Smart Design Tips for Homeowners On A Budget
It's a homeowner's dream to have the ability to change the look and feel of his home every season. But the fact of the matter is not everyone has enough funds, time, and patience to keep up with the Pantone color of the year, the seasonal shopping spree for new home items, and constant house rearrangements. Indeed, decorating a house can be a daunting task, not to mention an expensive one!
So, how can a homeowner on a budget decorate and transform their abode without spending thousands of cash (that they don't have)? By adopting low-budget decorating techniques, of course! Try these smart design tips to help you out:
Good Lighting Is Key
Good lighting is an inexpensive way to project elegance, and replacing your light fixtures should be at the top of your home design checklist. Find the perfect light fixture by going through seasonal sales and thrift shops and get big discounts and savings!
Classics Are Always In-Style
Elegance is usually associated with a neutral palette, so choose neutral colors for your fixtures, floors, and furniture. By doing so, you're creating a blank canvass to which you can add bold colors to complete your desired look.
A Fresh Coat Of Paint Does Wonders
There's no doubt that a fresh coat of paint can magically create an elegant space, but if you have the chance to choose which color to put, make sure to go something soft and understate or dramatic and bold. Going with either of these two options will add instant elegance affordably.
The Higher Ceiling The Better
Raise your ceiling-- and no, we don't mean it literally! Create an illusion of height by making sure to hang your curtains as high as possible as floor-to-ceilings open the room up, and this makes the room look more elegant.
Accessorizing Is The Name of The Game
Revamp without breaking the bank by accessorizing your home. Go for gold frames and mirrors, but make sure not to overdo it if you don't want to take it to an overwhelming level.
Less Is Still The Best
Less is more, as they always say, and this applies to creating an elegant look, too! Use beautiful but functional items for your home and chuck them out when it no longer serves their purpose.
Don't Forget Your Windows
Leaving your windows untreated is a bad idea, as it will make your house look unfinished and neglected. Complete the look affordably by getting some curtains with elegant materials like linen, cotton, and natural silk. We bet you your home will look and feel like a million dollars!
Antiques Add Character
Antiques are classics, and using them as decors can bring elegance to any room. Search for hidden treasures at thrift shops and antique stores, or rummage through online bidding platforms for the perfect pieces. Who knows what else you'll find while you're on the hunt!
Exteriors Are Also Important
Most homeowners focus more on their home's interior without realizing that the first thing a visitor or passerby sees is the home's exteriors. Keep your home's exterior neat and tidy and complement your house theme-- trim your grass, maintain your plants, and clean up your front yard regularly!
Your House, Your (Design) Rules!
Dear homeowners, always remember that it's your house and your rules. Your home is a reflection of you and your personality, and if there's an item that you adore which doesn't fit the style or color scheme, don't toss it out! A stylish home should never lose its owner's personal touch, no matter what the magazines say! So, ladies and gents, YOU DO YOU, and the rest will fall into place.