High/Low Buys for Any Budget

With Sabrina Soto, host of The High Low Project , HGTV Magazine pulled together some dynamic duos with drastically different price tags.
By: Kate Doherty

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Hang-Out a While

This natural rattan chair is based on a groovy design from the ’60s. Hanging chair, $450, serenaandlily.com

Reading Spot

Perfect for backyard reading, this swing has side pockets for stashing paperbacks. Swingasan synthetic rattan chair in light brown, $280, pier1.com

Deluxe Sofa

All dressed up in luxe crushed velvet, plus three cushy foam- and feather-filled seat cushions. Yanna 82 3/4"-wide crushed Florentine velvet sofa in azure, $1,970, sofa.com

Comfortable Budget and Style

Slightly smaller, this sofa comes with two lumbar pillows. Pennie 76"-wide polyester-linen-blend sofa in cornflower, $899, crateandbarrel.com

Pretty Plate

This plate is also microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Field of Flowers Malope 9"-diameter ceramic salad plate, $27, juliska.com

Chip-Resistant

This flora and fauna find is made of nearly indestructible melamine. Pastel Floral 9"-diameter salad plate, $3, bedbathandbeyond.com

Go Wild

This artisan-printed linen-blend pillow has a fluffy down insert. DwellStudio Zebra 20" x 20" pillow, $100, wayfair.com

Animal Print

An outdoor pick lets a patio show its wild side. Clara Nilles Candy Stripe Zebras 20" x 20" woven polyester pillow, $55, denydesigns.com

Bathroom Storage

Keep toiletries on the fixed glass shelves inside, extra towels on the metal one below. Giselle 22"W x 18"D x 60"H metal and glass cabinet in white, $300, worldmarket.com

Cabinet Space

A pair of adjustable shelves allows for customizable storage. Fabrikör 22 1/2"W x 18 1/2"D x 59"H metal and glass cabinet in beige, $179, ikea.com

Starfish Rug

Hand-tufted from supersoft New Zealand wool. Surya Escape ESP-4 5' x 8' rug in blue, $767, rugsusa.com

Look for Less

Oodles more starfish at nearly half the price. Starfish 5' x 8' wool rug, $399, potterybarn.com

Sturdy Colorful Chair

Available in 50 cheery colors and handmade in the United States. Edna solid maple chair in shrimp, $390, mainecottage.com

Smaller Seat

Skinnier slats and a slightly lower back in a similar show-stopping coral color. Tucker solid beech chair in coral, $168, serenaandlily.com

Fabric Shower Curtain

Cute Raindrops polyester shower curtain, $65, cafepress.com

Vinyl Curtain

April Showers PEVA shower curtain, $15, bedbathandbeyond.com

Spa-Like Treatment

Symbol 6"-diameter multifunction showerhead in polished chrome finish, $312, kohler.com

Rainwater Showerhead

Premier Faucet Sunflower 18"-diameter showerhead in chrome-plated finish, $25, wayfair.com

Fancy Claw-Foot Tub

Giagni Portsmouth 60"W x 31 1/2"D x 22 1/2"H acrylic claw-foot tub, $2,324, lowes.com

Soak in the Savings

Barclay 67 3/4"W x 31"D x 23 1/4"H cast-iron claw-foot tub, $1,509, lowes.com

Dry Off

Marlo Jacquard organic cotton bath towels in dark porcelain blue, $35 each, potterybarn.com

Towel Dry

Dena Home Tangier Jacquard cotton bath towels, $19 each, dillards.com

Side Seat

Imax Paige 18"H x 17"-diameter aluminum stool, $184, wayfair.com

Silver Stool

Safavieh Steelworks Floral 18?1/4"H x 15"-diameter iron stool in silver, $91, overstock.com

