Who doesn’t love luxury? If you’d given the chance to upgrade your house and create a luxurious style, where would you begin? Many people opt for the living room as they spend the most time there and it’s ideal for impressing your guests and family.
However, luxurious things are quite expensive. On the other hand, you can use these tricks to upgrade your living room interior and create the luxurious style you’ve always dreamed of, without spending the fortune. You don’t think that’s possible? Boost your interior design with these simple items and create the living room you’ll love.
1. Create a colour palette
Colours can really change the way your living room looks. If you don’t want to spend large amounts of money on the new furniture, try to work with what you have. Pick three main colours for your living room. If the furniture you have doesn’t go well with those, you can always choose a duvet cover or a new palette for your living room.
Don’t forget to include your walls and details in this colour palette. That’s why it’s important not to overdo with colours. Simply pick three that suit your mood the best and repeat them throughout the room until you create the harmonious atmosphere you’re going for. In no time you’ll have the living room out of the magazine.
2. Use rugs
Adding rugs instead of carpets is a fantastic way of adding texture to your living room. Carpets are usually large and are difficult to clean, while the area rugs bring out your room’s best features. They connect all the components of your living room making it look fabulous and luxurious.
Make sure that the rug matches the chosen colour palette. They are very popular nowadays, so it will be fairly easy to find one that suits your needs. Choose the rug based on the look and the feeling under your feet. That’s how you’ll know you have chosen the best one. Depending on the size of your living room, you can add more than one rug. However, make sure that they don’t overcrowd the space making it look less luxurious but messier.
3. Custom living room furniture
There’s nothing that says luxury more than custom furniture. Imagine having a bookshelf that was made only for your home. You can fill it with your favourite books or arrange them according to the colour for additional aesthetical pleasures. What a fantastic concept. If you’re feeling creative, you can indulge in the DIY project and create the living room you’ve always dreamed of.
Believe it or not, spacious bookshelves that expand as the TV stands look magnificent in almost every home. Make sure that they cover most of the wall from the floor to the ceiling. That creates the “wow” effect you’re going for. Besides that, if you opt for this project, make sure that the material you use is high-quality and durable.
4. High-end piece is a must
Flipping through the pages of well-known magazines, you’ve probably noticed that every luxurious living room has one high-end piece that sticks out. It could be a large lounging couch, a fireplace or something else. However, that might cost you a lot of money.
To implement a high-end piece on the budget, consider using a large mirror or a chandelier. Only one piece is enough to make your room look luxurious but not kitsch. So, choose wisely. If you have a larger space, the chandelier is a good option. On the other hand, it would look ridiculous in a small living room. Instead of that, opt for a large, full-length mirror that visually expands your space. It will create an optical illusion of a larger and more expensive living room.
5. Accent with accessories
Whether you have expensive furniture in your living room or not doesn’t matter if you’re going to leave it without accessories. Accessories and décor are the most important parts of any living room. They make your living room feel like home and add personal touches every interior design needs.
So, don’t listen to those expensive interior design magazines that tell you which accessories to incorporate and add accessories that suit your needs the most. Cute vase, lovely potted plants or soft cushions are all wonderful options. Match them with the colour palette and you’ve created a wonderful atmosphere in your home. Don’t forget about the candles and blankets for a cosy weekend afternoon. It’s an upgrade anyone can afford.
6. Illuminate a living room with great lighting
Large windows with a lot of natural light are amazing. However, not everyone is lucky enough to live in a home with large windows. Will that stop you from having a luxurious living room? Absolutely not! Simply by implementing great artificial lighting, you’re one step closer to the living room of your dreams. What kind of lights do you need?
Pendant lights are one of the most luxurious-looking lights you can implement in your home. They go well with various colours and designs and simply light your entire room up with their unique shapes. Many people don’t know how high should the pendant lights be hung. However, that entirely depends on the shape and size of your living room. Smaller rooms look better with higher lights, while large rooms get the extraordinary vibe from lover hanging lights. After all, it’s all up to your preferences.
7. Get comfier armchairs
Some armchairs are comfortable, while the others look amazing with any design. However, not every armchair is both comfy and wonderfully designed to go well with luxurious living rooms. Considering that, many people choose the looks over the comfort. Aren’t you tired of backaches from uncomfortable sitting?
Instead of risking your health or sacrificing the look of your beautiful room, consider getting a lift chair that is extremely comfortable and has a unique luxurious design that your household will love. You can adjust it to find the perfect angles and position for your relaxing afternoon. One of the best things about lift chairs is that they provide additional comfort and support for your neck and back. Some of them even come with seat and back warmers perfect for the colder days of the year.
8. Don’t forget about the walls
Many people claim that white walls are overrated. However, luxurious living rooms usually only have white walls. Why is that? Because many people opt for original art to put up on the wall. So, what’s stopping you from doing the same?
If you’re not a fan of contemporary art, like many modern magazines show, you can compromise and hang photographs on the wall. They can be photos of your family; places you’ve visited or other jaw-dropping things you love for aesthetical purposes. Find ways to display photos in your home and create a mini gallery everyone will enjoy. Be creative and have fun.
As you can see, you can create a beautiful and luxurious looking living room without spending a fortune. Just update some of the existing furniture, décor and accessories to create the effect that will leave everyone in awe. Don’t forget to add personal details and finishing touches that will make your home feel warm and welcoming. Start improving your space and your luxurious and practical living room is just a couple of steps away.
Emma Williams is an Australian writer with a master‘s degree in business administration, who has a passion for anything lifestyle and design related. She spends most of her time redecorating and participating in house projects. As a great nature lover, her biggest pleasure is spending time in a small cottage by the river.