A High Low Find for Every Room in the Home

Love the high-end look but have a thrift store budget? Same. Here are our favorite high-low finds for your home.
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I actually experienced my first heartbreak a few years ago when I fell head over heels for a flawless, hand-dyed Chesterfield sofa. Once I discovered the price, I knew it would be years before we would be together. As a lifestyle editor, this kind of heartache is hardly rare; I see beautiful furnishings every single day that I’d love to get my hands on but can’t. Luckily, stylish and budget-savvy gal Sabrina Soto, host of The High/Low Project, has scouted the trendiest pieces of the season and found their lovely — and wallet-friendly — counterparts. From cutting boards and pendant lighting to area rugs and throw pillows, Sabrina has found an affordable match for your favorite designer pieces.

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Welcome guests this holiday season with a colorful, ornate area rug. The intricate pattern on the companyc.com rug drives the price up to $515 (left). But this similar botanical wool rug from rugsusa.com features less detail, making it a beautiful price of $168 (right).

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For those who can’t get enough of marble, here’s a sleek coffee table you’re going to love. Splurge on the Italian marble-top table with a stainless steel frame for $900 at dwr.com (left), or save yourself some dough and opt for gray-veined marble at a third of the cost ($329) from cb2.com (right). 

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Culinary pros will love easy access from a hanging pot rack and the stunning copper and stainless-steel pans. The only true difference between the high and low pot racks is the chain links. Splurge on the stainless steel cuisinart.com pot rack for $160 (left), or go for the similar buy at walmart.com for just $66 (right). For a 10-piece M’150s copper and stainless steel cookware set from mauviel.com, you’re going to pay $1,985 (left). But, if you go for the Tri-Ply copper and stainless steel 10-piece set from calphalon.com, you’ll save more than $1,500 (right). 

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Warm, metallic hues are hot this season, so add some flair to your dining room table just in time for the holidays. Pick up this velvet upholstered chair from crateandbarrel.com for $449 (left), or grab its tufted twin for just $150 at pier1.com (right). 

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Dress up your bedroom side tables with neutral glass lamps that still bring in a splash of color. The glass lamp in wheat from rejuvenation.com can be yours for $590 (left), but its slightly darker counterpart is only $120 from angelohome.com (right).

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Say goodbye to contractor-grade bathroom mirrors for good. These curvaceous, vintage-style beauties are perfect for a powder room or for doubling up in a master bath. For $361, you can splurge on the Art Deco mirror with gold rosettes from casa.com (left). For a similar shape, try this wooden mirror at kichlerlightingmart.com for $198 (right).

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It’s finally time to curl up by the fire and roast marshmallows. If you’re looking for something that requires a little less manual labor than building a classic fire, then a gas fire pit is the way to go. Splurge on this slate and marble-top gas fireplace from efireplacestore.com for a whopping $772 (left), or opt for the similar alternative from samsclub.com for only $150 (right). Happy fall, indeed! 

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High Light

The high-end deep turquoise glass makes a grand entry statement with a price tag of $840. To splurge on the turquoise Giustina Chandelier, contact Currey & Company (877-768-6428).

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Low Light

Get the same look for less. The aquamarine Calais chandelier features more exposed bulbs than the other, true, but fancy curlicues make a stylish statement for the budget-friendly price of $399. Find it at zgallerie.com.

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Reflects an Investment

The handmade, hand-painted Kimani Starburst 38-inch mirror is a wow piece. More than a mirror, the work of art is priced at $350. Find it at horchow.com.

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Reflects the Style

For major glitz, and a minor impact on your wallet, spring for a Diamond 32-inch starburst mirror, available at homedecorators.com for $69.

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Heavy Price Tag

Heavy-duty, strong plastic means you can keep it out all year. The all-weather Adirondack chair from LL Bean is priced at $299.

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Light on the Budget

Get more chairs for the money at Ace Hardware for $26. The Adams Adirondack chairs are made of lightweight plastic, and they're stackable for storing in the off-season.

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High-End Modern

The hourglass furniture accessory doubles as a stool or side table and is available in eight gorgeous, glossy colors for $338. Find your favorite at bungalow5.com.

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Low-Cost Modern

For the same look, Target offers this accent table for $70. It's constructed from metal, so it’s easy to wipe away spills.

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Formal Accent

Ideal for the formal room of the house, this hand-silk-screened pillow cover comes with a super-primo, cushy down insert. The Triton 20-inch square pillow in ozone blue is available at notneutral.com for $80.

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Versatile Accent

Throw this 24-inch casual pillow on a bed or couch for a pop of color, or on the floor as a cushion. At $25, the oversized square brings color and comfort to the room. Find one for your space at Home Goods stores.

