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Splurge OR Steal? 7 High-End Furniture Lookalikes Found!

August 8, 2018
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If there’s one thing to be said about creating a visually-appealing home, it’s that style is absolutely essential. But let’s be real here too, sometimes that absolutely chic designer sofa or your favourite luxe lamp will be completely out of your budget.

So, what do you do?

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Answer: Put in the effort to find a lookalike (and NOT knock-offs).

Fortunately, in this case, you won’t have to, because we have already done the homework for you. Scroll down to check out some ‘chic for cheap’ finds!


1. Artek Aalto Stool 60 VS IKEA Frosta Stool

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Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto's portfolio has some of the most stylish designs that you'll ever see, but can you resist the call of everyone's favourite meatball-selling Swedish furniture store?

Splurge: Artek Aalto Stool 60

Steal: IKEA Frosta Stool


2. e15 ST04 Backenzahn Stool VS Commune Dewey Stool

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While they may be similar in shape, the e15 ST04 Backenzahn Stool comes across as rustic with its walnut body, whereas Commune's Dewey Stool has a more contemporary design featuring a honeycomb pattern.

Splurge: e15 ST04 Backenzahn Stool

Steal: Commune Dewey Stool


3. Florence Knoll Relaxed Lounge Chair VS IKEA LANDSKRONA Armchair

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If you're a diehard fan of mid-century modern design, you may want to want to make the Florence Knoll Relaxed Lounge Chair and its 'spare, angular profile' the centrepiece of your living room. Otherwise, IKEA's LANDSKRONA Armchair will suffice.

Splurge: Florence Knoll Relaxed Lounge Chair

Steal: IKEA LANDSKRONA Armchair


4. Foscarini Twiggy Floor Lamp VS Castlery Cleo Floor Lamp

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Aptly-named, Foscarini Twiggy Floor Lamp resembles... a twig. On the other hand, Castlery's Cleo looks more like a fishing rod with its lampshade-on-a-string. Time for a name change, perhaps? (Just kidding.)

Splurge: Foscarini Twiggy Floor Lamp

Steal: Castlery Cleo Floor Lamp


5. Hay Mags Module Sofa VS Castlery Todd Side Chaise Sofa

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We think that Hay's Mags Module Sofa is a great buy with its minimalist details and cushy padding. But hey, we don't control the purse strings, you do.

Splurge: Hay Mags Module Sofa

Steal: Castlery Todd Side Chaise Sofa


6. LIMAC Design FIRESTYLE Corium Mirror VS IKEA Stockholm Mirror

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? Is it IKEA's Stockholm Mirror or the LIMAC Design FIRESTYLE Corium Mirror? You decide.

Splurge: LIMAC Design FIRESTYLE Corium Mirror

Steal: IKEA Stockholm Mirror


7. KnollStudio Krefeld Side Table VS IKEA Lack Side Table

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At first glance, the KnollStudio Krefeld Side Table and the IKEA Lack Side Table look almost identical when placed side-by-side each other. However, one of them traces its history all the way back to 1927. (No prizes for guessing the right answer.)

Splurge: KnollStudio Krefeld Side Table

Steal: IKEA Lack Side Table

(All prices and details are accurate at time of publication.)


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