How to Create a Luxury Home on a Budget
Every other family dreams of owning a luxury home. Investing in a luxury home, however, is out of question for several families. The cost of building a luxury home can run into millions of dollars.
Just because you cannot afford a luxury home does not mean you have to give up on your dream. Here are some tips to transform your ordinary home into a luxury home on a budget.
Frame Photographs and Artwork
Customized frames for photographs and artwork do not cost much, however, they can make your artwork look really expensive and up class. Use frames that suit your personal style for art pieces that are an expression of yourself.
Use Window Treatments in Every Room
Window treatments lend a modern spirit and sophisticated elegance to rooms. Homes without window treatments look unfinished. Avoid window treatments that utilize cheap and see-through materials. Treatments made using low-quality materials do not just have a short service life, but can also make rooms look shabby.
Instead look for treatments that utilize elegant materials such as natural silk, linen, and cotton. If you are not a fan of draperies, opt for bamboo shades of wood blinds.
Think About Lighting
The right lighting can enhance the aesthetic appeal of an area. Instead of using standard lighting fixtures, opt for designer lighting fixtures, as they will add more elegance and sophistication to your home.
You do not have to dig deep into your pocket to buy designer lighting fixtures as several flea markets and second-hand stores sell them. Enthusiastic DIYers can add a drum shade around an old chandelier for a custom look.
When designing with lighting, remember variety is the key. Instead of opting for just one type of fixture, invest in different types of table lamps and floor lamps. Old pieces may require a little buffing or a new paint job.
Use Stylish and Comfortable Pillows
Pillows are one of the simplest, yet most useful home accessories. They do not just provide comfort by enabling you and your guests to rest their body parts but also add a dash of style and texture to living spaces.
Many homeowners prefer oversized pillows to their traditional 12-inch counterparts as they create a plush, inviting home and cover more area helping people rest with ease.
Clean and Declutter Your Home
This is a no-brainer. Cleaning and decluttering your home will make it look and feel more welcoming. Vacuuming and dusting your home weekly can make it look high end. Remove stains and spots on rugs. Decluttering your home will allow different elements such as accessories and lighting to stand out.
Holly & Associates is one of the most renowned custom builders in Sonoma County. We go the extra mile, if required, to deliver business value. Our designs combine functionality with aesthetics. To learn more about us, call 707-541-0700.