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7 Design Tricks to Take Your Space From Regular to Luxe

Whether your style leans more modern and clean or more vintage and shabby-chic, we’re all looking to add some luxe to our homes. But when you’re working on a budget, luxury doesn’t always feel like a possibility. 

Fortunately, there are few design tricks out there to give your space the illusion of luxury. And these simple tricks are the reason why we all totally can have nice things. 

1. Use tile that imitates hardwood flooring 

By now, we’ve all caught onto the hardwood trend. But how do we keep up when that trend starts moving into high-moisture spaces, like bathrooms? It may look beautiful, but it’s not the most ideal material for every room in the house. 

Fortunately, there’s still a way to get that high-end, hardwood look to add a luxe mood to any master or guest bath. Using imitation hardwood made from tile is a go-to option in these spaces. Plus, it not only saves you from some serious hardwood maintenance, it’s also easy on the budget—and definitely not so bad on the eyes. 

Source: Housely 

2. Find something unique and antique

We all know the old mirror trick, used to make a space look bigger. Kick it up a notch with a vintage classic that will act as the gorgeous and unique eye-pleaser in any room.

The key here is to shop around until you find that perfect fit. Search flea markets and antique stores, and don’t stop until you fall in love. And always remember—when you think antique, be sure your mind is also filled with thoughts of grander, gold beauties. 

Source: House & Home

3. Fill up a big space with oversized art 

Oftentimes, we associate the most high-end decor with walls blanketed with oversized, abstract, and modern art. And the truth is, that assumption isn’t too far off. The real myth here is that you have to spend your entire life savings on bringing this type of style into your own home. 

There are plenty of more affordable options when it comes to picking out oversized art for your walls. Or, if you’re up for the challenge, you can task yourself with a weekend DIY and start painting your own masterpiece. The best part about this? You choose the colors, the style, and the size of the canvas—without paying the lofty prices that would typically come with premade art. 

Source: Etsy

4. Design an accent wall

It may feel a little intimidating or too bold for your taste, but trust us—an accent wall is always worth the risk, especially when you get creative with it. We’re not just talking about a single wall with a splash of bright paint. We’re challenging you to get crafty with it. Keep it timeless with a marble, high-ceiling backsplash or spice it up with a fun, patterned wallpaper. You can even ditch the headboard and, instead, create a DIY wood wall

 

 

Source: House Beautiful 

5. Layer your rugs

Layering your rugs can, quite literally, add a layer of depth to any space, which automatically gives it that luxe feel. Plus, with so many different area rugs to choose from, why settle on just one? Just be sure to follow a few, simple best practices and you’ll be layering rugs like a pro. 

First, your two rugs should be different sizes, with one acting as your “pop” and the other as your accent piece. Second, when it comes to choosing patterns and textures, just work with the overall vibe of the space where you’re layering. If you’ve already incorporated an accent wall with bright and fun wallpaper, keep your rug choices more simple. But if the space feels more minimal or bare, that’s a great opportunity to get a little funky with it, or even design your own custom rug

And the final rule? Have fun with it! 

Source: Martha Stewart 

6.  Add some molding

Updating plain or boring walls with molding will give your space a more luxurious feel without breaking the bank. Using crown molding or a picture-frame style molding adds depth to a space and gives an updated and expensive look. 

Source: Family Handyman 

7. Let your tile raise the roof

It’s easy to explain why we all love the look of a clean and glossy tiled backsplash. But how can we kick it up a notch? Well, it’s simple—we, literally, kick it up. Instead of stopping with just the backsplash, run your tile all the way up to the ceiling. Not only will this give your kitchen a more sophisticated look, it will also add the illusion of height to your ceilings—a feature that every luxury home has to offer.

Source: House Beautiful

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