We all have a vision of our perfect home, right? How many times have you flicked through a furniture catalogue or seen an ad for beautiful homewares on TV or online and then groaned at the price tag? I know I have!
When you’re raising a family, keeping on top of your finances and saving for other things like a holiday or even a new car, the idea of adding a little luxury into your home can seem like an expensive one. But did you know that you don’t have to break the bank to make your home look a little more luxurious?
It’s true! You don’t need marble floors and gold tinted chandeliers to make your home look expensive. All it takes is a little imagination and these easy tips!
Did you know that furniture rental is actually a thing? Firms like Emblem Furniture, specialise in gorgeous statement pieces such as sofas, chairs, coffee tables and even mirrors to name just a few, all contemporary, all classy and all very chic.
Many people find this a great way to furnish their home while on a budget!
Why not take a look? It may give you a little inspiration.
Gold spray paint
If your budget is a little more modest and time is of the essence, then why not go down this route instead? Using gold spray paint, you can upscale anything from all those picture frames in the hallway to that vase you reluctantly inherited from your mother-in-law. Gold instantly adds luxury to the home and if you’re feeling a little more adventurous then try adding gold paint to a shelving unit or a small piece of furniture? Be careful though – sometimes, less is more!
Blooms, blooms, blooms
Breathing life into every room as well as a burst of colour – no, I’m not talking about the kids and their poster paints – fresh flowers add a little feel of luxury with literally minimal effort. Large bouquets of bright blooms or deep rich colours are the way to go. But don’t worry, this doesn’t mean you have to bankrupt yourself down at the florists, just plentiful arrangements that abundant rather than sparse is the idea here. Even if it’s just something bright and cheery, you’ll notice the luxury they bring instantly. If buying flowers seems a little expensive, then have a look at some fake blooms instead.
Or large-scale art to be more precise.
Hanging a large piece of art gives any room an instant wow-factor, as well as a focal point.
You’ll also look like you know a lot about art too! Of course, do what suits your taste and home, but large abstract pieces that flow behind a headboard or above the sofa at the other end of the room are what we’re talking about here. Don’t worry about heading to your local auction house either – head to a local charity shop or second-hand store instead. You’ll be amazed at what you’ll find. The price will usually be friendly too!