High end home interiors on a budget
If you’re a homeowner who wants to redecorate and you like high end interiors read on. If you do some research and follow these tips you can achieve the look you want on a budget.
Create a high end home interiors on a budget
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We spend a lot of time at home. They are a reflection of our personality, which is why the decorating and interior industry is worth billions.
If you spend time pouring over perfectly designed properties on Instagram or TV, it can feel a little disheartening to know that you don’t have the budget to make your place as install perfect as those you’ve been looking at.
But you don’t necessarily need to spend a lot of money to get the designer look you want. There’s so much information out there on how to design and style a room, you’ll find inspiration wherever you look.
Work with the existing feel of the property
If you’re dreaming of a rustic barn feel but live in a Victorian terrace, then something’s got to give when it comes to design. Instead of fighting against your home, work with it where you can.
Use these period features to their fullest advantage and save yourself a lot of money. For example, rather than buying a costly wooden floor, you can rent a floor sander and restore the floorboards yourself.
If you enjoy woodworking as a hobby then consider finding the right power tools to work the wood and help you create a fabulous feel for your wooden floors and then as a result add character to your home. Wooden floors add a warmth and character to a home, and renovating a wooden floor to suit your décor can give you enormous satisfaction if you are a DIY enthusiast.
Before you begin to redecorate, take a good look around and identify the key features that are already there that you can use.
Switch up your style for high end home interiors
Adopting a theme for your interiors can give your home a sense of continuity, but there’s a danger that it will also take away the ‘edge’ of your interiors. If room after room looks the same, then this is boring and you certainly wouldn’t find it in the work of an interior designer.
Take a few chances when you are decorating. Experiment with colour, fabrics and bold items. Try blending older classic ornaments with up to date products like a Diatomaceous bath mat and stoneware bathroom accessories.
Mix and match new items with finds from auctions and eBay.
Use an online interior design service
If you were rich, you’d probably use an interior designer to create your perfect home. But that’s out of the reach of most of us. But there is another option. Technology to the rescue. A number of online design services are available that can create fantastic designs for you. You simply enter the details of the rooms you want to redesign. Add the dimension, photos and then answer some questions about your lifestyle, budget and type of interior styles that you like. You are then presented with a virtual design at only a fraction of the price it would have cost for a real-life interior designer.
Don’t neglect your lighting scheme
When it comes to making a space look sophisticated and well thought out, then lighting is very important. A good lighting scheme shows your interior off to its best effect, creates a sense of mood and can make everything look a lot more expensive than it is.
Good lighting goes far beyond a pretty lamp or statement chandelier, it consists of different light levels that are designed to highlight as well as help you complete tasks.
Take the time to learn about good lighting design so that you know how to make the best of your home and show it off.
Use fake flowers and plants
Flowers can improve any space by adding a seasonal touch of glamour and sophistication. But buying fresh flowers for your home every week can soon start to strain your budget. Instead, find good quality silk flowers that you can display in various locations around your home. You can even buy different types and swap them out with the seasons or in line with your mood.
Mist the flowers with essential oils so that you’re still getting a beautiful fragrance as you would from having real flowers in your home.
A home filled with the most expensive items is going to look terrible if it’s also filled with clutter. Untidiness takes away from the overall look and flow of a space. Of course, if clutter can make an expensive home look cheap, then tidiness can make a budget home look more expensive.
Concentrate on the details
You know that they say, the devil is in the detail. When it comes to making your items look great, you need to focus on the little things. For example, you could take a set of drawers from IKEA and swap the handles for something a little more unique. The same goes with little touches such as light switches, door handles and light pulls. All of these things can be bought very cheaply but completely transform a space.
Learn some DIY skills
If you want to keep costs down while your are developing your high end interiors plan ahead. You’re going to need to learn to do some basic DIY jobs on your own. Painting and wallpapering should be top of the list, alongside being able to put up shelves and hang paintings.
If you’re wanting to get a little more daring then some basic woodworking skills will come in handy for upcycling furniture. Learning the basics of plumbing and electrics will give you the confidence to fit new taps of wire in a light switch.
The more you can do yourself, the less you will have to pay someone else.
You may be keen to get everything finished but interior designers are always adding to their spaces rather than trying to complete 100%. By taking your time, you won’ make any mistakes by rushing, and you can build your space organically, as and when you buy great priced finds online or in-store.
Takeaways about your high end home interiors
It’s absolutely possible to create high-end home interiors on a high-street budget. The key is to work smartly and use your budget wisely. There is so much great interior design advice freely available, that you’ll be able to take advantage of the same processes used by the pros without having to hire an interior designer.
By following these tips and staying true to your own personality and sense of style, then only you are going to know that your beautiful home has been created on a budget.
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