When it comes to decorating a home, most people want to achieve an elegant home decor that is timeless and truly classy. However, most think that this is not achievable on a budget or without hiring an interior designer.
This is quite far from the truth and there are many ways to elegantly decorate a home on one’s own with a little research and elbow grease. So, this article will cover a few tips and ideas that anyone can implement to make their home, into a truly luxurious space to live in.
Invest in quality linens, sheets, towels and other accessories. This is particularly important even if the chairs, tables and other furniture pieces in the home are cheap. Good quality accessories can help to dress up a home and especially the dining room table, without breaking the bank. It is much better to mix and match different colors, textures and patterns to create a unique look as oppose to buying matching sets.
To make a home look more elegant, install crown molding. This is a very cheap way to make any room look custom made and will also make it look more finished. The plastic types are best since they can be easily painted and installed on one’s own, which makes it very affordable. It is best to use wider crown moldings than thinner ones since these tend to look better.
A home that doesn’t have any window treatments looks cheap and unfinished. By adding these type of treatments, it will not only add privacy but improve the overall feel and style of the home. When purchasing window treatments, flimsy materials should be avoided as well as ones that are made from “see through” materials since they look cheap. Instead, it is best to buy curtains that are made from natural silk, linen or cotton. In the event that curtains are not desired, then wooden blinds or bamboo shades can be installed.
Another way to dress up any home without buying new furniture is to simply update the drawer pulls and knobs on pre-existing pieces. However, instead of going to the local home improvement store and buying new knobs, it is better to look in antique shops, flea markets and other small hardware stores. The reason being is that the ones available in home stores are usually mass produced, cheaply made and expensive.
However, flea markets and antique stores tend to have higher end, unique and high quality hardware finishes that will stand the test of time while adding a much needed touch of class. They are also much cheaper than the knobs and drawer pulls found in typical home stores, which is simply a win-win situation.
Use these elegant home decor tips to make any home look classy. So, be sure to put them into action and the results will be quite impressive.