Do you watch HGTV and browse through home magazines all day long? Are your Pinterest boards filled with kitchen design ideas and home décor inspirations? Do you sit at your desk and daydream about your current home and how it would look if you could afford to make changes? Are you building a new house while sticking to a budget?
It really is possible to achieve a high-end look without spending a fortune. You just need to know how! Here are some budget-friendly tips to creating the upscale (and affordable) home of your dreams.
First, pace yourself.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was your house. Therefore, decorating a home should take time as well. You may want everything to be perfect right away, but that just isn’t realistic. A home should be filled with thoughtful, personal items. It should not be slapped together.
Take the time to browse antique and resale shops for unique, upscale, and vintage furniture. These timeworn pieces are often better quality and a better bargain than buying new. Don’t be afraid of getting your hands dirty. Sometimes all you needs is a little paint or light refinishing to make something shine again. Then update your piece with new hardware, and be set to impress!
Think like a professional designer.
You may have noticed there are some key elements to high-end homes after all those hours spent pinning and watching home shows. Walls are usually awash in neutrals with crisp white trim and molding. Neutral colors have a calming appeal and serve as the perfect blank canvas for the surrounding decor. Large upholstered pieces are also neutral, with pops of color, pattern and texture reserved for accessories like throw pillows and drapes, or an accent chair. Overall, the furniture has clean, classic lines. Ensure the space has ample storage to contain any clutter. Keep these elements in mind when selecting colors, shopping, and decorating.
Know where to splurge and where to save.
Dated light fixtures can be an eyesore, and can negatively affect the quality of light in a room. A pretty new chandelier in the dining room or some well-placed sconces can have a huge visual impact for very little money. The same goes for custom details like a tile backsplash in the kitchen, or framed mirrors in the bathroom.
Paint is one of the least expensive updates in a home. When you start with fresh walls in a neutral tone, you can then begin to accessorize. It’s no secret that interior decorators shop at stores like Home Goods, or online sites for home décor. You can find beautiful, designer items for the home such as bedding, area rugs, art, table linens, and mirrors at a fraction of the cost by knowing where to buy.
Get the most bang for your buck.
Designers, real estate experts, and homeowners all agree that the kitchen is the most important room of the home. Updating a kitchen increases a home’s value, and gives the greatest bank for your buck. Willow Lane Cabinetry is the #1 place to buy affordable, semi-custom cabinets online. And you can bring your dream kitchen to life with our free kitchen design service. Our expert designers know all the secrets to getting that magazine-quality look without breaking the bank. Within 48 hours, you get a custom layout, photorealistic renderings, and an itemized list of what you need and what it will cost. Do we need to mention again that this design service is free?
It’s easy to make your home look “expensive” the affordable way with a little know-how!
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