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Treasured Artisan Pieces

This goblet is the ultimate in handmade art, as it takes three artisans to make each goblet in this set. For $95, a set of six can be showcased on your shelves. Choose from purple, blue, yellow, aqua, green and orange at momastore.org.

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Practical Party Pieces

For a more laid-back use, the unbreakable acrylic makes these goblets patio-party perfect. Get a set of six for $18 at Crate and Barrel.

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Luxe Splurge

With three tiers of mother-of-pearl disks, this $1,500 lamp is more like table jewelry. The luxurious accessory can be found at Fun 1TM, ylighting.com.

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Casual Find

At $99, the lower-cost lamp features dangling capiz shells for a beach-chic version. The stylish table lamp can be found at pbteen.com.

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Top of the Line

The Studio Arc task lamp is a hand-rubbed antique brass that makes the room look polished. This high-end look will set you back $1,155 and is available at circalighting.com.

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Better for Bottom Line

The Robert Abbey Alvin pharmacy lamp in antique brass is a savvy buy at $272. Find one at lampsplus.com.

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Delicate Decor

At $110, the linen Thomas Paul 22-inch citron pillow, found at burkedecor.com, adds beautiful color and texture to the room.

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Sturdy Decor

An alternative way to bring color and texture to the decor, the Pillow Perfect outdoor pillow is a smaller but more practical accessory. Order a pair for $38 at overstock.com.

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Top Shape

The Small Chubby 6-1/4-inch vase gives any bouquet a stylish boost. The accessory carries a price tag of $40 from eigenarts.com.

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Top Steal

This Mae 6-1/4-inch vase from Crate and Barrel is a steal at $10. Save a few bucks by replacing roses with brightly colored carnations.

High-Quality Buy

The Collector's Classics Romano 24-inch mindi wood table is a staple furniture piece. The side table can be found at Ethan Allen for $329.

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Smart Buy

The Bombay Sophia 24-1/4-inch espresso wood table, from Bed Bath and Beyond, is a savvy find at $100.

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High-Style Centerpiece

The Dana chair, in a kappa-espresso geometric pattern, serves as a key detail in any room. The $1,770 top-of-the-line piece can be found at www.mgbwhome.com.

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Fun Furniture Piece

For a similar take on graphic furniture details, the Homelegance Lifestyle chair was found at Amazon.com for a fraction of the cost at $155.

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Cushiony Chair

Aah ... this Cecilia chair makes the perfect reading spot: a deep seat covered in soft cotton. Plush comes with a price, however — this cushy chair from horchow.com rings up at $1,359.

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Cushiony Price Tag

This look-alike can be ordered in four patterns. Rush over to Pier 1 Imports to find this Liliana ironwork armchair for only $380.

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Lavish Lighting

Silk shade, porcelain base and a silver leaf bottom: This $481 Bungalow 5 Ceylon lamp from zincdoor.com's a keeper.

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Thrifty Lighting

The curvy ceramic base of this Eden table lamp (landofnod.com) comes in five glossy colors, and with the $129 price tag, you can afford to buy pair!

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A Rich Price

Hand-embroidered swirls and a velvet back make this one rich pillow. Find this Multi Bargello Waves pillow at jonathanadler.com for $135.

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A Rich Feel

Velvety patches dress up this cotton option, a Howell pillow from crateandbarrel.com for $50.

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Marvelous Multifunctional

Priced at $599, this Larsen ottoman from roomandboard.com doesn't skimp on style, and at 24 inches wide, it can double as a spare table or seat.

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Leather for Less

This grandinroad.com 18-inch-wide stacking ottoman is a smidge more petite, but that's a real leather cushion. You also can't beat the $129 price.

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Major Details

Embroidered vines are a standout detail on this $998 wool Mantadia rug from anthropologie.com.

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Major Deal

This $299 Mohawk Select Strata Tropic Acres rug (rugsusa.com) is made from nylon, which lowers the price but not the plush.

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High-End Glitz

Pump up the glitz with this $599 Borghese side chest from zgallerie.com. Antiqued beveled mirrors give it that smoky heirloom look.

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Low-Cost Glam

Faux crystal knobs make this mirrored cabinet feel 1950s glam without the antique price — $270 from worldmarket.com.

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Sleek Chrome

This Chatham chrome triple sconce with fancy details racks up at $189 from restorationhardware.com.

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Smart Nickel

This brushed nickel vanity light from Lowe's keeps the price down at only $49.

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Royal Look

Create an elegant sink space with a super soft royal damask towel ($46, frescotowels.com) paired with a Kensington starlight solid chrome ring ($158, grohe.com for stores).

