Adding depth to any design is crucial to avoiding that “just off the showroom floor” look and making a space feel personal like combining modern and vintage antiques. Layering contemporary and rustic pieces like this factory wagon cart featured in Better Homes and Gardens with differing patterns create a pretty and homey feel. But between the sectional and the coffee table, this room could cost a pretty penny.


You could get the look for less, with these lower cost finds…


One of the ways this room creates depth is to use picture molding on the walls. If actually adding the molding isn’t an option because you’re either a renter or not so powerful with the power tools, use painter’s tape to create picture boxes and paint a pattern to mimic the idea. Start with Blue Heather 1620 from Benjamin Moore as the base color and accent with a basic white for the molding.

Benjamin Moore Blue Heather House Paint


Sectional sofas can be the perfect seating solution for the right space, but they can also be expensive. This one from IKEA is under a $1000 with a removable cover for easy cleaning. Stain or paint the legs to better match your interior.

Ikea KARLSTAD Loveseat in Sivik Dark Gray, $829


The perfect contrast to the modern contemporary sofa is this rustic factory cart table. It’s an unexpectedly opposite selection that adds further dimension to the classic look of the walls of the clean sleek look of the sofa.

Industrial Maison Coffee Table, $429


This lamp base from is so low cost, you can splurge a bit on a separate lamp shade to get a unique piece just right for the space.

Hitch Antique Gold Finish Table Lamp, $42.49

Iridescent Feather Giclee Lamp Shade, $70


Use to add a spin to a personal photo. Including the frame this look is under $200 and turns any photo into museum style print.

photowow pop prints


For the textiles, use mismatched patterns on the pillows with a central color to continue adding depth and an area rug with all the accent colors to tie the whole thing together.  Style with coffee table books and a low plant for the perfect finish.

ALVINE GÃ…VA Cushion cover, $5

Pier 1 Embroidered Paisley Pillow, $26

Xhilaration Yellow Sequin Tile Print Pillow, $18.99

Home Exploded Floral Rug, $199-399




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