If you’re looking for a home that oozes luxury, there are a few things you can do to make it look like you paid the big bucks. From adding crown molding in the living room to installing vertical blinds in your bedrooms, these design tips will help you get the high-end look for less.
Why upgrade your home?
People show a lot of interest in home decor. It is no wonder that home decorators and interior designers are able to earn very high salaries. They can make a difference between an ordinary and extraordinary look for your house. Indeed, interior design can make or break your home value as well as improve the quality of life within it.
Not only does it affect your mood but also the way you feel about yourself and others around you. You will be able to notice how much nicer people are towards each other when they live in a comfortable environment rather than one without any sense of style or personality at all. This can lead to better relationships with family members or friends who visit regularly because they don’t want to be embarrassed by their friend’s home decor choices (or lack thereof).
Get an online interior design consultation for home improvements
An online interior design consultation is a great way to get professional advice without having to make an in-person appointment. You can either use a service that provides you with one or more designer recommendations or simply take advantage of the free consultation offered by many sites.
If you have no idea where to start when it comes to designing your home’s interior, don’t worry—there are plenty of websites out there offering pre-packaged room designs and plans that can help inspire your ideas. Even if you’re not looking for anything specific, this kind of resource can give you a visual reference point when deciding on furniture placement and color schemes; plus, it will save tons of time compared with doing all the research yourself.
Turn the lights off and re-assess your pieces.
When you turn the lights off, your furniture will look different. You’ll be able to see if certain pieces are too large or small for the room. You’ll also be able to make sure that the color of your pieces matches each other and that they fit with the overall style of your home. Make sure there aren’t any glaring contrasts in color or size among all of your furniture items before you decide on anything final. Let natural light flow in and judge the room.
Choose higher quality materials for your dream home
Quality materials can have a significant impact on the look and feel of your home, but they don’t necessarily have to cost more. When choosing materials for your home, it’s important to consider how they’ll age over time so you can get the best value for your money.
You may be tempted by cheaper options like vinyl siding or composite wood floors that are good enough at first glance but will end up looking cheap and dated within just a few years. If you want something that looks modern with minimal upkeep, invest in high-quality materials like stone veneer or stained concrete flooring that won’t fade or wear down over time (and can even be polished).
On the other hand, if you’re looking for an aesthetic that harkens back to simpler times—whether it’s colonial style or traditional style—you’ll want to choose lower-quality materials with more character such as reclaimed woods from old barns or antique brick pavers which add personality without needing much upkeep like painting every few years would require.
Use the 70/30 rule to have a specific focal point in each room.
The 70/30 rule is a simple way to create a specific focal point in each room. This focal point should be the most important piece of furniture in your room, and it should be at least 70% of the total cost of all pieces in the room. The rest of the room should be supporting cast members to this main character, who will act as extras taking on smaller roles but still keeping everything together.
You can even use this principle for adding accessories or decorations around your focal point: make sure that you have at least 70% of these items around your most expensive piece, and keep them as secondary details rather than being more important than what’s sitting out front.
This formula works because it helps make a space look bigger such as in a master bedroom—you want people looking at something big enough to take up their whole field of vision from across an entryway or other entranceway into any given space; this allows everyone who enters through that doorframe (or overhang) will only have eyes for one thing—the item you’re using as your focal point—and not feel overwhelmed by how much stuff there is surrounding them once they enter into another part of whatever structure they’re exploring.
Add personality through unique decor, art, and furniture.
Let’s say you’re looking for a house that has personality. You’ve seen some of the high-end homes and wanted something similar for your home, but with a little less money involved. The good news is that it is possible to achieve an expensive look on a budget—and it doesn’t take much. Here are some ways to add personality to your home while staying within certain limits:
Add unique decor and art pieces.
Art can be expensive, but there are plenty of places online where you can buy affordable pieces that will still bring the same feel as their high-end counterparts. If you’re not particularly interested in buying art online, there are also many thrift stores where you may find something worth displaying in your home (and at a steal!).
Get creative with furniture placement.
Even if you don’t have an unlimited budget for furniture or have small spaces, consider getting creative with what little money you have by using different materials or even repurposing old items into new ones! For example, if one type of wood isn’t available anymore due to recycling laws then try using another type instead – such as bamboo which looks similar yet costs less than most varieties due to its sustainability factor (it grows very quickly).
There are many ways that homeowners can add their own personalities without breaking their budgets so let’s take them all into consideration before making any final decisions about what works best for each person individually.
Design rooms that flow into one another with sliding doors.
A common mistake many people make when decorating is to create a space where each room feels like it leans towards a different style. This can often happen when purchasing pieces of furniture for each room individually, and having no overall plan for how you want the rooms to look in relation to one another. To avoid this, it’s important to choose furniture pieces that are consistent with the overall feel of your home design motif—and then make sure those pieces work well together within their individual spaces.
For example, if you have an open floor plan and are using the same color palette throughout your home (as we recommended above), then you may want to purchase matching dining room chairs instead of buying ones that don’t match but look great next to each other in separate rooms (e.g., two different styles).
Create a great room or multipurpose open space.
You can create a great room or multipurpose open space by combining multiple rooms, such as dining and living areas. You can use this large space for entertaining and other purposes.
If you don’t have enough space for a separate kitchen and dining room, consider incorporating both into an open plan with your living area. This creates a beautiful space that is perfect for hosting dinner parties or casual get-togethers with friends and family members.
Ditch carpet for hardwood or tile floors and decorative area rugs
Carpet is a fire hazard, difficult to clean and maintain, expensive to replace, and uncomfortable to walk on. Also, it’s hard to get rid of!
If you have an open floor plan with no walls separating the kitchen from the living room, it is suggested to install a hardwood or tile floor instead. This will make your home look more luxurious without breaking the bank.
If your budget can allow it and if you have enough space in your house design (especially if you live in a smaller apartment), you should consider adding area rugs as well!
Bring life into your home by adding plants to every room.
Plants are a fantastic way to add life and personality to your home. They can be used as accents in rooms and around windows, while still serving a practical purpose. This is especially true when it comes to privacy. Plants can help you keep the sun at bay, or they could be used in conjunction with curtains or blinds to create an intimate atmosphere on those warm days.
If you want to get the look of a high-end home without spending a fortune, then use these tips to create your own design. They’re simple and easy to implement so that anyone can do them.
The key is to start with an online interior design consultation. This way you can make sure that everything works together in a cohesive way before making any changes or purchases. No matter if it’s a small house or a big one, you can give your home a high-end look without spending a lot of money with these home design ideas.