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Do you love browsing home-style guides? Do you enjoy researching the latest luxury home design trends?

If you dream of making your home look like it belongs in HGTV Magazine, Elle Decor, or Architectural Digest, you are not alone. Homeowners often pay thousands of dollars to hire an interior designer—and that is on top of the cost of the furniture.

What are your options if you love the luxury home look, but lack a luxury home budget? Using a little ingenuity, you can create an inspired look you love on a budget you can afford.

Decorating on a budget does not mean you have to sacrifice style. In this post, we will offer five expert tips for creating a beautiful home on a budget.

Young couple repainting a room with their child

Repaint the Walls

A gallon of paint will only set you back $30-$45, but it is one of the easiest ways to transform any room in your home. Colors that are soft and understated add simple elegance, while bolder, brighter hues create a dramatic effect.

Take inspiration from the colors of South Beach by starting with white and adding fun pops of color, perhaps red or aquamarine. If you do not love the idea of repainting the entire room, choose one wall to paint with an accent color. Benjamin Moore announced its 2021 color of the year, and it’s a soothing and relaxing way to start the new year.

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Jazz Up Your Pillows

Pillows not only provide comfort for you and your guests, but they are fundamental to luxury home interior design. If you have used the same dull throw pillows for years, now is the right time to switch things up.

Trade in your standard 12″ throw pillows for larger, more elegant versions. Look for a 22″ or 24″ pillow cover in a design or color that suits your style. Finish with a down-filled pillow insert to offer irresistible comfort to everyone who touches it.

Hang Window Treatments

Like a mannequin without clothes, your house may look incomplete without window treatments. Window treatments can be painless on the budget while adding beauty and privacy to the windows of your home.

Opt for elegant materials such as cotton, linen, or natural silk. If curtains do not fit your style, consider wooden blinds or woven bamboo shades.

Install Unique Hardware

Bulk hardware might be inexpensive, but it sometimes lacks the wow factor. Spend a few more dollars and look for something unique and custom to your taste.

Browse antique shops or flea markets in your area, or peruse a smaller hardware shop for your drawer knobs and pulls. Pewter, porcelain, bronze, and ceramic are excellent choices. Remember that it does not have to be expensive to be expensive-looking. Also, consider updating (or adding knobs) on just a few cabinets or drawers. This way you can spend a little more per piece but make a statement. Stores like Anthropologie offer stunning hardware, but when these items go on sale, you can easily pick a couple up and transform your space.

Add Sheen With Gold Accessories

Nothing speaks of luxury like glistening gold, so why not add some gilded accessories to your home?

Think gold mirrors, gold photo frames, or gold accent lighting. You can achieve the same effect with silver, brass, copper, or stainless steel if that suits your existing decor better than gold.

Whichever metal you choose, be careful not to overdo it. You want that sheen to complement your home design, not overwhelm it. If these items start to exceed your budget, grab a can of spray paint, and consider painting lamp bases, mirror frames, or other objects in your home. 

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Luxury Home Design (Without the Luxury Price Tag)

You do not have to spend a fortune to create a luxury look in your home. No matter how big or small your budget, the tips above can help you achieve the look you love.

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