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Decorating can be pretty expensive, so although we’d all like to be able to fill our homes with all the finest things interior decor has to offer, it is not always possible.
If you’re always looking at luxury apartments for rent with envy or you simply want to have a little more luxury in your life on your budget, the good news is, there are lots of small ways you can make your space look more luxurious, so let’s take a look at some of them right now…
Apply decorative moldings
Decorative, or crown molding as it is sometimes known, is a very affordable way of giving your home that high-end luxurious feel that you tend to find in very big, very old houses owned by aristocrats. You can even apply it yourself - there are plenty of Youtube tutorials that will teach you the basics. Once it’s up, give it a coat of paint to match the walls and it will look fabulous.
Choose curved furniture and accessories
Even if your furniture and accessories are not exactly high-end, if they are curved, they will really help to add to the luxuriousness of any room they are placed in. Furniture that has straight lines tends to look a little dull and uninteresting with a lack of designer flair, whereas more curved shapes are stylish, full of life, and even a little bit sexy. So, whether it’s a couch, a lamp, or a mirror on the wall, make it curvy if you want to make it luxe.
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Make it metallic
Metallic surfaces are naturally associated with luxury because silver and gold were once, of course, a preserve of the rich. So, although you don’t need to invest in solid gold candlesticks or a silver mirror, if you want to make your space more luxe, then a gold leaf mirror or sparkling vintage silver photo frame can go a long way to upping the seeming expensiveness of the space without actually costing you too much money.
A Flourish of fresh flowers
Flowers are decadent. Not only do they look and smell amazing but their presence is fleeting which makes it even more special. If you place cut flowers in every room, then it will immediately give the whole space a lift and make your home seem much more expensive and sophisticated, especially when placed in cut glass or crystal vases.
Add an antique
A pretty antique will show your class and add a hint of sophistication to any room, providing it isn’t a novelty piece, so if you can find something good in the thrift store, display it proudly and it will look great.
Lower the lights
Okay, so this may sound a bit weird, but dimming the lights a little can really help to make your space feel more luxurious. When the light is softer and more diffused, everything takes on a certain expensive glow that you would find in high-end hotels and restaurants, and obviously, some of the flaws in your decor will be less visible too!
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