Who said you have to blow your savings to make your house look and feel luxurious? Thanks to discount retailers such as Kmart and Ikea, you can easily find something deceptive of its price tag. For example, a piece of decor worth $5 that can visually pass for over $50. Let’s face it, your guests aren’t going to pick things up and analyse them - where you shop can be your secret.
We’ve put together 5 budget friendly ways to turn your home from average to chic - combine them all together and you’ll be amazed at how expensive your house can appear.
USE PATTERNED WALLPAPER
Choosing a feature wall and giving it a bold print makes a statement and give a room so much character. Nowadays there are simple peel and stick wallpapers that you can easily install and easily remove - they are even washable, waterproof...and well you guessed it, cheap.
THROW A RUG DOWN
Rugs add sophistication - whether it’s a single colour or persian style. They work great in front of the couch or in hallways. Some may still cost quite a bit depending on what you’re after, but don’t forget there’s always the option of buying second hand.
ADD A LARGE PIECE OF ART
Art transforms and that’s why it has been a forever home essential. The larger the piece, the more energy it brings to a room. Cheap artwork sometimes looks cheap so it’s worth hunting a treasure at local markets especially by local artists.
GO FOR GOLD, BRASS, OR COPPER
Metallic finishings are oh-so-chic. Home accessories & decor can easily be found in brass and cooper including candle holders & photo frames. Best of all, these glamorous pieces match well with any colour.
TREAT YOUR WINDOWS
Window treatments add the next level of luxury. Whether curtains or blinds, dressing your windows up with a beautiful fabric is essential. Neutral colours are great to make a room look bright & spacious, while patterned and metallic fabrics add some serious chicness.