Let me guess: You've got your heart set on a dreamy, lush velvet sofa, but you're worried about how much it's going to cost you. The bad news is, a lot of velvet couches are quite expensive. The good news? There are affordable alternatives out there that look just as good, and these two sofas (one from Crate & Barrel, one from Walmart) are proof.
Chloe Sofa, $1,999, Crate & Barrel
Looking at them side by side, there are definitely some differences—the Walmart sofa below has a back and arms that curve out a bit, while the Crate & Barrel couch above does not. The legs on the Walmart sofa are chrome and a little wider, while the Crate & Barrel sofa's legs have a brushed brass finish. And the seat cushion, while flush with the frame on the Crate & Barrel sofa, sticks out just a bit on the Walmart couch.
Elegant Classic Velvet Sofa, $299, Walmart
In terms of sizing, both sofas are almost a match. The Crate & Barrel sofa is just a tad bigger than the Walmart couch, as it's 2 inches longer and the inside seat depth is only an inch more. Both sofas are the same height. And as far as color options go, the Walmart sofa comes in red, blue, green, and gray. Crate & Barrel's Chloe sofa comes in 10 different colors, so there are more to choose from.
Despite the differences, the overall shape, along with the channel tufting, velvet upholstery, and metal legs that these couches both have gives them a super-similar vibe, so really, you can't go wrong no matter which one you choose. The point is, you can get the style you want at any price point, and that's definitely a design win.
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