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Royal Combination

Cut your bathroom budget down by adding a damask towel from garnethill.com for just $20, more than half the price of its counterpart. Pair it with a $4 Donner Contemporary chrome ring from Home Depot for even more savings.

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An Old-Fashioned Price

This Carnival double old-fashioned glass helps keep your bathroom looking sleek and organized. $15, michaelcfina.com

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An Old-Fashioned Deal

IKEA strikes again — this cute DIOD glass chimes in at only $2.

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Natural Decadence

White mulberry hand soap from Molton Brown has a refreshing scent and keeps hands soft. $28, moltonbrown.com

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Natural Alternative

This Clearly Natural aloe vera soap cuts down on all the extra but still replenishes plenty of moisture. It also cuts down on the price — only $5 from soap.com.

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Classic Luster

This lustrous china sink is a beautiful, classic addition to any bathroom. All that style adds up: The For Town by Michael S Smith sink and chrome basin set totals $3120. Visit kallista.com for stores.

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Low-Cost Luster

This American Standard Town Square sink (homedepot.com) and Kingsley chrome low arc faucet (moen.com) create a classic look without a heavy price tag: Both ring up at $708.

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Treasure Trashcan

Just because it's a trashcan doesn't mean it can't be stylish, and this $119 World's Away Moroccan wastebasket from laylagrace.com certainly doesn't disappoint.

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Can-Do Price

The pattern on this Jack!e for Essential Home wastebasket (kmart.com) is still bright and playful, and the $20 price is to die for.

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Go-Anywhere Ottoman

The Catskill ottoman from laylagrace.com, $748, comes in 99 colors and patterns. For even more customization, you can send in your own fabric.

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Perfect Size

You can snag a similar look with Skyline Furniture’s ottoman, $279 from lowes.com. It’s the perfect kick-up-your-feet height.

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Whimsical Ceramic Owl

The painted details dress up this $299 three-way lamp from shadesoflight.com.

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Price-Wise Owl

With a textured ceramic base, this lamp is a smart buy – only $47 from jcp.com.

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Custom Clock

For $136 at wayfair.com, you can choose from four frame colors and 15 options for the face.

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Thrifty Timekeeper

This lightweight plastic clock is easy to hang on the wall, plus it’s a steal. At just $17 from hayneedle.com, you can hang one in every room of the house.

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Adirondack Antler Chandelier

So real-looking! But these resin antlers are made from molds by restorationhardware.com for $1395.

Ski-Lodge Chic

It is smaller in scale, but at only $189 from homedepot.com, this Hampton Bay 5-light chandelier achieves a similar look.

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Super Luxe

This silk front, velvet back, down fill Tamil paisley pillow is priced at $238. Check dransfieldandross.biz for stores.

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Rich Hue

At only $25 (worldmarket.com), the red hue of this Venetian Jacquard pillow instantly autumns up a sofa.

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Handmade Luxury

With a handmade frame and soft goose-feather pillows, this sofa is built to last. The furniture piece from hickorychair.com is an investment at $5040.

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Lounge for Less

Find the look for less at westelm.com. For $1699, the loose back and cushy side pillows make this Essex sofa perfect for movie watching.

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Posh Dish

At $42, highly glazed ceramic gives this dog bowl from bauerpottery.com that shiny look.

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Ecofriendly Bowl

This $14 bamboo bowl from harrybarker.com is great for travel or outdoors.

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Standout Goblet

This $20 goblet wine glass from billycotton.com brings sophistication to the table.

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Cost-Saving Set

Budget-friendly Ashton wine goblets come in a set of four for only $22 at oneida.com.

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Champagne Toast

Celebrate with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label from sherry-lehmann.com for $48.

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Sparkling Substitute

For a lower cost option, raise a glass, or two, of Mionetto Prosecco Brut for $16 (Check mionettousa.com for stores).

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Ornate Setting

Fancify your table with truly standout details such as French porcelain plates ($100 each at michaelcfina.com), Gorham Argento Gold Luster flatware ($100 for one 5-piece place setting, lenox.com) and soft, pleated linen placemats ($98 for a set of four, pineconehill.com).

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Low-Cost Elegance

This place setting has the same vibe at a fraction of the price with colorful earthenware plates ($9 each at worldmarket.com), gold flatware ($29 for one 5-piece place setting, westelm.com), and hemstitch placemats ($6 each at pier1.com).

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Creative Candles

Fancify the table with this lead crystal candelabra, $275 from riedelusa.net. Pair it with plum tapered candles ($10 each, gracioushome.com).

