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Achieving the look of a luxury home doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, according to professional interior designers, many of the top ‘luxury upgrades’ for homes are affordable DIY projects. Below we will share ideas to help you with your home decor projects. We also encourage you to read this article for more great tips on how to create a luxurious look for your home while staying within your budget. Let us help you find ideas to bring your project to life and create the home of your dreams.
Did you know, you can create a whole new look with a simple coat of paint? Beautiful and trending colours allow you to achieve the effect of expensive home decor. Paint can be used to create a chic gallery wall, highlight furniture and other design elements, and give your space a bold colour that adds drama.
Paint experts agree the key to getting an expensive look with paint is proper application and attention to detail. Keep lines clean and pay attention to details to create the luxurious feel you’re going for.
Ideal Home shares the latest color trends and DIY ideas for a rich looking home in 2023. Easily give your home a high-end feel by painting a feature wall. The cost of paint is minimal, especially if you choose something simple and bold. For example, you could use a large stencil or simple geometric shapes to make a statement wall.
Another easy and inexpensive way to add luxury to your home is by using metallic finishes. Adding chrome or rose gold accents to furniture, frames, picture mirrors, plant pots, and trays will instantly give your home an expensive feel.
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Luxury in a home isn’t just about the materials or colors used – it’s also about the way a space feels. One of the best ways to give a room a feeling of luxury is by using lighting to create pools of light or highlight areas of interest. You don’t need to spend a lot to add some elegance to your home.
Use overhead lights for a welcoming glow. Never overpower a room with too much lighting. Lights that are adjustable when needed are a good choice. Chandeliers are beautiful and add elegance to entryways, living rooms, bedrooms, and dining areas. Always use lamps for reading. A lovely lamp next to a large and comfortable chair is the perfect combination.
House and Garden shares where to find the latest home lighting at affordable prices.
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You can make your home feel luxurious without spending a lot of money. For example, investing in a good-quality sofa and a coffee table for your living room will instantly add a rich feel to any space. Invest in one quality piece at a time. Make a rich leather sofa your focal point. Add to your furnishing over time.
Create a chic gallery effect at home by hanging up some beautiful art pieces (just remember to choose framed artwork with a bespoke feel) with accent lighting to make them stand out. Find art from your local art group. Shop for nice pieces at a thrift store or estate sale. If you need to replace frames, they are inexpensive. However, the distressed look is a trending style.
An easy way to give your home an expensive look is to swap out your pillows for more luxurious options. You can’t go wrong with down-pillows cushions that look richer than the flat, poly-filled ones you might have at home. Alternatively, opt for some bright pillows that will fit in with the color scheme of your space.
House Beautiful tells us where to buy lovely furnishings for any DIY home decor project.
Beautiful window treatments are the ‘final touches’ of a space. It is essential to get them right. Concentrate on the hang of the fabric. Texture means everything in draperies.
Curtains and drapes are popular choices for plush window dressing ideas. They can be used to dress up an existing picture window, bi-fold doors, or even an open-plan living room.
Choosing long curtains is key, but if that’s not feasible for your area, opt for a short panel with a beautiful fabric pattern or color to create the illusion of height.
To dress up a plain or patterned curtain, add trimmings such as a finial or holdback to your window. They are available in various sizes and styles to make your curtains stand out.
There are great places to find affordable and trendy home decor items. Do some research and determine the look you wish to achieve for your home. You will find everything you need to stay on budget and create a home that looks classic and chic. Use this article as a starting point, and watch as your dream home becomes a reality.