No one wants to live in a house that looks cheap and tacky. No one wants their friends or family to look at their home and laugh either. After all, a house is an investment as much as it is a place to eat, sleep, relax, and entertain guests. For your investment to amount to something worthwhile, you need to make it look luxurious. However, you don’t have to hire a professional designer or contractor to help you redecorate your home. There are many things that you can do that will make your house look luxurious without breaking the bank. Here are six ways you can accomplish this with ease.
Invest in the right hardware and accessories
Hardware and accessories can make all the difference when it comes to properly decorate a room. Spend some time picking out a contemporary display cabinet that will match your home décor and not clash with it. Ensure that you go for solid, durable materials such as brushed nickel, frosted white glass, or contemporary stainless steel so they last as long as possible without corroding or cracking. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars either, these cabinets aren’t too expensive these days so finding the right style for your home shouldn’t be difficult at all.
Invest in comfortable seating
Nothing says “luxurious” like comfortable seating. If you want your house to look more luxurious, then this means getting rid of all the cheap furniture and investing in comfortable seating that won’t leave everyone complaining about backaches after they leave! Good choices include contemporary leather couches that are guaranteed to last a long time provided that you keep them well-maintained and clean. Luxurious upholstery is another good choice because not only does it make your home look posh, it can also last for years to come if you care for it properly (and don’t spill food or wine on them).
Choose luxurious paints & wallpapers
Painting a room a different color is one way to add luxury, but it should be done right. If you have been renting your home for the last ten years and want to paint over walls that are already painted in another shade, think about investing in wallpapers instead so the change won’t be too drastic. Wallpaper also offers contemporary alternatives for those who don’t want to commit to their choices by painting entire rooms. It’s also important to remember that the wrong shade of paint can detract from the overall design. If your walls are not light enough, then choosing dark wallpaper or wall covering may make your room look drab instead of luxurious, so if you choose wallpaper be sure to do so wisely.
Boost your lighting fixtures
Luxury does not come without lighting fixtures added into the mix, and recessed lights are just one type of luxury lighting that can be easily installed by professional contractors or handy homeowners themselves. Installing dimmers is another way to change the atmosphere of a room from casual, relaxed dining to formal dinner parties so you can adjust your lighting as needed. Thrift stores are a good place to look for inexpensive lighting fixtures that can be transformed using spray paint or designer finishes; don’t worry about finding the latest luxury light because it’s never too late to invest in something beautiful. If you’re an avid DIY-er, then consider creating your lighting fixtures out of crystals and metal instead.
Use area rugs
When considering ways to make your house look more luxurious, many homeowners forget about the magic that can be created with area rugs. Area rugs are not only used in living rooms but in bedrooms too; consider moving furniture around to create a focal point and then find an area rug that will match your decorating style. Don’t try to fake luxury by layering cheap plastic-backed fleece rugs on top of each other; it may save you money, but it won’t make your home look like a five-star resort like the right area rug can. The thing to keep in mind is that an area rug should never look like it’s trying too hard and if you’re having trouble finding one that matches your decorating style then consider mix-and-matching until you get it right.
Enhance your window treatments
During the day, curtains and blinds can be drawn to block out light. If you’re looking for a way to add luxury without investing too much money, then consider customizing your window treatments so they have an eclectic or vintage look. Customization can include painting wooden blinds a dark shade of red, brown, green, or blue instead of the usual white so it doesn’t detract from the rest of your house’s design scheme. A little creativity with fabric and paint is all that’s required to get more glamour into your windows.
There isn’t much that can be done to make your house look more luxurious if you don’t have the money to hire a designer or contractor. However, with these six tips and tricks, it’s possible to create a home environment that looks elegant rather than cheap.