Expensive Furniture for Less
Written By: Rasy Sor
Have you heard of the phrase, “champagne taste on a beer budget?” I have and unfortunately, I too, am afflicted with this. I definitely have champagne test on a beer budget when it comes to interior design.
One of my favorite furniture shops is Room and Board. I usually go there for design inspiration since I’m unable to afford most of their furniture. Then, I discovered that Ikea had very similar styles for a lot less! I know. I know. Most of you are thinking, Ikea is the last place you’d shop when it comes to your home; especially when you use to shop there to furnish the apartment that you shared with 5 roommates because let’s face it, ANYTHING goes with your 3rd roommate’s bean bag. Ikea, in my opinion, has definitely come a long way.
Here is some furniture that I love at Room and Board that I also found at Ikea, but for A LOT less!
Portica Dining Table at Room and Board $1,209
Porsby Dining Table at Ikea $219 (Savings $990)
Bella Table Lamp at Room and Board $299
Jonsbo Egby Table Lamp at Ikea $19.99 (Savings $279)
Reese Sofa at Room and Board $3,099
Sater Sofa at Ikea $399 (Savings $2,700)
Tiffany Counter Stools at Room and Board $299
Glenn Counter Stools at Ikea $69.99 (savings $229)
For more inspiration, get the Room & Board 2012 Catalog here! Room & Board Annual Catalog 2012 Furniture Home Storage Bed Dining Office Outdoor