Last Updated on 1 month ago by Nicky Johnson
Are you looking for a way to give your home an affluent appearance without breaking the bank? Trying to get that luxury hotel chic look on a budget?
Let’s take a look at a few ways you can elevate your space from simple to stylish and sophisticated. These small changes can make a huge difference and transform your home into the calm, relaxing zone you can’t wait to return to at the end of a long day!
Fill The Empty Wall Space
An effective way to add a polished look to your home is with wall art. Incorporating abstract wall art will add texture to the room. Hanging wall art on different walls throughout the house will add focal points and complete and complement the space.
When you are going for an expensive look, try larger pieces of art that make a statement. Use art that works with its surroundings and has striking colours that capture attention and suits the rest of your interior style.
When choosing abstract art it’s important to consider the placement of the piece and the size. Adding a large framed design to a smaller wall will look out of place, ultimately creating the opposite effect we are trying to achieve.
You can place abstract art in most rooms in your home. You could hang three symmetrical prints above your bed, one larger statement on a living room wall or you may want to create the increasingly popular gallery wall in your entryway or going up the staircase. Wherever you hang abstract wall art, it will make an impact!
Another simple and affordable way to make your home feel more luxurious is by adding quality textiles to the rooms.
You can add these to most rooms including the living space, bedrooms and entry halls. These textiles can come in the form of bedding, decorative cushions, throws, rugs, curtains and more!
The bed is, of course, a main element in the bedroom so make it a feature piece you love. Add extra decor to your bedding with colourful, textured throws and cushions. Make your bed a work of art.
When you go home shopping, you will see a beautifully made bed on display covered with pieces that make it look comfortable, stylish and inviting. Take these for inspiration and build a bedspread that has different textures and colours to make the room feel lavish.
When it comes to scatter cushions and pillows, layer different sizes, shapes and shades for a modern contemporary look.
You can also add these scatter cushions and throws to a sofa, pairing them with linen curtains and a patterned rug.
Bringing these textiles into a living room will add a cosy, relaxing vibe as well as make the room feel warm and comfortable.
It’s Time For A Declutter
Look around your room, do you have piles of random bits and pieces that have been used and not put back? Do you have that pile of washing sitting at the end of the bed that you’ve put off hanging up in the wardrobe? What about those kids’ toys that are taking over the living room floor? It’s time to get them gone!
Decluttering your space will not only make the room feel bigger and a nicer place to spend time, it will also have a positive effect on how you feel. A tidy house always makes for a tidy mind.
Start by going through your belongings and getting rid of anything that no longer provides you with value. You probably have things sitting in draws that you haven’t looked at or used in 5 years and it’s time to say goodbye to them.
You can also invest in a few storage solutions and shelving. You can find baskets, boxes and lots of other things online that allow you to store the odd items in your house in a practical or even stylish way.
For example, you could place things like chargers, cables and remotes in a wicker box on your coffee table, you will know exactly where to go when you need them and the wicker basket will look a lot better than having them sitting on the table cluttering the space.
Decluttering and organising will make the space feel more open and inviting, creating a home you are proud of.
Add Some Greenery
Plants add life to any space as well as colour and texture. Studies have also shown that having a collection of plants in your home reduces stress and improves the quality of air in the space.
Choose plants that exist in your decor and styling but are also easy to care for. Filling a vase with fresh flowers each week or investing in some dried flowers will always look good in any room.
Not only will these plants and flowers make your room feel luxurious, but you’ll also enjoy the benefits of having fresh greenery around.
Making your home feel more expensive without spending hundreds is definitely achievable. Focus on decluttering and organising then adding textures, statement pieces, textiles and greenery.
Remember, a cosy, luxurious home is not about how much money is spent on the property, it’s about the care and attention to detail making your space feel special and inviting.