Being cost-effective with your home decorating doesn’t mean you have to settle. You can still have a beautiful and elegant look in your home without spending a lot of cash. As urban sprawl has led to gated communities, all with the same or similar styled homes, there is a strong desire to return to home interiors that are unique, as a sign of affluence and personality. With a few simple ideas you can have all the looks of glam for your home on a tight budget.
One affordable way to add style to your home is with crown molding. The lack of crown molding can create a “blah” look to your home because the lack of detail will give them home an unfinished look. Crown molding applied to the walls can add to the richness of any room in your home and it is relatively inexpensive. When you pick out crown molding remember that the wider the trim, the more elegant your home will look.
Another affordable way to add elegance to your home is shop around for elegant rugs. You can find inexpensive and stylish rugs that will add texture to your home on discount websites like Overstock. You can also check Craigslist or local flea markets for stylish rugs being sold for a fraction of the cost. Using rugs in your home is especially important if you have a house with hardwood floors, to add a little softness.
Elegant lighting fixtures can be some of the most over-priced aspects to accessorizing your home. The good news is you can find duplicates of expensive fixtures for much less. Lighting fixtures that cost $400 likely have a lower-priced cousin at a store for around $40. Elegance is all about the design so find the perfect design for your home and then research to find its inexpensive alternative.
Because furniture is usually the largest investment in any room in your home it’s even more important to be vigilant about what you want and how to find elegance at the right price. Spending money on cheap furniture is never a good investment because it will always show signs of wear and tear in no time. But investing too heavily in furniture can burn your budget in one shopping trip. Instead of the stores look for steals at consignment shops or estate sales for pieces of furniture that can be customized and reupholstered.
At Treasured Spaces we’re here to help create the perfect look for your home at a fraction of the cost. For more inspiration and information about our redesign services and for more decorating tips on a budget follow our Pinterest boards.