Luxury Style on a Budget
Do you check out luxury listings on Carriage Trade and become envious of the homes that you see? Luxury homes are often the epitome of style but you can bring some of that style into your own home without breaking the bank. Using these creative ideas, any home can feel like a luxury dream home!
Luxury homes often feel spacious and airy. By eliminating the clutter in your home, you can achieve this as well. If you have a small space, avoid bulky furniture as this can make it feel crowded. Keep surfaces clear of stuff and find places to store everything neatly. This is a great opportunity to purge things that you may not use very often anymore.
A bouquet of flowers or greenery can add a pop of colour to any space. It brightens up the room and it doesn’t need to be expensive. If you have a green thumb, consider clipping from your backyard and if not, check for deals at your local florist or grocery store.
Consider adding elegant curtains and drapery to your space. Get rid of blinds and opt for beautiful flowy curtains. Take it one step further by hanging the curtains as close to the ceiling as possible; this will trick the eye into believing that the space and windows are larger than it actually than they actually are.
A fresh coat of paint can truly transform any space. If you want to keep the budget low, consider starting with one room or even an accent wall. If your space is small, use light colours as these will help the space look larger.
Rugs are an inexpensive way to bring a room together and they can also be a bold statement piece. While the price of rugs can vary, there are many great affordable options out there that will suit any style.
Brighten up your space by adding pot lights and modern or trendy light fixtures. Light fixtures, in general, are a very cost effective way to transform a space and they come at a variety of price points. Simply changing out a dated light fixture for a new and more modern look can make all the difference.
Luxury living is all about luxury materials! Consider adding texture to your living room with velvent (or faux-velvet), suede, or knitted pillows and throws. This will add depth to your decor and these items can be found almost anywhere home decor is sold.
Home is where the heart is and it’s important to make your space your own but hopefully these tips will help you make the space just a little more luxurious!
Lisa Fitzpatrick ABR, SRS
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