For Your Feet

Diamond Pebble 24" x 36" organic cotton rug in French blue, $95, bambeco.com

Soft Step

Dena Home Madison 24" x 36" cotton bath rug, $30, dillards.com

Modern Take on Medieval

Seeded glass shades give this wood chandelier a vintage vibe. Brooklyn 28"-diameter chandelier, $1,719, birchlane.com

More Shine

Fewer lights lowers the cost, but golden rings amp up the glamour. Wood Rings Orbit 25"-diameter chandelier in gold, $389, shadesoflight.com

It's What's Inside That Counts

Down-filled and so happy on a sofa. Greek Key 14" x 24" cotton pillow in orange and white, $119, scenariohome.com

Larger Graphic Print

Try this pillow on a bed to wake up a white comforter. Jill Rosenwald Jill’s Key 12" x 36" cotton pillow, $40, laylagrayce.com

Durable Style

Don’t worry about marinara stains— this barstool is upholstered in easy-to-clean indoor/outdoor fabric. Gentry maple barstool in canvas spa Sunbrella, $814, ballarddesigns.com

More for Your Money

This polyester pick has such a friendly price tag, you might as well buy a whole set. Threshold Brookline polyester barstool in blue, $100, target.come

Craftsmanship

Dozens of handcrafted stained-glass tiles make up this mirror’s frame. Mosaic 29"-diameter mirror in poppy, $595, serenaandlily.com

Different Materials, Same Look

A resin frame in a similar showstopping red surrounds this beauty. Brezza 32"-diameter mirror in bright red, $200, lampsplus.com

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Personalize this copper mug with up to three letters. Moscow Mule 20-ounce copper mug, $40, redenvelope.com

The Right Recipe

This traditional Moscow mule cup comes with a recipe for the vodka-and-ginger-beer cocktail. 16-ounce copper mug, $19, moscowmules.com

Ranch Living

Bring some southwestern style to a living room with this handmade wool rug. Texcoco Kilim 5' x 8' woven rug, $518, dashandalbert.com

Soft to the Touch

Although it’s made from synthetic fibers, this version is still soft underfoot. Festive 5'3" x 7'6" rug, $299, homedecorators.com

Antique Appeal

Brass detailing is a fancy touch on this pretty knob. Lace-Strewn ceramic knobs (sold individually; price is for 2), $20, anthropologie.com

An Easy Update

The silvery metalwork is less intricate, but you can make over a dresser for a steal! Set of 2 turquoise ceramic knobs, $8, worldmarket.com

Message Center

Horizontal Chevron 17  3/4" x 23 3/4" cotton-wrapped steel magnet board in orange, $69, homedecorators.com; Eames Hang-It-All 19 3/4"-wide steel and wood hook in multi, $199, dwr.com; Little America cotton-blend backpack in orange polka dot, $90, herschelsupply.com

Back-to-School Cool

Zig-Zag 15 3/4" x 15 3/4" corkboard, $13, containerstore.com; Multiplayer 13 3/4"-wide iron and plastic wall hook, $15, landofnod.com; Olsenboye Polka Dot cotton and synthetic leather backpack, $40, jcp.com

Mudroom Organization

Bay 48"W x 19"D x 18"H maple bench in wheatgrass, $873, mainecottage.com; Dash and Albert Trimaran Striped 2'6" x 8' polypropylene runner in green, $124, wayfair.com; Modern Weave 12"W x 12"D x 12"H storage bins in natural, $49 each, westelm.com

Tidy Entryway

Threshold Open Storage 47"W x 17"D x 21"H wood composite bench in green with cushion, $170, target.com; Momeni Baja 2'3" x 7'6" polypropylene runner in green, $66, wayfair.com; Branäs 12 1/2"W x 13 1/2"D x 12 1/2"H rattan baskets, $13 each, ikea.com

Elegant Chair

A rolled back and curvy frame give this pick a graceful silhouette. Devon polyester-linen-blend chair in honey gold, $350, worldmarket.com

