I love (LOVE) the look of this calming neutral family room, but it’s just a little out of my price range (ok, a lot out of my price range)! The good news … I created a similar Serena & Lily look for less than half the cost!
A low decor budget does NOT mean your style has to suffer! You can decorate beautifully on any budget! Simply find an inspiration room design and redo it based on what you can afford … like I’ve done below!
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SERENA & LILY INSPIRATION FAMILY ROOM
The Serena & Lily furniture price point is a bit of a splurge for my budget (and many people’s budget)! I think we would all LOVE to purchase the gorgeous Serena & Lily sofa and the equally beautiful chairs and counter stools, BUT the price tag just isn’t realistic for many of us!
If it’s in your budget, GO FOR IT! Serena & Lily furniture is AMAZING! You also have the option to do some high/low decorating!
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SERENA & LILY LOOK FOR LESS FAMILY ROOM
I created this family room redo to show you that YOU can do this with ANY look you love!
This Pottery Barn Cameron square arm sofa is a fraction of the cost of the Serena & Lily option!
I ADORE this gray and ivory rug (no longer available; similar rug linked) (more than the Serena & Lily rug … dare I say that?!). At the time of this writing, it is only $174 (sale) for an 8′ x 10′!! That’s 10% the cost of the inspo rug!
I know that most of you reading my blog are moms (except my dad reads this … hi dad!), and prefer a soft, cushiony ottoman for your babies to bump their head on, so I took the liberty of making this one change in the room redo. I swapped the rattan coffee table out for the tufted ottoman (no longer available; similar ottoman linked).
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The Serena & Lily Inspiration room is STUNNING! However, it costs roughly $14000 total (depending on fabrics and pillows)! Yikes! The room redo is UNDER $5000! Whoo hoo!
Go ahead and splurge on the Serena products if your budget allows! You can create a high/low decorated room! If I were doing high/low in this case, I would splurge on the sofa and chairs … and save on the rug and lighting. Just sayin’!
So … what do you think of this room redo?! Share your comments below! Then get out there and redo your dream room!