Whether you’re looking to renovate your home or do a complete re-build, we all know how daunting the expense of a home upgrade can be. However, here’s a little secret, there are some things you should spend money on; however, there are several areas that you can create a luxurious, expensive look in your home that don’t cost that much money.
Here are our top 10;
The lighting you choose can transform your home. Whether you’re replacing a pendant light that has been there since before you remember or switching over some of your older lampshades, this is an easy and cost-effective way to update and modernise your home quickly. Consider adding a statement light fixture to create a focal point in your living or dining room.
Update window treatments
Throw away those old, drabby-looking curtains, and replace them with roman shades or blinds. This will bring an instant update to your home.
Update your entryway
Your entryway is the first thing you or your family and friends see when entering your home, yet it is often overlooked because it is not staring us in the face. Whether it’s a brand new paint job or decorating the entryway with fresh new pot plants, this is another easy and effective way to update your home on a budget.
We all know that mirrors will make any space look bigger. Whether it’s hanging mirrors throughout your home or constructing a mirror wall, this is an inexpensive way to instantly change the look and feel of a room.
Repaint your walls
Think about the walls as the biggest organ of your home. Whether it’s a slightly older apartment or house you’re updating, consider putting a fresh layer of paint over what is currently existing. If you don’t want to or can’t pay for a painter, make a weekend out of it and DIY.
Keeping the colour scheme in your home neutral is an effective way to make your home look more luxurious. Consider this with furniture, cushions, and anything else you are looking to upgrade.
Update the hardware
An effortless yet effective way to bring a more luxurious feel to your home, whether it’s your bathroom, bedroom, or kitchen, updating the knobs and handles can instantly transform the space. If you are going to take this step, consider doing all of the handles in your home to ensure consistency between the rooms.
Reupholster your furniture
There is no need to throw anything out when it comes to furniture when giving your home a bit of a facelift. Instead, find an upholsterer you trust and consider reupholstering some of your most loved pieces to bring a more modern look to your home. This is also a very environmentally friendly way to upgrade.
Go bold with your accessories We all know the saying less is more, and when it comes to accessorising your home, this statement stands true. When choosing accessories for your home such as lamps, vases, or fresh flowers, go bold and grand.
Got any plain, boring walls in your home that need a bit of lovin’? Adding molding to your wall is an incredibly effective way to make your home look more expensive.