Achieving the look of a high-end designer home can be difficult, especially if you can’t afford to spend a fortune on interior design! Having said that, there are a number of tricks and ploys you can use to achieve the high-end look you’ve been dreaming of, even on a small budget. Here, we’ll go over the simplest and cheapest ways to make your home look more elegant and prestigious…
Get the Color Right
We all know how much the color scheme of an interior can influence the way people feel in it, making it one of the toughest decisions you’ll have to make when you’re trying to refresh your home. When you’re going for an elegant style, it’s best to go with a scheme that’s either bold, verbose and dramatic, or soft, calm and understated.
Both of these can give an instant dose of elegance to your home, and the choice is down to your personal preference. Don’t be afraid of painting at least some areas black. This can be a remarkably easy and affordable way to make a space feel more expensive and exclusive.
Use Extravagant Focal Points
If you only make one big investment in your next bit of decorating, make sure it’s an interesting and eye-catching focal point. Most décor-savvy people know how important it is to have a focal point tying spaces like the living room together and drawing people’s gaze.
However, it’s easy to fall back on the same old canvases and framed photographs, or to leave the fireplace or TV to serve as the focal point. Think a little more outside the box, and you’ll add a potent dose of elegance to any given space. Look for some large, overbearing sculptures, or even interior waterfalls for sale. This kind of extravagant focal point can be a little pricey, but it’s a purchase that will keep on giving!
Spruce Up your Window Treatments
It’s a simple fact that rooms with shabby or even absent window treatments will look cheap and incomplete. Try sprucing up your window treatments to give a room the potent sense of elegance and prestige that it deserves.
While you’re browsing your options, be careful with the choice you settle on. Unlined and flimsy materials tend to look horribly cheap, even if you spend a small fortune on them! Fortunately, a lot of interior décor stores stock lined draperies that are exceedingly elegant, despite the affordable price tag.
Use Some Hardwood
While wall-to-wall carpets can make a room feel more comfortable and cozy, it doesn’t offer anywhere near the same elegance as shining hardwood floors. Again, this can be a pretty sizable investment, but it’s certainly not a frivolous one. Hardwood floors will last a long time, and provide great ROI when you come to sell your home. If you can’t afford real hardwood flooring, laminate can be a good alternative. Just make sure you’re shopping around, and choosing a high-quality laminate that will assure both a great look, and dependable, lasting quality.