How To Luxe Up Your Living Room On A Budget

How To / April 30,2017

A little bit of luxury goes a long way in today’s modern household, but what if you just don’t have that kind of cash to splash? Giving your living room a mini-revamp doesn’t mean having to splurge on pricey furniture items - the good news is, there’s a lot that can be done without breaking the bank. High-end living is only a few steps away and with some minor tweaks and DIY’s, your interiors can be styled just like the glossy pages of a magazine in next to no time. Read on for tips on how to get the look you love, at a price you can afford.

SIMPLICITY IS KEY

Start with a neutral palette and the bare essentials before introducing the following elements into your living space. Keep things clutter-free so that statement pieces can really shine.

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ADD DRAMA WITH LIGHTING

Breathe new life into your lounge room with dramatic lighting in the form of a table lamp, floor lamp or ceiling light. Look for something that’s functional with a bit of flair and sure to be an eye-catcher upon entering.


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MAKE WAY FOR MIRRORS

A feature mirror is a great way to brighten up the room and create the feeling of more space. Hang a large, ornate mirror above a sofa, fireplace or sideboard for a stately look, or group an array of small mirrors together to give a similar effect.


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INVEST IN THROWS AND PILLOWS

The simplest way to improve a room? Introduce accented throws and pillows! Go for bold colours and patterns for high impact or focus on fabrics like silk, velvet or faux fur for a luxury look.


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RUG UP

A large rug that encompasses the majority of the room (or at the very least, your lounge suite and coffee table) will not only create the illusion of space but provide a perfect platform for showcasing your favourite furniture pieces. Opt for a natural fiber rug such as jute, seagrass or sisal for something neutral yet durable and to keep costs down.


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SUPERSIZE YOUR ART

Give your walls some wow-factor and create a high impact, focal point with oversized art work. Wall art can give your room an expensive, gallery-feel without the price tag if you look carefully enough. Keep your eyes peeled at local flea markets or call upon your pint-sized Picasso to whip up a masterpiece for that extra something special.


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CONTRAST IS KING

Give your home a facelift by experimenting with layers to create some contrast. Try using a combination of materials, prints and textures such as glass, wood, metal, leather and fabrics for a dramatic vibe to your space.


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GO FOR GREEN

If all else fails, freshen things up with a bit of greenery! Do not underestimate the power of fresh cut flowers or a perfectly potted plant - a botanical touch can just about cheer up any room and elevate the overall mood of your home.


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