If you don’t have a big bank account, you might think that luxury is unattainable. Fortunately for you, that’s anything but true. With innovation and the right décor, you can create luxury living without luxury spending. We’ve done some of the legwork for you so that you can enjoy the finer things in life without worrying about their final costs.
Lavish Lighting Adds a Luxury Look
When you think of a luxury apartment, you likely imagine a well-lit home devoid of dark corners and shadows. While it would be nice to have a centerpiece like a huge chandelier, there are other ways to shine the light. For instance, make sure that your side tables have side lamps that fit your décor, be it vintage or modern. The lamps around your house don’t have to match, as a unique, collected-over-time look is often desirable with luxury décor.
If it’s feasible, you can also place a candle on the kitchen counter or a living room table to create ambiance and mood-lighting. The candles provide luxury smells and a soothing atmosphere at a low cost.
Go Big with Artwork
A small 8×10 painting can feel awfully lonely by itself on the wall. Alternatively, a bunch of small paintings often conflict with one another and look cluttered. You can give found art or custom prints an upscale look by choosing larger art and then selecting a sizeable frame for it, such as 16×20. To save even more money, if you’re artistically inclined, you can create your own art.
Kick up the Contrast
If you can paint your apartment, take advantage of it. You can create a dramatic space by using a deep darks and bright whites paint scheme. This can also apply to decorating with neutral colors, like large, neutral colored furniture accented by bright or dark throw pillows.
Use your Green Thumb
Just like that luxurious candle, the smell of fresh flowers can make us feel extremely rich. Even if you don’t have a knack for growing flowers, you can go green with beautiful palm plants or a few rubber plants. These plants are great for apartment living because they don’t need as much attention as many other green alternatives.
Layer your Look
A little planning can go a long way, even on a budget. A centrally located area rug can be placed within an entryway or in a seating area to add depth. Decorative and posh pillows can also give character to any sofa or chair.
Clear the Clutter
If you’ve seen a luxury apartment, you’ve also noticed the lack of papers, junk, or other clutter strewed about. Every item should have its designated place to maintain a clean apartment and a clear mind.