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How to make your home look luxe on a budget

We might not have their bank accounts but we can still make our homes look as high-end as our favourite Hollywood celebrities’ palaces. Whether you have $500 or $5000 to spend on decorating your interior, it’s possible to make your home look and feel luxe on a budget: you just have to see the potential of your space.

Need some help in that department? Hotondo Homes is here to assist. Armed with an abundance of home interior inspiration and knowledge, we list six ways that you can make your home look luxurious on a budget. Follow our clever tips and suggestions below!

Balance your lighting

Don’t underestimate the power of lighting in your home. One simple way to make a room look upscale is to scatter the placement of your lamps strategically throughout the room. Overhead and ceiling lights have a way of making a room feel harsh and sterile, but a few well-placed lamps at eye or shoulder level can really give the space an inviting ambience. Try to select lamps that coordinate with your overall decor theme, whether it’s minimalist metallics or opulent crystal and glass.

Add wall art

There’s a fine balance when it comes to hanging wall art. Too many photo frames and it can make your space look cluttered; one small, single frame on a vast wall can look out of place. The solution? Elevate your space with a large scale piece of art without burning a hole in your pocket. Utilise your own photos and print some of your memories as a large print or on a canvas to hang on the wall. Not only will it make a big impact but it helps personalise the space because the artwork is yours.

Touch up with high-end materials

When you think of luxe, a few materials immediately come to mind: leather, marble, crystal, and gold. But you don’t need to decorate your entire home to look like a palace to give your space a luxe feel as this can be an expensive venture. Try searching thrift shops and garage sales to find little touches to put in your home at affordable price points. Think a faux marble statuette to sit on top of a neat pile of books, artificial greenery and elements from nature to arrange tastefully in a large vase, or an arched, metallic mirror.

Go neutral and high contrast

There’s a reason why black and white are known as classic colours, and their neutral counterparts are finally getting the recognition they deserve. Instantly make your space look luxe and dramatic by incorporating more contrasting tones. You don’t even need to paint entire rooms: a painted feature wall in one room to contrast the colour of the white walls can make a huge difference. Similarly, accessories should be kept neutral for that glam feel. You’ll want pillows, rugs and other accents in tones of greys, creams and nude for a simple and stylish touch.

Add metallics

Buy a mirrored tray, gather some brass candlesticks or even consider spray painting some items that you already own: the options are endless when it comes to adding metallic accents to your space. The key is to include small touches of metallic throughout so you don’t overwhelm your home. 

Incorporate fresh flowers

For an instant pick-me-up, a simple flower arrangement can work wonders in a room. When you want your home to look luxe, you can’t go wrong with some well-placed flowers in a vase. Your local grocery store may provide some at an affordable price point so you’re not breaking the bank.

With some carefully chosen pieces and thoughtfully placed accents, you’ll be able to make your home look luxe on a budget. For more interior décor inspiration, visit the Hotondo Homes website today.

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