How to Give Your Home a Big Little Lies Makeover for Cheap

by Kristine Cannon
Feb 20, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. ET

It’s hard not to love the HBO hit drama Big Little Lies

First, it has the most empowered, strong-willed leading women on- and off-screen (shoutout to Reese Witherspoon for founding Time’s Up). It has a hauntingly beautiful soundtrack (one that won Outstanding Music Supervision at the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2017) we haven’t stopped listening to since the Season 1 finale in April 2017 thanks to music supervisor Susan Jacobs. And it’s indisputably visually captivating. 

No, we aren’t just talking about those panoramic establishing shots of Monterey, California, where the show takes place. And this isn’t directed at how goddamn good-looking the entire cast is. We’re talking about the women’s grandiose homes, their relaxed beach houses and their eclectic home decor. 

For most of us, recreating the BLL looks in our homes seems far-fetched  and very expensive. How can one possibly afford anything in Renata’s totally luxe living room? And Celeste’s cliffside property has some of the sleekest, most expensive patio furniture we’ve ever seen.

But upon some digging, it’s actually quite easy to give your home a Big Little Lies makeover for cheap. No, really!

While an official air date for Season 2 has not been announced, it is reported Big Little Lies should return to HBO in 2019. In the meantime, why not recreate the BLL homes in your own? 

1 /12: Celeste's Blue Statement Chair

1/12 :Celeste's Blue Statement Chair

In Nicole Kidman's character Celeste's home, it's hard to miss that blue studded wingback chair as the living room's statement piece. You can find just as bold a chair for hundreds less: this Pacific blue Elliott wingback chair from World Market. 

Pacific blue Elliott wingback chair, $350 at World Market 

2 /12: Celeste's Bold Gold Chandelier

2/12 :Celeste's Bold Gold Chandelier

In Celeste's cliffside property, among the muted colors is an elegant gold chandelier hanging above the dining room table. To recreate this, all you need is this mid-century modern brass chandelier.

Possini Euro Hera 26-inch-wide satin brass chandelier, $300 at Lamps Plus

3/12 :Bonnie's Green Table Lamp

Bonnie's very Zen wood-paneled living room is warm, welcoming and very eclectic. One item that stands out is her green table lamp. Birch Lane has one that's very similar and much more affordable.

Matherne metal and glass 20.5-inch table lamp, $55 at Birch Lane

4 /12: Celeste’s Abstract Bedroom Wall Art

4/12 :Celeste’s Abstract Bedroom Wall Art

Hung over Celeste's oversize bed is an oversize piece of art in what is clearly her favorite color: blue. Why not break it up and go for a few smaller abstract pieces? These framable pieces are playful, perfect and come in a set of six.

Abstract watercolor prints (set of 6), $36 at WhiteOrchidPrints/Etsy

5 /12: Madeline's Glass-Topped Metal Side Table

5/12 :Madeline's Glass-Topped Metal Side Table

Madeline's dreamy New England-style beach house is full of ocean-blue decor and an eclectic mix of furniture. One we love is her glass-topped metal side table. Deco 79 has one for cheaper — and it comes in gold. 

Deco 79 metal and glass accent table, $90 at Amazon

6 /12: Celeste's Beach House Patio Chairs

6/12 :Celeste's Beach House Patio Chairs

You know that table on Celeste’s outdoor patio at her beach home? Each one of those chairs originally cost nearly $600. Don’t worry, though; Bridgehampton has a slightly less expensive version of them.  

Bridgehampton outdoor dining side chair frame and cushion, $524 at Williams-Sonoma

7 /12: Madeline's Elegant Vanity Mirror

7/12 :Madeline's Elegant Vanity Mirror

Madeline’s vanity set is a dream  particularly that elegant mirror, and you can have one too.

Somette Venetian clear-design mirror, $140 at Overstock

8 /12: Renata’s Vibrant Shaggy Rug

8/12 :Renata’s Vibrant Shaggy Rug

Renata's home isn't as rigid and type-A as she may seem. In the very sleek, very tidy living room, you'll notice one hard-to-miss pop of color: her multicolor shaggy rug. Alexander Home has a peacock shag rug perfect to show off your playful side.

Stella peacock/lime abstract shag run, $120 at Overstock

9 /12: Madeline's Functional Kitchen Items

9/12 :Madeline's Functional Kitchen Items

Madeline’s kitchen has a beachy, rustic vibe to it. In her kitchen, you’ll notice not only fresh fruit but a really fantastic, functional wicker tray. Thanks to Hudson & Vine, you can have one very similar to it too.

Rattan square 17-inch tray with handle, $66 at Hudson & Vine

10 /12: Celeste's Modern Kitchen Bar Stools

10/12 :Celeste's Modern Kitchen Bar Stools

How could we ever forget that steamy scene with Celeste and Perry having day sex in the kitchen? Look a little closer... at those bar stools! Recreate her very modern, sleek kitchen with equally as mod chairs. 

Wire bar stool, $108 each at JCPenney

11 /12: Abigail's Hanging Egg Chair

11/12 :Abigail's Hanging Egg Chair

Remember the hanging chair Madeline's daughter Abigail sat in in Episode 6? We’ve been dying to find one for ourselves  and finally, we did. Island Bay's egg chair even comes with a cushion in the color of your choice.

Island Bay resin wicker blanca hanging egg chair, $300 at Hayneedle

12 /12: Celeste's Beach Home Coffee Table

12/12 :Celeste's Beach Home Coffee Table

Let's head back to Celeste's beach home for a second. Remember that round, simple-yet-chic coffee table? What would you say if we told you you could get your hands on one very similar to it for just $150?

Walker Edison X-base round coffee table, $150 at Bed, Bath & Beyond