If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that I did a live Q&A a few weeks ago. In the spirit of my show Help! I Wrecked My House, I hopped on that Instagram live to answer some of the...
Splurge vs. Save: Lighting and Hardware
Lighting and hardware always sound like really expensive things to buy for your home… but they don’t have to be. No, really! It’s true. If you shop around and do your research, you can find a very similar look to a “splurge” version you see for a fraction of the cost. It’s kinda one of my favorite things to do, actually: find amazing lighting and hardware on a budget!
And sometimes it’s all about mixing high and low. Whether it’s on Hidden Potential, Help! I Wrecked My House, or even in my own home, sometimes the best look comes from splurging on one cool thing and then peppering in more budget-friendly “dupes,” as the kids say. So you KNOW I had to find you guys my picks for hardware and lighting in my latest series of Splurge vs. Save!
My Favorite Lighting and Hardware Finds: Splurge Vs. Save Edition
1. The White Dome Pendant
This is such a timeless look for a more modern space, or one that has Scandinavian or minimalist vibes. The less glossy Splurge version is so pretty, but if you aren’t too hung up on the finish, the Save is a major score!
2. The Bamboo Pendant Shade
If you need a pendant that screams “boho!” or want to bring some warmth and texture into your space, this is it! The Save version is smaller, but the look is very similar.
3. The Sculptural Globe Pendant
This is a really popular look, and if you’re needing more than one – maybe to hang over your island or to flank your bathroom vanity mirror?! But then you gotta go for the Save!
4. The Iron Glass Pendant
Calling all traditional style fans! Holy smokes, the Save is so similar and has a much smaller price tag.
5. The Metal Drum Light
Whichever you pick – the Splurge or the Save – this is such a good look! This light fixture would be pretty versatile with many design styles.
6. The Brushed Gold Knob
You know I’ve used a brass knob or two in my day! I just love the brushed gold look – it’s super clean but brings in a bit of interest at the same time.
7. The Classic Metal Bar Pull
These would look great in a home that’s got some farmhouse or even industrial vibes. And unless you’re super nit-picky about the depth of the handle, the Save is nearly identical here!
8. The Rattan Wall Hook
I LOVE a good storage solution, especially a set of cute wall hooks. These rattan options are so cute and would be a fun feature in an entryway or even a bathroom or kids room!
9. The Crystal Doorknob
Aww, crystal doorknobs are just so sweet! If you have a cottage or a home with lots of vintage details you MUST get one – I insist! 🙂
10. The Gold Towel Ring
One of my favorite things to do in bathroom designs is to use a unique towel ring. I mean, why wouldn’t you?! These are two gold ring options I love: Splurge or Save, they’re both winners.