Eloise is there an amazing guest writer on TwinCitiesView today you ask?!… Yes, welcome back the famous Tracey Clayton. She has an amazing article that will get your home looking beautiful just in time for the holidays, Thanks Tracey! Now Enjoy readers!
Budget-Friendly Ideas to Make Your Home Look Like a Million Bucks
Decorating a home can sometimes be quite complicated, but there’s no need to spend a fortune in order to make your home look rich and stylish. With a few simple tips and tricks, I’ve managed to spice up my interior in a way that has brought me lots of compliments from friends and visitors, and here’s how you can do the same.
Add an element of surprise
If you’re looking for that “wow” factor, a good idea would be to create a focal point in the room with a unique, eye-catching art piece. You can place a huge painting above your sofa or if you have an artistic friend, you can ask them to paint a couple of big canvases in one style, which you can then put together for one giant art piece that will definitely draw a lot of attention.
You can also paint just one wall in a different colour or cover it with an interesting fabric. The same can be done with wallpapers if you prefer them but in any case, by redoing just one wall, you will both save money and achieve that element of luxury and surprise you’re going for.
Become a master of illusion
If you want to make a room appear more spacious and add a touch of elegance to the design, choose a neutral colour palette ‒ but don’t stop there. With a neutral shade, it’s important to have pops of colour here and there, and that’s where accessories come into play. Large pillows can really boost that “elegance” factor and provide you with some extra comfort. Or, you can add a couple of colourful pots; on my last vacation trip, I found these amazing pots in Sydney, and they’ve really brought life into my living room.
Also, you’ve probably heard of the effect that mirrors can have on a space, so if you want to make your small room appear larger, hang a couple of mirrors. You can even paint the frames gold to make them appear more luxurious; the gold colour alone can create a rich appearance, as long as you don’t overuse it.
Let there be light
Lighting is extremely important when it comes to home interior. You want to let in as much natural light as possible, which will make your home appear brighter and larger ‒ especially if you follow the above-mentioned advice and introduce some mirrors. However, it’s not just about how much light you create, but also about the appearance of your lighting fittings. You have to agree that a beautifully painted lampshade would certainly draw more attention than a plain white one. You can also do what I did and add a drum shade around your chandelier to get that stylish look that’s quite popular nowadays.
The frame of the view
I already mentioned the importance of letting in enough natural light, but pulling the curtains back is not all you can do in that regard ‒ spice up your windows as well. Consider some unique but not too colourful window treatments, or boost the look of your windows with some interesting metal framing. When it comes to treatments, stick with elegant materials such as cotton, linen and natural silk. However, if you’re not into draperies, you can opt for wooden blinds or woven bamboo shades. Another interesting idea is to use brass hardware or string pearls as curtain tiebacks ‒ it’s a small detail that can do wonders for the aesthetics of the entire room.
Keep the mess away
None of the above will matter if it can’t even be seen from all the clutter, so make sure to keep your living space clean at all times. It’s pretty much the cheapest thing you can do, and it’s extremely important for the overall appearance of your home because it will allow the other elements to truly stand out.
As you can see, you don’t have to break the bank in order to make your home look like a million bucks. All you need is a little imagination, creativity, and effort. I hope these tips have inspired you and helped you transform your home into a luxurious heaven you’ve always wanted it to be.
About the author:
Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She feels she knows a thing or two about raising happy,
healthy and confident kids, and offers helpful advice in hers parenting articles. Her motto is: “Live the life
you love, love the life you live.”
Thank you Tracey for your tips and tricks, we (the TCV Community) can’t wait to see what you have next time!
Take care readers!