15 High-End Furniture Hacks That Will Save You Tons of Money

Buying furniture doesn't have to break the bank. You can find pieces that look like high-end designs but don't cost a pretty penny. Here are 15 furniture look-alikes that will save you tons of money.

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Console Table

Some simple console tables, cost about $350. However, a this design from Target costs a third the price. It would be the perfect addition to an entryway or living room. Check out this IKEA hack for a modern console table.

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Dining Chairs

White dining chairs are all the rage these days. These popular chairs sell on some high-end furniture websites, such as Design Within Reach, for about $450 each (on the left). Yet, you’ll be hard-pressed to find much of a difference in the look of this set of four chairs for sale on Amazon for $89.99. These 14 traditional-style home decor ideas are still considered cool.

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Simple, classic bookcases, such as this one from Room and Board (on the left), can cost nearly a thousand dollars! IKEA offers a number of bookcase styles, including the popular Billy bookcase, which has been one of the store’s best-selling items for years. You can also browse dupes for the IKEA Billy Bookcase if you’re looking for alternatives. Learn how to build a built-in bookcase.

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Platform Bed

Why spend hundreds of dollars on a trendy platform bed frame (on the left) when you can get a similar look for much less? Amazon offers this model for less than $250, hundreds of dollars less than high-end models. Another option is to build your own platform bed. Here are 10 awesome designs for inspiration.

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Round Dining Table

Looking for a round dining table in a modern design? This model from Amazon costs more than $1,000 less than similar designs from other furniture retailers, like the one on the left. Build your own simple reclaimed wood table after you watch this video.

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Nesting Tables

Nesting tables not only add design, but also function to a living room. Instead of paying more than a $1,000 for a pair, Amazon offers this set for $178.

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Sleeper Sofa

Sleeper sofas are a convenient choice for those without a real guest room. Whether you put it in a second bedroom, the living room or the basement, you don’t have to pay designer prices. While Wayfair offers this model for more than $1,230 (on the left), similar models can be found on Amazon for much less, including this top pick.

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Trendy modern dressers can go for hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. Amazon has this trendy style for less than $400. It will be hard for many to tell the difference.

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Floor Lamp

Don’t overpay for a high-end floor lamp when there are plenty of affordable options online that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. This one from Amazon looks it costs 3x more than it sells for. Learn how to fix a lamp cord.

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Leather Armchair

Leather furniture can have a hefty price tag, but if you look, you’ll be able to find pieces that look similar but cost much less. Compare these two chairs: The chair from Design Within Reach (on the left) costs just over $5,000 while a similar chair from Overstock comes in at just over $500. Learn how to clean leather furniture stains with natural products.

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End Table

Furniture can be functional and also a conversation piece. This unique end table from Wayfair (on the left) costs $1,000. However, other unique pieces can be found for much less, like this mid-century side table from Amazon. Looking for a DIY project? Try one of these 12 incredible end tables.

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A sideboard can bring a whole new look to a dining room or living room, whether you use it as a media console, entryway table or for storage. This model from Wayfair (on the left) will set you back more than $4,000, while this one from Amazon costs about $750.

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Leather Sofa

Leather sofas can do a lot of damage to your wallet. While this brown leather sofa from Article (on the top) costs $1,800, a similar one on Amazon costs several hundred dollars less. Yes, you can paint leather furniture!

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Foot Stool

A fun foot stool can add a bit of character to any room. You can have this Mongolian lamb stool (on the left) from West Elm for a regular price of $400. Or, opt for a similar model on Amazon for less than $50. Learn how to make a foot stool with a jigsaw.

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Media Console

Media consoles get a lot of use. Not only can you place your television on top, but in the cabinets you can store movies, music and video game systems. This model from Wayfair (on the top) costs more than $2,500 while Amazon has a variety of good-looking models for less than $600.

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Rachel Brougham
Rachel Brougham lived through a major home renovation in 2019, knows the ups and downs of home improvement, and loves sharing tips with readers. A veteran journalist of both print and television, she’s won several awards for her writing and has covered everything from the environment and education to health care, politics and food. She’s written for several publications beyond newspapers including Bob Vila, Taste of Home and Minnesota Parent, and she currently writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column. Her memoir, Widowland, about the sudden loss of her husband, was published in 2022. She specializes in everything from home decor and design to lawn and garden, product reviews and pet care. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her tending to her garden (both vegetables and native plants), playing with her dog, watching sports with her family or getting some exercise. A native of Michigan, she currently lives in Minneapolis. An avid user of Instagram, you can follow her @RachBrougham.