While it would be wonderful to be able to change the look and feel of your home every season and keep up with the Pantone color of the year, the reality is not a lot of us have the funds, the time or inclination. Sometimes we all need a few tricks up our sleeve, ways to make our homes look stylish on a budget, right?
Even on a budget, you can create a home that looks straight out of a luxury magazine. Our decorating tips and interior design ideas will add an extra flair of style to your home.
Crown molding has a way of making a room look complete or finished; it brings the ceiling and the walls together, giving them an elegant appearance. Without this finishing touch, rooms tend to look cheap or unfinished. It’s all in the details.
Choose one of these two color options, bold and dramatic OR soft, understated hues. These hues allow you to add instant elegance to your home. It simply depends on your color personality in terms of which option you choose.
LIGHTING THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
There are a few tricks you can use to get the high-end look without the high-end price. Start by looking at flea markets and second-hand stores. You will get a unique piece at a budget-friendly price.
HARDWOOD FLOORING OVER CARPET
It is true that wall-to-wall carpeting in a home is warm and soft, but it does not equal the same elegance factor as solid hardwood floors. Hardwood provides a classic, elegant appearance and can be found at an affordable price.
You may want to have the furniture reupholstered to match your decor. The savings on the furniture still allows you room in the budget to get the items reupholstered, giving you a high-end designer look at a fraction of the cost.
A home without window treatments will look unfinished and cheap. Fortunately, window treatments are one of the most budget-friendly ways to add some elegance to your home, as well as much-needed privacy.
PILLOWS FOR COMFORT
Large, overstuffed pillows create a very plush, elegant appearance and don’t skimp on the pillow inserts; down-filled is the only way to go. The comfort aspect speaks for itself.
There are many affordable ways to accessorize your home while staying within your budget, especially if you think gold. Accessorize with gold picture frames, gold mirrors, or one of the new, modern gold-legged tables that are appearing in designer showrooms.
Surprisingly, one of the most affordable ways to make your home look elegant on a budget is actually free. All you need to do is clean and declutter your home.
Interior designers have shared a few secrets over the years that have given homeowners some insight on how they can make their home look elegant without breaking the bank. From adding pillows and a fresh coat of paint to window treatments and hardwood floors, these are simple solutions you need to know about.
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