We all dream of living in multi-million dollar homes with high-ceilings, large, luxurious rooms, modern furniture, hi-tech equipment and beautiful views of majestic mountains, ocean waves or glittery skylines. Unfortunately, most of us can’t afford this. However, there are affordable ways to give your home a luxury look. In this post, we will show you a few simple tricks how to spruce up your home, without draining your budget.
One of the easiest and most affordable ways to give your home a luxury look is to keep it clean and organized. There is no point in trying to create something beautiful if you’re going to be a slob. Keep the clutter to a minimum, dust and vacuum weekly and your home will shine. This way, all the decorative touches you add will be more noticeable. Luxury homes are usually spotless, at least for the most part. Besides, when you start arranging things, you might find some valuable pieces, which can be hung in frames or placed strategically in your home. These can be photographs, artwork, antiques and family heirlooms.
When you’re done with de-cluttering and cleaning your home, it’s time to think about the decorations you’re going to use to give it a luxury look. In interior design, three seems to be a magical number. A trio of paneled wall art, which becomes quite popular in recent years, can be quite costly, but you can male your own. Simply download some free art from the web, print an extra large image and cut it into three parts, which can fit into IKEA frames. The options here are countless. For modern homes, you can download some abstract images. If you want some natural elements in your interior, choose a landscape or a seascape. It can be pretty much anything – beautiful African sunsets, city skyline at night, animals, flowers and so on.
If you’re lucky enough to live in a home with a great view, put window treatments to frame it. To give your home a luxury look, avoid bright colors around the windows. Instead, frame the view in neutral curtains so that the eye is drawn toward the windows and the beautiful view. When shopping for window treatments, just spend moderately on the best quality you can afford. You might want to avoid flimsy or unlined curtains, since these are telltale signs of low quality. Once you have chosen the curtains, hang them as close to the ceiling as possible, because curtains, hung just above the windows, tend to look sparse.
When you’re trying to give your home a luxury look and feel, keep in mind that this works best in spacious homes. If your home is small, you need to create the illusion of more space. A simple trick to make a room look bigger is to choose a big accent rug or fasten together a few smaller rugs, like flokatis. The bigger the area rug, the bigger the room will feel. It is also a good idea to choose a neutral color scheme for smaller homes. Neutral colors, combined with a big area rug and a few mirrors in key places can work miracles for small rooms.
If you want to add a luxury feel to your home, keep in mind that in interior design less can mean more. And by this, we mean that instead of jamming your shelves with various small decorations go for a more minimalist look. Place a few books standing upright along tall vases, which will fill the space without overcrowding it. A few objects with different heights and colors can give your bookshelf personality. After you’re done with arranging the bookshelf, simply add a chair in front of it. This is a great way to turn this unused space into a functional reading nook, which everyone will enjoy.
It really doesn’t take much to give your home a luxury look. Just pay attention to the details and you can have a great looking home on reasonable budget. We’ll be happy to see and read about your ideas for affordable and beautiful home decoration.