The Highs and Lows of Decorating

HGTV Magazine partners with Sabrina Soto, host of The High Low Project , to pull together dynamic duos with drastically different price tags.
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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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Better for Bottom Line

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

Delicate Decor

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

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.

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.

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.

Smart Buy

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lavish Lighting

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

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!

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.

A Rich Feel

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

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.

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.

Major Details

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

Major Deal

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

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.

Low-Cost Glam

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

Sleek Chrome

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

Smart Nickel

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

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).

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.

An Old-Fashioned Price

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

An Old-Fashioned Deal

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

Natural Decadence

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Whimsical Ceramic Owl

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

Price-Wise Owl

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

Custom Clock

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

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.

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.

Super Luxe

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

Rich Hue

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

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.

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.

Posh Dish

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

Ecofriendly Bowl

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

Standout Goblet

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

Cost-Saving Set

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

Champagne Toast

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

Sparkling Substitute

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

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).

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).

Creative Candles

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Plush Pillow

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

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

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

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

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

Savvy Shopping

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

Costly Craftsmanship

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

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

All in the Details

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

No-Stress Seat

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hickory Finished

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

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

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.

Gourmet Sip

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

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

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

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

Lavish Lighting

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

Shrine Bright at Breakfast

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