This week I am participating in a Splurge vs. Save challenge at Ever since our tough wake up call year last year, we have been on a strict budget and that means it cut into my home decor shopping habits severely. Just because I am trying to save, doesn't mean we don't have things that need to be replaced or updated.

We're in the midst of a family room remodel and with that, I am changing the colors in the room. We're replacing things piece by piece, trying to do it affordably and strategically.

Marshmallow (you know, our cat) had an issue with another kitty who had come to live with us for a while and he pretty much ruined our back door rug because of it. For a while we went with concrete and then I tried a stand-in rug that was totally the wrong colors and size. Last week I was at Target and I spotted an endcap full of clearance rugs! They looked pretty similar to this gorgeous rug from West Elm:


I picked up the rug and put in my cart. The rug was marked down to $14.98 from $29.99! Then I opened up the Cartwheel app and found a deal for 15% off all Threshold rugs – I checked and this rug was the Threshold brand. I then used my Target RED Card at checkout for another 5% off.


Here is what happened at the checkout:

$29.99 Original Price

-$14.98 Discount

-$2.25 Cartwheel Discount

-$0.64 RED Card 5% off

TOTAL = $12.09!!

I kinda scored ;) Here's what it looks like at my door:

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I am so happy with the end result and got the look I had been dreaming over! Woohooo!

Share a comment below about something you saved on or your best tip for saving money on gorgeous things for your home!


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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2 thoughts on “Splurge vs. Save – A West Elm Look-Alike at Target for Less

  1. Jennifer, that rug looks amazing in your room! Thanks for sharing such a great find!

    Posted on May 12, 2014 at 10:16 am
    1. Thank you so much!

      Posted on May 12, 2014 at 10:57 am