How To Make Your Home Look Luxurious On A Budget
Luxurious home on a budget.
Everyone’s budget is different, but no matter how big or how small your budget may be, there will always be something for everyone, to enable them to make their home look luxurious on a budget. In order to achieve this, there are a few things to consider.
Keep your home clear and uncongested.
Keep your home clear
No matter how much money you've spent on your home, if there's clutter everywhere, it's going to feel gross. If you can commit to making your bed, picking things up off the floor and clearing your surfaces, you will start to feel better about your space, and feel way more inspired to make it beautiful.
Curtains add a layer of luxury to a space.
Hang some curtains
There's something about curtains that just drips luxury. It adds so much to a space, making it feel bigger, homier, and cozier. It just makes a random box of a room feel like a luxury room. Remember when you go to hang them, to make sure your rods are close to the ceiling not right by the window. Also, don't just throw them up on the windows, make sure you wash them, dry them, and iron them. It makes all the difference in the world.
Position TV set not just for viewing angle, but for style.
Hang your TV
There's nothing luxurious about a plastic TV stand, hang that baby. I know it can seem a little intimidating at first, but let me tell you it is so worth it. Now, most TVs come with a wall mount, but if yours doesn't, you can find one on Amazon, and it will change the game in your living room.
A couch is pretty much the definition of a living room.
Invest in a good couch
When you're furnishing your home and trying to keep your budget low, there's a huge temptation to go cheap when it comes to investing in a sofa because it's a large price item. If you're planning out your budget however, consider investing a large percentage of it into your sofa set. There are plenty other things that you can compromise and save money on, but when it comes to the one thing that you spend the majority of your time sitting on, Choose wisely.
Use crown moldings to add richness to a space.
Crown molding a space that lacks crown molding has a tendency to look average, especially those rooms that are boxy or have very little architectural detail for very little money crown molding provides richness to the space. When picking molding select a wider trim for more impact. And in this case, the wider the trim, the more expensive the room is going to look.
Throw pillows are a fabulous accessory.
Throw pillows are a fabulous accessory for your couch, chairs, and love seats. One pair is too skimpy, use two pairs and contrasting patterns, colors and textures. Also ignore using a bunch of 12 to 18 inch pillows. Opt instead. For larger 22 inch pillow covers, and then stuff them with a 24 inch down blend, insert the bigger pillows will have a much bigger impact.
Set up your bathrooms and kitchens with well finished hardware.
Upgrading hardware finishes in bathrooms and kitchens
Most contract homes come with standard generic hardware. Builders use these items in bulk because they're more cost effective, but it's not necessarily in the best interest of the homeowner who wants a more custom look. Hardware is not that expensive, you can find more unique options at a hardware store specialty shop or flea market.
Lighting sets the tone of a space.
Lighting is one of those areas that people just have a tendency to overlook. Lighting is also one of those builders’ standard accessories that typically lack character and style. Toss out those standard accessories and replaced them with a more custom look. You can find these items, by scouting secondhand stores, to keep your budget low.
Nothing says luxury, like fresh flowers and plants.
Nothing says luxury, like fresh flowers and plants
The beauty of flowers and plants, is that they really look wonderful everywhere. I know I know not everybody can have fresh flowers in their homes or maintain green plants. If you have fake flower arrangements and plants, make sure they are current. If you find plants are more than five years old, they need to be retired. It’s because after five years those plants are faded, dusty, and more importantly, the style of those plants are dated.
Follow these tips, and you can take your home from ordinary to extraordinary, and you will see that luxury is in the details.
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