9 Budget Design Ideas To Learn From Luxury Interior Instagram Accounts

Winter is the best time to rearrange or redecorate your own four walls – because after all you’ll probably spend a lot of time indoors over the next few months. Especially if the cold is making you feel low, there’s nothing like a change of scenery to make the everyday a bit more exciting. To give you some ideas of what you can easily change, we picked nine Instagram accounts that beautifully curate the most lust-worthy interior snaps and the things you can learn from them even if you can’t afford design furniture…

1. Use your books and magazines as a design element 

 

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As a decorative arrangement, to use as a bedside table or brighten up a bland corner of your room – stacks of books and magazines can make a pretty great design element, without having to spend any extra money.

2. Match your decor to an art piece

 

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If you have an eye-catching painting, poster or artwork up on your wall, make sure the surrounding decor matches its shapes, colours and composition.

3. Make white walls more exciting without having to paint them 

 

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Bored of just having plain white walls but worried about fully committing to one colour? Take cue from this snap featured on @cupro_ and paint a neat block of colour that matches your furniture around your door frames or windows.

4. Plants make everything look more high-end 

 

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A big green plant can make even the most simple of spaces look more considered. This is your ultimate trick if you rent a pre-furnished room.

5. Make use of every single corner 

 

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Take another close look at your space and make sure that no sill, shelf or corner is left blank. Even if you just place a wicker basket or vase on there it will instantly make a difference.

6. Pick dried flowers if you can’t keep plants alive 

 

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If you always forget to water your plants, dried flowers or branches might be the solution for you: they don’t only look amazing, they’ll also never wilt…

7. Create your perfect colour scheme 

 

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Colour coordination can work wonders. Make sure to keep all bigger pieces of furniture in the same neutral colour, all smaller ones a different slightly brighter one and then make a bold shade your go-to for any piece of decoration or flowers.

8. Double pops of colour can elevate any plain space

 

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A colourful vase, artwork or pillow here and there can instantly brighten up your room or furniture if they aren’t very exciting as they are. For maximum effect pick around three key colours that are used in at least two different places in your room, e.g. a pastel pink vase that matches a pink knitted throw on your bed.

9. Gold or marble make anything look more high-end 

 

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Even if you can’t afford actual marble and gold furniture, you can invest in more affordable pieces such as jewellery stands, coasters or vases to give your room a hint of luxe appeal.