You don’t need to hire your own personal interior designer to achieve a stylish and luxurious look in your home. With a few clever tricks, you can create a modern and high end look to your home without breaking the bank. Here are some of our favourite ideas.
Rather than buying furniture brand new, think about dusting off your DIY skills. Customising existing or second hand furniture is a much cheaper way of bringing a new look into your home. The savings will be considerable, and you get to create something unique to you. Try adhesives that look like high end surfaces, such as marble and wood, to create the illusion of these materials in your home. You can use metallic colour blocking along edges to add a touch of opulence, or update handles and door knobs with crystal, glass or ceramic alternatives.
Lighting can say so much about a room. It’s a powerful way to create the right atmosphere without spending much money. Swap out fabric ceiling lights for crystal and glass pendants, chandeliers and table lamps. Floor lamps can add a stylish touch to your interior, but stay away from traditional shapes and fabrics. Try retro lamps or modern arc lamps for a designer look that’s also classic and timeless.
From mirrors to artwork, using oversized decor is a little trick that gives a home the designer look we often see in magazines. Luxe interiors don’t shy away from making a bold statement, and when you use materials such as metallics, abstract designs and geometric shapes, you can quickly turn even the most boring room into something show stopping.
Create a feature wall using damask or luxe flocked wallpaper. Choose muted colours, such as creams, golds or silvers, rather than bold colours such as pinks or oranges. If you don’t want to cover an entire wall, you could use wallpaper in accent areas, such as on the chimney breast or in alcoves, creating a touch of luxury without costing the earth in wallpaper rolls.