When you’re moving into your first home, you’ll have so many ideas and visions about what you want it to look like.
Your budget might not have the same ideas, though.
So how do you incorporate that luxurious, cozy feel without splashing the cash?
Here are some top tips:
Choose the Perfect Lighting
Lighting plays a crucial role in how your room looks and feels, which is why you’ll want to choose lighting that helps enhance the vibe you’re going for. For example, if elegance and panache are what you’re looking for, a chic chandelier can really add that jaw-dropping focal point to the room.
Alternatively, for something a little more on-trend and bold, a light that boasts a quirky design or vibrant color may be just the thing.
Strategically Hang Mirrors on the Walls
Mirrors are perfect for adding a touch of class to any space. And they can help make a room feel more spacious, too – something you often need when you’re moving into your “bijoux” first home!
For real design inspiration, look to places like Cox &Cox which offers a fabulous selection of mirrors with that extra wow factor.
Choose large mirrors for bigger rooms that need opening up, and opt for statemental mirrors with cool frames to bring an arty twist to the space.
Place Fresh Flowers Around Your Home
If you’ve ever stayed in a luxury hotel or have flicked through an interiors magazine, you’ll notice fresh flowers always take center stage. This is because they help add style, freshness and vitality to the room.
Recreate this feel within your own home by adding fresh flowers to windowsills, sideboards and dining tables – picking flowers that fit in with your overall design scheme.
For example, white orchids are a must for contemporary, minimalistic themes as they emulate endless sophistication.
Add Layers of Texture
Another thing you’ll notice when you look at a lot of premium design schemes is that throws, cushions and rugs are found in abundance.
Because these accessories add a classy, high-end look but they don’t actually have to cost a great deal.
To really uplift any space, look to soft throws, animal-print designs and silk or velvet (effect, of course) cushions. You can even try experimenting with various other textures, e.g. wood and metal, in your lighting, picture frames, accessories and so on. Consider rich colors, too, e.g. orange, red or dark blue, as these will add a bold, dramatic touch.
Armed with these easy-to-follow and super-affordable tips, there’s no reason why your first home can’t look like it’s walked straight out of one of those interior home magazines – or Pinterest posts!