You’ve seen those beautiful homes in magazines. You love just how luxurious they look and wish that your home could look just as beautiful. But every time you think about improving your house’s aesthetics, the high cost demands of the renovation put you off or holds you back.
I frequently want to change my home. Give my kitchen a refresh, get a new sink, paint a wall. Everything costs money and I just don’t have an unlimited cash flow. My lottery tickets have just not paid off yet lol.
So, does this mean that there’s nothing you can do to make your home look lavish on a budget? Absolutely not! Here are four ways you can elevate your space without breaking the bank.
Upgrade Your Furniture
There is no denying that buying new furniture is expensive. So if you cannot afford a new living room set, the next best thing you can do is to make a few improvements to your existing furniture.
For instance, reupholstering your current couches can go a long way in making them look new and bright. If you choose your colours right, you could even make them look more expensive than they are. Repainting the furniture’s wooden parts can add a beautiful glow to the pieces, thus creating the deluxe look you want.
But chairs are not the only pieces of furniture that you can upgrade on a budget. Changing the hardware on your cabinets or chest of drawers can also significantly impact the piece’s overall look. Invest in a few brass or copper knobs and handles, and watch your old furniture acquire a whole new look.
Reconsider the Architecture
Redesigning your home on a budget may seem like a tall order to fill, but it is not as difficult as you might imagine. In fact, changing just a few spots in the house with the help of the architects from Scenario Architecture can go a long way in helping you create your dream home.
A small detail that can instantly transform your house is adding crown moulding to your spaces. Ask your architect for help in choosing the spots where you can upgrade your current moulding to crown moulding, and watch just how beautiful those spots become.
We upgraded the powder room and added the moulding. What a striking difference. From Blah to bold.
Upgrade The Lighting
Your choice of lighting can either make your space look dull and ordinary or transform it into an enamoured and elevated area.
To create a gilded ambiance in your home, consider installing multiple sources of lighting in various rooms. Additionally, use your light fixtures as décor pieces. A beautiful chandelier in your living room creates an illuminating focal point, while lampshades add to the warmth of other areas.
Consider Installing a Mirror Wall
Mirrors are the interior designer’s best friend. Not only do they amplify the lighting in any room, but they also create an illusion of space. The more spacious your home looks, the more expensive it appears. Plus the perfect selfie spots.
The concept of a mirror wall entails having multiple mirrors on a wall to make the room more spacious. Ordinary mirrors in a beautiful black or white frame work particularly well as mirror walls. You could also get an antique mirror to be both a statement piece and form part of a mirror wall.
Making your home look expensive is not as costly as you might think. Making a few simple changes can go a long way in creating the look that you want. Follow the tips in this post, and your home will look and feel luxurious in no time.