We’re all looking for ways to make our homes look and feel more expensive; doing this doesn’t require a huge makeover, nor does it require you to spend a lot of money either. Here are a few simple tips to make your home look more luxurious for less.
A fresh coat of paint
Don’t underestimate how big of a difference a fresh lick of paint can make. Take care when choosing colours – a darker wall usually requires lighter coloured furniture to achieve balance. Try and find a colour that has a good gloss-to-matte ratio.
Flowers can brighten up any home and can be placed anywhere, from the coffee table to the kitchen counter. Choose a single colour scheme with your flowers, such as vibrant purple violets or classic white orchids.
Big mirrors are brilliant for creating the illusion of a larger space; placing them across from the room’s entrance will help achieve this.
It might seem a little odd to suggest, but gold picture frames can come across quite tacky and cheap looking. Instead opt for silver or chrome frames in various sizes and place them across mantles and side tables.
Adding accessories to a room is a cost-efficient way to create instant luxury. Soft blankets, animal-print rugs and velvet cushions are just a few examples of how to boost a room’s texture. You can also experiment with obscure patterns and materials or loud hues, such as deep red, forest green or bright orange.
White: the ol’ reliable
If you’re unsure about what colour to go for, white is always a safe option. Aside from attracting lots of natural light, white can open up any space and make a room feel clean. It’s also a great colour to choose when wanting to create a focal point in a room, whether it’s an imposing framed photo on the wall or a distinctively-coloured sofa.
Avoid unnecessary mess
All your hard work will be instantly undone if your room becomes messy or unruly. Be sure to dust your spaces often and minimise clutter across countertops, tables and sofas.
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