Interior designing can be tough when you’re on a tight budget. It’s no secret that home renovations and decorations can be pricey, and you can often feel restricted when you don’t have a lot of money to play with.
However, there are plenty of tips and tricks that you can use to make your home look more expensive, even when you’re renovating with a limited budget. Whether you want to increase your property’s value or you simply want to spice up your existing interior design m, give the following top tips some consideration.
Declutter Your Property
As simple as it sounds, getting rid of your old junk can be enough to give your home a makeover. A cluttered home can look shabby, outdated, and messy, none of which scream ‘expensive and luxurious’!
Spend some time decluttering each room to clear space and give your home a modern and luxurious feel. Once you’ve cleared out some of your unwanted ornaments, books, and toys, you’ll have more space to be creative and explore new interior design ideas.
Separate your unwanted belongings into three piles. The first pile is the things that you’re going to try and sell on thrift websites, the second is pile the items that you’re going to give away to friends and family members, and the third pile is all of the things that you want to donate to the local charity shop.
Purchase Luxury Accessories
Accessories are an affordable way to modernize your interior design. There’s an endless range of accessories on the market, and many brands offer hand-made or customizable items, so you can find something that suits your style perfectly.
Whether you choose luxury designer vases or ornate metal sculptures, your options are truly limitless. You can style all luxury accessories into your pre-existing interior design, no matter what colors or designs you’ve got in your home.
Plus, you can move accessories around when you want to switch up your interior design in the future. There’s so much versatility and creativity on your hands when you get yourself some luxurious home accessories!
Install Wall Paneling in Your Home
Traditionally, it was used to provide insulation for period homes. In the modern-day, it’s more of a stylistic choice, and many people install it in their homes because of its classic and rustic appearance.
Despite looking expensive, it’s relatively affordable. It’s also highly versatile. You can get paneling of all sorts of designs, and it’s easy to paint or varnish if you want to change the colors of the original panels.
You can install paneling in any room of your home, but it looks particularly effective in living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms.
Use Traditional Patterns and Designs
Old-school patterns have an expansive and luxurious feel. Choosing traditional architectural designs and classic designs will enhance the appearance and value of your home.
You can incorporate patterns into your interior design by adding them to the walls, floors, and furniture. Find some patterned wallpaper, a funky mandala rug, or a set of chairs with unique designs on the seats.
Patterns enable you to get creative and have fun with your interior design. Because there are so many simple ways to add patterns to your home, you won’t need to spend a fortune to enhance the value of your home.
Use Bright Colors in Your Interior Design
While there’s nothing wrong will using classic neutral colors in your home, endless rows of white walls and beige carpets can get boring! Neutrals can also look less chic and luxurious than brighter colors.
When updating your walls, consider creating an accent wall with patterned or textured wallpaper or painting the wall a bright and bold color. You can also lay some brighter-colored carpets, although you’ll need to be careful here. Sometimes, very colorful carpets can look outdated, tacky, and overbearing!
If a bright-colored carpet isn’t your cup of tea, consider placing some funky rugs to add some color (and value) to your home. Not only do rugs add color and pattern to your interior design but they also make your home look cozier and more inviting, which is enough to make your home look more expensive in and of itself.
Don’t be afraid to use contrasting colors too. Often, pairing ‘opposite’ colors together can look highly effective and eye-catching. Take a look at a color wheel to identify the best colors to pair together when you’re updating your home.