Everyone has their dream living space. Whether we’ve seen it in a glossy magazine, we’ve seen it on TV or we’ve seen a celebrity with a home that makes us green with envy. Sadly, not everyone has such a large budget to spend on their homes, but there ae little things we can do to add a little touch of luxury into our lives, without hurting our bank balance too much!
Here you’ll get the lowdown on how to make your living room look luxe for less!
One simple way to inject a bit of luxury into your living room – and indeed freshen it up, is to change your flooring. Whether it’s beautiful solid oak flooring, or a new carpet. You could even consider investing in a few new rugs to add a touch of glamour or grandeur to your home.
Display an antique
Nothing gives a room a sense of wisdom and history more so than a lovely antique. Antique items have a patina that simply can’t be recreated in items found in big box stores. You don’t need to spend a fortune, just find something that looks like you might have picked it up at a second-hand shop or in a market.
Large-scale accessories like lamps, mirrors and pieces of furniture are great, but small accessories can also do the trick. Antique boxes, sculptural wall sconces, or even antique picture frames can give your room a certain je ne sais quoi that makes it look like you spent more than you really did.
Love your curves
A room where all the lines are straight and clean will definitely fall flat. To add depth and interest to any room it’s important to use a variety of shapes. If the goal is to make the room look more expensive add some curvy items. These can come from anywhere – accessories, mirrors, lamps, furniture legs, the list goes on!
Consider your windows
Curtains can actually make a room – and speak volumes. If yours are looking a little tatty or tired, then it might be a good idea to upscale them. That said, custom window treatments don’t always come cheap. But if you’re interested in making an investment in your room this is a good way to do it.
Fresh flowers can instantly lift the mood of a room, and the bigger the bouquet, the more luxurious the look. That’s not to say you need a huge ostentatious display on every surface, but make sure any bouquets you display are not sparse, but rather full and lush. A big, bountiful bouquet of flowers on a coffee table or mantle adds instant class. Flimsy displays make it look like you haven’t really bothered!
The number one way to make a room look luxurious is with dim lighting. It may sound silly but everything (and everyone!) looks better in dim lighting. For each and every light fixture in your home add a dimmer switch. It’s not expensive and you absolutely will not regret it!