Many of us long to have a home that looks expensive and luxurious. What most of us don’t know is how to achieve that. However, there is no need for hiring interior designers to do the work when you can simply learn some of the tricks they use and apply them. Let’s take a look at five home improvement tricks used by interior designers to make your home look like it cost a fortune.
Spruce up your front door for a great first impression
First impressions count – therefore, it’s essential to give your home entrance a makeover. Introduce a door knocker if you haven’t got one already – it’s best to look for ones that match the style of your entrance and your home. If you’re aiming for a classic look, opt for antique brass door knockers. Treat your front door to a fresh coat of paint to enhance the beauty of your entrance. If your home is more on the contemporary side, consider replacing your front doors with doors that are simple in design and painted in bold color – they will instantly boost your curb appeal and create a great first impression.
Introduce oriental rugs for a luxurious vibe
Nothing can elevate the look of your home like beautiful Persian rugs can – the symbolic motifs and geometric figures they portray carry deep meaning, which makes these rugs a perfect choice for any homeowner that is fascinated by the hidden histories and ancient traditions of the Orient. Handmade rugs are a great way to connect the elements in your room and make it look more cohesive. Introducing rugs into your living area is also a great way to add texture and richness to the room and make it look balanced. Make sure to coordinate the colors on your rug with the color scheme of your home to give your home a luxurious vibe.
Use various textures for a sophisticated look
As we previously mentioned, textures play an important role in creating a living space that is rich and that provides visual appeal. An abundance of textures will give your eye a chance to feel the objects, not just see them while building up layers will add depth to your room. Textures and layers are particularly useful when you’re styling a room using a rather simple color scheme. To add some interest to your space, try to use different textures throughout the room – a chunky knit blanket thrown over your bed, a quality sheepskin rug under the coffee table in your living room, and numerous throw pillows with different patterns and textures will add visual weight to your living space, making it look and feel more sophisticated and refined.
Invest in a bold statement piece to give the appearance of a luxurious ambiance
It’s amazing how introducing one strong statement piece can elevate your home and give it a touch of luxury. Interesting artwork, amazing sculptures, and whole wall mirrors are all show stoppers that become instant focal points when introduced into your living space. How you place your statement piece can also affect the look of your room. It would be best if you stick to one focal point per room and use other elements as a base. To accentuate your statement decor even more, consider adding subtle lighting fixtures around it to compliment it.
Implement metallic decor to add a glamorous touch to your living space
A touch of glimmering metal in your living space will create an aura of sophistication and glamour. Incorporating shiny accessories such as vases, table lamps, and metallic-hued faucets is a rather inexpensive way to elevate the look of your home. There’s a good reason why golden, brass and silver-hued accessories are often a part of contemporary homes – their sleek design enables them to mix with various styles, and you can even mix different metals – just make sure to match your finishes so that your space looks cohesive. Metallics look best when paired with soft textures such as velvet, mohair, and wool, and they are a perfect way to spice up your home and make it look more luxe on a budget.
As you can see from the tips above, a high-end look can be achieved by strategically placing expensive pieces and mixing them with other, non-expensive pieces of furniture and decor. Use these tips as a guide in creating a luxurious home that you’ll enjoy spending time in!
About the author: Mike Johnston is a lifestyle blogger and DIY enthusiast from Sydney. He is a regular writer at Smooth Decorator and Divine magazine. He has also contributed to numerous family, real estate and green living blogs. Mike’s goal is to create and share meaningful content that helps and inspires people.