Inspired By The West
There is no doubt that West Elm has some drool-worthy home decor accents. But with hefty price tags, not all of us can afford their stylish pieces. Save yourself a few dollars and create your own West Elm faves with these knockoffs.
Photo credit: Blue Cedar Lane
Seeing a vase that she knew could be turned into a masterpiece, Brandi from Blue Cedar Lane whipped out the paint and sanded her way to a West Elm hive vase replica. The original $24 to $34 price tag for the vase was cut by 90 percent with this great thrifted knockoff.
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Finding inspiration in the scribble curtain panel at West Elm, Jackie from Teal & Lime decided to make her own duvet cover for her son's room. Jackie pulled up the pattern on her laptop and then free-handed the design onto a plain white and washed duvet cover. With a few hours and deliberate paint strokes, the duvet cover looks like it belongs in the pages of a West Elm catalog.
Photo credit: Monica Wants It
After seeing last year's West Elm tree hurricane, Monica from Monica Wants It chose to make her own DIY version. With a little help from Silhouette Studio and Google images, Monica used contact paper and vinyl to adhere her trees onto a $1 store-bought hurricane. The result is nearly identical to the original.
Photo credit: Hill Country Homebody
A great home accent, the West Elm veneer spheres are desirable pieces. The originals range from $16 to $29 — the DIY version is much more affordable. Using embroidery hoops, Hill Country Homebody's blogger made her knockoffs for about $6 each!
Photo credit: The Shabby Creek Cottage
Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage sewed her way to a West Elm floor pouf knockoff in less than an hour. She cut 2-1/4 yards of gray polka-dot fabric into 24 x 24-inch squares, sewed them together, and stuffed the pouf to perfection.
Large rectangle capiz chandelier
Photo credit: A Happy Place Called Home
This project is not for the faint of heart. Kelli at A Happy Place Called Home turned her West Elm dreams into reality with her DIY hanging capiz chandelier. Using wax paper, wood and more patience than most people have, she knocked off the $349 version for only $72!
Photo credit: Ana White
One of Ana White's loyal readers was able to replicate the $549 West Elm window daybed for only $100. With wood, paint and a whole lot of creativity, this knockoff is nearly identical to the real thing.
Photo credit: Kara Paslay Designs
This is a knockoff that you'll want to take note of! Using two Target rubber doormats, paint and plywood, Kara from Kara Paslay Designs was able to replicate West Elm's Morocco headboard. You can barely tell that this knockoff took only $100 to create.
Photo credit: East Coast Creative
By simply cutting and dying wood planks, the team at East Coast Creative was able to easily replicate a combination of the wood-tiled nightstand and three-drawer dresser at West Elm. They made two for less than $100, saving nearly $250 off the original $349 price tag.
Photo credit: Retropolitan
By taking an old dresser and revamping it, Erika from Retropolitan turned her old hunk into a full-on West Elm knockoff. Inspired by the $1,299 patchwork dresser, Erika sanded and painted her dresser before adding three different shades of wood veneer. A cost-effective yet near replica to the more expensive design, this dresser is one to admire.
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