Get the Look (For Less): Can You Spot the Seating Steals?

published Mar 21, 2017
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Envy-worthy style for a great price has never been more achievable than it is now; a little digging can mean the difference between taking out a small loan to furnish your living room and revamping your entire home on a budget. If you consider yourself to be a master of spotting a great deal among designer duplicates, it’s time to put your skills to the ultimate test.

Pull up a chair…or in this case, maybe don’t, because these deals on seating will be your new favorite places to crash. Think you can tell the difference between something affordably priced and it’s more expensive counterpart? Let’s find out:

It’s no secret that bohemian style has seen a popular resurgence, and it’s easy to see why: the natural, comfortable style easily brings retro and relaxed vibes into your home. Rattan furniture is an essential part of mastering this look, and even better when it’s authentically vintage like these two pairs are. But just like with any design style, you can choose to take the high or low path.

Would you choose to rock out with a $400 steal, or go big with a $1,100 splurge?

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If you’re looking for an easy way to make a room feel bigger, always turn to Lucite. The clear acrylic material lets light pass through, encouraging a more bright and open feel in your space (versus a comparable solid piece of furniture). These vintage stools are great as vanity seating, letting you move around comfortably. Maybe even more comfortably if you snag the better deal…

Can you tell a $199 steal apart from a $595 splurge?

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Ah, you’ve gotta love a perfect match at over half off! Paul McCobb is a renowned mid-century designer, and his pieces are still resonating with collectors today. His Planner Group chairs are no exception: it’s a clean and modern design that would work well in almost any home. But despite the identical matches you see here, these two pairs have not-so-identical price tags.

One designer, two different paths. Are you going for the $300 steal or spending more with the $750 splurge?

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We’re back at bohemian style with these amazing vintage chairs. Every home needs an accent chair, and either of these pieces would make an instant focal point in a room. Even if your home is 90% functional and streamlined furniture, sometimes it’s nice to have a little fun with your design.

Which boho throne are you looking to add to your home: the $150 steal or the $375 splurge?

So, did you pass the test? Those items were just our favorites, but the fun doesn’t have to end here: sure to check out Apartment Therapy Marketplace for more of the best deals (listed near you!)