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Splurge vs. Save

The Look for Less: Master Bedroom

Bedroom, Coastal Interiors, Edesign, Home Blog Posts, Splurge vs. SaveAnneke McConnell

Hey guys! Many of us know what it’s like to fall completely in love with something that’s outside of our budget. Today’s mood board edesigns of a master bedroom show how you can get the look for less OR at least mix and match whichever items you like! There is over $5000 difference between these two master bedroom designs!

Also a quick reminder that today is the last day of Serena & Lily’s 20% off sale! I chose a handful of items from Serena & Lily for our Master Bedroom Makeover this past Spring if you want to see some of their pieces styled in our home. Their pillows, lighting, and rugs are some of my favorites to design with!

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I have to admit there were some pieces in the Splurge design that gave me quite the challenge to find something similar. I hope you find this helpful! I particularly love that light tan and cream plaid blanket for fall! If you love being surrounded by neutrals, this is a great affordable option!





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Splurge vs. Save - Chair Nook

Splurge vs. Save, Coastal InteriorsAnneke McConnell

I always love a good Splurge vs. Save and when I shared a poll of today's items side by side on Instagram asking which was the splurge, the results of people's guesses were nearly split down the middle. That's when you KNOW you have a good comparison!

We personally have the SAVE RUG, which is a pretty neutral diamond pattern and has held up well for the past few years with three kids! I'm contemplating getting another one in the larger size for our kiddo's bedroom makeover [ever in process ;-) ].

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TOTAL: $1490.89

(pricing at time of post)

TOTAL:  $583.97

(pricing at time of post)


It was a lot of fun putting this together for you!  As you can see, you can achieve a very similar look no matter what your budget or preferences are. And just for reference, when it comes to comparing the rugs and baskets here, I compared similar sizing too.  If you'd like to see more of these, let me know!


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Splurge vs. Save

Splurge vs. SaveAnneke McConnell

It's time for another Splurge versus Save! Thanks for the lovely comments about yesterday's post on casual blues and dealing with overanalyzing - one day at a time, it really does get better.

Now, whatever your budget is, there are usually similar items across the board at different price points to get you the look you want. It's why I LOVE creating splurge vs. save posts for you!

In the spirit of not overanalyzing, I keep these simple and to a minimum of items.  I'm also going through all your direct messages on my Coastal Interiors Instagram about design items you're on the lookout for. It's SO helpful to get your feedback, so keep an eye out for what you asked for!

Lately, I'm happily devoting the majority of my time preparing for the next group going through the 30 Day Instagram Training, so if that's something you're interested in learning more about, click below and I'll be in touch.  If you did't know yet, I LOVE instagram!! It's not alway a no-brainer, but it is simple once you learn and implement a smart system into place. ;-)

Splurge vs. Save on Coastal Collective Co. blog
Splurge versus Save with Coastal Collective Co. blog

A couple sales to check out:

Neiman Marcus: up to 40% off regular prices

Nordstrom: Couristan and Dash & Albert rugs 25% off (great beach house rugs!)

Wayfair: up to 70% off outdoor living

ASOS: 20% off occasion wear. I LOVE this dress!

Serena & Lily: everything ships FREE with code SUMMERHOME

Target: up to 30% off Outdoor Living

Pottery Barn: up to 70% Spring Savings Event



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Splurge vs. Save - Spring Style

Fashion Blog Posts, Spring, Summer, Splurge vs. SaveAnneke McConnell


Hello lovely ladies!  I hope you are doing well and anticipating warmer weather soon with Spring right around the corner.  We're keeping busy as a fam with the kiddo's school and activities as well as the occasional trip - recently to Cannon Beach which I shared little of on Instagram. (For just style >>>> @CoastalCollectiveStyle)

I'm SO excited for today's post!  I love creating outfit ideas to inspire you and doing a little splurge vs. save for whatever your current budget may be. 

I know how daunting it can be to search the internet for just the right item, even I get overwhelmed with all the options at times.  So, I hope this helps save you a ton of time shopping or at least points you in the right direction.

Today's outfit is probably one of my go-to looks in the Spring and Summer.  It's so easy to swap out shorts, and flats, a colorful pair of earrings, or a light jacket. 

If there's anything I love, it's a good blue and white striped top (I just ordered this one!) with some gold accessories.  And no matter the season, you'll often find me in a hat. ;-)  

All outfit items can be found below each photo. Which do you go for? The Splurge or the Save? :-)






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