When looking through furniture and home decorating catalogs, it can seem like the only way to create a room that looks picture-perfect is to spend a fortune. This doesn’t have to be the case by any means.
There are simple and affordable things you can do to make a room look luxurious, even in an older home and on a budget.
Lighting Is Everything
The right lighting choice can completely transform a room. Lighting has an incredibly powerful effect on our moods and can make a room seem more cozy, more chic, or more open. You should always opt for multiple light sources. Even if you already have overhead lighting, consider adding extra lamps or even string lights. Avoid lighting that is harsh or utilitarian. This is your home, not a hospital. Next time you’re browsing for light bulbs, consider a bulb with a warmer, more golden glow. You don’t need to splurge on updating all of your light fixtures, and just the bulbs will do! You should also consider dimmer switches. Most hardware stores carry affordable plug-in options. They’re perfect for adjusting the brightness of a room to suit your mood and the time of day.
One Word: Plants
A quick and easy way to make any interior look like it’s come right off of a magazine page is to add some greenery. Plants bring a splash of color and a glimpse of the natural world to your living space and can even improve the air quality. There are so many different ways to decorate with plants. You can add a standing floor plant next to your couch or keep Orchids on your kitchen counter. Cacti and succulents make a great coffee table or bookshelf accent. You can even spruce up your walls by affixing small planters with flowers to them or add whimsy to a room with hanging plants. With florals and greenery, the possibilities are truly endless.
Keep It Clean
Even if you’ve already achieved perfection with your living space, keeping it that way is another story. Keeping a room immaculately clean all the time can be difficult to manage. Consider using additional cleaning services to keep your living space looking crisp and brand new. Making sure your furniture is dusted, floors are swept, and surfaces are wiped down regularly ensures that your home will stay in good shape as time goes on. Regular cleaning makes sure that a home’s value doesn’t decrease over time or develop damage prematurely.
Rethink Your Paint Job
Take a hard look at the color of your walls and see how they’re affecting the overall ambiance of the space. Dark-colored walls make rooms seem smaller. Bright colored or white walls make a room appear larger and crisper. Bright colors don’t absorb as much light and can even improve your mood! Consider repainting other elements of the space as well. For example, repainting kitchen cabinets a crisp white or chic grey can make a kitchen seem more modern and clean.
Mirror Mirror On The Wall
Mirrors amplify light and create the illusion of a bigger room. They also make great wall accents. Look for mirror frames that suit the overall vibe of the space, whether that’s a crisp minimalist black frame or a more ornate golden one. Mirrors are much more than a practical object for viewing your reflection and can truly transform your space.
Update Your Floors
All home improvement enthusiasts know that hardwood floors have become more desirable than carpeting for chic, modern-looking homes. Maybe you have carpets and assumed that switching to hardwood is too big of an expense. Switching to hardwood floors indeed comes with a bigger price tag than the other tips mentioned here. However, visiting a smaller hardwood store and browsing for bargain hardwood options is a wise choice. Hardwood floors last longer and improve the overall quality of your home. Investing in them will take your home interior to the next level and make it easier to sell your home in the future.
Creating a truly gorgeous interior doesn’t mean you have to drain your savings account. Follow the tips discussed here and get creative as well. You’re sure to have your dream living space in no time.