With social media giving us instant access to an abundance of interior inspiration, it’s no surprise that many of us get a bit of design envy every now and again.
However, wishing for luxe, expensive-looking interiors doesn’t have to be a far-off dream! Our top tips will help make your house look more valuable without having to splash out on costly renovations or redesigns.
Embracing these ideas is sure to give your spaces that elegantly timeless look, boosting your home’s visual value even if you’re on a budget.
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You may choose to paint your walls in the latest on-trend colour and leave it at that, but by doing this, you miss a great opportunity to create a luxurious feature that elevates your space and makes it look more valuable.
Rich patterned and textured wallpapers can be a great addition to your home as they’ll add further depth and the illusion of more space to a room.
An eye-catching statement wall could also come in the form of faux or real brick, stone or wooden walls. A singular textured wall like this in an otherwise minimalist space will create a wonderfully striking, indulgent look.
If you don’t want to go down the wallpaper, brick or panelled wall route, you could also opt for a gallery wall. Gallery walls with carefully curated art are becoming increasingly popular - mix and match frame sizes, shapes and other decor pieces to create a stylishly modern look with plenty of rich texture.
Take the Inside Out
Making your house look more valuable doesn’t have to stop on the inside - in fact, paying a little more attention to your outside spaces is a great way to add that more deluxe feel.
There are plenty of new design opportunities to embrace when you turn to your garden and patio areas. Focusing on creating the perfect atmosphere with retro lights that cast a warm glow over your outdoor furnishings is a great place to start.
Industville’s Managing Director, Mara Rypacek, elaborates on this idea:
‘With more time being spent at home, we demand more from our spaces, both inside and out. The expectations for our outdoor living space now holds the same design opportunities as our home interiors, and having the correct lighting is vital to making the most of your outdoor space.
Not only should your lights be stylish, but they also need to be functional. The lighting plays a key part in ensuring the garden comes together, taking the design to the next level. For many of us, this means creating stylish, thoughtfully designed spaces that create the atmosphere of a chic outdoor kitchen, bar or garden terrace, for example.
Thanks to technological advances, IP65-rated outdoor lighting designs are available in a wide range of finishes, fittings, and styles, meaning there is an outdoor lighting option to suit any garden scheme.
After selecting the style or styles of light needed for a space, the next thing to consider carefully is their positioning. Think about the direction of each light to ensure you are not exposing something you’d rather not draw attention to or creating too much glare.
Exterior lighting will accentuate the architecture, colours and textures of your property for an outdoor living space to be proud of.’
Furthering this idea of connecting the outside with the inside, incorporating various natural elements into your home is another great way to elevate your interiors’ value and enhance the space.
Natural materials like glossy wooden floors, handcrafted metal lights and woven mats or baskets can bring a timeless touch to your interior design, ensuring your spaces remain outstanding for years to come.
Opting for more natural elements also helps you tap into ideas of sustainability. When you take the time and money to invest in quality products that are going to last, you can create interiors that reflect both your style and values.
When thinking about letting the natural world into your home, you should also consider how you can best utilise natural light to highlight and enhance the best features in your space. Use large statement mirrors to strategically bounce light around a room - this will make it feel brighter and more open.
Impactful Interior Accessories
When it comes to making a room look more valuable, you might be tempted to fill it up with all your favourite accessories and then some, but keeping to just a few key pieces will make more of an impact.
Be intentional with colours, materials and styles to ensure you create a truly cohesive space that gives your accessories room to shine. Stick to a minimalistic theme and don’t clutter your interiors. Instead, keep them clean and simple to give that professionally styled look.
However, this does not mean you have to be subdued with your design - don’t be afraid to choose a few bold accessories that stand out. This could include incorporating things like unique vases, antiques or eye-catching statement lights that bring an elegant charm to your space.
Earthy Colour Schemes
Sticking to classy earth tones is another steadfast way to make your home appear more valuable and luxurious.
Subtle hues of green, beige, grey and terracotta paired with muted whites and blacks make for a wonderful, timeless colour palette. Using this versatile and welcoming colour scheme in different rooms helps create a cohesive feel that flows throughout the house.
Opting for a combination of earthy, grounded shades will provide a brilliant blank canvas that you can decorate around time and time again, incorporating evolving trends without needing to change the basics.
Pairing earthy colours with natural materials also works particularly well, helping you tie together the themes of a sustainable style.
Whether you’re remodelling with the intention of reselling or just want to give your interiors a boost, these easy design hacks are sure to make your house look more valuable and luxurious!
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