Ways to Make Your Home Look More Elegant on a Budget

How to make your home look more elegant on a budget

If we had it our way, we’d make stylish renovations to our home whenever we feel like it, like annually painting the walls of our homes in the Pantone color of the year. But not all of us have the time, energy, or inclination to do so, not to mention the funds. While people like millionaires or Hollywood celebrities can afford to hire high-profile renovators and interior designers to switch up their interiors, for the rest of us who are more practical, we’ll have to rely on our own resources and be limited to a realistic budget. To help you out in such projects, we’ve compiled a list of ways on how to make your home look more elegant on a budget.

How You Can Make Your Home Look More Elegant on a Budget

1. Create an illusion of height.

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You don’t have to go to the extent of knocking down your ceilings and doing some major renovations to make your home look more airy and spacious. Sometimes, all that’s needed is a raised ceiling—that is, the illusion of it. You can achieve this look by putting up floor-to-ceiling curtains, which helps to add height to any room.

2. Freshen up with a coat or two of paint.

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Who says that home renovation jobs have to be complex and expensive? Sometimes all that’s necessary is a fresh coat of paint. But not just any kind of paint job will do as it’s crucial that you pick out the right set of colors. For an elegant-looking space, you have two options: soft and subtle or bold and dramatic. A fresh coat of paint in the right colors is a low-cost way of enhancing the look of your home. 

3. Change the lighting.

Ways to Make Your Home Look More Elegant on a Budget
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Another inexpensive way to revamp your home is to simply change the light fixtures in your home. You can visit thrift shops or antique stores to look for great deals or wait for the sale season to start in your favorite hardware and furniture store. Make sure you choose light bulbs that are environment-friendly though; not only will you be making your home more elegant but you’ll also be a friend to the planet too.

4. While you’re at it, you can change the furniture too.

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Simple things like accent chairs can also impact the look of a room or section of your house by a great deal. They’re also an affordable but completely effective way of making the look of a room more cohesive and put-together. 

5. Don’t forget the hardware.

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Don’t be so caught up in the “larger” and more obvious projects that you neglect the hardware as it is one of the most inexpensive yet effective ways you can revamp your home. Simply switching up your handles, door knobs, light switches, and the like can already do so much toward increasing the elegant appeal of your home.

You can see from the above tips that it doesn’t really take much to make your home look more elegant. All it needs is a little effort and resourcefulness on your part. 

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