You don’t have to break the bank to make your home look more luxurious. We all know that decorating can be and expensive task, especially if we love designer brands or one off pieces.
You can believe us or not, but your home can look expensive without causing you to go bankrupt. The key is restrained.
Instead of throwing away all your old furniture and buying new pieces, start with replacing just one or two things. Just one splurge can elevate your entire space providing a more luxurious look. It may be your only expensive piece in the entire room, but that one investment can do wonders for lifting your interiors.
Improve your interiors without a massive bill:
Update the dated light fixture
Just like a new stove top can make a big impact in the kitchen, hanging a beautifully designed light fixture over your dining table can lift your look instantly. It’s not just suspended lights that can make a difference; adding lamps to your living room will not only inject a sense of luxury but also add to the mood.
If you decided to spend a lot of money on a piece of furniture, you want to know it’s going to be with you for a long time. While it might be tempting to choose to upholster your old sofa in fabric that’s in fashion right now, you may regret it later down the track when it screams 2012!
Instead, stick to classic styles and neutral fabrics that will work in a variety of interiors. This will make updating in the future easier and less expensive with soft furnishings, artworks and accessories.
Fall in love with oversized art
Rather than cluttering your walls with small artwork that’s badly framed, invest in a large piece of art. A painting, a photograph, or a textile can often look more expensive when it’s in a big scale and well framed.
If you are passionate about photography or have travelled a lot, rather than hanging up all your photos, choose a couple and have them framed by a professional.
The world of luxurious fabrics
Cushions in natural linens, soft leather or luxurious velvet can really add to a sofa or an occasional chair making your setting appear more expensive than it is. Likewise, the right curtains can make an interior look well-considered and more opulent. Even a quality throw can make a difference.
You see, achieving a luxurious look doesn’t mean you have to spend your life savings. Think outside the box a little, show a level of restraint on investing in a few good pieces and you will have a high-end interior in no time.