Beyond looking cozy and decorated, it’s always good to keep a keen eye out for the details of your home that can pull down how expensive it all looks together. And when we say expensive, we don’t mean just expensive furniture and decorations, but a look of design elevation across your home that takes it to something straight out of a magazine.
These are 5 easy things you can do to take your home from plain to expensive, all without breaking the bank.
1. Be thoughtful with your wall decorations
You probably have a lot of things you’d love to hang up on your walls: family photos, sentimental postcards, school achievements. Before you hang them up, think about how to put it all together in a way that doesn’t look haphazardly stuck onto the wall.
To achieve a cohesive and beautiful look that will look fancy, think about buying like frames in bulk. A mismatch of frames across the home will look messy, but important photos and art in similar frames will carry a theme and fluidity across the home.
2. Do something special with your floors
The floors are an important part of any room and can help set the mood of the entire home. Bare floors can make a room look cold and unwelcoming, so some warm color underfoot is always a good idea.
There are two ways to go about this: you can layout something over the floors like a thick patterned rug or choose to decorate the floor itself. A decorative concrete technique like concrete stamping can be done to achieve a variety of patterns and designs on your floors.
It is done by using a stamping mat to leave a pattern or a customized design on wet concrete. When the concrete dries, it can then be stained or colored. Stamped concrete can also be used to mimic other flooring materials like stone, tile, or hardwood for a fraction of the price.
3. Stick to a color palette
A color palette is an incredibly useful resource for designing a home as it provides a reference for color combinations and use of tones. A home that has stuck to a color palette looks more put-together, expensive, and more thoughtfully designed than one where the colors of the furnishings look accidental.
By sticking to a color palette, it can also make sure you only purchase pieces that you know go with the entire home and so you won’t have any pieces that stick out in a bad way.
4. Choose minimal furnishings
We’re lucky to live in a world that has embraced minimalism wholeheartedly as that means you don’t have to spend a fortune on furniture that is overly designed and elaborate.
And because a minimal design can often look more expensive and put-together, put your money towards pieces that combine functionality and minimalism for a stylish and modern look across the home.
5. Show off your personal experiences
If you have a collection of knickknacks and travel souvenirs from your adventures, inject some of your personality into the decor by displaying these items throughout the home or on a special shelf.
It’s important to move your home away from looking impersonal and showroom-like, and there’s no better way to do that than by flaunting the special and unique pieces you own.