep in mind that some larger chairs of the same material can cost upwards of $1,000 — it's basically a steal. Not only that, but it’s stylish, practical, and comfortable. WFH upgrade, anyone?

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H&M
$17.99

Get your bouclé fix for just $17.99, courtesy of this cozy beige throw that’s bound to become an evergreen sofa staple. Plus, it’s the perfect dose of living room (or bedroom) texture.

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Amazon
$28.99

There’s no shortage of functions for this unique knotted piece — a new couch pillow, a bed accent, children’s room decor, or even stacked on top of a few oversized coffee table books.

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Target
$24.99
was $22.99

Although ivory bouclé's largely been at the top of the trend circuit, let this printed Target version be a fun reminder to play with color and pattern. Choose from one of three tones — navy, mustard, or mauve — and either a rectangle or square shape.

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Kardiel
$150.00
was $178.00

It doesn’t get much more on-trend than bouclé sphere pillows — and at this price, it feels like the ultimate two-for-one deal. Bring this pet- and family-friendly pair home, ASAP.

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Etsy
$36.28

What’s not to love about bouclé love knots? Another cool decorative accent, these come in four different colors and pair perfectly with your throw pillow collection. There’s also more cost-friendly bouclé finds where this came from — bookmark this Etsy shop for pretty pillows and cushions, too.

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Article
$139.00

There’s no interior storage, but this ottoman still has stylish small spaces written all over it. You can even move it from room to room, depending on your needs. And the best part, it’s an easy (and fairly affordable) way to commit to bouclé seating.