In a perfect world, we’d all have access to a team of designers to help us create rooms that radiate comfort, luxury, and refinement. Unfortunately, reality sometimes bites, and our bank accounts run dry. Fortunately, there are methods to achieve a unique, expensive design without going broke. On a low budget, you can create a place that feels regal with a few easy alterations and savvy style strategies.
Add Flowers For A Fresher Feel
To add elegance to your room, you don’t need a budget-busting mega-arrangement. To add refinement, a modest bouquet from the local supermarket can suffice. After all, it’s all about how you position the flowers and the vase in which they’re placed. Divide the bouquet by stem type first, then make a few tiny arrangements to distribute throughout your home. The financial (and time) outlay is minor, but the impact on your property is enormous. If you can’t find anything you like at the store, go outdoors and cut a few trimmings from a tree or plant, then arrange them in a table or floor vase. The vegetation will add a lot of brightness to the room.
Think About Your Textiles
Your Home will almost inevitably fall flat if your sofa, chair, throw cushions, and drapes are all the same fabric and texture. To easily add dimension, replace plain throw pillows with a range of textures and sizes. Even if you’re not a big fan of colour, a few colours that are slightly different from the neutrals you currently have will liven up the room. If you can’t adhere to a bolder palette, try light mustard, dusty pink, or delicate lilac.
Use Curtains To Add A Luxury Feel
Many affluent and opulent homes have high ceilings and plenty of natural light. Hang your draperies and fasteners as high as close to the ceiling as possible, never directly over the window frame, to fool the eye and achieve the illusion. This will draw the eye upwards, creating the illusion of a larger space. Add translucent drapes to really soften the light and fill the room with a pleasant, cosy, but the luxurious feeling of warmth.
Swap Covers On Your Pillows To Save Money
Instead of spending a modest sum on new decorative pillows, give your home a complete makeover by shifting out the covers. You may even change things up according to the seasons to keep things interesting all year. To save even more money, look for cheap shams or make your own.
Add A Rug To Bring The Room Together
A statement-making rug will help to ground your furniture. It not only ties everything together but also creates the groundwork and sets the tone for the remainder of the space. The larger the rug (and the more of your furniture arrangement you can easily include on it), the more custom and luxurious it will look. Even if you have carpeting in your rental flat, a rug on top will help delineate distinct zones and offer that special something.
Hardware Update Can Add An Instant Luxurious Feel
Nothing degrades a space like outmoded, builder-grade fixtures. Consider replacing faucets and light fixtures to instantly update your area and make it more in line with your unique style. While you don’t need to spend a fortune to achieve dramatic improvements, splurge on things like touch-responsive faucets for a genuinely luxurious experience. It adds character, class and can instantly make your space seem more luxurious without spending too much.
Add Something Extravagant To Show Your Guests
When hosting a get-together or party you want to have something to show off to your guests. This can be something simple like a new bar cart stocked with the good stuff or you could go all out and have a luxury home cinema. It really depends on your budget and how big you want to go.
Window Treatments Can Make All The Difference
Many big stores provide semi-custom window treatments using your window’s particular measurements in a choice of fabric and trim combinations. We asked celebrity interior designer Nate Berkus to throw some light on the world of window treatments once and for all if you need some advice before making the commitment.
Neutrals Are Your Best Friend
Stick to a neutral colour pallet in your space for a sure sense of tranquilly. Don’t get us wrong: we adore a bright and vibrant environment, but bright hues may become dated quickly. You won’t have to worry about redecorating because neutrals transcend the above trends and are constantly in style. When you need a quick refresh, swap out artwork, decor, or light fixtures.
Try To Create More Space In The Home
One of the most effective methods to make your house feel luxurious is to create open space, which can be achieved by simply rearranging, tidying, and investing in some innovative storage solutions. When that isn’t enough, home addition or garage conversion can help by adding a new room or increasing an existing one. With some clever cost-cutting strategies, both can be done on a budget. In order to comply with building laws, professional guidance is always required for home remodelling projects such as expansions and conversions.
Think About A Loft Conversion For Your Next Big Project
Loft conversions are a great way to add extra bedrooms or multi-purpose rooms to any home, especially now that so many people work from home. It is inexpensive yet adds a great deal. A loft conversion, which doesn’t require planning approval if it’s under a particular size, doesn’t eat into important space like an outside extension does – something to think about if you have a limited footprint. Although it is more expensive than, say, replacing certain doors, it is usually worthwhile in the long term. It may be utilised to create the ideal haven away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, replete with a roll-top bath for ultimate luxury.
Your home is your hub for your family and where you go to relax, adding something to make it feel more luxurious is a great idea.