In an ideal world, we would have a world-class designer at your disposal. Sadly, the reality isn’t the same, and our wallets run dry when we try to do it. Luckily, there are ways to get an upscale look without needing to break your wallet.
Any good design trick can elevate your home in a matter of minutes. However, a great, inexpensive one could change the way you decorate forever. Even on a budget, you can create a home that looks like it came straight out of a luxury magazine.
Keep reading to find out a couple of tips on how to update your house on a budget.
Bring outdoor furniture inside
Outdoor furniture is mostly made of decorative aluminium furniture since it’s easy to move around and has a neat finish perfect for the outdoors. But this perfectness can be brought inside as well.
You can easily create a garden, coastal, beach, or cottage themed space inside your house by only moving all the furniture you bought from your aluminium suppliers for your patio, inside.
That table you bought but never got to use because the weather wouldn’t allow it? Bring it inside and use it whenever you want! By using your favourite outdoor accessories indoors, you get to enjoy them all year-round instead of for a few short months in the summer. Plus, outdoor furniture is built to be easy to clean and nearly indestructible. Now you can have the entire family over without fear of the kids accidentally breaking anything.
Flowers can make a huge difference
You don’t need a huge bouquet with an extravagant flower arrangement to liven up your house. A simple (cheap) bouquet from the grocery store down the street is all you need to add a little bit of sophistication to your home. Besides, it’s more about how you arrange the flowers and what vase you use. With this method, the dent in your wallet is almost insignificant, but the impact on your home is monumental.
If you really can’t find anything you like at the grocery store, take a short wander outside and cut a few flowers off a tree or plant then adjust it casually in a table or floor vase. The greenery will brighten up space and make it feel homier.
Fool people with curtains
If you’ve been to a lot of ballrooms or luxurious homes, you would know that they usually have high ceilings with huge windows, allowing for natural light to flood the room. You can use curtains to fool the eye into thinking the same thing about your apartment. By hanging your drapery and hardware as high and close to the ceiling as possible and never directly above the window frame, the eye will be drawn upward, and it will give the appearance of a loftier space.
Another trick is to add sheer curtains. Not only do they soften the light that comes in and fills the room with it, but it gives the room a warmth that is cosy and feels expensive.