Raise your hand if you love almost everything at Pottery Barn. I know I do! Unfortunately, their prices definitely give me sticker shock. Did you know IKEA has many similar options for a fraction of the price? Check out my recent finds below to update your living room.
Pottery Barn has a beautiful love seat called the PB Basic Love Seat . It is fully customizable with 80 different color and fabric combinations. Regular price is $1599 in canvas, currently on sale for $1399. IKEA's Ektorp Love Seat looks very similar. It is available in 10 different colors and costs between $379.00 and $579.00 depending on your color choice. Both slipcovers are removable and can be machine washed, which adds value in my book. Just don’t tumble dry the cover. It has to air dry and then be ironed.
Pottery Barn also sells a PB Basic Armchair that just begs for someone to curl up in with a good book and while away the afternoon. But, after footing the bill, prices start at $849, you may not be able to afford the book! It has the same color and fabric combinations as the love seat. IKEA has the budget friendly answer within their Ektorp Chair, which only costs between $249.00 and $399.00. Both armchairs are available in a variety of colors.
Nothing ties a living room together better than a rug to complement your furnishings. Looking for a nice neutral rug? You could choose the Pottery Barn Henley Rug. This high-quality, wool rug in 5' by 8' is regularly priced $329.00, currently on sale for $299.00. Now, the IKEA Dragor Rug in beige in 5'7'' by 7'10'' size sells for only $49.00. The IKEA rug is much thinner, with more of an indoor/outdoor feel, while the Pottery Barn rug is thick and plush. Even so, the similar style and dissimilar price tags would have me giving the IKEA rug serious consideration.
Living Room Totals
As much as I love Pottery Barn, their prices make it difficult to justify the expense of new furniture. Check out the living room totals:
Total Pottery Barn Room: $2547
Total IKEA Room: $677
For all you coupon ladies, that’s a savings of nearly 75%! Maybe you should stockpile loveseats and armchairs from IKEA to last you for a decade!