There are various reasons why homeowners take on home renovation and decorating projects. But one thing is for sure, everybody wants to make their homes look nicer and more expensive, adding more value to the property and, of course, to make a great impression. Reports say that every year, the amount of money that homeowners spend on this type of project is increasing. But what about those who really don’t have that much budget? Does that mean that you have to stick to that look old of your home?
Worry not. We’ve got you covered! Here are clever ways to fake high-end looks without breaking the bank:
Keep Your Place Clean
Well obviously, a clean and organized home speaks for itself. That means that it is well-taken care of. And besides, I do believe that cleanliness is next to fanciness. With that said, you must keep your home clutter-free. And you know what’s good about cleaning? It is free! You don’t have to spend anything!
Find Cheap, Real Gems
Thrift stores. Second-hand stores. Dollar stores. Garage sales. These are the places that you should consider hitting if you want to save money while trying to transform your home. And believe me when I say, that those stores carry real gems at a very affordable price. You can find antique furniture and decorative items that would make your place look really attractive and expensive. Well, at times, these things may need a little bit of touching up, but that should not be a problem, right?
Accentuate Your Furniture
Spend your money wisely. We hear this all the time. And that goes for when you buy things for your home, too. When you purchase furniture like couches and sofas, it would be a great idea to invest in high-quality products. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to spend all your savings on a living room set. There are many stores out there that carry durable couches. Now the next step that you’d have to do is to accentuate them. Get some slipcovers and pricey-looking throw pillows. That would do the job!
Hang Modern Wall Art
When done right, inexpensive art can look curated, meaningful, and…..cost a million bucks when you only spend a few bucks on it. According to experienced designers, it is important to mix low and high artwork. You can also consider entering a new dimension, more like 3-D. That right there would make any space glamorous. And lastly, you need to get creative when it comes to scaling and positioning.
Wainscoting is, without a doubt, one of the most affordable ways to upgrade any room in your home, be it the living room, bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen. Sculpted wood walls are an extremely sophisticated feature that would make the interior of your home look elegant and extravagant. This is an exquisite home decor that you should consider.
Incorporate Interesting Lighting Pieces
Why settle for cheap-looking bulbs or light fixtures if you can find interesting and elegant-looking lighting pieces? Again, try to scour thrift shops and second-hand stores for expressive pieces. It could be something vintage, with extraordinary shape, or anything that could grab anyone’s attention.
There is no easier and cost-friendlier way to make any room glow with extravagance other than illuminating with a dramatic piece of lighting.
Choose Neutral Hues
Looking at the high-end homes featured on TV shows or magazines, you will notice that a lot of them are flooded with neutral colors. Why? Because neutral hues are classic and they can make any space look calm. So consider repainting your walls and ceilings using neutral colors. And if you want to introduce bold colors, do it with some accessories.
Use Subway Tiles
Subway tiles look trendy and “spendy”. But if you look at the price tag, you’d realize that they are actually budget-friendly, but very charming. You can run them on an entire wall or up onto the ceiling. Or, you can match them with a more decadent decorative tile. One thing that you should remember though is to install them correctly so they won’t look shoddy and cheap.
Fur has always been associated with being classy and stylish, so why not take advantage of that when it comes to decorating your home? As simple as buying fur throw pillow covers will do the trick. Well, I’m not talking about the real fur, but those that you can get from thrift stores.
Add Touches of Gold
When you see gold, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Wealth. Am I right? Adding a touch of gold to your home decor is another trick to making your place look high-end. It could be a gold-lined vase, picture frame, and many more. It’s an exciting DIY project that you can do.
Making your home look extravagant doesn’t literally mean that you have to splurge on items the way celebrities and millionaires do. Using the tips above, your home would look surprisingly expensive, while you are actually saving money. All you need is clever ideas and creativity.