For many people, it is not sufficient to just have a comfortable home. They watch home makeover shows and look at pictures of celebrity homes and wonder how they can measure up. more so when they want to host family and friends but feel their décor cannot possibly impress.
Thankfully, with a little wise and strategic spending, it is possible to introduce that touch of elegance and luxury that will make your home memorable to whoever gets to see it. Here are some great ideas on what you can affordably do to make it seem like you spent more than you did on your home.
This is the first and most important step. Many homes look a mess and stuffy simply because the owners tend to hoard a bit. Look over your rooms and identify items that you do not have use for anymore or that are seasonal. Once you get rid of the excess or put it in storage, you will then have a more blank canvas to work with.
Let There Be Light
Introducing more light into your home will help give the space a more luxurious and sophisticated feel. If you have large windows, consider more sheer and light-colored coverings. If there is not much penetration of natural light, consider ways to boost artificial lighting. Switch outdated light fixtures for more modern designs that are simpler and brighter.
Giving your living space a fresh coat of paint is a great way to refresh it. Choose light colors that will complement the biggest furniture pieces and give a sense of spaciousness. Consider painting one wall in a different color, especially if you have a large and interesting piece of art that would stand out more against it.
When you have similar-looking textiles throughout a room, it makes it look boring. Add some more variety and depth by varying the fabrics and colors used. From carpets to sofa throws, upholstery to curtains, there are many ways you can play with your décor to spice things up and make a room look more interesting and luxurious. Mix the plain with the patterned and try to use bright and light colors that are pleasing to the eye.
Add Some Greenery
Whether it is store-bought flowers or cuttings from your favorite tree, adding a touch of greenery to your interior space will not only brighten and refresh it but also make it seem more appealing. You can easily get a beautiful yet cheap vase at a local store or market and arrange some flowers or cuttings for display. Go online for inspiration and guidance on how to arrange this display and where possible create several that you can distribute around your living space.
This is another dated feature that can change to feel of a room. Look to your door handles, drawer pulls, and light fixtures. Switch out ornate heavy hardware for more simple and contemporary designs. Many of these do not require you to call a handyman, just know how to turn a screwdriver to make the upgrade.