4 Classic Furniture Pieces and Their Affordable Alternatives
When purchasing a home, there’s often the urge to buy new furniture to go along with your marble countertops and crown molding. Luckily, you don’t have to spend a fortune to find classic furniture pieces for your new home. Below, we picked four of the most timeless pieces of furniture. Then, we found an affordable alternative for each.
- The Tulip Table
- The Florence Knoll Sofa
- Lc Casiers Standard
A classic storage unit, this sturdy piece is beloved for its compact design and unique shelf orientations. Designed by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier in 1925, this unit is available in two- and three-module versions, providing even more flexibility. While the original requires a consultation in order to even receive the price, there are numerous alternatives that provide a similar aesthetic on a much lower budget.
The Expensive (if you need to ask…)
Cassina Lc Casiers Standard
The Affordable ($335.99)
- Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Created in 1956 by Finnish designer Eero Saarinen, this shape removes the table’s legs, creating more room for yours. Available in dining room and side table styles of varying shapes and sizes, there’s a tulip table to fit everyone’s needs.
The Expensive ($5,606+)
Saarinen Oval Dining Table
The Affordable ($179)
Since the 1950s, this simple living room couch has become iconic for its elegance and versatility. The renowned Florence Knoll designed the piece so that it would complement any style of décor, remaining tasteful while accompanying showier pieces.
The Expensive ($11,687+)
Florence Knoll Sofa
The Affordable ($329)
Better Homes and Gardens Rowan Linen Sofa Futon
Possibly the most famous piece of furniture to emerge out of the 20th century, the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman are the perfect combination of form and function. From the set of Frasier to the permanent collection at MoMA, this duo has become engrained in popular culture since the husband and wife team of Charles and Ray Eames created it in 1956. Though the original may be out of reach for most, there are numerous reproductions and similarly designed stand-ins that fill the Eames void on even the tightest of budgets.
The Expensive ($5,295.00+)
Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
The Affordable ($258)
Ikea POÄNG Armchair and Ottoman
Now that you’ve picked out the furniture of your dreams, it’s time to find the perfect home to go with it. Contact us or visit the sales center today to tour the model and to learn more about Colony Preserve.