As with anything in our daily life, most of us strive to make our home not only feel well furnished but also feel more luxurious and expensive. But what about right without having to take out a second mortgage?
To help you make your home look more expensive without breaking the bank, we asked the interior designers at Décor Aid for their essential tips so that you can upgrade your home in style for extra impact.
Start with the foundation of a room
Before you start thinking about upgrading furniture and placement for a more expensive look, start with the foundation of a room – its floor.
From polishing your existing floor to putting in new carpets, it is best to start from scratch when considering a room update as this will serve as a starting point for whatever you envision for the room.
Update your walls
While there’s nothing wrong with a classic white wall, a brightly colored accent wall, fresh paint, and vibrant wallcovering can make any room feel better judged, more expansive, and more expensive.
The key here is to try the unexpected to really make a unique statement. From a shocking hue to a humorous graphic wallpaper, go for a bolder touch to upgrade your space with confidence.
Add new fittings and architectural details
When you’re considering upgrading something as simple as a hallway or staircase, fresh molding can make a world of difference, and our renovation experts were quick to point out that the staircase featured here has done it with amazing success.
The addition of an easy-to-install matte cladding makes the staircase all the more luxurious, expensive and individual. Follow the example and think of small areas where you can achieve the same unforgettable effect. And for a really unique setting, painting moldings and trimmings in darker colors like a glossy black ensures that a room is instantly put together well and is more expensive without investing anything.
Look for heirloom pieces
Just because you want to make your home look more expensive doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune on it.
Instead, get resourceful and search local thrift stores, real estate sales, and online markets for well-made heirlooms that don’t break the bank as they just don’t make furniture as carefully anymore. And aside from making your home feel more expensive, they also give it a unique, one-of-a-kind feel.
Bring In Metallics
It probably goes without saying that high-gloss metallics are a surefire way to instantly make your home look more expensive. Additionally, metallics go well with any design style, from minimal to maximal, and help make rooms appear larger and brighter.
No matter how minimal the decor and spirit of your home may be, adding texture from room to room should be seen as an essential element for an elevated feel.
That said, small tins of texture are enough for an instant room upgrade over pillows, throws, and embellishments.
Invest in quality art
By creating different focal points that serve as conversation starters through art and sculptural elements, you instantly increase the luxury factor in your home while making it look well assessed and complete.
Throw away the DIY crafts and inspirational quotes for art pieces that are more adult and more substantial.
Make sure your curtains are touching the floor
When it comes to window treatments, the more expansive they are, the more luxurious they become in a room. To achieve the right look, make sure your curtains are on the floor for a sluggish, casual look that will make your ceilings look higher.
And if you’re working with blinds that you can’t afford to replace, or if they came with your rental, a simple and affordable curtain panel or two can make all the difference.
Overlay your lighting
Often enough, our interior designers find that lighting schemes are either completely neglected or completely overlooked when walking through a client’s home before starting a project.
Do not fall victim to a cold ceiling light in any room. Instead, add depth and a luxurious sense of comfort by using layered light from different sources in different areas and at different heights. Generally, if you take that extra step of rethinking what you already have and how you can improve it, you are well on your way to giving your home a touch of luxury with a twist.
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