It is effortless to find yourself in a faceless interior, having a small amount of money to equip an apartment. American designer Ariel Farmer gives five tips on making your environment look expensive and chic on a budget.
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1. Invest in basic furniture items
For a room to look presentable, it is unnecessary to choose absolutely all the details from the premium segment. But you shouldn’t save on the most important ones. For example, you can buy a high-quality and expensive sofa in the living room and a dining table in the kitchen or dining room.
At the same time, Farmer advises not to purchase too trendy furniture. It should be a long term investment and not go out of style in the next season.
The things you invest in should be timeless, able to grow with you.
2. Choose quality decor
Investments do not have to be made in furniture, especially if you already have it, whether it is an antique or inexpensive item you don’t want to part with. In this case, you should look at small, high-quality interior details. Even a good pillow or bedspread can take the overall look of a room to the next level.
3. Don’t be afraid of color
Wall color can add drama or chic to space. The main thing is to combine shades skillfully.
Life is too short to live in a white box (unless of course it’s a special design move).
Of course, it is also important to choose a good paint and do the job correctly.
4. Layer textures
In-home decoration, different textures can be layered in the same way as in clothes. For example, in the photo above, faux fur is combined with textile sofa upholstery. Farmer advises not to be afraid of such bold decisions; they add luxury to space and indicate the owner’s taste.
5. Mix styles
It is effortless to make a room faceless and insipid by giving in to monotony. This applies to color, texture, and pattern in the interior. Farmer says the interior will look good and expensive if these elements are different from each other.
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The most luxurious interiors often combine different furniture, textiles and finishes.
Among other things, to make your home luxurious, you also need to have a taste. Otherwise, even the most expensive things will not be saved. If you doubt your design skills, then perhaps the best solution is to hire a professional who can bring these tips to life.
Adapted and translated by Wiki Avenue Staff
Sources: Life hacker