Unleash your inner interior designer and create a picture-perfect Pottery Barn Christmas without the hefty price tag. This blog shares a treasure trove of look-alike decor items, allowing you to style your home with elegance and festive cheer. Wait until you see these Pottery Barn Dupes.

With the arrival of the Christmas season, I thought it would be fun to share how to shop a designer looks for less. And today, we are starting with one of my favorites, Pottery Barn.

I love Pottery Barn, but it can get pricey. And if you decorate on a budget, you may not want to spend Pottery Barn prices.

But all is not lost.

With the click of a mouse, we can find the same designer look for a fraction of the price. Because the designers at Pottery Barn did all the work for us!

In this post, I’m sharing some pro-tips for scoring the best deals on Pottery Barn items as well as comparing a well-designed Pottery Barn cozy Christmas look and seeing if we can get the same holiday look for less.

You ready? Let’s go shopping for sales and incredible Pottery Barn dupes!

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Pottery Barn Dupes: Cozy Christmas Looks for Less

The holiday season is just around the corner, and what better way to embrace the festive spirit than by transforming your home into a cozy haven reminiscent of a Pottery Barn Christmas display?

Pottery Barn is known for its warm and inviting decor, but recreating that look doesn’t have to break the bank. In this guide, we’ll explore how you can achieve the Pottery Barn cozy Christmas aesthetic without spending a fortune.

Embrace Neutrals and Warm Tones

Pottery Barn’s Christmas collections often feature neutral colors and warm tones that create a sense of comfort and elegance. Whether you shop online or in the store, look for budget-friendly alternatives in small shops and other stores like Amazon, Target, Wayfair, HomeGoods, or even thrift shops. Neutral-colored throw blankets, pillows, and tablecloths can instantly transform your space without the high price tag.

Pro-Tip: Check clearance sections for discounted neutral decor items that can be repurposed for the holidays.

Christmas decorations in farmhouse living room with throw pillows, blankets and houseplants

DIY Pottery Barn-Inspired Ornaments

Pottery Barn ornaments are beautiful but can be pricey. Consider making your own DIY ornaments to capture the same aesthetic. Use simple materials like twine, cinnamon sticks, and burlap to create rustic and charming Christmas decorations. You can find inspiration on Pinterest or craft blogs for easy and affordable ornament ideas.

Pro-Tip: Get the family involved in the DIY process for a memorable and fun holiday activity.

Cozy Textiles on a Budget

Pottery Barn is known for its luxurious textiles that add warmth to any space. Look for budget-friendly alternatives like faux fur and knitted blankets at discount stores or online retailers. Layering these textures on your sofas and chairs will instantly give your home that cozy, inviting feel without spending a fortune.

Pro-Tip: Explore online marketplaces and local thrift stores for second-hand textiles in good condition.

Create a Rustic Tablescape for a Pottery Barn Lookalike

Pottery Barn’s table settings are often adorned with rustic and festive elements. Achieve a similar look by incorporating natural elements like Christmas greenery, pinecones, twigs, and berries into your tablescape. You can find these items in your backyard or at a local craft store, and they add a touch of nature to your holiday decor.

Pro-Tip: Purchase affordable plain white dishes and dress them up with rustic decor for a Pottery-Barn Inspired table setting.

Scour Pottery Barn Sales and Clearance Sections

Pottery Barn frequently offers sales and discounts, especially during the holiday season. Keep an eye on their website and in-store promotions, but don’t forget to explore the clearance sections for hidden gems. You might find the perfect accent piece or decor item at a significantly reduced price.

Insider Tip: Sign up for Pottery Barn’s Newsletter to receive notifications about upcoming sales and promotions to get their best deals.

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Pottery Barn Dupes: Shopping for a Cozy Christmas Living Room for Less

It was tough narrowing down the room I wanted to replicate for less but I’m really loving this cozy living room by Pottery Barn. This look has lots of cozy layers, with clean, simple lines.

And I love an understated holiday look, don’t you?

It looks festive without in-your-face Christmas decor. What I love most is the sophisticated winter vibe that goes well beyond the holidays.

So when you remove the Christmas stuff, the room is well decorated until spring. Which is a great perspective to have when decorating a home on a budget.

Instead of purchasing things that ONLY work during Christmas, decorate with items that translate well into winter.

Not only will this ultimately save money in the decorating budget, but there’s much less decor shuffle as the seasons and holidays change.

So let’s break out what we’d spend to furnish and decorate this cozy Christmas living room by Pottery Barn.

Pottery Barn Inspiration Room

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Photo by Pottery Barn.

