The thought of creating a luxury retreat in your house might appear costly and challenging. As you delve into such a line of thought, the first thing that comes to mind is luxurious furniture and deluxe interior decorations.
However, it doesn’t have to go that way. With a few changes here and there, you can achieve a luxurious feel without breaking the bank. Go through the following ideas and in no time, you’ll want to implement them.
1. Adorn a wall with art
It doesn’t matter if it costs you little or nothing; as long as the house looks lovely, consider it a win. Here’s a trick – look for secondhand frames at your local shop or market, give them a new look by applying a lick of paint. You can try white chalk paint for that elegant matte finishing, or use gold to add a strand of glamour to the living room.
2. Swap out your throw pillows
Throw pillows are simple accessories to brighten a room. You can either buy or make them yourself. You can dispose your old throw pillows and replace them with bright, fuller pillows—or better still, get crisp new pillow covers. You can also mix and match different shades of colours and textures, and also blend different groupings. But having more is not advisable. You do not need to spend so much money on buying pillows; few pillows will do. That way, the house won’t feel stuffed up.
3. Hang Your TV on the Wall
These days, HDTV sets are slimmer, lightweight, sleek and more affordable. If you got a good TV deal during sales, instead of letting it sit on a stand, consider hanging it. It’ll look fancier that way. There’s something about stepping into a room with a wall-mounted TV that gives this “WOW-effect.” People tend to look upwards, thus making your room and the TV feel bigger. It draws people’s eyes upwards, and that tends to give both your room and television a larger feel.
4. Add some flowers and greenery
Decorative vases furnished with attractive flowers and greenery exudes style and colour that makes your home stand out. When you visit any luxurious property, the first thing you notice is the nature-inspired decoration. If you desire your home to feel luxurious and deluxe, place freshly cut flowers in all the rooms. More than being a sight to behold, the fragrance of the floral parts oozes distinction the moment you step in or walk past.
Seeing as the plan here is to achieve a luxurious home while on a budget, it may not be economical to replace flowers weekly. Instead, try plants that do not require much maintenance, plants like orchids that blossom in cycles or succulents which can last for years.
5. Hang a chandelier
A little glint in the form of lighting will illuminate any room. Better still, place it in an unpredictable area – like the restroom or kitchen or any area of the house with a small ceiling bling that requires a boost.
6. Update old fixtures
One fast and efficient approach to decorating your interior on a budget is to repair old fixtures, such as those in the kitchen, bathroom vanities and basins. For instance, knobs, handles, drawer pulls, and light switch plates are little and cheap details that give your home the deluxe look you desire.
7. Give the illusion of high ceilings
Most houses and apartments have 7 to 8-foot ceilings. For a home to be assessed “deluxe”, it needs to have 9 or 10-foot-ceilings. This clearly consumes additional building materials, therefore it is costly to build such houses. There are some building plans that have 18-foot ceilings in their entranceways, thus making the space seem extensive and wider.
If you ever stayed in an 8-foot ceiling house, you could be under the illusion that the ceilings are longer because they have long curtains on the windows that flow down to the floor. Having huge standing mirrors add to the illusion that the room is higher. Primarily, vertical lines give our eyes the feeling that something is stretching out.
8. Don’t forget the rug
Adding a beautiful rug to your furniture is important. It doesn’t just bring everything together, it also sets the foundation for other parts of the room. An area rug’s got fine texture and colour. The size and pattern of your furniture arrangement should determine the size you lay. It doesn’t matter if you have a rented apartment with carpet, putting a rug on it helps differentiate the space and put stuff in perspective.
9. Look to luxe wallpaper
You don’t have to match the price tag when using textured wallpaper because it is a cheap, alternative way to achieving a deluxe look.