Lets’ face it, with interior trends constantly changing, it’s not always easy to keep up, let alone finding the money to do it. However it doesn’t have to be that hard to make it happen, especially if you want to create the luxe look that we are seeing everywhere. The secret is time.
We have the tips for you.
Less Is More
We have all heard of the Marie Kondo craze, decluttering and organising you space to give you joy. The first step to creating the luxe look is to do the Kondo. Be brutal and let go of anything that creates unnecessary clutter, or looks shabby and unloved. Minimise to maximise, which helps streamline your space, by opening it up.
Build your base to create a look that will stand the test of time. It sounds contradictory, but spending wisely on quality key pieces of furniture like a long lasting sofa or lounge, floor rug, dining table, and bedhead, will save you money in the long term. You don’t have to do it all at once, take your time and build up to it, to get the desired look, and enjoy the process.
Use a pared-back approach to decorating, by selecting carefully curated pieces that are interesting and unique. Modern sculptural forms, rich bold colours, a dose of velvet fabric, materials of substance like brass, marble or terrazzo, and large oversized artworks, rugs, and bedding, will add style and sophistication to any space no matter how big or small.
It can take time, but it doesn’t have to cost the earth to achieve. To start, it can be as simple as repainting a room, in either a light or dark colour, or adding wallpaper to a feature wall. Changing tapware, door handles, and light fittings. Keep an eye out for sales at your favourite furniture and homeware stores, and you’ll be surprised what you can find here at Crossroads Homemaker, as you can accessorise with less expensive pieces, which can be replaced each season.