Having an upscale home can be difficult especially if you have a rather tight decorating budget. Fortunately, there are ways – even for a small budget – to get the look of the high-end you dream of.
Interior designers have shared some secrets over the years that have provided insight for homeowners on the different ways to achieve stylish aesthetics without spending a fortune. From the addition of pillows, a new coat of paint to the treatment of windows and hardwood floors, you must know all these tips.
- The paintings
The color of the painting is perhaps one of the most challenging decisions to make when decorating a room. However, if elegance is what you are looking for, there are certain colors that add glam to your home instantly.
The practical technique is to use a palette with neutral and sober colors. These shades allow you to add elegance to your home quickly. The chosen color will then depend only on your personality.
Also, painting the interior of the doors in black is another good idea. This automatically creates a feeling of luxury, without causing much damage to your wallet.
- The importance of detail
Everything’s in the details. When it is about decorating your home and aspiring to the upscale, details are the key. In this case, the feature st moldings.
Here, the moldings of the kitchen provide the necessary depth to connect the ceiling and the walls elegantly. Without this final touch, the pieces give an impression of unfinished or poor quality material. Fortunately, furniture moldings are an inexpensive operation (especially plastic, versions to paint), which makes them affordable for almost any budget.
For the ultimate glamor, try adding all types of molding to your home, be it crown, high plinth, beams, columns, ceiling medallions, etc.
- The importance of pillows
The pillows can serve two purposes in your house. First, if they are appropriately chosen, they can be a factor of elegance. Secondly, they provide your guests’ extra comfort on the sofa and offer you luxurious comfort in your bed.
Regarding the size of said pillows, you should favor the pillows of medium size but in large quantities, to the detriment of pillows of small and enormous sizes.
- The windows
A house with unmaintained windows will appear as unfinished. Fortunately, the windows treatment is inexpensive and can add a little elegance to your home, as well as improve the insulation of your home.
When selecting materials for the treatment of windows, made smart choices. For example, the selection of brittle unlined materials will be inefficient, even if they are the least expensive option. It is recommended to avoid using these materials.
A large number of chain stores offer a choice of very elegant draperies despite a price often doubled. Window treatments effectively stick with luxurious materials such as natural silk, linen, and cotton.
If the draperies are not for you, then try woven bamboo shades or wooden blinds.
- The finishing of the material
It is certain that you can walk into a home improvement store and be confronted with an entire wall of drawer pulls. However, this is the exact moment when you should go out of the store.
These pieces of bulk material are inexpensive, but they are also of poor quality. By spending a few extra dollars, you can get elegant pieces. Small hardware stores, flea markets, and antique shops are the best places to do your research.
You can give your furniture an exquisite finish and bring more elegance to your home without breaking the bank.