How do they do it? Professional designers seem to pull it off so effortlessly, but how will you make your home look more luxurious? You could just employ a professional or you can personally undertake the task of transforming your home into a place of luxury on a budget.
In order to save money on your purchases, be creative and vigilant in your pursuit for the perfect style. Follow our budget-friendly ways for making your home a vision of luxury.
Think it through, choose a style
Luxury look isn’t enough to go on, so before you start shopping and wasting your money on furniture and decorations you might not even use in the end, first do some research. Go online and do some window shopping and find which style is more to your liking. An elegant Victorian style or something more modern and chic? Don’t get me wrong, you may want to mix and match, but before you commit by buying anything, consider what look you are going for.
White is the color of elegance
Choosing white as your primary wall color as well as a possible color for most of your furniture is most definitely a way to go. This is because white makes space larger as well as more open. Of course you can paint one wall or a portion of a wall in a brighter color like red for the dramatic effect, but don’t overdo it. Or you can use wall paint patterns on parts of your walls which will make them more visually interesting.
Lighting is essential
Nothing says luxury like light, so in addition to painting your walls white, and thus making the room brighter, you should also consider other light issues. Especially in the living and entertainment area as well as the kitchen lighting will have to be fantastic. Large windows are a great source of natural light which will complement your light-colored walls, but you should also take into account the lighting system. For a dose of elegance, use lights you can adjust to a situation or your liking. You can also buy a few desk or floor lamp, in brighter tones, which can also work as your focal points.
Find your centerpiece
Finding the right furniture is the most exciting but also the most problematic part of the luxury-on-budget transformation. To make the process easier, try first to find the centerpiece for each room and choose the rest of your furniture in relation to it. Your bed may be the focal feature of your bedroom and the rest of your bedroom furniture should be in a similar style.
Finish up with details
Now your home seems luxurious but is still missing that ‘je ne sais quoi’, and those are actually a few small details. Apart from perfectly chosen furniture you will need curtains to add to the feeling of luxury, so you should think about visiting a premium curtain shop to find some that will match with your elegant interior. By framing your windows with long light curtains, you will open up the space but also allow for the possibility of privacy as the curtains can be drawn over the windows.
When adding other smaller details remember to stay minimalistic. You can, for example, place a brightly colored wool blanket casually over your sofa. There should be nothing more on your bookcase than a few books and one or two vases in bright colors. Every piece will feel well chosen and the whole room will breathe elegance.
The smell of luxury
If it isn’t enough that your home looks like a million bucks, try making it smell like luxury as well. An electronic air dispenser will give off scents you choose no matter the time of the year. It will be the cherry on top as your senses will be occupied by your new home.
Finding affordable ways to make your home luxurious isn’t an impossible process but it also isn’t an easy one. Just remember that nothing good comes both easily and cheaply. This is why you should first have an idea of what you want and how each piece of your project will work together. But your time and effort will pay off when you get to live in the luxury home of your dreams.