How To Add A Touch Of Luxe To Every Room March 20 2018, 0 Comments

It isn't easy having champagne taste on a beer budget but there are simple ways to get the luxury look without the hefty price tag. Just a few changes to a room can give the illusion of a much grander space. We have created a list of ways to add a touch of luxe to every room in the house varying from simple accessorising, small DIY updates and weekend projects.

Kitchen

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Replace kitchen handles - There are now a wide range of kitchen handles that come in different shapes and finishes at an affordable price point. Matt black, brass and leather are all luxe materials that will instantly give old cupboards and benchtops a kick.

Kitchen Designs

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Change Your Splashback - Using tiles or wallpaper you can make a big impact in a plain kitchen. Nothing says luxury like marble. If you can't afford real marble, there are laminex splashbacks or contact paper which gives you the same look for less. Hexagon tiles or subway tiles also give the kitchen an expensive feel.

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Change Cupboard Doors - Sometimes a simple coat of paint has the power to transform the look of a kitchen. In other instances, new cupboard doors might be needed. Painting old cupboard doors a plain white will give a kitchen an instant refresh. If you want to be more adventurous, dark navy blues, olive greens or blacks will take your luxe update to the next level. For a more traditional luxe look, you can replace plain cupboard doors with paneled or see through doors. 

 Kitchen Cabinets

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Living Room

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Accessorise - You can instantly update a boring couch by mixing and matching cushion of different textures, colours and sizes. Materials such as velvets and leathers are ideal and there are a variety of stores that now sell inexpensive replicas of more expensive items. A faux fur or tassled blanket will also give the same impact.

Living room

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Dining Room

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Swap Chairs - Rather than splurging for a complete new dining set just change your dining room chairs. Choose chairs with cushioning or arm rests for a truly luxe feel. Try and match the colour materials to your existing dining table and you won't be able to tell that they weren't a set.

Dining Chairs

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Light Up The Space - Add pendant lights or a chandelier over a dining table. Choose luxe materials like matt black, brass or glass and pair with dimmable light bulbs to create a moodier setting. Low hanging pendant lights create an intimate setting whilst a high hung chandelier gives the whole room a classic feel. See our vintage style Ashcroft Pendant Light or Bare Bulb Spider Chandelier for a more modern feel.

Chandelier

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Bathroom

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Soft Furnishings - If you've been holding on to the same dingy towels you bought on special several years ago, do yourself a favour and update them! As many bathrooms have hanging towels on display, you can easily create a luxe look by choosing towels with unique designs or different colours. You would be surprised at how much difference new towels make to the feel of a bathroom. These include bath mats and shower curtains as well.

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Tapware Update - Update old tapware with modern, minimalist designs in matt black, brass, copper and chrome. Pair these with matching accessories such as towel rails, tooth brush holders and candles.

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A Coat Of Paint - Whether that be wall paint, tile paint or vanity paint, you get the picture. Painting is an inexpensive way to create a luxe feel in a bathroom. If you have garish old tiles, white tile paint is an instant fix that will give you a neutral palette to begin decorating with. If you already have a plain bathroom, black grout paint will give you the designer look without the hassle. An old wooden vanity can be painted to breathe new life into a bathroom. 

 Bathroom floor

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Bedroom

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Change The Sheets - Investing in some good quality linen will instantly give your bedroom a luxe look. Take inspiration from the general colour scheme of your room and choose matching cushions or a throw to complete the look. A quilt one size bigger than your mattress will hang elegantly over the sides and give the illusion of a more luxurious bed. 

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Brand New Bedhead - What do boutique hotels, high end resorts and Pinterest worthy bedrooms have in common? A padded bedhead! Nothing says luxury like one of these babies. You can make your own or buy them readily made to sit behind an existing bed frame. Choose a velvet frame or one with detailing to add to the grandeur of the bed. These bedheads offer an upgraded sense of comfort which in itself is a luxury.

Bed head

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