I'm a luxury interior designer – my top 3 tips to stop your home looking cheap as s**t…it’s all in the rugs & lighting | The Sun

IF you want to instantly elevate your home but are worried because you’re renting, fear not, we’ve got just what you need.

A luxury interior designer has shared his top tips and tricks to add style to any space with barely any faff involved. 

Bilal Rehman, a luxury interior designer with an impressive 285.5k followers and 2.3million likes on TikTok, recently took to the video sharing platform to reveal his hacks to make a home look more expensive than it is.

Bilal recently shared his clip with the caption ‘renter friendly interior design tips from your favourite luxury interior designer!’ as he shared the top three tips he swears by to avoid your home looking as he describes “tacky as s**t.” 

He said: “Let’s talk renter-friendly ways that you can elevate your space, that are not tacky as s**t, with your favourite Luxury Interior Designer.

“Let’s talk rugs – a big misconception is that the smaller the space, the smaller the rug.

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“In fact, you need to do the opposite – go big with your rugs, cover up those ugly f***ing floors that your apartment complex has with something really beautiful, that you can pick up and take with you when you decide to upgrade.

“Let’s talk lighting – my number one rule when it comes to lighting is no overhead lighting.

“I always tell my clients, that if you use the overhead lighting, everybody in your space is going to look like a zombie, nobody is gonna feel attractive or exy, they’re gonna look exhausted and nobody wants to be there.

“Instead, opt for different methods of lighting – table lamps, floor lamps, wall sconces.

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“There’s actually a whole method to it called layers of lighting.

“My next tip for upgrading your space in a rental friendly way is paint.

“Although some people shy away from it because you may end up losing your deposit, the reality of it is, greedy apartment complexes are always going to end up keeping some sort of your security deposit, if not all, so you might as well take the leap and spend the $30/$40/$50 to get some paint and make your space your own for the duration of your rental.

“I would highly recommend taking that extra splurge and painting a few walls to make them your own.” 

Bilal’s video has clearly impressed many, as it has quickly racked up a whopping 269.3k views.

It has 36.1k likes, 431 comments and 655 shares.

Many social media users appreciated Bilal’s tips and were eager to reflect this in the comments. 

One person said: “OMG! I tell everyone, no overhead lighting please!” 

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Another added: “Great vid!”

A third commented: “Yasss!!! Thank you for your input. Paint that rental!!!!!!”

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