Who said you can’t have a pointed nose without plastic surgery? Well, thanks to nose contouring almost everyone can create the illusion of a pointed nose and the same goes for your living room. You can’t create the illusion of a pointed living room, that doesn’t even make any sense, but you can make your living room look expensive even if you don’t have the budget. It’s all about the ILLUSION. Not everyone has the budget to have a designer sofa, Persian rugs, a marble coffee table and the likes but that does not mean you can make your living room look more luxe.
The living room is the first thing people see when they come to your home, and as the central feature, it’s an area you should show your style especially when you want to revamp it. Now a lot of us have champagne taste but with a beer can budget, so how can you not let finances get in the way of your stylish space? Don’t worry, we are here to help you with that. But before we go into it, you should consider these questions first: What is your design goal? How much room do you have to work with? How will the space be used? What pieces can you keep, and what needs to be replaced?
Now that we’ve got that sorted, below are seven tips to help you make that living room of yours a luxurious timeless space.
1. Fake mirrors
There is just this feeling you get when you walk into a room with the right amount of light and space, it just feels “heavenly”. Light and space are two of the things that drive up the cost of expensive homes, so fake it in your living room. So fake more of it than you actually have with major mirrors in your living room.
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2. A statement chair
One major way to step up your living room is by giving it character, and putting a statement chair that stands out from the rest of your furniture adds character and charm, elevating the whole space.
3. Simplify your space
Lush living rooms don’t look messy and disorganised rather chic and sophisticated. Declutter your space and reduced the accessories, and only retain pieces that have sentimental value or evoke strong memories. A simplified space will enable the remaining elements to really shine.
4. Custom textiles
One thing major about luxurious living rooms is the custom fixtures you find in it. Get your room a custom look by using vintage or antique textiles to make throw pillows or cover small pieces like seat cushions or upholstered stools. You can even go into your grandma’s box like I once did and find materials you can use to decorate.
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5. Art, art, art
Artwork has a way of making your living room look luxurious, so create a focal point and give your space some wow factor by hanging an oversize piece of art by itself on one of your living room walls. If you feel you don’t want to buy an artwork, why don’t you get creative and make your own and when your guest ask where you got it, you can just give it a luxurious name.
6. Mix the print
A creative mix of print will give your parlour a custom-designed, luxurious look. You can even decide to mix metals, glass, wood, a variety of textiles, and leather items to create a dynamic, inviting space.
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7. Jewel Tones
If you want your living area to look rich, choosing rich colours can do wonders. Think jewel tones like shades of indigo, teal blue, emerald green and see your living room space transform into an Arabian palace.