20 Expensive Designer Living Rooms that You Can Recreate in Your Own Home

Expensive Living Rooms

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Image: David Scott

We all want expensive designer rooms in our home. The problem is, most of us can’t afford to hire an interior designer let alone cover the cost of extravagant furnishings. I mean, who has $10,000 to spend on a vase? Fortunately, you don’t have to go broke to get the designer living room of your dreams. By looking at luxurious, expensive living rooms like these, you can get inspired. And once you become inspired, all you have to do is look for inexpensive furnishings and accessories that resemble the glorious furnishings featured in these photos. Yes, it’s possible! You can recreate these rooms for a fraction of the cost.

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Image: Locati Architects

Built-in cabinets, like the ones featured in this beautiful living room, can be expensive. However, you can recreate the look by adding some finishing touches, such as molding and trim, to ordinary bookshelves in an effort to make them look built-in.

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Image: Marc-Michaels Interior Design

If your living room doesn’t have ceiling beams, don’t hire an architect to get them. You can simply add faux beams by nailing a few pieces of reclaimed wood to your ceiling. Just be sure to anchor into the ceiling joists!

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Image: Marc-Michaels Interior Design

You can save a lot of money on fabric, depending on where you shop and how good you are at finding a bargain. Fabric used to create extravagant drapes and pillows can often be found at a fraction of the price if you know where to look.

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Image: Marc-Michaels Interior Design

Everyone wants a unique living room, but you don’t have to purchase a bunch of expensive, unique pieces. Take inspiration from this wonderfully designed room. Select a few key pieces and furnish the rest of the space with basic furnishings.

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Image: Marc-Michaels Interior Design

If you don’t have a view like this, create one with a tasteful mural. You can also create the same stunning effect with carefully selected paintings.

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Image: Locati Architects

This room is a perfect example of how you can mix and match completely different styles and pieces of furniture to create a lavish, stylish look.

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Image: Marc-Michaels Interior Design

Just look at those gorgeous accent chairs! To get the same look at a fraction of the price, purchase pieces at flea markets and garage sales and have them reupholstered.

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Image: Marc-Michaels Interior Design

This decadent ceiling can easily be created with wood trim that has been stained a beautiful shade of the richest walnut.

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Image: Sea Island Builders, LLC

You don’t have to skimp on art, but that doesn’t mean you have to pay gallery prices either. Look for pieces you love that are within your budget.

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Image: Eddie Martin

Select neutral furnishings and add style to your space with accessories. This will save you money since large designer pieces of furniture are often quite expensive.

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Image: The Corcoran Group

Don’t be afraid to use color! This Moroccan-inspired living room feels extravagant thanks to the daring color palette used.

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Image: Brian Witteman

Rich wood finishes make any room feel extravagant and luxurious. Select wooden pieces and pieces with rich color to create a sophisticated space.

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Image: Neal Prince Studio

Add greenery and flora to your stylish living room by purchasing discount vases and flowers at craft-supply stores. If you love fresh flowers, grow some cutting flowers in your flower beds.

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Image: Schill Architecture

If you have a little bit of money to splurge on one thing, be sure to spend it on something that makes a great impression like the chandelier showcased in this beautiful living room.

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Image: Joshua Rowland Interiors

Draped fabric adds drama, allure, and romance to any space. And it’s not that expensive! Add a little flair to your space with carefully selected fabrics and textiles.

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Image: Locati Architects

The exquisite sideboard in this luxurious living room really ties the space together. Although it is used as a wet bar in this space, this piece can be used for just about anything.

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Image: Neal Prince Studio

Natural light — lots of it — makes any space feel bright, airy, and luxurious. Be sure to design your room in such a way that allows lots of light to flood the space.

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Image: Christopher Derrick

Rugs and tapestries can be quite expensive. However, you can save money by purchasing these pieces secondhand from antique dealers and auction houses.

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Image: SemelSnow

If you want to create an elegant space, keep it simple. By selecting simple, monotone furnishing, the designer of this living room maintains a classic look.

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Accessories and accent pieces add a special touch to any living room. Be sure to choose pieces that you love.

You see, there are a ton of ways you can get the look you want for a fraction of the price. From shopping at thrift stores and discount outlets to redesigning some pieces you already have, you can create a luxurious living room without breaking the bank. All you need to do is to take that first step to get started.