It can be tough to create a high-end aesthetic in your house, especially if you have a limited decorating budget. Fortunately, even on a shoestring budget, you may achieve the high-end style you desire. Over the years, interior designers have revealed a few secrets that have provided homeowners insight into how to make their homes look attractive without breaking the bank. These are basic options you should be aware of, ranging from adding cushions and a fresh coat of paint to window coverings and hardwood flooring. Interia specializes in the art of interior design and the science of execution, with over 400 captivating interior spaces and successfully completed projects in Gurgaon, South Delhi, and the rest of Delhi NCR and North India.
- 1. Details Matter- Crown Molding
As it is often said that evil lies in the details. Details are crucial when it comes to making your property look high-end and custom-made. Crown molding is the detail in this case. Crown molding has the ability to complete or finish a room by bringing the ceiling and walls together and giving them an exquisite appearance. Rooms that lack this final touch tend to appear cheap and incomplete. Crown molding, on the other hand, is reasonably inexpensive (especially the plastic, paintable varieties), making it accessible to people on nearly any budget. There are a variety of widths to pick from, but if you want to make a bigger statement, go with the broadest trim your budget allows.
- 2. Pillows- Add comfort with elegance
Pillows are used for two purposes in your house. One, if properly picked, they can significantly increase the elegance factor. Two, they give your guests a little extra comfort on the couch and give your rooms a nice, layered vibe. If you choose pillows that are large enough to lay on and soft enough, the comfort factor speaks for itself. When it comes to size, you'll want to stay away from the conventional throw pillow sizes of 12 to 18 inches. Instead, choose for a larger pillow cover, such as a 22-inch pillow cover with 24-inch inserts. Large, overstuffed pillows provide a luxurious, sophisticated look—don't compromise on the pillow inserts; down is the only way to go.
- 3. Window Treatments – An Essential Addition
A house with no window curtains will appear incomplete and unappealing. Fortunately, window treatments are one of the most cost-effective methods to add elegance as well as much-needed privacy to your house. When it comes to window coverings, you want to make informed decisions. For example, using unlined fragile fabrics, even if they are the cheapest alternative, appears to be extremely cheap. It's best to stay away from see-through materials. This isn't to say that you can't buy curtains off the shelf. Even if the price is reasonable, many chain retailers sell lined drapes that appear attractive and expensive.
- 4. Hardware Finishes — give your home a one-of-a-kind look
It's true that if you walk into a home improvement store, you'll be confronted with a wall of drawer handles and knobs. That is, however, the precise moment that you should turn around and walk out the door. These bulk hardware components are cheap, but they're also of poor quality and have a shoddy appearance. You can purchase elegant, more expensive-looking pieces elsewhere for a few dollars more — but not enough to break the bank. The best locations to look at are smaller hardware stores, flea markets, and antique shops. Heavy-duty, expensive-looking drawer knobs and pulls may be found for a fraction of the cost, giving your home the exquisite and unique design you want.
- 5. Lighting changes the entire game
Most contractors will go for basic lighting fixtures, which they have most likely used in all of the homes they have constructed. Designer light fixtures, on the other hand, will bring more elegance to your home than a traditional chandelier. Fortunately, there are a few strategies you may employ to achieve a high-end appearance without paying a high-end price. Begin your search at flea markets and thrift stores. You'll get a one-of-a-kind piece at a reasonable price. Alternatively, try this blogger's idea of wrapping an old chandelier in a drum shade to achieve the personalized appearance everyone is after right now.
- 6. Look classy with Hardwood flooring over carpets
Although wall-to-wall carpeting is warm and comfortable, it does not have the same elegance factor as solid, polished hardwood flooring. Hardwood has a classic, elegant look and may be purchased at a reasonable price. Purchasing hardwood for your home is an investment, but one that will pay off handsomely. Hardwood is durable and delivers a good return on investment, especially if you plan to sell your home in the future. Another choice is laminate, but make sure you choose the best laminate on the market to ensure long-term quality. In fact, if you have the option of choosing between laminate and plush carpets, we recommend plush carpeting.
As you've seen, there are various cost-effective ways to make your home look lovely. The main tactics interior designers use to produce high-end designs are choosing the proper paint colors, avoiding inexpensive, low-quality things, and purchasing intelligently. Consider the savings you can find by shopping at smaller retailers such as second-hand shops, consignment shops, and even flea markets when creating a budget for each component of your home. You might be astonished at what you discover and how simple it is to create an elegant-looking home on a shoestring budget.