If you’re like me, you sometimes spend your time looking at homes you will never be able to afford. I’m not ever going to own a million-pound mansion with acres of land and designer furniture. But that won’t stop me looking at the and fantasising that they belong to me. If you wish your house were a bit more luxurious, you don’t need to buy a stately home or an incredible modern structure. You can have a two-bed terraced house and still sprinkle the inside with a little luxury. Keep reading to find out how you can easily achieve the dream.
There’s plenty of inspiration out there to help you create a luxury look in your home. Of course, you probably won’t be able to afford a lot of the designer pieces you see. However, there are items for lots of different budgets. If you see something you like, don’t worry about its price just yet. You can probably find a cheaper alternative if you know what to look for. Start looking for inspiration on websites and in magazines. Take a look at real examples of celebrity homes to get you thinking. You can read more about where the world’s richest people live and how much their properties really cost.
Create a Mood Board
You can start putting together a board to help you create your home’s new look. Some people are happy to come up with ideas as they go along. But one of the best ways to get everything coherent is to plan it all out first. Use a mood board to find colours, textures and patterns that world well together. It might have a magazine cut-out showing that you want glittery walls, a swatch of fabric you love, or a colour scheme you like. It doesn’t have to be a complete plan of what you want to do. It can be a starting point to help you make your decisions.
Look for Affordable Alternatives
You’ve probably got lots of ideas for furniture you love, art that inspires you or accessories you want. However, if you’ve been looking at expensive homes, you might not be able to afford a lot of it. Don’t worry, though, because you can almost certainly find a cheaper alternative. It can be difficult to look for something that matches what you like. Sometimes you’ll be lucky enough to like something that has become a trend. But if there isn’t a copy of what you love in every shop, it takes smarter searching. Try to use image searching and come up with some relevant keywords when you look online.
Spend Money Where It Counts
If you’re on a small budget, you need to concentrate your money where it’s most needed. When you’re looking for a luxury look, the small details are easy to do cheaply. For example, it won’t cost much to hang a mirror or get some new cushions. Focus your money on the noticeable items you want to last, like your larger pieces of furniture.
You don’t have to be rolling in money to create an expensive look for your home. A bit of clever planning can help you do it in no time.