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My only magazine subscription is to Style at Home – it’s a GREAT Canadian mag.  One of my favourite columns is the “High/Low” – it gives you some great perspective on what you can get for your buck, and perhaps what’s worth splurging a few extra bucks on.  The column is always beautifully done, and meticulously decorated for both price points, but let’s face it folks… I just can’t give you that kind of presentation.  What I can give you is an idea of what a room could look like and for what cost.  Good enough?  I hope so!

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Just before I go on, a quick note that I have no affiliation to Style at Home (I wish!).  I just really love the column and while out for a quick shop this afternoon I had this epiphany that I could do a little High/Low of my own.

You will see a store repeated several times.  This is because it’s so easily accessible to most people (and I just happened to be at said store when the “High/Low” idea came to me!).  I love a good bargain, and I did some serious hunting for these deals!  Here we go!

grey white bedroom accessories

grey white bedroomOk so there they are.  I realize it may be obvious which is the ‘high’ and which is the ‘low’ if you recognize one of the brands, but let’s see them side by side, shall we?

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Ok and here are the prices:

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The “low” down.  Haha I made a funny… oh wait… that wasn’t funny?  Sorry!  Ok here’s the breakdown:

All of these are from Walmart.  Yes, all of them!  Let me also  point out that this version of the grey and white chevron room, one would actually have 3 sets of sheets as opposed to 1 in the more expensive version.  Granted, they may not be as soft, maybe, but the low, low price makes up for that, doesn’t it?

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That’s a whopping $730.87 difference!  Hey that could buy you some furniture for this hypothetical bedroom!  The more expensive options came from several places.  The duvet cover is from Urban Outfitters.  The sheets, vase, throw and rug are from Crate & Barrel.  The lamp and beaded pillow are from Pottery Barn.

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So what do you think?  Is this a fair comparison?  Which one do you like better?  Come on, tell me… how did I do?

Happy bargain shopping!

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Thalita

20 Comments

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    Deli

    March 25, 2013

    You are the best !

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    thethinkingcloset

    March 26, 2013

    Love this! I didn’t even really know which one was the high and which was the low, which is a testament to your success on this project, Thalita. Great job. Have you heard of The High-Low Project? It’s a show with Sabrina Soto on HGTV, and I kinda sorta got obsessed with it for a spell. If you like re-creating a high end look for less (which it appears you do and have a knack for), then you’d like the show.

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      Thalita

      March 27, 2013

      That’s amazing! Thanks Lauren!! I have never heard of it… But now I will be sure to watch it!! I do want to keep doing this – it’s fun to see how much can be saved just by looking in the right places!

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    thecapeonthecorner

    March 27, 2013

    good for you, that’s a great hi/low!

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      Thalita

      March 27, 2013

      Thanks so much!! It was so fun to shop around for the lowest possible price :)

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    Emily

    March 28, 2013

    love the color theme!! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! love it! Really appreciate you stopping by my blog! I’m trying to keep in better touch with my linkers/readers… If you already follow me, please let me know I will find your blog on Bloglovin (I’m transferring my follows there)if you don’t follow in any way, would you consider following via GFC or other method?
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com

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      Thalita

      March 28, 2013

      Thanks Emilly!! I just transferred all of my previous Google Reader blogs to Bloglovin’ and yours is one of them!!

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    igotthismartha

    March 30, 2013

    Wow! Gray and white is my new obsession. I am getting ready to redo a bathroom using gray and white! I love your ideas!

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      Thalita

      April 1, 2013

      That sounds amazing!!! I can’t wait to see what your bathroom looks like finished :)

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    Alicia @ A Syncopated Home

    March 30, 2013

    Great idea! You could even mix the two! I like the grey theme too!

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      Thalita

      April 1, 2013

      I totally agree! And honestly, I probably would end up mixing them… that way you invest in some high-end things that are worthwhile while saving a buck on the stuff you might get sick of :)

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    Emily Benson

    April 1, 2013

    I love this idea! You did a great job, I even liked some of the low stuff better than the high stuff!! Great job!

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      Thalita

      April 1, 2013

      Thanks so much Emily! I too had some favourites in the low end… More expensive doesn’t always mean better, right?

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        Emily Benson

        April 1, 2013

        Soo right!

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    Diana Rambles

    April 3, 2013

    So pretty! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party. I hope you come visit & link again.

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      Thalita

      April 3, 2013

      Thanks Diana!!! I will definitely be back :)

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    carriehurst

    April 4, 2013

    I could hardly tell the difference! They’re both gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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      Thalita

      April 4, 2013

      Thanks Carrie!!

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    Roeshel S (@DIYShowOff)

    April 7, 2013

    Wow! Beautiful design and looooove the savings! Great job!

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      Thalita

      April 8, 2013

      Thanks Roeshel :)

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