The terms budget and luxury don’t tend to go together, but that doesn’t mean they can’t. Whether you’re looking to update your home to sell it or just want to freshen up your living environment, here are some budget-friendly interior design tips.
Space is incredibly important in helping a home be perceived as more expensive. The more possessions you have on show, the more cramped your home will appear. An easy and budget-friendly interior design method to make your home feel more luxurious is to get rid of the clutter.
Once you have decluttered, you need to assess the space available. No matter the budget you’re working with utilising bespoke fitted furniture achieves an air of luxury by optimising your space further. Our expert designers can incorporate this in areas of the home you wouldn’t even think to consider, including vertical, horizontal and hidden storage areas using smart furniture design.
A large mirror is an easy and inexpensive way to instantly change the room’s look, reflecting light and increasing your visual square footage. We can create a budget-friendly interior design for your wardrobe with a custom mirrored sliding door to work as a functional aid to getting ready while making the room seem bigger than it is.
Lighting and colour
Lighting can make a huge difference in how a home looks. Updating your light fixtures, modern lamps, or pendant lights is an inexpensive way to reinvent a room. A statement piece doesn’t need to be a chandelier, any eye-catching, bold and unique light fixture can create an interesting focal point to elevate the class of the home.
When designing your interiors, the colour of a home can be an affordable way to reflect your personal style while also elevating the décor. Neutral shades are another way of making a space appear larger and look more expensive. They resonate with a sense of calm and clutter-free that allows accent colours for accessories such as rugs and throws to take centre stage. However, that’s far from the only option, as deep, rich colours in your furniture and textiles will also add a sense of depth and sophistication to your property.
For more ideas on how to use colour to make your home more luxurious, check out our recent blog post on how to choose a colour scheme that fits your home.
Out with the old
If it’s been some time since you’ve refreshed the home, outdated countertops, cupboard doors, and furniture can work against you to make your home look aged. You don’t need a whole kitchen remodelling, just replacing the cupboard doors with more modern solutions is a great step toward a more luxurious home.
New wardrobes and cupboards are an ideal and long term solution for creating a luxurious home without spending a fortune. At Deanes, we don’t believe luxury needs to mean expensive which is why we offer a range of budget friendly interior design options including affordable wardrobes, crafted at the highest quality and designed and fitted completely bespoke to your home.
Alternatively, you can go for an, even more, budget-friendly interior design option by simply using a fresh coat of paint on your furniture. This includes updating the look of your picture or mirror frames. If you want to go for a luxurious style, using an expensive-looking gold spray paint can achieve an expensive yet antique look.
If you really want to flex your DIY ability, you could try reupholstering the fabric on old chairs or sofas that may be showing their years. Instead of replacing the whole chair, you’ll only need a little bit of material, making it a great cheap alternative to make your home more luxurious.
Displaying flowers and plants on a coffee table or bookshelf is a lovely way to give an extra pop of colour throughout the home. Spots of green scattered around the house have many benefits for homeowners. Along with better air quality and mood, they are a budget-friendly interior design method that provides a room with an instant facelift, setting a relaxing atmosphere. These finishing touches can make all the difference in enhancing your home so it is full of life.
Get in touch, and we’ll be happy to book you in for a chat with our expert designers to find a solution that meets your needs.