Owning and maintaining a high-end living space may seem like a daunting task. Firstly, creative ideas are scarce (we’ll come to that soon!). Secondly, the high-end look doesn’t come cheap.
While the first statement may be true to some extent, the second one is a false belief. Transforming a living area into an attractive and comfortable haven doesn’t have to be an expensive or time-intensive undertaking.
In this post, we have a few hacks that will help you make your home more visually interesting and appealing.
Add detail through Crown Molding
Nothing completes the look of a room like crown molding. This simple and cost-effective home décor element can bring the ceilings and the walls together, giving the area an elegant appearance.
For a glamorous appeal, try experimenting with a variety of crown molding, namely crown, high baseboard, ceiling beams, columns, ceiling medallions, and chair rails among others. These high-end décor elements aren’t expensive and can be customized as per your requirements.
Consider a Window Treatment
Unfinished windows can pull down the look of the house. Also, if your existing windows are blocking natural light, it can make the rooms look dull.
Fortunately, window treatments aren’t too costly. Undertake a window project to make the rooms appear large and add warmth to interior spaces. For instance, bay and bow windows are quite popular in modern homes because they look elegant and allow in more natural light and air in the room.
When it comes to drapery, stick to elegantly lined ones that use materials like silk, linen, or cotton. Avoid man-made fabrics as they look quite cheap. If you want to avoid draperies, opt for bamboo shades or wooden blinds to dress your windows while adding dimension and texture to the space.
If you desire to have better insulation and a chic appeal in your rooms, try layered window treatments. For instance, wood blinds paired with a pretty Roman shade or louvered shutters can boost the style quotient of any room.
Take Up a Resurfacing Project
Flooring is an important feature that influences the appeal of space while boosting its value. Make sure you invest in a long-wearing and functional flooring option that has a great aesthetic appeal. Wooden surfaces reign supreme in most rooms. For instance, wood is an ideal option for the living room and the bedrooms. However, hardwood flooring requires constant upkeep.
If you have a concrete surface, epoxy surfaces are a great option. They look attractive and can be customized to meet all types of flooring needs. Moreover, they are available in a wide variety of colors to complement the overall décor. Improve the durability of the concrete floor and the aesthetics of your space by undertaking an epoxy resurfacing project for your home.
Light It Up with Style
Most homes hold the standard lighting fixtures that do not illuminate spaces in a house adequately. Lighting has a strong impact on the mood of rooms. A carefully chosen lighting can improve the vibe and draw attention to the most attractive features of the rooms.
Employ dramatic lighting to make the interior space look luxurious. The best part is, you do not need to invest in expensive fixtures to add interest to your living space. Even second-hand fittings like chandeliers or pendant lights bought from a flea market or a refurbishment store can render a luxurious appeal to the home interiors.
A few pieces may require a fresh coat of paint or a little buffing. However, the rustic unfinished look is also in vogue. Make sure you invest in multiple light fixtures like table lamps, wall sconces, and floor lamps to achieve a high-end look without the high-end price.
Create a Plush Appearance
Comfort speaks for itself but sometimes you need oversized pillows and throw blankets to make the room shout luxury and elegance. Make your couch extra cozy by adding layers to it.
For instance, you would want to avoid the standard 12 to 18 inches throw pillows. Choose large overstuffed pillows (preferably more than 22 inches) to provide extra comfort to your guests and make the space look welcoming.
Invest in Landscaping
A home with a great curb appeal can never go out of style. So, it’s important to work on how your home will appear from the outside. To begin with, trim overgrown shrubs and get rid of weeds and dying flora. Hire a landscaping professional who will trim the trees, bushes, and shrubs, and plant new trees around the house to transform the space into a welcoming abode.
A simple project like refurbishing the front door can add instant visual interest to your home’s exteriors. Besides, don’t miss out on minor repairs like restoring the façade or the driveway that can give your home a cost-effective facelift.
Get Nature Indoors
Including a healthy dose of greens into your home décor will not just uplift the space but also reduce the toxins in the air, thus improving the indoor air quality. Further, indoor plants are known to energize the mind, lower blood pressure, and improve the quality of sleep. Hence, bringing nature inside can literally add life to your living space.
Orchids, succulent plants, and epiphytic bromeliads are great for indoor spaces. You can either opt for potted plants or convert an entire wall into a herb garden. Use small planters to beautify the space without too much expense or effort. A pop of green or other vivid colors can improve the mood of the space and make it more inviting for your visitors.
Transforming your home into a luxurious haven doesn’t necessarily mean going overboard your budget. The ideas shared in this post will help you renovate your home without burning a hole in your pocket.
About The Author: Gaurav is a passionate writer and contributor to several publications such as lifestyle, home improvement, business and technology. He loves sharing actionable articles with readers of diverse domains.
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