Luxury homes and 5-star hotels all have that high-end, luxurious interior design look that we love but is achieved with famous designers and deep pockets. However, creating a luxurious and elegant look for your home doesn’t have to break the bank. We have compiled some simple, budget-friendly tricks from designers to create the lavish decor in your own home. From easy DIY hacks to affordable items, scroll down for the list of ideas to elevate your home.
Add Textures to Throw Pillows
One of the easiest ways to jazz up your living space is to add throw pillows with different textures and fabrics. While throw pillows can easily cost hundreds of dollars, you can recreate the look by hitting your local fabric or craft store. Places like Joann’s and Michael’s often have sales, with fabric scraps sometimes going for up to 90% discount. Then look for a local tailor – local laundromats are an excellent place to start, as they often have either on-site or trusted tailors they can refer you to. Or, if you are crafty, you can get to work yourself with fabric glue and this simple tutorial on How To Create A Throw Pillow Without A Sewing Machine.
Large Scale Wall Art
We often associate large-scale art with elegant homes and art galleries, and large-scale wall art evokes the same association with its striking visual impact. A huge framed photo can achieve this effect, or you can tap into your inner Pablo Picasso and create your own with this 10 DIY Large DIY Wall Art Ideas On A Budget. If you can afford to splurge, spring for professional framing since it always looks more expensive; however, if you are framing it yourself, consider using a mat to recreate the sophisticated, expensive look.
Large rugs create the illusion of a bigger room, while several smaller rugs break up your living space and make the room look smaller. Designer Liz Baker recommends selecting a less expensive but oversized rug that’s big enough to accommodate the furniture. “For a high-end effect, you want to make sure that big pieces of furniture – think your couch and media console, can fit within the edges of the rug,” she says. “You want the rug to “frame” the furniture, and having a big enough rug creates this effect.”
Repackage Your Products
For an instant luxe effect, consider repackaging your products from the original store packaging to matching ceramic bottles and containers. This creates a cohesive look throughout the interior and creates a customized and elegant finish to your home. “Rather than mismatched store packaging and bottles, doing this pulls the whole look together, which is what you see in luxury homes,” Baker says. “It’s all about the details that make a home look refined and luxurious.” On top of this, buying refills is also cheaper and more eco-friendly, so doing so creates a beautiful and environmentally friendly home.
Lighting is often overlooked, but it’s what creates a space’s overall mood and atmosphere. In particular, a large, statement piece of lighting draws the focal point upwards and can make a room appear larger and luxe. Dimmers in the lighting will help you adjust and create the mood you want for your event.
Add Metallics as Accents
Silver and gold have been used for centuries as symbols of wealth, and the same goes for interior decor. Using them sparingly as accents creates a feeling of luxury without looking gaudy. Consider changing out your fixtures and hardware for silver or gold to create an instant wow factor. Or pepper little touches of these metallic accents throughout your home with photo frames, vases, and candle holders for that luxe effect.
Keep It Clutter Free
Notice how interior design photos and internal decor influencers’ spaces are always clutter-free? That’s because clutter distracts the eye and creates an overall sense of disorder and unease, while a clean, tidy interior feels fresh and open. Consider keeping your entryway neat and clutter-free to make a grand first impression. Store little knick knacks like car keys and wallets out of sight to create a streamlined, polished look. If clutter is your enemy, check out 20 Beginner Friendly Ideas to Marie Kondo Your Way Into Clutter Free Heaven.
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