Do you want add a little luxury to your home but don’t think you can afford it? You might be surprised to know that by adding one or two quality items to a room can get the luxury feel you desire. Here are a few tips that can be applied to every room in the house.
A total remodel of your bathroom could get quite expensive, but a facelift can be done on a budget. The very first thing you need to do is clean the room from top to bottom, eliminate the clutter, and evaluate what needs to be done. Achieving a luxury bathroom could be as easy as painting the walls or buying new towels and accessories. Bathrooms should not have a lot of knick knacks; instead try placing some candles on the counter or costume jewelry on an old bottle for decoration. Plants and flowers can also transform the feel from outdated to fresh and airy.
Your living room can be a great room to redecorate on a budget. One of the most important things to remember is that this is the space that you live in, so keep it practical for your life. Before you start remodeling, think about the color and style you want. If you are having trouble with this, try going on a home tour or checking out open houses to get fresh ideas. You should also keep in mind that every living room should have a focal point. The focal point could be a fireplace, artwork, a large window, or whatever you choose–just make sure that it stands out from the rest of the room. If your furniture is in good condition, but is not the right color, you could always buy or make coordinating slipcovers. Both options are low-cost, but will have great, dramatic impact.
Your bedroom should be a tranquil, relaxed area–remember this when picking out a paint color. After the walls have been freshly painted, add molding at the ceiling and the floor. This will help give your bedroom a finished, polished look with little cost and effort on your part. Splurging on nice bedding can also transform a bedroom from boring to luxurious. If that is into much for your budget, just buy a couple yards of nice fabric and make some pillows or window treatments.
Luxury kitchens can cost thousands of dollars. If you are looking for luxury on a budget, start with the small stuff. Keep the counters clean and put away small appliances such as the toaster, blender, or any other appliance that is not used on a daily basis. Adding a great tile or tin backsplash can also be an inexpensive and easy improvement. If your kitchen appliances are in good, working condition, but the color is wrong, you can paint them. Another inexpensive fix for the kitchen is to add new hardware to the cabinets.
You can give your dining room luxury appeal by repainting or restraining your existing furniture. You can also buy some nice fabric and reupholster or make slipcovers for your chairs. If you need artwork for the walls, go outside and take some scenery pictures but have them developed in black and white and use different size frames and matting to give your homemade artwork appeal.
Guest post from Bailey Harris. Bailey writes for Area Rugs, a retail site that sells brand name area rugs.