Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all afford our own personal interior decorator to help us decorate our home? Unfortunately, an interior decorator isn’t in the budget for all of us. The good news is that you do not need to break the bank to get the luxury apartment you desire. No matter if you are looking to completely redecorate or just needing a quick update, here are a few tips to help you recreate your space.
The first step in recreating any space is decluttering. It is one thing to have a generously styled bookshelf or mantelpiece, but too much stuff can look cheap and chaotic. Anyone that has watched an episode of Marie Kondo on Netflix, knows it is always best to pare down your accessories and your collected possessions to just those few favorites that bring joy to you and your space.
Time to Get Messy with Paint
One of the biggest steps in redecorating your space is to figure out your color scheme. This step begins with the paint on your walls. Painting a room or a single wall in your home is a simple DIY that promises to have a major impact in any space. You may be surprised to find that the days of beige walls being popular are behind us, and gray walls with white trim are now a luxurious favorite.
Make the Room Feel Bigger with Curtains
Once you have finished painting, it is time to make your space feel bigger (this tip is especially helpful if you live in an apartment or townhome). Many luxurious spaces have high ceilings and are flooded with an abundance of natural light. Fool your guests’ eyes and get the look by hanging your curtains and hardware as close to the ceiling as possible, always avoid placing directly above the window frame. This will draw the eye up and give the appearance of a larger space. Another tip is to use sheer curtains. They really fill the room with a warmth that is cozy and feels luxurious.
Let’s Update Your Shades
Get a luxurious look by switching out the shade that came with your lamp for a different option. This will help make a simple lamp appear unique and special. There are so many affordable options too, at places like Ikea, that you will not break your budget finding a lampshade that fits your style.
Pillows are a Room’s Best Friend
It is now time to add pillows to your space. The use of pillows is what will bring splashes of color to your space. Adding a variety of sizes of pillows will add dimension to your space and help make it feel cozier. Shopping for pillows should not break your budget, especially if shopping at places like Home Goods.
In the end, there really is a lot you can do to make your space feel luxurious without breaking the bank. However, the most important thing to remember is to stay true to you and what is comfortable to you.