Are you looking to give your home a luxury feel, without spending a fortune? Spending too much time on Pinterest can be discouraging, because those decorating tips and tricks can feel out of reach. Yet, with a little bit of ingenuity, you can transform your apartment home into a luxurious retreat, without spending a fortune.
Start with Neutral Colors
Neutral colors are sophisticated, and sophistication makes your space feel more luxurious. Start with neutral colors for your walls, main art pieces and main furniture, then add pops of color to bring interest to the space.
Layer Your Accessories
The more layers you bring to a space, the more luxurious it feels. A beautiful couch becomes more luxurious with some exquisite throw pillows (which are relatively inexpensive), and adding a lush throw brings up the luxury even more. As you add layers, think about adding different textures to make the space seem even more posh.
Focus on the Finishes
You may not have the budget for an expensive couch in your modern apartment, but you can splurge on the more luxurious finishes. A luxury space has every finish carefully thought out, so look for posh accessories and lighting fixtures to dress up a space. Don’t be afraid to add particularly elegant materials, like velvet or shining metal, to your finishing touches.
Know Where to Splurge
If you’re going to splurge on a costly piece, do so wisely. Maybe now is the time to invest in a great bedroom set or a beautiful couch. Maybe you already have these pieces, so you wish to splurge on an elegant piece of artwork. Splurge on one thing that can be the focal point of your decor, then build more affordable, but luxurious looking, accessories around it.
Think about the most elegant space you know. Whether it’s a hotel or a restaurant, chances are it’s fairly understated. Quality over quantity is key when mirroring a luxurious look, so don’t over-do your accessorizing and decor. Each item you add should add beauty and function to a space, and you should eliminate those things you don’t really need in your apartment to let your important pieces, and your luxurious tastes, truly shine.
Creating a luxurious space in your apartment doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Use these tips and your own creativity to make your space truly your own.