Home Decor Tips
Money Saving Ideas To Make Your Living Room Look More Elegant
A very small number of people can afford to live in glossy home & style magazines. For the regular working bunch, the home budget is always stretched between paying a rent or mortgage, schooling, food and holidays. The point is that often there is not enough left for expensive furniture and world-class interior décor. Luckily there is much you can do to make your living room look expensive and stylish, even on a small margin.
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Let’s start with the most difficult decision, the one that will influence the choice of all the remaining décor. Still, there are certain colors that are perceived outright elegant and glamorous. Opting for either bold or dramatic or soft and subdued tones will improve your room elegance instantly. Another good option is to paint interior doors black, as that color is always related to expensive and luxurious, while being wallet-friendly. Remember to include a few black accessories on that case. Check out our previous post about Black + White & Pink + Orange Living Room Interior Design
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Even after all the advantages of wall-to-wall carpets are inflated to superficial limits, no one can dispute the elegance and charm of a solid polished hardwood floor. Hardwood floor may yell like an investment, but it will last long and provides a nicely ROI, especially if you think of reselling your home at one point. Laminate floors are a cheaper option and as such suitable for creating your home’s new luxury look, but make sure you get the best available.
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With furniture it is often the case that cheaper prices may cost you more over time. Poorly assembled with lower-rate materials, they require periodical restoration and refitting. What you are looking for are elegant and quality pieces in second hand stores, estate sales and consignment shops, where they can be found at a more affordable price. If what you buy doesn’t fit your décor, you can always reupholster it.
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Unlike the standard, plain light fixtures that the contractor has probably mounted in a whole row of homes, designer light fixtures will improve your living room elegance before you know it. To keep it within the budget scope, crawl flea markets and second-hand stores. You may be able to find unique pieces for a fair price. Remember, the custom look is what everybody is after these days.
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Decorate with Accessories
If you ever wondered what separates an average modern room from having just that fine streak of debonair, I’ll tell you – the accessories. They are undoubtedly the cheapest way of up-styling a living space. If you don’t like gold, or want to avoid a shooting rap star crib look, opt for an elegant silver mirror and picture frames. You wouldn’t believe what a bouquet of fresh flowers can do to accent a furniture piece.
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Another trick you can use to make a room look more expensive than it really is is to use decorative details like crown molding. It makes the room look more complete by erasing the line between the walls and ceiling. These moldings are affordable and come in many shapes and sizes, and yet they can be painted to fit any color scheme.
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The last but not the least, it helps to remember that no trick or money-saving idea can make a room look expensive and elegant if it is cluttered with unnecessary things.