Sometimes you fall in love with a piece of furniture, but it's just not in your price range—even when it goes on sale. The good news is, you can often find similar versions at more affordable retailers, though it might take a little searching. This West Elm sofa, for instance, may be more than your budget allows, but there is an alternative. And the best part? It's less than $400.
Monroe Mid-Century Sofa, $1,199 - $1,699, West Elm
West Elm's Monroe sofa is a great choice if you're into the mid-century modern aesthetic—its clean lines and thin wooden legs look totally sleek, but the couch itself still looks plush and cozy, and it comes with two matching bolster pillows. This particular couch typically goes for between $1,199 and $1,699—it just depends on which fabric and color you choose for the upholstery (and there are a lot of options).
Now, if that's not in your price range, don't worry—you can find a similar couch at Walmart for only $350 and get the same vibe and look for less, barring a few differences. It only comes in four colors (black, gray, navy, and purple—all velvet) but it's pretty close in terms of shape and overall style, and it also comes with a couple of matching bolsters. Size-wise, they're also similar, since the West Elm sofa is just a tad bigger at just two inches longer and four inches deeper, and the Walmart sofa is actually three inches taller.
Mid-Century Modern Velvet Sofa, $349.99, Walmart
Two major differences you can see if you compare them side by side: The legs on the Walmart sofa are a bit thicker and closer to the outside of the couch, and the seat has one big cushion as opposed to the West Elm sofa, which has two. The seat cushion on the Walmart sofa is also tufted, unlike the West Elm couch. The arms on the Walmart sofa are also a little thicker and lower. But, both couches seem to have a similarly cushy feel.
At the end of the day, whichever sofa you've got your eye on and whatever your price range, you're in for a stylish addition to your living room. Now all that's left to do is invite your friends over for a movie night.
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