A LUXURIOUS style is all the rage in interior design right now, but don’t let the trend fool you.
Just because a house looks expensive doesn’t mean it is.
With expert-approved tips, your home can look like a million bucks without having to spend a fortune.
From your bedroom to your bathroom, it’s easy to create a luxurious space with a few extra touches.
CHOOSE A NEW HEADBOARD
If you’re looking for an instant way to upgrade the look of your bedroom, a new headboard might be just the ticket, according to Time4Sleep bed specialist Jonathan Warren.
He said: “There is no need to invest in a whole new bed and bed frame to achieve limitless luxury in your bedroom. Upgrading your headboard can have a huge impact in transforming that often-overlooked piece of decorative furniture.”
You can even turn an IKEA headboard into a $60 DIY project to makeover your bedroom.
DECORATE YOUR USE SPACE
Everyone has that space in their home that doubles as a storage closet, but that doesn’t mean it can’t embrace a luxurious style.
Kate Salmon, buyer at Oliver Bonas, suggested that small decorative touches in your utility room can make a big impact.
She said: “Decant cleaning products into decorative storage jars, baskets and bottles, they’ll brighten up any shelf or cupboard.
Jars are an excellent option for cleaning and laundry products, and they’re only $10 at Target.
Salmon added, “Add another touch of luxury to the room with a vase of fresh flowers or a scented candle.”
MAKE YOUR BED LIKE A HOTEL
Hotel beds are known for being luxurious and cloud-like, and thankfully, it’s easy to recreate that feeling at home.
Lucy Ackroyd, head of design at Christy, said that designing a hotel-like bed is all about the pillows and pads.
“For a double bed, choose two pillows on each side and invest in a couple of pillowcases to match your bedding,” she suggested.
You’ll also need between three and six decorative pillows plus a throw blanket for the 5-star hotel look.
A set of throw pillows, including the inserts, is only $16.99 and comes in over 25 colors so you can easily match it with your bedding.
You can also try the “Hospital Corner” trick to make your bedroom feel like a luxury hotel.
DON’T FORGET YOUR POWDER ROOM
Your powder room or bathroom may be an afterthought in terms of decor, but it’s easy to pull off an expensive-looking style.
Salmon said that a few special touches in the bathroom can go a long way.
She explained: “No matter how small the space, adding a plant (real or faux) gives it a boost of greenery that looks great with any decor. “
Luckily, a twin pack of artificial potted plants will only cost you $15.99.
Salmon added, “Stylish soap dispensers and a scented diffuser will transform your bathroom into a heavenly sanctuary you just won’t want to leave.”
TAKE BACK YOUR DINING ROOM
Dining rooms are often taken over to make way for a home office or children’s study area, but reclaiming its true purpose will bring that luxurious feel back into your home, said Andrea Waters, Spode’s Head of Brands.
She explained: “One way to keep your table looking glamorous 24/7 is to keep your table set and beautiful all the time. That way it doesn’t get filled with clutter!”
Set your dining table with your favorite dinnerware, placemats and centerpieces for an expensive look.
Luckily, a six-piece set of luxury placemats is only $14.98.
IMPROVE YOUR ENTRANCE
Your entrance can also be a forgotten area to focus on larger rooms of your home.
But if you are trying to achieve a rich look, the entrance of your home should not be neglected.
Amy Wilson, interior designer for 247 Curtains, suggested adding an oversized light fixture to the space, stating, “Not only will this help create the illusion of a larger space, but it will also give the space a sense of grandeur and luxury.”
She also recommended changing the color style of your walls and adding accessories like a large mirror or a plant.
Decorative mirrors start at $25.99 at Walmart.
ADD METALLIC TOUCHES
Metallic finishes can certainly enhance any room in your home, and luckily they’re a relatively cheap addition, according to Paul McFadyen, metals expert at metals4U.
“Sheet metal is fairly inexpensive, but it can really enhance the look of a home,” he said.
“Adding them to edges or unfinished surfaces that would normally look pretty plain helps create something really visually appealing.”
When you’re ready to tackle the DIY project, copper sheets are only $12.99 on Amazon.
TURN EVERY TEASE INTO STATEMENT DISPLAYS
Sometimes houses can contain little awkward corners, but instead of treating these as dead spaces, make the most of them.
AMARA co-founder Sam Hood recommended using corners to display impressive or sentimental knick-knacks.
She explained: “Accessorizing the space with wall shelves or a bookcase, if you have more space, gives you the perfect place to curate your own luxurious display to showcase your favorite ornaments and accessories, keepsakes or sentimental photos.”
“These can be combined with houseplants to create a natural looking, vibrant display.”
A set of wall shelves is only $15 at Target, making it a cheap way to display your favorite items.
CHOOSE THOUGHTFUL STORAGE SPACES
Storage is essential to any home, but it should be kept organized and decorated for a luxurious look.
Warren explained: “To incorporate the limitless luxury trend into your storage, line your storage bed or storage boxes with wallpaper that matches what you have in your bedroom or wallpaper that matches the color and theme of your bedroom bedroom.”
In addition, you can opt for a professional organizer’s favorite solution for $7.99, which will make your bedroom much more clutter-free.
CHOOSE Herringbone BOTTOM
If you’re still deciding on flooring, Carolina Hansson, Head of Design at Luxurious flooring and furnishingsrecommended herringbone flooring to enhance small spaces.
“Not only can this type of flooring create the illusion of a larger space, [but] it’s also easy to style,” she said.
“If you’re looking for a modern take on the herringbone pattern, go for a lighter shade of wood.”
Herringbone floor tiles can be purchased for as little as $8.99 per square foot, or you can easily create the pattern yourself using rectangular tiles.