How to create a luxury feel to your living space on a budget

We all deserve a little luxury in our lives and especially in our homes, but that doesn’t have to come at a high price. There are some simple, quick and, most importantly, affordable ways to create a luxury feel to your living space on a budget. Here are some top tips for you to try.

Coordinating cushions


Some well-placed, coordinating scatter cushions can take your space from drab to fab, transforming a plain sofa or bed into a comfortable castle on which to rest your head. Velvet and linen are luxurious choices of fabric and will bring some subtle glamour to your living space. Opt for various sizes and layer them with the largest at the back for a refined and stylish look. Round bolster cushions are particularly good for sofas; check out these Arlo & Jacob scatter cushions that come in multiple sizes and any fabric of your choice.

Luxury finishes

Marble is a luxurious item but can cost a bomb. Using it sparingly will help you achieve the look at a fraction of the cost. This stunning marble and brass table from Zara home looks like it costs far more than it actually does. The design is also a contributing factor: the cut-out metalwork provides a luxe feel.

A statement lamp

Think about the experience you have at a boutique, luxury hotel and the way lighting can add drama and ambience to the space. Lamps offer more subtle lighting than bright ceiling lights and are ideal for promoting a relaxed environment. Downward facing lamps are also a good choice since they focus light back into the room. These matching brass table and floor lamps from House of Isabella are a steal but look far more expensive than they actually are.

Ambience

Much of our experience is made up from what we smell as much as what we see. Creating a divinely-smelling living space will help you feel relaxed and bring a little hotel-style luxury to your home. Invest in some gorgeous luxury scented candles and diffusers to fill your room with the scent of glamour and luxury; not only will it be a welcome treat for you when you walk in, but it will also be a treat for your guests too. The White Company has a wide range of delicious smelling candles and diffusers for your olfactory pleasure. We’re fans of the heady Pomegranate scent.

Update fixtures and fittings

Although functional, plastic light switches and plug sockets look cheap. Updating your fixtures and fittings for brass or chrome will instantly make the space seem more polished and refined. Buster & Punch have every type of fixing, plug socket, dimmer switch and door handle that you could possibly imagine, and all of them come in high-end finishes like chrome and brass.