These 5 Affordable Items Will Make Any Home Feel Expensive
Whether it’s drooling over lavish homes seen on magazines or ogling at celebrity houses, one thing’s for certain - we all have a penchant for luxury. While most of us can only daydream about living ‘Crazy Rich Asian’ style, that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve the same look - on a budget! All you need are the right accents; here, we’ve rounded up our top must-haves from Robinsons to help you nail the look. Best part? You won't need a million bucks to get them all.
1. Standout Lighting
From $55 - $270
They say lighting can make or break the atmosphere of a space. But an unique lighting piece has the ability to turn an average home into a stunning (and upscale) abode. Ticking all the right boxes is Tala, an up-and-coming British lighting label that specialises in creating striking, sculptural lamps. And if that doesn’t win you over - perhaps the brand’s eco-conscious slant might. For every 200 units sold, Tala plants 10 trees as a gift back to the environment. Talk about doing good for your home - and the Earth.
2. Marble Accents
From $49 - $189
Buy 2 at less 16%
A material that’s synonymous with luxury, marble’s intricate veinings imbue any interior with an opulent air. Even so, decking your entire home in real marble can cost a pretty penny! With clean, minimalist lines, Comme Home’s Marble collection of serveware brings the same air of sophistication - on a smaller, wallet-friendly scale. That doesn’t mean it falls short in terms of quality - each unique piece is made from 100% Italian Carrara marble and individually hand-honed for an artisanal touch.
3. Plush Sheets
From $595 - $819
Up to 20% off
There’s a reason why 5 or 6 star hotels are often seen as the epitome of luxurious living. Besides impeccable service and lavishly designed suites, the answer also lies in their plush and comfy beds! That’s right, quality bedding plays a huge part in creating a sense of upscale comfort; which Australian label Sheridan nails with its premium bedlinen. Set in elegant, understated designs, each bedding set is expertly crafted by an in-house team of artists, master weavers and designers for a refined feel befitting of the best hotels.
4. Home Scenting
Anya Hindmarch Smells
From $110 - $330
It’s not just the look and feel of things. Smells are equally powerful in evoking certain moods in a space! It’s no wonder home scenting has been increasingly popular these days as a quick, sensory ‘hack’ to accentuate and elevate one’s interior. If you’re looking for something different and offbeat, Anya Hindmarch Smells' collection of candles might be just up your alley. Inspired by everyday scents (and featuring kooky names) that evoke the designer’s happy memories such as Washing Powder, Sun Lotion and Lipbalm, each handmade candle is finished with graphic artwork for a dose of lighthearted humour.
From $69 - $149
Alternatively, if warmth and cosiness is what you’d like to achieve, Skandinavisk’s Nordic-inspired scents will instill a sense of earthy homeliness. Inspired by the natural landscapes of the region, candle and reed diffuser scents range from the grassy ‘FJORD’ to fruity and flowery ‘LEMPI’.
5. Objets D’Art
They may not be the most practical, but decorative accents are important for injecting a sense of distinctiveness to your home - something that’s often seen in most high-end spaces. For instance, switch up bland sofa cushions with Spanish label WOUF’s collection of striking, botanical-print covers for a visual punch. Or, opt for House Doctor’s range of clean-cut home decor items made from natural materials like glass, shells and brushed metals for a rustic look.
From $17 - $347
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