Wanting to achieve a high-end luxurious look without blowing your budget? We understand that decorating can be an expensive task, especially if you have your eye on designer brands and one off pieces. 

Believe it or not, your home can look expensive and luxurious without causing you to go into debt! The key is restraint. 

Instead of replacing all your old furniture and décor, start by replacing just one or two things. Just one splurge, can elevate your entire space providing a more luxurious look. It may be your only expensive piece in the entire room, but that one investment can do wonders for lifting your interior.


Here's our tips to elevate your home’s style without the massive price tag:

Update the dated light fixture 

Dining room made to look more luxurious with lighting

Source: www.keijserenco.nl

Just like a new stove top can make a big impact in the kitchen, hanging a beautifully designed light fixture over your dining take can lift your look instantly. It’s not just suspended lights that can make a difference; adding lamps to your living room will not only inject a sense of luxury, but also add to the mood.


Stick to classics

Alberto sofa range

If you’re splurging on an expensive piece of furniture, you want to know it’s going to be with you for the long haul. While it might be tempting to choose to upholster your sofa in a fabric that’s ‘so in right now’, you may regret it a few years down the track when it screams 2014! 

Instead, stick to classic styles and neutral fabrics that will work in a variety of interiors and styles. A sofa like Jasper or Alberto won’t be going out of vogue any time soon. This will make updating in the future really easy and less costly with soft furnishings, artwork, and accessories. 


Hang oversized art

Rather than clutter your walls with small artwork that’s badly framed, invest in a large piece of art. A painting, a photograph, or a textile can often look more expensive when it’s of a big scale and well framed. 

If you fancy yourself as a photographer or have travelled a lot, rather than hanging up a whole lot of photos, blow a couple of your photos up and have them framed by a professional.


Decorate with luxurious fabrics

Cushions in natural linens, soft leather or luxurious velvet can really lift a sofa or an occasional chair making your setting appear more expensive than it is. Likewise, the right curtains can make an interior look well-considered and more opulent. Even a quality throw can make a difference!


Lay down a large rug

Diva Rug at Urban Rhythm

A good rug is never a cheap item, but one that’s the right size can add another dimension to your room. Spend a little more and you’re also likely to be purchasing a better quality rug that will handle the pressures of constantly being walked over. 

If you need help choosing a rug, see our guide here.


Add a statement chair or two  

Luxe lounge room with a grey couch and a pair of white tub chairs
Source: thedesignco.ca

While you may not be able to afford to update your entire living room furniture, you may be able to put aside some funds for a statement chair or two. Occasional chairs can make a room more elegant and well-composed. A pair of two chairs together, adds a level of sophistication and also offers guests an another place to seat other than lined up on a sofa. 

Occasional chairs also create the perfect opportunity to splurge on some high-end fabrics or play with colours and prints as they tend not to dominate the space. 

We’ve got a great selection of occasional chairs that can be used alone or as a pair, that won’t break the budget! 


Achieving a luxurious look doesn’t mean you have to spend your life savings. Think outside the box a little, show a level of restraint by splurging on just a few pieces, and you’ll have a high-end interior in no time.



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