19 High/Low Duos That Scream Summer

These dynamic summer staples from HGTV Magazine have drastically different price tags. Shop one or shop them all to give your home a fresh, summery look on any budget.

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June 03, 2020


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Chandelier: High

Oodles of wood beads make this a showstopper. (Regina Andrew Malibu 20-1/2"-diameter wood chandelier in weathered blue)

Buy It: Burke Decor, $1,850

Chandelier: Low

A rope tassel adds a beachy vibe to a glossy acrylic light. (Safavieh Kristi 16-1/2"-diameter acrylic and rope pendant in blue)

Buy It: Overstock, $220

Leaf Pillow: High

Extra polished thanks to a 1/2" flange — aka a decorative border. (Palm 22" x 22" polyester pillow cover in green and insert)

Buy It: Serena and Lily, $124

Leaf Pillow: Low

Makes any sofa feel tropical. Next: Just add a piña colada! (Palm Silhouette 20" x 20" polyester pillow in green)

Buy It: Pattern Behavior, $54

Buffalo Check Sofa: High

A down blend keeps sturdy cushions comfy. (Kathryn 88"-wide cotton and brass sofa in buffalo check spa)

Buy It: Ballard Designs, $2,934

Buffalo Check Sofa: Low

Choose from three metal finishes for the legs. (Modern 87"-wide cotton and metal sofa in ivory check and brass finish)

Buy It: The Inside, $1,599

Ceiling Fan: High

You can control this fan with your voice. Now that’s cool! (Haiku 52"-wide bamboo and metal ceiling fan in caramel and oil-rubbed-bronze finish)

Buy It: Big Ass Fans, $1,369

Ceiling Fan: Low

Blades are reversible — choose the light or dark wood tone if you want to change the look. (Dempsey 52"-wide MDF and metal fan in noble bronze finish)

Buy It: Hunter, $180

Garden Stool: High

A wide top accommodates drinks whether inside or out. (Emissary Mushroom 18"H x 16"-diameter ceramic stool in green)

Buy It: Houzz, $518

Garden Stool: Low

Brings a thoroughly mod touch to your patio chairs. (Spool 17-1/2"H x 14"-diameter earthenware stool)

Buy It: Crate and Barrel, $152

Capiz Mirror: High

The materials for the three layers of “petals” are hand-collected. (Petal 32"-diameter capiz shell and metal mirror)

Buy It: Horchow, $375

Capiz Mirror: Low

A more petite pick for a small space or a gallery wall. (Mia 16"-diameter capiz shell and metal mirror)

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $89

Striped Rug: High

This handwoven rug is a playful take on the classic striped kind. (Ralph Lauren Home Canyon 6' x 9' wool rug in rouge)

Buy It: Perigold, $755

Striped Rug: Low

Made from durable polypropylene, so the vibrant red stripes won’t fade. (Unique Loom Williamsburg Striped 5' x 8' polypropylene rug in red)

Buy It: Home Depot, $67

Wallpaper: High

Mural wallpaper makes a splash on an accent wall. (Bombora wallpaper price is for a 108" x 150" mural)

Buy It: Anewall, $389 (108" x 150" mural)

Wallpaper: Low

Try a swirly pattern in your next DIY project. (Mare Wave wallpaper in teal)

Buy It: A Street Prints, $140 (for a 33'-long roll)

Watering Can: High

One luxe way to show houseplants some TLC. (Nurture 6-1/2"-tall brass watering can)

Buy It: Skultuna, $150

Watering Can: Low

That long, thin spout can access any hard-to-reach spots. (12-1/4"-tall brass-plated, stainless-steel watering can)

Buy It: CB2, $45

Rocking Chair: High

Gives a backyard Parisian-park flair. (Monceau steel rocking chair in honey)

Buy It: Fermob, $583

Rocking Chair: Low

A cord seat won’t get hot in the sun. (Mirow polypropylene and powder-coated-steel rocking chair in tumeric)

Buy It: Article, $269

Dresser: High

Gold-leaf hardware is a fancy touch. (Inge 42"W x 20"D x 36"H lacquered-wood and metal chest in navy blue)

Buy It: Kathy Kuo, $2,157

Dresser: Low

Lose the lacquer finish but gain two drawers. (Parke 55"W x 18"D x 34"H wood and zinc dresser in navy blue)

Buy It: Crate and Barrel, $999

Light: High

Fun fact: the light was inspired by Elizabeth Taylor’s pearl earring. (Everley 29"-tall brass pendant)

Buy It: France and Son, $870

Light: Low

A more petite but equally glam accessory for an entry. (Mercer41 Denney 17"-tall metal pendant)

Buy It: Wayfair, $200

Pouf: High

This tie-dye pouf gives any living room something beachy. (Shibori 22"W x 22"D x 14"H cotton pouf)

Buy It: Pottery Barn, $159

Pouf: Low

Tassels and embroidery add lots of flair, not dollars. (Milroy 20"W x 20"D x 16"H cotton pouf)

Buy It: Joss and Main, $87

Rug: High

Created by top Dutch designer Hella Jongerius, who redecorated the United Nations headquarters. (Maharam Multitone 5' x 7' wool rug in multi)

Buy It: Design Within Reach, $2,195

Rug: Low

A light cotton dhurrie offers classic summery madras-shorts vibes. (3R Studios Multicolor Plaid 4' x 6' cotton rug)

Buy It: Home Depot, $104

Float: High

Lends a tropical touch to a backyard pool. (The Nice Fleet 47-1/4"-diameter PVC ring in Bahia)

Buy It: Amara, $53

Float: Low

Awesome alert: there’s a built-in cup holder. (50"-diameter PVC tube float in tropical jungle)

