Winter is finally over, and it is time to create a refreshing look for your home. Spring is ideal for replacing worn items and welcoming the new season with updated accessories. However, giving your abode an update can be a budget buster. The good news is you don’t have to spend a ton of money to get a new look for your home.
You can achieve looks similar to the designs offered at stores with higher price points, like Pottery Barn, for up to half the price. This is great news for homeowners who want to add a personal, seasonal touch to their house, or for sellers looking to improve their chances of snagging a buyer. Whatever your reason for taking on a home design project, here are four items that can act as inexpensive alternatives to Pottery Barn’s offerings you need to check out.
1. Linen Curtains
Springtime days can sometimes be a bit warm. Keep your home cool and stylish with Target’s Threshold Linen Grommet Sheer Curtain Panel. Prices start at $19.99, a money-saving alternative to Pottery Barn’s Belgian Flax Linen Sheer Drape, with prices starting at $59. The curtain’s sheer material will bring an ethereal feel to your room, allowing the springtime sunshine to burst through your windows. The material is machine washable and comes in both blue and white. Target customers liked the curtain’s quality and level of light penetration.
2. Decorative Pillows
One quick and inexpensive way to brighten furniture is to add decorative pillows. Experimenting with color choices can help any room adjust to seasonal themes. If you want to replicate the look of Pottery Barn’s Fauna Print Botanical Pillow Cover, you’re in luck. JCPenney’s Jardin 16″ Square Decorative Pillow provides just the right balance of fun and style. A knife-edge trim adds spunky detail. JCPenney customers raved about the pillow’s vibrant colors and versatility. One customer liked that it could also be used as an accent for outdoor furniture. Two other botanical pillow options are the Jasmine Indoor/Outdoor Pillow and the Muree Indoor/Outdoor Decorative Pillow.
3. Wall Prints
Nothing says spring like flowers and brightly colored pastels, and a wall print is an easy way to achieve this look. Give your walls an instant lift with Target’s Woodland Respite I or Perched Trio III. Both are nature scenes, similar to Pottery Barn’s Bird & Branch Triptych Panels for $199.
4. Area Rugs
Area rugs not only keep your feet warm on a cool night but also add a punch of color to a drab room. Walmart’s Safavieh Courtyard Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug comes in an array of colors ranging from terracotta to blue. This is a good alternative to Pottery Barn’s Scroll Tile Rug for $219. Available sizes range from 4- by 4-foot to 7-foot-10 by 7-foot-10.