If you want a living room that screams wealth and luxury but your bank balance won’t quite allow it then we have got some great tips which you can try out that will achieve your goal, whilst you stay under budget. The living room is the perfect place to add a touch of decadence as it is where you will spend a large amount of your time, it will also be where you guests spend their time. Let’s take a look then at some ways in which you can get sneaky and make that living room look more expensive.
Many of us go for a very traditional type of curtain, hanging from just above the window and stopping a foot or two after the window sill. To get that expensive look however, all you need is a little bit of DIY and some extra fabric. Long curtains which hang from high above the curtain give an instant impression of class and elegance, simple to do and will look very pricy.
Flowers and plants look delightful in the living room and whilst it may not be super budget-friendly, fresh flowers and plants will always outweigh the plastic varieties. Perhaps you can simply look at getting a flower delivery when you know that people are coming over, to really bring the freshness in.
Many of us have art on our walls in the living room, photos of family with cool frames and perhaps even a landscape or two, but many of us focus on small pieces when we need to be thinking bigger. Large scale art in a frame, even if it is just a print, looks highly expensive and will ensure that people are blown away when they come into your living room.
Another neat trick which you can employ in the living room is to mix up the textures inside it. If you keep things to one or two textures then you will end up with a rather dull looking living room, if however you are able to incorporate multiple texture styles then you can really deliver on that expensive-looking room which you’re after. The beauty of doing this in the living room is that there are many opportunities to add textures through the use of curtains, rugs, throws and cushions.
Less and Organized
When it comes to your possessions nothing screams extravagance like a clean and minimalist look. Cluttered trinkets, books and possessions look disorganized and uncared for, not exactly the look you want if you are aiming for something a little more lavish. Keep it simple and add a handful of bits and pieces which fit in with the living room, and most importantly keep them clean and tidy.
As you can see, it isn’t necessary for you to break the bank if you want a living room which looks more attractive, you just need to be clever with your design features.