It's easy to feel discouraged about home decor when you're on a budget. Furniture, decor and other home goods can be expensive, making it hard to keep up with current design trends. But thankfully, there are ways to add elegance and class to a home's interiors without breaking the bank.
1. Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
Paint is a game-changer when it comes to classing up a home's interior (or exterior). Whether keeping the color the same, lightening the space with a bright and neutral paint color, or creating a touch of boldness with a darker, more prominent feature wall, fresh paint can help homeowners feel better about the space they're in while helping their homes look a little more expensive.
2. Add Crown Molding or a New Backsplash
There are plenty of easy ways to upgrade the look and feel of a space without spending much money at all. One of the most recent trends in interior design involves the use of peel-and-stick tiles and molding. These can be installed easily in just a few hours and cost a fraction of what professional tiling and molding typically run.
3. Use Mirrors to Maximize Your Space
Adding mirrors to common areas and living spaces can help make rooms feel larger, brighter, and more open. Homeowners can consider two symmetrically placed mirrors or a single oversized mirror over the back of the sofa or in the dining area to add depth, elegance, and class to the space.
4. Purchase Smaller Furniture
Smaller furniture can make tight spaces feel much more open and elegant. Homeowners can consider smaller, apartment-sized sectionals, lounge chairs, and dining tables to help their smaller homes feel a bit richer. Furthermore, it's important not to over-decorate with furniture to avoid making rooms feel cluttered and overcrowded. With a wider, more open space, it'll feel as though the home is more expensive.
5. Declutter Everything
Clutter can quickly detract from the value of any home. To help their homes feel more expensive, it's best to keep clutter on counters, shelves, and other surfaces to a minimum. Instead, they should consider hidden storage solutions, such as drawers, cupboards, and even baskets to hide utensils in the kitchen and other rooms. In the living room and other lounge spaces, homeowners can consider hiding blankets and other items inside of storage ottomans or large baskets on the floor to keep clutter to a minimum.