Would you like your home to look more expensive without breaking the bank. I have five tips for getting that luxury look for less and I call it more splash than cash. So, number one on my list is crown molding a space that lacks crown molding has a tendency to look average, especially those rooms that are boxy or have very little architectural detail for very little money. Crown molding provides richness to the space when picking molding select a wider trim for more impact and in this case the wider the trim the more expensive. The room is going to look number to throw pillows are fabulous accessory for your couch chairs and loveseats.
The pile of the pillows one pair is too skimpy use two pairs and contrasting patterns, colors and textures also nor using a bunch of 12 to 18 inch pillow opted instead for larger 22 inch pillow covers and then stuff them with a 24 inch down blend insert the bigger pillows will have a much bigger impact.
Number three, upgrading hardware finishes bathrooms and kitchens most tract homes come with standard generic hardware builders use these items in bulk. Because they’re more cost effective but it’s not necessarily in the best interest of the homeowner who wants a more custom look. Hardware is not that expensive you can find more unique options at a hardware store specialty shop or flea market.
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Number four I have to say, lighting is one of those areas that people just have a tendency to overlook. Lighting is also one of those builders standard accessories that typically lack character and style toss out those nondescript chandeliers pendant lights. Bathroom Bar lights, you know the ones that go above the mirror with the little bulbs in them. You got to get rid of those and get rid of those nondescript ceiling fans all of these items really need to be replaced with a more designer look and to be able to find these items. Try scouting second hand stores, flea markets or even craigslist is a great place.
Number five nothings says luxury like fresh flowers and plants. The beauty of flowers and plants is that they really look wonderful. Everywhere I know, not everybody can have fresh flowers in their homes or maintain green plants if you have fake flower arrangements and plants make sure they are current. So, if you’re full plants are more than five years old, okay, I’m going to say that one more time if you’re full plants are more than five years old, they need to be retired.
Retired is code word for they need to go in the trash. It’s because after five years those plants are faded, dusty and more important the style of those plants are dated. Follow these tips and you can take your home from ordinary to extraordinary. You will see that luxury is in the details.