Do you ever find yourself wondering how to make your space look more modern and luxurious? But at the same time, you want it to be as cheap as possible?
Whether you’re designing your own home, apartment, or HDB, it can be challenging to come up with a modern and luxurious interior design that fits within a limited budget. That’s why I’m here to show you ways to create a modern and luxurious interior without breaking the bank.
Modern design is about creating a home that is more about the feeling you get in the room than the material you use. Luxury is not defined by the color of the paint or the type of carpet, but by the feeling you get in the room. A luxury home is comfortable, beautiful, timeless, and elegant.
Many people think that luxury means expensive and therefore there are so many people who are not very good at creating a luxury interior design that is also affordable. They end up spending more money than they need to. However, such a fortunate that an affordable modern and luxurious design is possible!
In this article, I’m going to give you a few simple ways to create an affordable modern, and luxurious interior. By using these tips, you’ll be able to take the stress out of spending money on decorating your home.
So if you want to start creating your own modern and luxurious interior design, then read on…
Play With Colours
Since you are working with a combination of two styles, you have to know the colours associated with the two styles. Colours to create a modern and luxury vibe are neutral colours (black, beige, brown, grey, white) combined with metallic colours (platinum, rose gold, steel) and luxurious colours (purple, red, teal). You can also add the touch of jewels tones like emerald and topaz colours.
A simple way to aim the modern luxury look for your living space is by combining neutral colours and luxurious colours with ratios. Any ratios will work but we recommend a ratio of 3:2 with 3 neutral colours as the base colour palette, and 2 for the luxurious colors of your choice as the accent colour.
Fabrics and Textures
When choosing a luxury fabric, the key is to select a material that is well-suited for the project and not too flimsy. There are many different types of luxury fabrics, including silks, linens, leathers, and dyed fibers.
To achieve a low-budget luxurious and elegant look to your home is by adding classic prints to your accent pieces like carpets, curtains, armchairs, sofas, and pillows. The patterns can be various, they can be arabesque, Greek meander, houndstooth, or any subtle geometry of your choices.
Don’t forget to keep in mind not to use heavy patterns and designs since the modern luxury style emphasizes on an uncluttered space.
Furnishings and Decorations
When choosing your furniture, you don’t have to buy expensive furniture pieces. You still can find affordable furniture which is simple and functional that fits your interior. Find a 3 seaters sofa, coffee tables with glass countertops, and armchairs in the secondhand stores or estate sales and choose items that match your decor with good quality and reasonable prices to save more dollars!
After finishing with the furnishing, it’s time to decorate your place with a few accessories to make it uniquely yours. Don’t forget the modern luxury style you apply. You can add minimalist and budget-friendly decorative items such as modern flowers vases, aesthetic display books, gold mirrors, or painting artwork with gold frames.
Grand Lighting Fixtures
Modern luxury interiors mostly use grand lighting fixtures such as chandeliers, drop pendants, or cove lighting on their ceilings to create a dramatic feel. However, if you want another lighting, you can opt for warm-white LED and incandescent lights to create a soft atmosphere. Or you can pick multiple hanging lights forming a spiral or a tall and sleek floor lamp that droops to the center of the area. The key is you have to identify the main lighting sources of your home and start from there. After that, you can choose the most suitable lighting fixtures for your house.
It’s such a surprise that to make your home look modern and luxurious doesn’t have to cost a single penny, or in another word, free! All you have to do is clean up and declutter your space because a clean and tidy place certainly feels and looks better than a messy one. Avoid the clutter in your living space by doing regular cleaning. Clean your windows to allow natural light to brighten the rooms. Do the same thing to your furniture (carpets, rugs, tables, sofas, pillows) to keep them from being damaged and shabby-looking. Organize the stuff in your home by placing them in the right places. If there are some pieces you don’t know why you have them, give them to your neighbours or just simply throw them away.
Luxury doesn’t have to be expensive. You can achieve a modern and luxurious home without breaking the bank. By picking the right colour scheme, smartly choosing high-quality furnishings, and shopping wisely, you’ll find it’s easy to get an elegant-looking home even if you have a small budget. Do you want to build a home or renovate your existing place and need ideas? Just simply tell 9 Creation your requirements and we will match you with tons of ideas based on your budget and taste!