Posted 3.29.18 @ 0:0 by: Staff

There are many inexpensive tricks to achieve a high-end look for your home but not all of them are interior-designer endorsed. In this write-up, we’ll be focusing on design strategies that designers love to use to give homes an extra level of plushness without breaking the bank.

Go for Hardwood

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Although a lavish look often calls for wall to wall carpeting that can be very expensive both for the initial cost and maintenance, you can achieve the same for less by going for dark hardwood and a plush rug.

Don’t Forget Crown Moulding

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Crown moulding can instantly elevate the look and feel of your home, making everything look expensive and sophisticated. An added tip is to choose wider trims for a more decadent feel.

Choose Good Lighting

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Lighting need not be high-end, but have to possess appeal and character to feel and look expensive. The key here is to layer your lighting and to stick to a theme when it comes to details.

Be Careful With Paint

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The right paint colour and finish can lend an extra air of affluence and sophistication to a room. One paint trick is to paint interior doors black to make things look even more elegant and expensive.

Invest in Good Furniture

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Buying cheap furniture is a costly mistake. Why not buy from estate sales, consignment shops, and secondhand stores for good classic pieces that you can simply refinish or reupholster? That way you get good quality ‘customised’ furniture.

Use Overstuffed Pillows

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Buy larger pillows and insert them in smaller pillow covers for a luxurious look and feel. Don’t forget to play with textures for the pillow covers too!

Create Your Own Window Treatments

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Do you know that it won’t cost a lot extra to create your window treatments from scratch? Why settle for ones that you can buy from stores when there are a ton of fabric options and styles you can choose from for just a bit extra?

Stick to A No-Clutter Look

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Have plenty of hidden storage to keep your home clutter free and easy to maintain. A cluttered or dust-ridden home will feel cheap no matter how expensive everything in it is.

Personalise Hardware Finishes

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Replace hardware with better store options or better yet, replace with truly unique ones for a more sophisticated look. Some specialty shops can customise hardware for you at a bargain price point.

Accessorise with a Bit of Metal

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Gold, bronze, nickel, chrome, or  silver details can really elevate a room’s style if you use them sparingly. Just a lamp with a bronze body or a golden frame for one of your photos is enough to use this trick. The key is in not going overboard.

Do you know that the best way to achieve a high-end look when decorating on a budget is to start with a home with good ‘bones’, to begin with? That is because a classy home does not require much in terms of decorating and can even make a DIY painting look like it came from a prestigious gallery! Contact us if you’re interested in owning a beautiful Oakville home!

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