OUTDOOR and PATIO: HIGH vs. LOW

Image source: Canadian Tire

Image source: Canadian Tire

Image source: Canadian Tire

Image source: Canadian Tire

Now this is where this blog post gets GOOD. I recently saw an add for Canadian Tire's Canvas collection for summer and immediately thought it closely resembles some of Restoration Hardware's pieces. I started comparing certain items and I was pleasantly surprised to see a lot of similar items for a fraction of the price. Now I cannot attest to the quality of the Canvas collection, but from all the outdoor furniture I have seen in the past (cheap and expensive), quality is always there so I can only assume the pieces from Canadian tire are similar.

Image source: Canadian Tire

Image source: Canadian Tire

I have always loved the look of Restoration Hardware's outdoor collections and wish I had a backyard to create a look using some of the their pieces (oh and also roughly $10,000 because i'm sure this would be the approximate cost!). In the meantime, I have put together 'the look for less' using items from Canadian Tire's Canvas collection. I must say, there are so many great items in this collection! Sometimes with cheaper outdoor furniture, it is the upholstery that can somewhat date the look so always think about adding different (or extra) pillows to outdoor items, it will give them a new look! You can buy outdoor cushions anywhere this time of year, but you can also buy meters of indoor/outdoor fabric and have pillows custom made. Check out Sunbrella fabrics - these are the best and they have a variety of options. Also keep in mind flowers and greenery - gorgeous planters will help elevate the look of your patio/outdoor space!

Image source: Restoration Hardware

Image source: Restoration Hardware

Image source: Restoration Hardware

Image source: Restoration Hardware

Below are some outdoor items I have compared from both Restoration Hardware (on the left) and Canadian Tire's Canvas collection (on the right). All prices listed for Restoration Hardware are listed in USD at the regular price (you can buy a yearly membership that saves you 25%). If you are looking to update your outdoor space this year, I would highly recommend checking out Canadian Tire's Canvas collection - the items are really stylish and you can mix and match to create a look of your own!

Enjoy!

P.S. If you're reading from your mobile phone, the prices do not align properly above the photos. Just keep in mind the pictures on the left are from Restoration Hardware and the ones on the right are from Canadian Tire. Prices are listed ABOVE the photos!

Canadian Tire Canvas Collection - $699.99

Restoration Hardware - $3595 USD  

Canadian Tire Canvas Collection - $599.99

Restoration Hardware -$4505 USD

Canadian Tire Canvas Collection - $599.99

Restoration Hardware - $6395 USD

Restoration Hardware - $3190 USD

Canadian Tire Canvas Collection - $89.99

Canadian Tire Canvas Collection - $99.99 for 3

Restoration Hardware - $425 - $925 USD (on sale)

Restoration Hardware - $680 - $1780 USD (on sale)

Canadian Tire Canvas Collection - $59.99

Canadian Tire Canvas Collection - $49.99 - $69.99

Restoration Hardware - $145 - $195

Restoration Hardware - $2695 USD

Canadian Tire Canvas Collection - $499.99

Canadian Tire Canvas Collection - $35.93 (on sale)

Restoration Hardware - $395 USD

Canadian Tire Canvas Collection - $127.99 (on sale)

Restoration Hardware - $1429 USD (on sale)

Canadian Tire Canvas Collection - $129.99

Restoration Hardware - $1895 USD

Restoration Hardware -$35 USD

Canadian Tire Canvas Collection -$27.99 (on sale)

Canadian Tire Canvas Collection - $54.99 (on sale)

Restoration Hardware - $220 USD

Canadian Tire Canvas Collection - $59.99

Restoration Hardware - $95 USD

Canadian Tire Canvas Collection - $ 39.99

Restoration Hardware - $187 USD

Restoration Hardware - $995 USD

Canadian Tire Canvas Collection - $400.00

Restoration Hardware- $395 USD

Canadian Tire Canvas  Collection - $150

Canadian Tire Canvas Collection -$200

Restoration Hardware - $1060 USD

Restoration Hardware- $750 USD

Canadian Tire Canvas Collection - $175

Canadian Tire Canvas Collection - $400

Restoration Hardware - $835 USD (sale, frame only)