When we talk about luxury homes, what strikes our mind? Lavishness, magnificent, grandeur and of course pricey.We all want our homes to look nice. However we are not that rich that can afford expensive interior decors and designs. But we can still transform our home into a luxury house without spending too much. Here, you will discover 5 of the simplest and least expensive ways to make your home look elegant.
Every once in a while, I get to visit a truly grand home in which every piece is obviously there on purpose, nothing is cobbled together, and there are no placeholders. I love these homes—especially because I love their residents—and have tried to find ways to incorporate what makes them work into my own decidedly more humble abodes. Here are five ways to fake fanciness, without looking cheap.
Buy frames in bulk.
Art makes a home feel more personal and intentional, and coordinating/matching frames can make museum postcards, children’s art, menus saved from meaningful meals, and photo booth strips look gallery-worthy. If you find a cheap frame you love, buy as many as you can afford and add/switch out art whenever you’re in the mood.
Pro Tip: IKEA makes stylish frames for super-cheap, like the Ribba, for example, or consider unifying dirt-cheap secondhand frames with the same paint color to fake the funk.
Pick a palette, and stick with it.
Kristen’s living room features Target pillows, an IKEA sofa, a Target rug, and a Society6 art print, and the whole is much swankier than the sum of its affordable parts because it’s cohesive. Commit to a unified palette, add affordable coordinating pieces whenever you come across them, and keep everything looking totally intentional and chic.
Pro Tip: H&M sells a ton of $5.99 pillows in a wide variety of colors, perfect for every palette.
Minimalism is your friend.
Buying fewer pieces is inherently cheaper than buying more pieces, and, fortunately for those of us on a tight budget, we live in a time when minimalism is coveted. While it’s nice to have a dining table and chairs, bench, buffet table, bar cart, rug, art and a chandelier in a dining room, all you really need is a table and a place to sit (and maybe a place for cocktails). The resulting look will be dreamily spare—and much cheaper.