Golden Fabric

The tufting isn’t as deep, but this chair has four turned legs instead of just two. Vaughn polyester chair in French yellow, $190, target.com

Resistant to Tarnish

A clear lacquer gloss protects the brass from tarnish. Antique 18"-diameter brass mirrored tray, $169, williams-sonoma.com

Vanity Tray

Intricate swirls on the mirrored base fancy up this find. Allure 15"-diameter metal mirrored tray in gold, $40, jaycompanies.com

Turquoise Table Lamp

This handmade lamp has a cherry wood and glossy stoneware base. Caravan Pacific Alberta 25"-tall lamp in turquoise with linen shade, $500, shophorne.com

Linen Shade

A special glaze gives the ceramic base that speckled look. Modernist 23"-tall lamp with linen shade, $149, westelm.com

Fluffy Seat

The fuzzy seat is 100% Tibetan lamb’s wool. Otto 21"W x 21"D x 19"H cube ottoman, $850, mgbwhome.com

Plush Look

A more petite faux fur option is equally fun. Nate Berkus 18"H x 16"-diameter faux fur stool, $55, target.com

Pretty Pillow

There’s a cozy down insert inside this stitched floral pillow. Callie 20" x 20" polyester pillow cover; pillow insert, $65, both birchlane.com

Petals on a Pillow

A felt appliquéd pillow is just the thing to give your sofa a seasonal switch-up. Laurel 18" x 18" felt pillow, $44, homedecorators.com

Shine Bright

Eight layers of lacquer mean this piece has major shine. Tansu 30"W x 18"D x 30"H three-drawer side table in green, $1,325, bungalow5.com for buying info

Campaign Chest

Campaign-style hardware on a cost-conscious MDF and poplar chest. Campaign 36"W x 19"D x 32 3/4"H dresser in green, $699, landofnod.com

Keep Feet Dry

Tucked into an entryway corner, this black and brass umbrella holder will make you smile even on a rainy day. 30 3/4"H x 14"-diameter metal umbrella holder, $288, interiorhomescapes.com

Umbrella Stand

Similar whimsy but in warm copper-color hammered iron. Imax Worldwide 30"H x 12 1/4"-diameter umbrella holder, $87, atgstores.com

Industrial Chic

Framework 36"W x 11 1/4"D x 56 1/4"H acacia and iron bookcase, $699, cb2.com

Metal and Wood Mix

Industrial Empire 39 1/2"W x 15 3/4"D x 62 3/4"H pine veneer and metal bookcase, $329, homedecorators.com

Stone Bookends

Fim 4 3/4"W x 2"D x 4 3/4"H agate bookends, $280 for a set of 2, rablabs.com

Straighten Books

2 1/4"W x 2"D x 3 1/2"H agate bookends in natural, $36 for a set of 2, westelm.com

Hourglass Figure

Mod 8"-tall hourglass in blue/yellow, $38, apartment48.com

The Sands of Time

Color Blocked 11 1/2"-tall hourglass in green, $24, anthropologie.com

Picture Perfect

Oscar de la Renta Sargasso 5" x 7" enamel frame in vermilion, $135, bloomingdales.com

Family Photo

Siena 5" x 7" silver-plated and enamel frame in red, $17, bedbathandbeyond.com

Gilded Apple

La Pomme d’Or 4 1/2" x 3 1/4" brass candle, $85, dlcompany.com

Brass Apple

Apple 3" x 3" brass candle, $38, apartment48.com

Owling Around

Hear No See No Speak No Owls 6"-tall ceramic figurines in white, $42 for a set of 3, atwestend.com

The Wise Guys

3 Wise Owls 6"-tall ceramic figurines, $20 for a set of 3, zgallerie.com

Decorative Pieces

Left: Kaleidoscope 6"-diameter brass sphere, $1,325, kellywearstler.com; Right: Regina-Andrew Design 5" x 6" embossed resin box with agate, $326, neimanmarcus.com

