Now that it’s summer, I start to ramp up my search for the perfect home décor. I love to entertain during the warm months, and I want my house to look great for my guests. But luxury home goods are incredibly expensive, so I prefer to turn to thrift stores and IKEA for home accessories. The affordability also allows me to switch out the décor several times a year, which keeps the ever-changing look interesting. It’s a great way to stay on track with my budget and avoid credit card debt.
Here’s a great example of how luxury home goods can be astronomically more expensive than a department store version. Though this blue Elsa Peretti bowl from Tiffany & Co is beautiful in its craftsmanship and made of crystal, it’s $375. This ceramic version from IKEA looks similar and does the same job as the Tiffany version, but at less than $10.
Think of all the things you could do with the savings. Do you think $375 is worth it for a bowl? Let us know in the comments below!
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