When you're admiring someone's mirror selfie online, it's a given that most eyes will be gorging on what's happening in the background as well as the outfit in question, right? As someone who gorges a lot, I love this incidental aspect of Instagram—it satisfies my inherent nosiness and provides endless décor inspiration.
After peeking at the furniture and accessory choices in the homes of some of the world's most stylish women, I’ve come to note certain key themes that can really elevate a space. The good news is that you don't need an endless renovation budget to tap into the luxurious look. With a few accessories that call on opulent textures and materials, you, too, can channel that sophisticated vibe in one easy (and affordable) move.
1. Curated Cloches
This could even be a cake stand that rarely ever gets to see the light of day. Play around with candles, clusters of ornaments, seashells or anything that deserves its own little stage. And switch it up as the seasons change.
Graham and Green Faux Butterflies In Bell Jar (£85)
John Lewis & Partners Glass Bell Cloche (£15)
Astier de Villatte Cloche (£50)
J-Line Bell Jar With Saucer (£38)
Maison du Monde Glass Bell & Black Base Cloche (£44)
2. Sculptural Lighting
It doesn't matter if you can't afford the cult lighting fixtures of Pernille et al. (hers is from Louis Poulsen), as the high street has come to the rescue with conversation-starting pieces with gentle price tags.
La Redoute Rosella Table Lamp (£85)
H&M Plated Paper Table Lamp (£25)
H&M Curve Table Lamp (£100)
John Lewis & Partners Egg Touch Table Lamp (£63)
John Lewis & Partners Mushroom Table Lamp (£45)
3. Touches of Marble
We don't really need to explain the luxe appeal of marble, but we can point you in the direction of low-commitment buys that bring its natural, elevated feel into every one of your rooms.
Zara Marble Centrepiece (£70)
John Lewis & Partners Set of Coasters (£30)
H&M Soap Dispenser (£25)
John Lewis & Partners Marble Table Lamp (£38)
La Redoute White Marble Shakers (£32)
Rattan is enjoying a moment in the trend spotlight, but it's sure to provide an enduring and tactile point of difference to everything else you already own—trust me.
H&M Rattan Basket (£35)
H&M Low Lounge Chair (£200)
La Redoute Noya Vintage Desk With Rattan Panels (£359)
La Redoute Cedak Rattan Cane Headboard (£203)
La Redoute Dolkie 3-Tier Abstract Lightshade (£56)
5. Pops of Velvet
Velvet just screams decadence, but it doesn't have to equal wintry. Try pops of colour through small additions, and prepare to get hooked.
H&M Velvet Lamp Shade (£20)
John Lewis & Partners Cotton Velvet Cushion in Gold (£25)
John Lewis & Partners Velvet Pouffe (£65)
H&M Velvet Curtains (£70)
Marks and Spencer Oversized Velvet Shade (£24)
Next up, see our guide to homeware buys for small spaces.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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