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Shopping High vs. Low

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Everyone wants to decorate with all of the latest trends that are out there. Most of you probably think it will cost you an arm and a leg; but I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to. By shopping around for the best prices, you can get a magazine-worthy look without breaking the bank. Today I am showing you how. 

First, figure out what sort of trend you like best and then choose an inspiration piece (or a couple of pieces, because you know Pinterest will do that to you) then start your hunting. You might fall in love with a sofa from a Parisian-themed living room on Pinterest. You can spend hours looking for that sofa and end up finding ones that you like even better. Don’t fret, any sofa you choose will look great when combined with the right accent furniture and accessories. 

Source: Sarah St. Amand

Source: Sarah St. Amand

You can use Pinterest and other online retailers to your advantage, and put together a design out of this world. Once you find your key piece of furniture (like your sofa), then move on to the accent furniture and accessories (think wall mirrors, accent tables, and table accessories). I find that starting your search with the larger furniture piece can create a solid base to build off of. Then you can find accent pieces to pull your idea together. Choosing the key piece of furniture first, helps to set your budget. You can adjust what you have left to spend on accent pieces and accessories. 

Here are a few examples to help you find what you want for less by shopping around and comparing prices. *Pricing is subject to change.

As you can see, you can create a beautiful space while saving thousands of dollars just by shopping around for the right pieces. What current trends are you crushing on right now? Let us know in the comments below!


Morgan is a senior interior design student at the University of Central Missouri. She found her niche early on before high school as she was constantly rearranging her bedroom. Once she got into high school is when she began to draw interiors and sketch floor plans. Morgan creates fresh, sophisticated spaces that are functional and that work best for her client’s lifestyle. Herpost college plan after graduating with her B.F.A. in Interior Design is to continue to create timeless spaces while becoming NCIDQ certified.  Morgan supports shopping with locals, loves cooking, and spending time outdoors. In her spare time she enjoys traveling the world with her family and fiancé; experiencing the heritage, art, literature, and music of each city.