If you are looking to make your home feel more luxurious or sophisticated, you may expect to have to spend some serious money to turn your dreams into reality.
However, with the wide ranges of home appliances available from cash-back stores like B&M, Asda, The Range, and Dunelm, luckily you can’t be wrong.
There are plenty of bargains you can pick up, and all of them are guaranteed to give your home the feel of a tight budget.
Here, Any House property pro Bruna Bani and home interior design expert Joanne Gayer share their best buys that will instantly make your home look more luxurious…
Appeal to the senses
Candles are a great way to instantly make your home feel luxurious.
Bruna says, “Our sense of smell is very touching, and sometimes a beautiful scent can evoke a sense of calm and fun.
“Fortunately, there are plenty of budget-friendly candles that create a delightful scent, and B&M’s Homestead Candles, at just £2.50, are no exception.
“Available in white leather, cedar, coconut, smooth sandalwood, velvet, and vanilla scents, these candles are the perfect way to add a decorative feature in your home and unleash a luxurious scent.”
Never underestimate an elegant vase for your fresh flowers.
Bruna says: ‘To add a touch of elegance to your home, a Scandinavian Helena Vase from The Range costs just £12.99.
“It will instantly raise the view of flowers in the house.
“The vase was designed to be a focal feature, and a way to add a touch of luxury.
“It’ll also draw attention to your favorite succulent floral accent.”
Add beauty to your bathroom
The last thing you want is for the bathroom to look cluttered, as this will only make the look less, so it’s really important to choose a few items carefully.
Bruna says: “When it comes to our bathrooms, it can be hard trying to find the perfect way to display our items functionally but still have a sense of style.
Available in three different colours, this three-piece bathroom accessory set from Studio, £7.50, is the perfect way to add a little luxury to your bathroom.
“You can also display your essentials in a modern way that complements the room’s overall aesthetic.”
Adding some ambient lighting is definitely a winner.
Bruna says, “Bundling your home with main light can be intrusive at the best of times, so incorporating lamps is a great way to add a calming atmosphere to a room.
“The floor lamps are very elegant and add a sophisticated element to the room.
“The tripod floor lamps are available from B&M, £55, and come in copper, black, matte black, chrome and silver.”
Not only does a statement piece look great, it can also be a conversation starter.
Bruna says, “If you’re looking for a way to add a contemporary piece of furniture to your home, look no further.
The Kaili Beige tray from Kave Home is the perfect addition to any lounge area and is the perfect way to strike a stylish balance between your favorite beverages or snacks.
“At just £7.50, the piece is cheap and an aesthetically pleasing alternative to the regular tray.”
The devil is in the details
There is a lot to be said about the effect of soft furnishings, and the accessories you choose that add comfort and style, in both the bedroom and the living room.
Joan says: ‘Whether you’re a fan of dark or natural interiors, B&M’s Ebony Leaves Mono Quilt Set, at £18, works well.
“It’s reversible, so you can enjoy the plush monochromatic tropical pattern on one side or flip it to the neutral side and create a more relaxing spa-style vibe.”
In terms of decorating a bed or sofa, you can’t go wrong with a pillow or throw.
Joanne says: ‘The B&M Tassel and Intricate Cushions, £8, are perfect for adding comfort and texture to beds and sofas and creating a beautiful, relaxed boho vibe.
‘The Mandala Print Round Floor Cushion, £20, from Asda’s George Home Collection adds a sense of comfort to your lounge.
“With the elaborate embellishment and pom-pom trim, it adds a bit of decadence, too.”
Bruna adds: “Having a throw in your home is an essential part of creating a luxurious space.
“Ideally, you want something comfortable and elegant, which you can indulge in while watching TV.
“This white faux fur throw from Dunelm, £32.50, is not only a great decorative piece but the perfect way to make a luxurious and comfortable addition to your home.”