How to Decorate Luxuriously on a Budget


Does luxury living have to cost a fortune? No, it doesn’t. Even if you’re decorating a small apartment, you can live luxuriously, without spending a fortune. Here are some budget-friendly tips to help you decorate your space with luxury living in mind.

Use the Right Paint

Luxury decor doesn’t have bold and brilliant paint colors. It opts for neutral hues, grays or even bright whites. Accenting these colors with black will make the space look posh and pristine.

Add Throw Pillows

Pillows are a great way to add a splash of color to the space, but they’re also quite lavish looking of you go big enough. You need large pillows that are stuffed to the brim, and consider adding interesting textures along with the pillows. Pillows make the seating in your space look inviting and comfortable, and this will make it feel more luxurious overall.

Window Treatments on Every Window

Without window treatments, a window looks unfinished and cheap. Window treatments can be a luxurious addition to the space, even without spending much. To make the windows look as luxurious and elegant as possible, choose lined drapes, not sheer panels. Even if they come from the discount store, the lining will give them an upgraded look. Opt for curtains in natural materials, like silk or linen, in lengths that hang almost to the floor.

Upgrade the Hardware

Next, look at the hardware in your home. Can you swap out the generic knobs and pulls for something more upscale and unique? Even if you’re renting, you can do this. Just make sure to save the originals and swap it back out when you’re at the end of your lease.

Embrace Gold Accessories

Gold is associated with wealth, so add gold accessories (or gold-inspired accessories) in strategic locations around your home. Gold mirrors, gold-edged tables and even gold tints in upholstery or window hangings can give that refined look to your space, without adding a significant amount to your budget.

Keep It Clean

People who live in luxury never live in clutter. Keep your space clean and uncluttered, and you will find that it feels more luxurious. As an added bonus, this doesn’t cost a cent!

As you can see, it doesn’t have to cost of fortune to make your house look luxurious. Take some of these tips, and you will soon have a new apartment you can be proud to call home, even if your budget is tight.

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