A Few Easy Ways to Make Your Home Look More Luxurious


Interior designers are, of course, experts at making a property look fabulous without breaking the bank, and here we’re going to take a look at a few insider tips that’ll help you to do the same. What’s often not made clear is that it really isn’t the amount of money you spend, but rather it’s a question of taste, expressing your personality and following a few simple rules. Working in combination, this approach is pretty much guaranteed to yield results, visibly changing the look and atmosphere of your home for the better. 

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Hang Artwork You Love 

It’s certainly true that bare walls can make a property feel as if it’s lacking in personality. Meanwhile, choosing the right artwork to help really bring your living environment to life can be a daunting prospect, to say the least. After all, you want to carefully select what’s right for you, and once those pieces are on display it can feel like there’s no turning back. But the right art can do wonders to enhance any space, and it’s worth remembering there are all kinds of free advice available when it comes to making that pick. Think of it as a fun flight of the imagination and you’ll be well on your way. Remember, if a work speaks to you it’ll speak to others, too, and the difference it makes can be nothing short of transformative. 

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Use Great Lighting  

Great lighting is a crucial element when it comes to bringing out the best in your property. What an interior designer will tell you is that, when it comes to enhancing flow and ambience, it’s a quick and simple way to get genuine results. The trick is to have a lighting plan, which means thinking about what activities take place in which room. For instance, are you eating, relaxing, or perhaps working? Good lighting also extenuates the dimensions of your home, and by using a variety of sources and bulbs you can establish a range of different moods. The first factor in that your lighting arrangement should work at a purely practical level (for instance, reading is best with flexible, directional lamps), then dare to be innovative and the results will speak for themselves. 

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Be Bold With Furniture 

When it comes to your furniture, there are a few simple choices that can really make the difference between bland and brilliant. In other words, be bold! The right coffee table, for example, can anchor an entire living space, and as a focal point, why not choose one that’s really eye-catching? Also, a stylish, stand-alone shelving system not only helps you stay organised, but it can also become something of a work-of-art in its own right. It really just depends on what objects you use it to display. Similarly, a new sofa can change things substantially, as can the right dining set. But, again, remember to trust your instincts, get good advice where you can, and ultimately make those choices that make you feel inspired, accomplished and energised.

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Consider Wood Flooring 

There’s no denying wood flooring has a timeless, classic feel that’s hard to beat. It also provides a striking juxtaposition to many of the other, more modern elements in your home. It looks amazing, bringing texture and warmth, whilst, of course, being easy to maintain. However, because wood flooring can be so striking, it’s crucial to choose those accessories that don’t clash in any way and select an overall colour scheme that’s complementary. For instance, shades of blue really work with wood that has a yellow or orange tone, whilst greens fit perfectly with a deeper brown hue. You can also soften the effect with a rug. Either way, there’s no shortage of information out there, allowing you to take charge and really bring out the best. 

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Utilise Plants and Flowers 

More and more these days, people are bringing their living space to life using house plants and freshly-cut flowers. The great news is this is fantastic for your health, whilst adding a quick and easy splash of colour and vibrance. For many of us, this can be a really fulfilling project to undertake, as you can choose flowers and plants that perfectly match the design of your home. They bring texture to any room, have a wonderful scent and create a sense of calm, all, we might add, at an extremely low cost. Proven to boost your mental well-being, it’s also worth noting that local garden centres and florists will be able to give you all kinds of excellent tips on how to make the most of your budget and create the kind of displays that linger long in the memory.     

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