While every homeowner would like their homes to look a little more expensive, not all have the budget to pimp out their homes and make it look exactly like their favourite Pinterest home ideas pins. Sounds familiar? Below are surefire ways to make your home look a little more classy and elegant without blowing your savings.
- Out with old and in with the new. If you’re tired of looking at your outdated hardware or light fixtures, consider getting new ones. Keep in mind that new ones don’t necessarily mean ‘new’ and expensive, even second hand or antique fixtures and hardware will look good if you style them right.
- Consider the classics. Look at the colour palette of some of the most elegant-looking rooms, what do you see? Neutrals and clean lines. To do this, select neutral shades for big-ticket items like upholstery, fixtures, and flooring, and then use accessories for some stylish pops of colour.
- Rethink your window treatments. According to an expert from Online Blinds Shop, if you can’t afford to update your actual windows, buy new window treatments, like roman blinds for instance, in luxurious materials to hide your windows, but still let some light and air in when you need it.
- Think of dimensions. Add some moulding or wall panelling to make a wall or two the focal point in a room.
- Coordinate finishes. This is a great way to update and make your kitchen or bathroom look more expensive by giving the space a more luxurious and polished feel.
- Spice up a tired-looking space with some contrasting colours. For instance, if you want to update the sofa, your dining table, chairs or kitchen island, use tonal contrasts to add a little interest. Hues such as espresso, taupe, and even black and white will look sophisticated, modern and classy.
See? Just because you don’t have that much cash to spare doesn’t mean you should limit your design choices. Keep these design guidelines in mind and no one will ever know how much you actually spent on making your home look elegant and worth more than it actually is.