Buy It: Fun Boy, $39

Lamp: High

It could almost be part of a modern art museum’s collection. (Lakmos 31"-tall metal lamp)

Buy It: Williams Sonoma, $675

Lamp: Low

A similar sculptural silhouette with a slimmer price tag. (Stiffel Carson Converse 35"-tall metal lamp)

Buy It: Wayfair, $290

Wallpaper: High

This scrubbable wallpaper will stand up to scratches, mold … and even your family. (Bamboo Chinoiserie Lattice pebble wallpaper in peach and white)

Buy It: Spoonflower, $199

Wallpaper: Low

Since this one’s a peel-and-stick paper, it’s perfect for easy weekend DIY projects. (The Blush Label Bamboo peel-and-stick wallpaper in coral)

Buy It: Mitchell Black, $118

Sofa: High

Beyond chic, from a curvy velvet frame to six sleek brass legs. (Jonathan Adler Ether 94"-wide velvet and brass sofa)

Buy It: Horchow, $3,995

Sofa: Low

Wooden legs lower the cost of this slightly smaller sofa — but not the elegance. (Isabella 80"-wide velvet and wood sofa)

Buy It: Wisteria, $2,299

Mirror: High

Add texture to a gallery wall with a wicker mirror. (Bungalow Rose Behrendt 16-1/2" x 18-1/2" wicker mirror)

Buy It: Wayfair, $80

Mirror: Low

A golden eye will brighten a kid’s or teen’s bedroom. (Stratton Home Décor Eye 21-3/4" x 23-1/2" metal mirror)

Buy It: Amazon, $49

Napkins: High

Washable cotton napkins can be used again and again. Very eco! (Flamingoes in Orange and Pink cotton cocktail napkins)

Buy It: Roostery, $130 (for a set of 4)

Napkins: Low

Flamingos are just as festive (and fuss-free!) on paper napkins. (Flamingo Flock paper cocktail napkins in fuchsia)

Buy It: Caspari, $6 (for a set of 20)

Bar Cart: High

Brass casters and cocoa shell shelves are luxe details on this bar cart. (Veranda 40"W x 20-1/4"D x 37-1/2"H rattan bar cart)

Buy It: Tommy Bahama, $1,679

Bar Cart: Low

Weatherproof, so you can leave it out for patio cocktails. (26-1/2"W x 19"D x 33-1/2"H plastic bar cart)

Buy It: Kirklands, $220

Umbrella: High

Made of fade-resistant fabric, it’ll look crisp for many summers to come. (9'-diameter umbrella in Sunbrella cabana stripe navy)

Buy It: Crate and Barrel, $419

Umbrella: Low

A chic scalloped edge gives off major South of France vibes. (Safavieh Maui 9'-diameter polyester umbrella in navy and white)

Buy It: Hayneedle, $152

Rolling Suitcase: High

Travel goals: There’s a folding hanger and laundry and shoe bags inside (Delsey Châtelet Air 15-1/4"W x 10"D x 22-1/2"H faux-leather and polycarbonate carry-on in champagne)

Buy It: Bloomingdale's, $600

Rolling Suitcase: Low

Choose from nine fonts in 17 colors to personalize this carry-on. (Terminal 14"W x 10"D x 21"H leather and polycarbonate carry-on in champagne)

Buy It: Mark and Graham, $209

Makeup Palette: High

From seashell pink to watermelon red, this palette packs five lip colors in a chic case. (Yves Saint Laurent Pop Illusion lip palette)

Buy It: Bloomingdale's, $60

Makeup Palette: Low

Score! You get one more color in an equally compact vegan assortment. (Runway Ready lip palette in pink kiss)

Buy It: Elf Cosmetics, $8

Flatware: High

That’s actually real bamboo on the handles. (20-piece stainless steel and bamboo flatware set)

Buy It: Pottery Barn, $240

Flatware: Low

Plastic handles mean they’re dishwasher-safe. (Cambridge Silversmiths Bamboo 20-piece stainless steel and plastic flatware set in light brown)

Buy It: JC Penny, $28

Mirror: High

This papier-mâché frame is made by artisans in Haiti. (36"-diameter papier-mâché mirror)

Buy It: West Elm, $299

Mirror: Low

A faceted frame is a modern touch on this plastic version. (Gallery 33"-diameter plastic mirror)

Buy It: At Home, $90

Lamp: High

Seeded glass gives each of the spheres a cool bubbly look. (glass and acrylic lamps in cobalt blue)

Buy It: Shades of Light, $596 (for a set of 2)

Lamp: Low

At this price, go all in on symmetry and flank your sofa with a pair. (Jonathan Y Bella 27"-tall glass and metal lamps in cobalt blue)

Buy It: Overstock, 132 (for a set of 2)

Pillow: High

Not just a pretty pillow: it has an intricate weave that’s handmade with a foot loom. (Archive New York Comalapa 12" x 20" cotton pillow in multi)

Buy It: Candelabra, $138

Pillow: Low

Just-as-juicy sorbet shades in a durable canvas fabric, and the stripes are printed on both sides. (Elliott Design Factory Kilim No. 3 14" x 24" canvas pillow)

Buy It: Roostery, $48

Headboard: High

This print solves the floral versus abstract debate. (Montaigne queen headboard in cotton block floral blue)

Buy It: Annie Selke, $1,650

Headboard: Low

Piping on the edge and inset is a nice detail. (Ally queen headboard in linen-blend Bethesda blue)

Buy It: Ballard Designs, $1,009

Rug: High

This rug is made from recycled plastic bottles. (Cheers! Kokomo 5' x 8' polyester rug in blue)

Buy It: Company C, $595

Rug: Low

Get a more painterly look with blue and lime lines. (Surya Rain Striped 5' x 8' polypropylene rug in emerald and lime)

Buy It: Hayneedle, $346

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