When it comes to making a home elegant and luxurious, you are wrong if you think that it is all about how much money you have in your bank account. Sure, there is no denying that having unlimited funds might provide you with a shortcut to elegance and style, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve equal if not better results with a smaller budget and a few great key ideas. At the end of the day, an unlimited spending spree might allow you to buy what you want, but that doesn’t always equate to buying style!
You can learn more here about all kinds of home decoration and improvement that will stand to elevate your house or apartment to a new, more refined and ‘mature’ level. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
- Appropriate Glassware
Something that is a simple but really effective touch is investing in appropriate glassware for special occasions and casual drinks get togethers. For example, a champagne toast at a party is infinitely more elegant when made using real champagne flutes. If you have a kitchen stocked with the essential like champagne flutes, whiskey tumblers, wine glasses, cocktail stems, then you are immediately more elegant in party situations.
- Throw Pillows
Where there is a couch, there should be throw pillows! It is amazing how much a few simple throw pillows can elevate an old or slightly boring looking seating area. Throws are relatively inexpensive and you can afford to try out some interesting patterns because they are only small pops of colour in a larger stylish room.
- Window Treatments
It is important never to leave any window in your home completely bare, no matter how small it is. A small feature like a blind or curtain can do wonders, along with more extravagant draperies for your main windows. Off the rack curtains are fine, but if you want that extra elegance then it can really pay off to go one step up the ladder and opt for something special and bespoke. Think about dressings other than regular curtains. For example, tall windows look fantastic with billowing yards of fine voile.
Think about the lighting in your home: how bright is it? And what kind of shades do you have? There has been a recent trend towards the old style, with vintage exposed lights looking particularly elegant in things like living rooms and dining rooms. A dimmer system is always recommended because it enables you to set a tone and dictate a mood within any room. Perfect for creating an elegant ambience.
- Keep Things Uncluttered
A full, cluttered home is the complete opposite of what anyone would deem elegant. Minimalism is the way forward when it comes to your home interior. Everything should have a place, and excess items should be at a minimum. When your home is tidy and feels spacious and open, that is a huge step towards achieving elegance. A clear home also equals a clear mind!
As you can see, you can add effective, elegant elements to your own home without breaking the bank.