Luxury is back in fashion this year, with people prioritizing high-end pieces and quality over ever-changing fads. Luckily, if you want to get the look, making your home more luxurious doesn’t have to cost thousands. Try out these tips to create a luxurious feel without breaking the bank.

Always have fresh flowers on display

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Fresh-cut flowers have the ability to instantly uplift a space, brightening any room they are placed in. Even if you have few decor items, a vase of carefully picked cut flowers will tie anything together with little effort.

Go the extra mile by designing your own arrangements rather than placing them in the vase as they come. If you don’t want to spend money on fresh flowers every week or two, try starting your own cut flower garden, or adding elements from your garden into a store-bought bouquet.

Use paint to make a statement

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If you want to up your design game, don’t be afraid of using paint to create focal points in your home. Paint can be used to make a room feel larger or smaller, longer or taller, depending on which walls (or ceilings) you choose to paint. This can make your design feel more intentional without investing in expensive decor pieces.

Pick a few standout furniture pieces

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When designing your home, furniture is the backbone of any room. Unfortunately, it is also incredibly expensive, especially if you’re searching for impressive pieces to make an impact.

Rather than filling your entire home with specialized furniture, choose one or two items per room to upgrade. These upgrades don’t need to be expensive either – search your local second-hand stores or online marketplaces for great deals on high-quality furniture.

Thrift your favourite art pieces

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Speaking of thrifting, the practice can also be helpful when you’re looking to collect art pieces. Art is one of the best ways to make your home look and feel more luxurious, but comes with a high price tag. To get around the expenses, look at local thrift stores for high-quality art pieces.

They may need a frame upgrade or some cleaning, but with a bit of love, they will look good as new. The creative types can also try making their own impressive art pieces that will perfectly tie in with your existing interior design.

Cover up your wires

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This next tip isn’t about adding something to your home, but taking it away. Specifically, those pesky wires hanging from your electronics. We often get used to them and don’t see how much they distract the eye until they are taken away.

This is most important in living rooms, but also applies to bedrooms and home offices where we have plenty of electronics plugged in. Hide them away and you’ll instantly see an improvement.

Don’t be afraid of texture

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You may consider color and space in design, without giving a second thought to texture. This crucial element is another easy way to make your home feel more luxurious with just a few pieces.

A textural rug or some natural scatter cushions add depth and interest without breaking the bank. You can also add texture to walls with DIY panelling for an extra touch of luxury.

Add large houseplants to empty corners

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Houseplants are the latest decor accessory. They’re great for garden lovers who want to bring greenery indoors, or for newbies who don’t have any garden space at all.

Any houseplants are a welcomed addition to your interiors, but for a luxurious look, try a larger-than-life indoor tree or palm. A fiddle leaf fig is one of the more popular choices, but there are many more large indoor plants to choose from.

Invest in quality rugs

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While you’re looking up at your impressive houseplants, don’t forget to look down too. The benefits of rugs in pulling a room together are well-documented, so much so that it’s hard to go without one in most rooms.

High-quality rugs are essential in improving the look and comfort of your home. In fact, there are few single purchases that can make such an impact. Again, as rugs can be quite pricey, start your search at second-hand stores to help you save money.

Connect rooms together

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Designing a single room to be a luxurious and high-end space is a relatively simple task. But the trick to making your entire home feel more luxurious is connecting the rooms together.

While they don’t have to look the same or use the same pieces or even color, having a cohesive style throughout your home makes everything feel more luxurious and intentional, even if you don’t have any expensive or high-end items.

Think about your lighting

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Lighting has a massive effect on how every room in our home appears, and on our mood when we’re in each room. Bright spaces typically feel bigger and lighter, while dark rooms have a more dramatic, cosy feel. Warm lights are softer and pair well with cosy furnishings, while cool lights feel more sleek and modern.

Also consider adding a few lamps around your home to avoid using harsh overhead lights at night that can take away from the mood and feel of a carefully designed room.

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