If you have high tastes but you’re running on a low budget, you aren’t alone. Thankfully the current trends in interior design allow you to keep your bank account intact while still meeting your goals. By keeping styles simplistic, integrating vintage pieces into your décor, and keeping out the clutter, you can have a luxurious apartment home. The following tips will keep your wallet and your lifestyle large.
Use Multiple Textures
Giving each room a mainstay texture is commonplace, but that doesn’t mean you can’t mix things up with a well thought out combination of metals, wood, glass, leathers or ceramics. If you select pieces that complement one another, your materials will come together to make a luxurious, artistic décor style, and you won’t have to break the bank buying furniture sets that match perfectly.
Hang Oversized Art
Bring your design together with a focal point like an oversized art piece. This allows you to decorate a large portion of your room with one object, saving yourself time and money. You can reach out to local artists, scrounge for great work at flea markets, garage sales and thrift stores, or even create your own artwork if you have the talent.
Declutter your Design
By keeping things sleek and simple, you can create the appearance of luxury—this is especially true in smaller spaces where clutter can ruin any semblance of uniformity or design. Don’t use too many different colors in a small space to avoid overwhelming your guests, and make sure to put things away where they belong. Functional, stylish items like a coffee table with built-in storage provide an added bonus for modern apartments.
Decorate With Meaning
Anyone can put together a cookie-cutter room design that they scavenged from Pinterest, but to put the final touches on a luxury apartment, you should add a few items with a unique history to give your new apartment a personal feel. This could be a sculpture you got on a road trip, an upcycled coffee table you made with your significant other, or a chic storage trunk.