Does your home look a bit “tired”? When you don’t feel that your home is a pleasure to come home to, you should take a look at your decorating style.
A luxurious looking home is a joy to come home to and often more convenient to live in. But, how can you create a luxury home when you don’t have a luxury home budget?
There are a plethora of ways to decorate on a budget and achieve a luxury feel. It is easier than you think and often costs less than filling your home with clutter from chain stores. With just a few simple alterations, you can transform your home in a luxurious sanctuary.
Let The Sunshine In
Drawing the drapes is tempting after a long day at work. But, letting outside light in no matter what time of the day it is, can really brighten up your home. It goes without saying that daylight can brighten up your home, but so can evening or nighttime light.
Letting inside light reflect back into your home can give any home a much warmer feel and a more natural ambiance. Create the right ambiance and your home will soon take on a much more luxurious feel.
By the way, don’t assume chandeliers are a thing of the past. They are beautiful to look at and will instantly give your home a more luxurious touch. Sadly, they have gone out of fashion and often end up in the back of the second-hand shop. In fact, a chandelier is right for almost any room in the house. Go bargain hunting for your chandelier or chandeliers.
Clean Lines No Clutter
Clean lines without clutter is a great way to make your home flow. The concept of less is more is certainly true.
You don’t need to create a certain style. A transitional style is much more classical and you can add objects de Arte which have a real impact. Think about the most luxurious homes you have seen in magazines and you will soon realize that they are not full of clutter.
Furniture should also be kept to a minimum. Do you really need four armchairs – one for every family member?
Color Me Beautiful
Many of us are still in the habit of painting each room in the house a different color. Stop and ask yourself if this really looks nice.
Painting your home in neutral colors will make it look more spacious and lighter. Both will help to give your home a much more luxurious feel. Add simple but rich colors by investing in cushions, throws, and rugs that look a million dollars, but does most of the time, cost very little.
Mirror, Mirror, Mirror On the Wall
Once again, there is no need to turn to chain or traditional furniture stores. On your days off, turn yourself into a collector of second-hand furniture. Mirrors are a great way of creating space. Instead of putting y storage boxes on your hall table, add a nice looking plant, and hang a mirror above the table.
Reflections are great when it comes to adding interest to your decor. It does not have to be a plant. A crystal or glass bowl will look just as great. Just don’t add any multi-colored pine cones or stones. They will spoil the luxurious touch you are trying to create.
Mirrors also add light and can reflect a beautiful view. When it comes to updating the interior of your home, place a mirror on the largest wall to reflect as much light as possible. Mirrors look beautiful when placed above a mantel or furniture in the home to add light and decor.
Carpets and Rugs
Rugs are great, but carpets are a big no-no. If you are fortunate enough to have wood floors make sure you keep them clean and sparkling.
Carpets not only collect dirt very quickly. but they can also smell. Wood flooring has come down in price in recent years and does look great. If you are thinking about putting in new flooring, don’t forget about underfloor central heating. Not only is it a cheaper way of heating your home, but it will do away with those dust collecting radiators as well.
Whether you are staging your home to sell, or to upgrade it to enjoy it make sure you keep the following in mind. Keep it simple is the best advice when it comes to decorating your house on a budget. You don’t need to change everything all at once, but there is one thing that you should not overlook. That is better quality materials and you should always be on the lookout for deals.
Better quality materials such as granite countertops will last longer and look contemporary with almost any decorating style. Neat and clean kitchen and bathrooms are essential when you want to give your home a luxurious feel and make it easier to clean and maintain. There are certainly more upsides to a luxury home than just a look.
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About the Author
This real estate article “How to Make Your Home Luxurious on A Budget“ was written by Sharon Paxson at Newport Beach Real Estate. With experience since 2005, we look forward to the opportunity to meet you and work with you.
We work with clients within the coastal Orange County CA area including Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Tustin and more! If you are considering selling your home, we welcome the opportunity to work with you and list your home with a top Newport Beach CA Realtor.