How to luxe up your home on a budget

How to luxe up your home on a budget

FAUX EXPENSIVE CURTAINS

One important component in a well-designed room is custom curtains. You can easily have your own set by adding distinct touches to store-bought curtains: • Mount the curtains at ceiling level – this will make the room appear taller and more spacious as it extends the eye upwards. • Attach banding to the bottom of the curtain to add a burst of colour. • Include a trim or banding using decorative materials such as silk and damask to the inside edge of the curtain panel.

 

DRESS UP YOUR DOORS IN BLACK

Most people stay away from the colour black when it comes to home décor, however if applied accordingly, it can provide a sleek touch to your living area. One fine example is to paint the interior doors of your home black. The crisp pops of black will add sophistication and detail to your space.

 

AMP UP YOUR CROWN MOLDING

Another way to add an expensive feel to your space is by working on enhancing the crown molding. This is done by adding an additional trim underneath your existing crown molding to enlarge and enhance. Do not fret if you do not have an existing one – all you need to do is to paint a white band around the ceiling to fake the look of an existing molding.

 

DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS

Sometimes what work best is the small touches as it adds detail to an area – it could be a sleek stack of coffee table books, some fresh flowers or a few wellplaced embellishments. One key point to remember is to not go overboard; focus on minimalism, not clutter.

 

A PURPOSE PLAN

To avoid ending up with a jumble of furniture pieces and accessories that don’t look great together, is to plan ahead. Hash it out and make a mood board before tackling your redesigning endeavour. This will allow you to visually plan the look and feel that you would want your apartment to have. One great way to collect ideas and styles is to utilize Houzz or Pinterest.

 

STATEMENT PIECES

Not everyone has the means to acquire bespoke pieces – that is why IKEA is your new best friend. The home accessory giant has some killer pieces that really make a statement for a low price – be it a fancy-looking lamp or a quirky corner table. However, you should be careful not to spend all of your money in one place as this would create a flat, unexciting feel to the space. Instead, get creative by creating variety.

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