Decorating and furnishing your home is easy. You simply put up pieces of furniture and décor that suit your taste and you’re set. But sometimes, especially when your living space is small, things can look cramped and tacky. Even those with larger homes can end up designing their interiors sparsely, making the grandiose space look drab.
Fortunately, you don’t have to purchase expensive things or fill your home with plenty of décor for your home to look luxurious. Whether you have a multi-level home or you had builders put up a granny flat in the yard, you can make your space look expensive by doing the following:
1. Go for Neutral Wall Colours
The right shade of paint doesn’t simply set the mood of a room; it also has the power to make a room look more expensive. And the shade that does this best? Neutrals. White, beige and ivory, in particular, exude luxurious energy in the sense that they’re delicate. Painting your walls in these shades will instantly give the room a high-end sophisticated look.
2. Throw in Some Textured Pillows
While we recommend neutrals for your walls, you can play with colours and texture using accent pieces. Your neutral-coloured sofa can use throw pillows in different colours and luxurious textures, such as velvet and silk. Just make sure not to overdo the variety of colours. You don’t want your rooms to look like an ad for lollies.
3. Add Floor-Length Window Treatments
One interior design rule you might not be aware of? Always choose floor-length window treatments. Drapes and curtains that skim the floor add an instant luxe factor to a room whereas short draperies make a room look cheap. Mix heavy drapes with sheer billowy curtains for that light and elegant feel.
4. Use a Large Rug
Small rugs make your room feel small as well. On the other hand, a large area rug can make the room feel roomier, which instantly makes it look more expensive. The right rug also brings every element of a room together.
5. Invest in Large-Scale Art
A large piece of wall art will not only add a pop of colour to your neutral-toned wall, but it will also create a big visual impact that can transform your room from lacklustre to luxurious. Fortunately, you don’t have to buy a Picasso piece or something expensive. Hit up Etsy or local galleries and buy the pieces that speak to you.
6. Freshen Up with Flowers
There’s just something about flowers that instantly makes a room look chic and classy. A $10 bouquet from the supermarket can liven up your foyer, living room, or kitchen. You can even buy a couple of arrangements, separate them and then create several small arrangements you can put in a vase on different parts of the house.
7. Get Rid of Clutter
One of the main things that cheapen the look of a place is clutter. You may have expensive pieces of furniture set against rich cream walls, but when there are too many other things laying around, your room looks unkempt, which is decidedly not luxurious. Get rid of clutter by utilizing storage solutions that look expensive but actually aren’t. They serve a dual purpose — minimize clutter and add a touch of sophistication to your home.
Looking expensive doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Start incorporating the design ideas above and you’ll instantly feel like you’re a queen in your own home.