Charming Accessories

Left: Scoppio 7 1/4"-diameter metal sphere, $25, zgallerie.com; Right: 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" ceramic box in aqua, $59, williams-sonoma.com

Star Pendant

Hung above the table, this large pendant will be the star of your dining room. Moravian Star 18"-diameter iron pendant, $473, circalighting.com

The Star of the Room

This smaller one would shine in a hallway. Olivia Star 13"-diameter bronzed metal pendant, $149, potterybarn.com

Holly Pillow

A hand-hooked heirloom in the making. Christmas Holly 18" x 18" wool pillow, $70, needlepointpillows.com

Holiday Pillow

Just as festive in polyester. Holly Berries 002 16" x 16" pillow, $31, zazzle.com

Fabric Choices

Each chair is made of solid beechwood. Choose from more than 200 fabrics. Louis XVI oval back chair in Danish linen sky, $534, ballarddesigns.com

Double Deal

Score two of these linen-blend chairs for less than $500. Bergere oval back chair in aqua, $225, softsurroundings.com

Multi-Use Table

The drawer front drops open to accommodate a keyboard. Coastal Living Retreat 48"W x 24"D x 30"H wood desk in English blue, $1,500, stanleyfurniture.com for stores

Space Saver

A petite pick that’s perfect for a space-challenged home office. Mid-Century Mini 36"W x 20"D x 30"H eucalyptus wood desk in Thai blue, $399, westelm.com

Iconic Design

Based on a design by Paul Revere (yes, that one!) and handmade of brass. Paul Revere 12"-diameter bowl, $350, necopperworks.com

Metallic Bowl

A raised base elevates this aluminum bowl in a warm gold finish. Churchill 11  3/4"-diameter bowl, $50, Z Gallerie stores

Shiny Red

Super-glossy lacquer gives this pagoda-shaped mirror presence. Bunny Williams for Mirror Image Home Pagoda 56" x 34" resin mirror, $1,039, wayfair.com

Intricate Design

The openwork frame of this Chinese Chippendale version lets your wall color show through. Cooper Classics Lilly 42" x 28 1/4" polyurethane mirror in glossy red, $338, lampsplus.com

Hidden Storage

This intricate box is just the spot for storing treasured trinkets. White Dash 7 1/4"W x 5 1/4"D x 2 1/4"H horn and bone box, $75, pendleton-usa.com

Checkered Box

Stack a few of these graphic boxes on a bookshelf. So affordable, you can buy multiples! Black and White 7 1/4"W x 4 1/4"D x 2 1/2"H bone inlay box, $13, HomeGoods stores

Bar Cart

Two generously sized shelves to show off barware. Libations 33"W x 14"D x 32 1/2"H iron bar cart, $599, crateandbarrel.com

Service Cart

Lightweight construction makes this easy to roll from kitchen to party. Threshold 25 1/2"W x 16 1/2"D x 36 1/2"H iron and wood bar cart, $130, target.com

Green Pedestal Table

Crafted of Appalachian wood and available in 20 colors. Warren 26"H x 28"-diameter table in apple green, $839, ethanallen.com

Go for the Green

The top is narrower, but check out the extra-spindly base. Powell Round Spindle 22"H x 17"-diameter MDF and wood table in green, $59, walmart.com

Quality Manufacturing

This wool rug was hand-tufted in India. Folklore 9' x 12' wool rug in sunflower, $1,239, rugsusa.com

Traditional-Style Rug

Poppy blues and purples perk up a traditional pattern. Panache Keshan 8' x 11' wool rug in funky gold, $599, capelrugs.com

Glamorous Settee

The violet color and turned legs make this velvet settee very ladylike. Orianna 54"-wide settee in mauve, $1,598, anthropologie.com

True Hue

This slope-armed piece would look so pretty in a bedroom. Skyline Furniture 49"-wide velvet settee in aubergine, $630, wayfair.com

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