I always feel a bit envious when I scroll through big-budget interior designs on Pinterest or Instagram. Even though I don’t have anywhere near the resources, I do have the ingenuity to pull off some simple but sophisticated design elements. With a few easy strategies, I’ll show you how to mislead any houseguests into thinking you had the interior design budget of a high roller.
Learn how to make your home look elegant on a budget with these cost-saving tips.
A fresh coat of paint is an inexpensive way to alter your home’s design significantly. To make your home look elegant, choose either a bold or subtle color scheme. Going the more dramatic route can give you chic decorating options, like painting doors black. For more subtle hues, mid-century modern accents can step up the look of the space.
Hardwood adds a sleek and polished design to any home. Upgrading from carpet to hardwood can be a costly investment initially. A less expensive alternative is to choose laminate or engineered vinyl plank flooring. Both are durable and will still add elegance to your design without breaking your wallet.
Upgrading your lighting fixtures can dramatically boost your home decor. Contractors typically reuse the same standard lighting, but consignment stores can offer some unique fixtures at a great price. Even altering your current lighting with spray paint and a new shade can be an inexpensive solution that takes your home from monotonous to distinguished.
Accessorizing your home can deliver some significant changes with minimal overhead. Adding gold or glass accents and switching out tired hardware on furniture is a great way to make your home look elegant on a budget. When you’re hunting for accessories, have a design in mind. One of the biggest interior design mistakes homeowners make is randomly putting accents together and just hoping they’ll be cohesive.
Upgrading your home doesn’t have to be expensive. With a few clever tricks and a small budget, you’ll be surprised at the stunning interior design you can create!