Finally, you have shifted to your new home in the beautiful city of Spokane. After meeting several Spokane real estate agents, attending a hundred open houses, spending hours on the internet surfing property websites, and making a thousand house-hunting blunders, you got a beautiful space to call home.
After spending all your savings on buying your new home, you may not want to break your balance to decorate it now. Do not worry as we have some help in hand. With some easy tips, you can transform your simple home into a more luxurious and expensive-looking space without having to over-splurge on it.
How? Let’s find out.
Pay emphasis on lighting
Lighting is one of the most essential elements of interior décor. A sure-shot way of making any space look sumptuous is using layered lighting. All you need to do is install different kinds of lights throughout your home.
Create a layered concept with pendant lights, table lamps, floor lamps, and even pretty candle holders. Place plug-in scones near furniture pieces to define your space and add oodles of elegance.
Different kinds of light sources will come together to add depth to your space and make it look glamorous.
Use large curtains
One hack to make your space look richer without drilling a hole in your pocket is ditching small curtains for taller ones. Hang full-height curtains even on windows to give your space an elaborated look. It is the best way to fool the eyes and create an illusion of a large space.
Before you go for drapery shopping, measure the dimensions of your windows and buy curtains that reach the floor.
If you have high ceilings, consider yourself lucky as high-ceilings make a home look expensive. Hang the hardware and drapery closer to the ceiling instead of keeping them closer to the window frame.
Use a large rug
Whether in the living room or bedroom, instead of using smaller rugs, spread out a large rug. Larger rugs give an appearance of a larger and airier space. Even if you buy one at a steal price, it will look expensive.
With rugs, you will never be short of options. From vintage to modern, abstract to traditional; you will have ample options to choose from.
Invest in matching sets for your essentials
Buying matching sets for your kitchen and vanity essentials is another way to augment elegance. Matching sets look neat and chic, whereas mismatched essentials give an illusion of a cluttered space.
Buy matching containers for your kitchen to give it a uniform look. The same rule applies to your powder room. Buy a chic bathroom accessory set comprising a soap dispenser, soap dish, toothbrush holder, and a box for keeping cotton swabs and Q-tips.
Hunt thrift stores
Thrift stores house treasure. Instead of buying décor pieces from malls or online stores, visit a thrift store. If you are lucky, you may hit a jackpot in the form of vintage decorative pieces.
Vintage chandeliers, old dressers, wood trunks with intricate patterns, antique metal cabinetries, vintage telephones, gramophones, and wall clocks, and a lot of similar things; thrift stores often have heirloom-quality pieces.
Add some antique-looking pieces to your home to give it a lavish look.
Use black and white photographs
If you don’t want to spend money on large-scale art pieces, bring out your old photographs and frame them. Make sure you use metallic or wooden frames to create a luxe look.
Black and white frames when adorning the wall, look utterly classy and stylish.
The bottom line
Who says you have to spend fortunes on home décor to make your home look expensive? All you need is creativity and vision to transform the most basic space into a glamorous one. We hope these tips will help you do the same.