Achieving elegance does not have to be expensive: here are 7 economical ideas to make your living room look and feel more luxurious

by Mark Bennett

January 02, 2024

Achieving elegance does not have to be expensive: here are 7 economical ideas to make your living room look and feel more luxurious
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You may want to renovate your home to give it a more luxurious and refined look, but you don't want to incur massive expenses. But sometimes, a few simple tips will be enough to add elegance and charm to the home without breaking the bank.

The living room might be where you want to focus your renovation efforts. And some simple, cheap interventions could be sufficient to achieve this in your living room. 

Check out the 7 economical ideas proposed below: there will certainly be some that will meet your needs...

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1. Order and organization

1. Order and organization

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When talking about the concept of luxury, the minimalist motto "less is more" is usually the watchword. Remove all unnecessary objects and lock them away from sight; hide electrical cable by using the conduits; invest in elegant storage solutions for all your other objects (such as shelving, baskets or decorated boxes).

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2. Focal point

2. Focal point

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Find the focal point for your living room: the fireplace, a piece of furniture, a wall with an impressive artwork on it are all examples of potential focal points. Set up the decor of the living room around this focal point, centralizing it. Thanks to this tip, the room will not only appear to be more luxurious, but will also have a more relaxing atmosphere.

3. Mirrors

3. Mirrors

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Placed on the walls or used as furnishing accessories, mirrors can make your rooms look larger and "bounce" the light to make the living room brighter. It is not necessary for the mirrors to be large or elaborated decorated: simple mirrors mounted behind the sofa or over the fireplace (and preferably facing a window), will be sufficient to make the atmosphere feel more luxurious.

4. Luminosity

4. Luminosity

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Use natural light as much as possible and, if you don't have large windows, use mirrors and artificial lighting to make your living room brighter. A bright room will seem more luxurious without any additional effort. Create a lighting focal point by, for example, adding a large lampshade to a light fitting.

5. Long curtains

5. Long curtains

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A common feature in all elegant and luxurious living rooms are high ceilings. To achieve a similar effect, hang your curtains up as high as possible - as close to the ceiling as possible - and allow them to touch the floor. This way, your living room will appear to have a higher ceiling and the room will feel more spacious.

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6. Large rugs

6. Large rugs

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Placing large rugs under your hallmark pieces of furniture, will make the room feel more spacious. Opt for rugs made of natural fibers like jute or sisal (which are also cheaper), and use them to draw attention to a focal point (like a work of art or a large ottoman).

7. Artwork

7. Artwork

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Artwork in the living rooms makes a great contribution to creating a feeling of luxury in your living room. You don't necessarily have to spend a fortune buying works of art - sometimes just a beautiful, inexpensive print (or replica) with an impressive framing will be enough to create this effect.

What strategies have you use to make your home feel (and look) more luxurious?

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