Having a keen eye and expensive taste doesn’t help when you are in the midst of saving your money. Fortunately enough, there are a number of ways—even on a budget— that you can achieve the high-end look you’ve always dreamt of implementing in your home. There have been a few secrets that have manifested over the years as homeowners have taken different routes in the attempt to make their homes look elegant without breaking the bank. From throwing in pillows and a fresh coat of paint to window treatments and hardwood floors, there are simple solutions we think might be helpful for you to know about.
Elegance, sometimes, is all in the details. When it comes down to decorating your home to look luxurious and custom-made, playing with details can make a notable difference. In this case, crown molding is a key factor in interior and home detail. Crown molding obtains the ability to make a room look complete or finished with high-end and expensive material. It is capable of bringing the ceilings and walls together. With the simple touch of crown molding, rooms might tend to look cheap or unfinished. Crown molding is relatively inexpensive and is affordable on almost any budget.
Choosing specific paint colors can be one of the most difficult decisions when decorating a room, especially when the remaining decor is to be based on the color palette. Although, if home elegance is what you are after, there are certain colors you can implement to add instant glamour to your home.
Your two options to achieve elegance are bold and dramatic OR soft, understated hues. These two color schemes allow you to add elegance to your home and it also appeals to your preference of color personality. If you choose to play with paint, your home will automatically generate an expensive feeling without causing much damage to your wallet.
Placing pillows throughout your home serves two major purposes. For one, if they are chosen correctly, they can enhance the elegant feel and factor. Secondly, they provide your guests with a little extra comfort on your couches and seats, offering a cozy, layered feeling within your home’s rooms. It is best to avoid the standard twelve to eighteen inches for a throw pillow. Instead, it might be better to choose something larger, such as a twenty-two-inch pillow cover stuffed with twenty-four-inch inserts. Large, almost overstuffed pillows create a plush and elegant appearance. Don’t skimp on the pillow inserts; down-filled is the way to go.
It’s without a doubt that a home without window treatments and furnishings will look unfinished and cheap. Fortunately, window treatments are one of the most budget-friendly ways to add a touch of elegance to your home, as well as your rightfully-deserved privacy.
When selecting window treatments, you want to make the smartest choices possible. Choosing unlined flimsy materials can come off as terribly cheap, even if they are the least expensive option. It is recommended that you avoid see-through materials. This doesn’t mean you can’t buy off-the-rack curtains, it’s merely just to keep you from buying cheap, underperforming treatment. It is best to stick with elegant materials such as natural silk, linen, and cotton.
Home improvement stores are infamous for carrying hardware pieces in bulk, but the truth is, they tend to be of poorer quality and come off cheap-looking. For just a couple more dollars, although not to break the bank, you can purchase elegant, more expensive-looking pieces in a more furniture-specialized store. More intimate hardware stores, flea markets, and antique shops are the best places to look for high-quality material at reasonable prices.
Most home contractors and builders will choose standard, generic light fixtures, in which they are from anything unique. On the other hand, designer light fixtures can add more elegance to your home than the standard chandelier. There are a few tricks you can use to achieve the high-end look without the high-end price. You can start by looking at flea markets and second-hand stores, which offer hard-to-resist bargains for unique pieces. You can also try the trick of adding a drum shade around an old chandelier to achieve the custom look any homeowner would crave.
Santana Homes specializes in building custom homes for homeowners with all kinds of interior design tastes and interests. It is guaranteed that when you look into our floor plans and builds, you’ll be able to implement all your home decor and ideas to fit right in! Contact us today to learn more about our available residential properties and much more.