After homeowners remodel their homes, around 84% of them have a greater desire to be in their houses to enjoy the fruits of their labor. If you are looking for ways to upgrade your home, but don’t want to spend millions to have a million-dollar-looking home, we are here to help you out.
In today’s blog post, we will share the top 6 changes you can make to make your home feel more luxurious without breaking the bank.
1. Update Fixtures and Hardware
A simple way to make your home more luxurious is by updating your fixtures and your hardware throughout your home. If you don’t want to do your entire home then focus on the bathroom and kitchen. Focusing on those two rooms will give you the most return on investment if you were to sell your home in the future.
Choose hardware that looks luxurious to give the cabinets an instant facelift. In the bathroom, you can also change the faucets.
Take out the old light fixtures and splurge a little extra on fancy bulbs. These changes will give those rooms a more expensive feel for you to enjoy.
You can also change all the doorknobs, locks, switch plates, and curtain rods for a more luxurious look.
2. Upgrade Your Floors
If the flooring is within your budget, you can opt to change it out to something more modern or a floor that feels more like a luxury. A popular flooring option is Southern Luxe vinyl plank flooring because it is long-wearing, more budget-friendly than other floors, water resistant, and easier to install than tile flooring.
If you currently have carpet throughout your home, upgrading your floor could offer a significant return on investment if you decide to sell your home. You’ll see the benefit, as 54% of homebuyers are willing to pay more for hardwood floors. Working with reputable flooring contractors ensures the job is done right, adding value to your property in the long run.
3. Creative Lighting
The ambiance of your home can completely be altered with lighting. You can give your house a sophisticated and opulent appearance with the right lighting technique. To give the home an illusion of more space you can layer your lighting.
Make sure you incorporate task lighting into one of your layers because this lighting is for doing tasks such as writing, cooking, reading, etc. You can install under cabinet lights, use table lamps, buy simple lamp shades, and pendant lighting for your task lighting.
A second layer to add to your lighting is ambient lighting. To create this layer you can use a combination of artificial overhead light in your ceiling and natural light that comes in through your window. Some artificial lights you can use include floor lamps, chandeliers, pot lights, wall sconces, and buffer lamps.
One last layer to add to your lighting is accent lighting. This will add a decorative touch to your lighting design. The accent light layer focuses on a specific object or area and adds a dramatic effect to your light design that complements the other two light layers.
4. Wall Art
It is ok to go big with wall art to add some drama to your home. Larger art pieces will catch people’s attention, especially if you make them a focal point to mimic an art gallery.
If you’re creating a wall gallery also go big, do not skimp on the number of art pieces. You don’t have to spend a ton of money on artwork if you don’t have the budget for it.
One way to save money is to buy digital files online and have them printed at a store like Office Max or Staples. You can then find some inexpensive frames to put your printable art in and then hang it on your wall.
Another way to save on art is to paint your own art if you are artsy and crafty. If you are not very artsy then you can look in second-hand stores to see what treasures you find or stores such as Home Goods will have some fun art pieces.
The more stuff you have the more cluttered your home will look, which in turn, will make it look less luxurious. A bonus of decluttering is that it is a lot easier to stay on top of things the less junk you have.
If it sounds overwhelming to declutter, break it down into room by room. Go through the items in each room and ask yourself whether you really need that item and whether you have used it or not in the last year. Evaluate if each item serves a purpose in your life or not and if it truly makes you happy.
A common theme of luxury interiors is that they are never cluttered. This means that no matter if you want a minimal luxury feel, glam luxury, or mid-century luxury, you want to take out the items that are just taking up space.
6. Wall Treatments
Painting is not the only way to update your walls, adding wall treatments can really help create a luxurious look and feel. You can elevate a boring wall by adding some beadboard, wood slat, bamboo, shiplap, etc. These treatments will bring dimension to the home.
You can also opt to use wallpaper as a wall treatment. There are plenty of patterns to pick from. If you rent your home and you don’t want to deal with glue then opt for peel-and-stick options because you can usually remove these easily when you move out.
If you are nervous about wall treatments start in a small room in your home to see how it looks before you design a larger room.
Ready to Level Up How Your Home Looks and Feels?
Now that you have our list of changes you can make to make your home look and feel more luxurious, it’s time to select what you want to do. The interior design tips above will not have you spending millions on luxury but can definitely make a difference when it comes to feeling like your home is luxurious.
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