Sunday, March 1, 2015

Save on splurge-worthy home styles


Special to The Log

In the fashion and design world, alternative materials that emulate high-end looks are trendy not only for their lower price point and low maintenance qualities, but thanks to advancements in design and technology, are often hard to differentiate from the real thing.

Throughout the home, you can find examples of home design options in which alternative versions of high-end materials can be incorporated.

Metallic bling

Bright, golden tones are big right now, but few homeowners have the financial means to deck out the family home with mirrors, sconces and other decorative items made of genuine gold. Fortunately, these, and a wide range of other accessories, are available in finishes that mimic the look of real gold, with price tags that won't leave you feeling like a fool.

Trendy tile

Wood-look porcelain tiles, such as Hudson's Season Wood ColorBody Porcelain, resemble distressed and aged wood; yet can be installed without concern for water damage, warping or wear and tear.