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Sparkling Alternative

For a similar look, this $25 glass candelabra from cb2.com is paired with bright tapered candles from Hobby Lobby – only $1 each.

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Festive Napkin

These colorful napkins, $50 for a set of four (sferra.com) with the Super Nova napkin ring ($24 each, kimseybert.com) adds a stylish detail to the table.

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Look for Less

This hemstitch napkin (just $6 at tag2u.com) and Starburst napkin ring ($20 for a set of four, zgallerie.com) bring color and style to the table for less.

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Glass Artwork

This goblet is handmade by artists in Portugal, and its price tag reflects its craftsmanship. Colette footed goblet ($116 for for 4; sold individually), juliska.com

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Everyday Drinks

Created using vintage glass molds from the early 20th century, this set of green tinted glasses comes at a more reasonable cost. Set of 4 Parisian glasses, $56, rosannainc.com

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Plush Pillow

A top-notch feather insert makes this cotton pillow extra comfy. Hot House Floral Summer 26" x 26" pillow, $144, pineconehill.com

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Pillow With Pizazz

Perk up a sofa with this polyester version, which comes in four sizes. Khristian A Howell Kaui Blooms 26" x 26" pillow, $69, denydesigns.com

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Fabulous Furniture

Looks A-list glam thanks to a hand-painted gold finish on this mirrored table. Sadie 23"H side table, $1,049, neimanmarcus.com

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Vintage Look for Less

Distressed mirrors give this little table that perfect antique feel. Abeille 23 1/2"H side table, Discount $299, ballarddesigns.com

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Splurge on Storage

Multiple layers of lacquer add both gloss and cost. Pacific Connections storage boxes (sold individually), 8"W x 6"D x 3 1/2"H, $230 for two, plantationdesign.com

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Savvy Shopping

Set of 2 storage boxes, 6"W x 4"D x 2 1/2"H, $19, wisteria.com

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Costly Craftsmanship

It takes about four months to make this showstopper. Paul Smith Swirl 6' x 9' wool rug, $7,020, therugcompany.com

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Playful Pops of Color

Made from Indian and New Zealand wool, this would be so cute in a kid’s room. Tectonic 5' x 8' rug, $399, landofnod.com

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All in the Details

Super-intricate woodwork, plus the seat is soft leather. Ankara chair, $799, crateandbarrel.com

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No-Stress Seat

Easy-to-clean microfiber upholstery makes this pick family-friendly. Wooden lounge chair with fabric seat, $236, brookstone.com

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Foreign and Fancy

This costly table boasts an Italian solid marble top on a stainless steel frame. Rubik 36"-diameter coffee table, $900, dwr.com

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Price Point

Gray-veined marble mimics pricey Carrara at a fraction of the price. Smart round marble top 33"-diameter coffee table, $329, cb2.com

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Solid and Sturdy

The solid maple and poplar frames uphold the simple design of these chairs. Cokie dining chairs in ale, $490 each, mainecottage.com

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Pull Up a Seat

Get the same simplicity for less than half the cost with these dining chairs. Holsag Bulldog side chairs in canary, $151 each, wayfair.com

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Tasting Table

Just like the chairs solid-maple adds a beautiful yet costly element to this dining table. Potter 42"-diameter solid maple table, $899, ethanallen.com

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Hickory Finished

Get the same effect for less with this round wooden table. Sidney 42"-diameter hardwood table, $399, ballarddesigns.com

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Costly Container

Display gorgeous lilies in a pitcher instead of a traditional vase for a homey and eclectic feel. Pillivuyt Barrel porcelain pitcher, $99, williams-sonoma.com

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Easy and Economic

For an everyday display, try tulips in this affordable vase that works perfectly at the breakfast table. Sockerärt steel and enamel vase, $15, IKEA stores.

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Gourmet Sip

Something about a French press makes coffee taste that much better in the morning. French press, $60, lecreuset.com

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Flavorful But Not Fancy

You don’t have to splurge to enjoy the bold brew from a French press. Brazil French press, $20, bodum.com

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Caffeine Heaven

Enjoy your favorite sip of tea coffee or cocoa in this whimsical polka dot mug. Spode Baking Days mug, $64 for a set of 4, kohls.com

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Cup of Comfort

Your drink of choice will taste just as good in this adorable and priced-perfect version. Kitchen Blue mug, $30 for a set of 4 mixed patterns, bedbathandbeyond.com

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Lavish Lighting

Who says you can’t have a chandelier at the breakfast table? Jamie Young Udaipur 18"-diameter chandelier, $380, lampsplus.com

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Shrine Bright at Breakfast

This more casual light fixture creates a lovely glow in the morning. Boja 17"-diameter pendant, $60, IKEA stores

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