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I love the contemporary cabin-in-the-woods decor in this well-designed space. It looks so cozy and if you get a few basic pieces, you can create several seasonal looks.

Here are some products from this look.

Pottery Barn Cozy Christmas Living Room Cost

If you bought this whole look, you’d spend more than $11,800. I mean – can you even believe that?

And if you didn’t want the big-ticket items like the sofa and chairs, you’d still be in the ballpark of $5,000. Which is still a lot.

So what’s a thrifty decorator supposed to do?

You could just buy a few pieces to add the real Pottery Barn Looks to your holiday living room. Or we can shop for some Pottery Barn lookalikes.

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Cozy Pottery Barn Dupes: A Christmas Living Room Look for Less

Here’s what I found to get the same look for A LOT less.

Wait until you see the savings of this Pottery Barn knock off furniture and decor!

Pottery Barn Dupes: Cozy Christmas Living Room Cost

If I were to total the Pottery Barn lookalikes with the furnishing of the room, the total would be a whopping $2,378!

WOW!!!! Can you believe how much money we would save on these Pottery Barn lookalike items? You can find lots of Pottery Barn dupes on Amazon, Wayfair, and so many more!

Patience is key to finding the right pieces and price.

Pottery Barn Dupes

Some standout savings for me included THESE pillows. On Amazon, you can buy a pack of 4 for much less than this single pillow cover from Pottery Barn.

And this tree skirt is almost $100 in savings on its own versus the Pottery Barn tree skirt.

neutral fur christmas tree skirt with wrapped gifts
Photo by Amazon

Another great example would be the cost of the Pottery Barn sofa versus one of the knock-offs LIKE THIS ONE.

The Pottery Barn furniture is almost $5k! Don’t get me wrong, it is gorgeous and looks well made but if you need more budget-friendly options, there are lots out there!

I found several dupes that looked pretty similar ranging from $890 through $2,200. They might not be EXACT matches, but you get a similar look for so much less!

leather sofa that looks like it came from Pottery Barn

How This Experiment Changed My Design Perspective

I think I have a whole new appreciation for my dark leather living room sofas now! Because I long for lighter colored sofas, but my living room can’t handle them with my two black labs who shed all the time!

With their flying fur, I’ve resigned myself to darker leather. And as much as I love my leather sofas, sometimes they can be tricky to decorate with. Because dark furniture can really weigh a room down.

However, after doing this design experiment, I now see how I can use what I have and apply the same principles of the bigger designers.

winter living room decor in my 1850 farmhouse with leather sofas, neutral throw pillows and winter greenery

The Takeaway of Doing More Research When Decorating a Home

For me, one of the biggest takeaways is how much the web can help SAVE you money. And I always thought it was the opposite because it’s so easy to buy stuff now!

But now, with a little research, you can get beautiful designer looks for so much less! Why pay thousands more when you can spend a little extra time doing some homework?

Pretty neat stuff! Thanks so much for shopping with me today!

formal living room in vintage farmhouse decorated for Christmas with rustic elegance and cozy aesthetic

More About Shopping Designer Looks for Less

Tell me, do you have a favorite find from this cozy Christmas look? Think you’ll shop around to see if you can get a designer look for less? Have you found any Pottery Barn dupes you’d like to share? I would love to know more in the comments below.

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  1. You are so right! I seem to recall an old HGTV show that actually did this same thing where they had an expensive inspiration room and recreated iton a budget. I don’t remember what it was called, but I miss those old shows from the 90’s and early 2000’s. I was a young stay at home mom at the time and I learned so much from all those “decorating on a budget” type shows like Decorating Cents, Room by Room, and Design on a Dime. I also have an old book from former HGTV designer Kitty Bartholemew who’s advice was to shop at the top, but don’t necessarily buy from the top, which is just what you have done here. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I remember that show! I used to watch it all the time! I miss them too – particularly the gardening ones. There was one called A gardener’s story and I just loved it! xo

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  3. Hi Stacy
    Love the savings, however, when purchasing a sofa , I would not buy from Pottery Barn or Wayfair. When you feel the arms, there is minimal padding and you can feel the wood. I purchase from Wayfair for production shoots, but not for any home. This is the only time, I will shop and feel. With Pottery Barn. you are buying a name , not quality. Amazingly, I have actually found great deals at Home Goods at a fraction of the price of PB or Restoration Hardware. It’s all about the name. My gorgeous recliner was $300 and has lasted for quite some time. They still have these prices on recliners. Please remember, feel the arms to see if they are padded properly.