**This is a Guest Post written by Tracey Clayton**
Whatever you might think, being rich is everything but a walk in the park. Spending thousands of dollars on an accent chandelier or a statement double-sink vanity is stressful business, and you’re lucky you are not a part of it. However, there are ways to create luxurious-looking interiors without breaking the bank.
You only need to shift your attention from the sky-high priced amenities and grand decor lines, to the small but powerful details that truly make a room shine in all its elegant glory. Here are the best budget-friendly tricks you can steal from famous designers to create luxurious-looking home.
Create a neutral foundation
Nothing speaks luxury and class like a simple approach to wall design. While various textures and moldings of all kinds are welcome, the color scheme on the walls needs to be neutral, so that the rest of the decor can stand out. Think pure white and pastels, along with every shade of off-white, such as ivory or champagne, and even black.
Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone when it comes to the color scheme on the walls, so try introducing a black foundation in your home office or the living room for that warm, luxurious vibe. Complement the setting with other luxurious hues, such as gold or mauve.
Embrace the semi-minimalist mindset
Elegant, upscale spaces are designed with simplicity, comfort, openness, and functionality in mind. In a truly luxurious setting, nothing is out of place, and no detail is overstated or unwelcome – everything has its purpose. To achieve this feeling of simplicity, you want to do some thorough decluttering around the house, making sure that every room boasts the essential pieces that will make the room more comfortable and appealing.
This does not only mean giving or throwing away various trinkets and things you seldom use around the house, but it means streamlining your furniture as well.
Use creative accents throughout
The secret of aesthetic appeal of any luxurious-looking space is in the details. Every detail around the room is strategically positioned to accentuate a certain area, evoke the right emotions, and bring an upscale vibe to life. Luckily, they don’t need to cost a fortune at all.
Consider creating an accent wall in the dining room or the living room by using a darker wallpaper with floral patterns. Also, you can add beautiful floor rugs that will grace the walkway between the library and the seating area, with grand artwork on the surrounding walls complementing the rest of the design. Position potted greenery around the furniture or on the windowsills, and complement every focal point with an ornate vase with a colorful arrangement and you’ll have a room worthy of unreserved adoration.
Layers can work wonderfully in any interior, minimalist or not, if used wisely. A luxurious household will always have layers that will cozy up the furniture, such as books scattered across the coffee table, or
full-length curtains draping towards and even touching the floors. The possibilities are endless, so think about pastel or neutral throws in hues complementary to the surrounding walls, such as an accent sheepskin draping over the sides of the sofa.
Go for natural elements
Natural elements play a vital role in how a room looks and feels. If you’re going for that timeless luxe and upscale vibe, consider introducing wood in every room – from the bed frame in the bedroom, to the vanity in the bathroom and the island in the kitchen. Hardwood floors also work wonderfully with every decor type, especially in elevating an interior to luxe status. Opt for warm or even dark wooden hues you can later combine with white marble countertops or floors you can cover with area rugs.
Famous interior designers might get paid millions to create an upscale celebrity home, but in reality, you only need a dash of creativity and a good eye for incorporating striking details to create a truly luxurious space. So, use these essential tips to design the interior of your dreams.
About the author:
Tracey Clayton is a working mom of three girls. She’s passionate about fashion, home décor, and healthy living. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”
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