When most think of elegance in a home, their first thought may lie with larger, airy homes with the space and structure to create an elegant finish. To many, elegance may appear to come naturally with more modern homes, however, this is not always the case. We believe that even the average homeowner can create an elegant space in their home.
Through careful planning and some creativity, a homeowner can make small home improvements that can take any beige living room to a high-end designer space. Below are some simple tips on how to transform your house into an elegant home without having to inject huge finances into the project.
Window furnishings are a suitable and cost-effective way of bringing elegance into any room. When choosing the style, it is important to opt for styles and patterns that give off an elegant look to the window, such as these eyelet curtains. Not only are eyelet curtains stylish and elegant, but they come in a variety of vibrant colours to cater for a vast range of homeowners, so you can choose the ones that suit your interior. These curtains are also made from high-quality material meaning that they will last throughout the years and will look like an investment piece for your living room. They are also available in a variety of stunning patterns and colours to suit any space.
If curtains are not your style you could also opt for wooden blinds that are also available in inexpensive styles. Whichever your choice, make sure your window coverings are well-designed to promote an elegant feel in your home.
Lighting fixtures are a great addition to any home and they come in various stylish designs. For a super elegant finish, why not opt for a stand-out chandelier that will draw the eye of any guest, alternatively, corner stands will look great with your tasteful furniture, and will add the much needed light in places that may not get much natural light otherwise. If you’d rather not spend much money on light fixtures, there are many home improvement shops that have a variety of unique lighting fixtures that can spruce up both the indoors and outdoors of your home.
For a better chance of getting high-end lighting fixtures without breaking the bank, try taking a visit to second-hand or vintage stores that have a variety of refined lighting fixtures that are both unique and come at a reasonable price. You could also look out for sales in your favourite stores, or go to outlet stores to get the best deal for your home.
Many homeowners are currently leaning towards hardwood flooring, and for good reason. Hardwood floors offer warmth, unlike porcelain tiles and come in a variety of colours that are sure to suit any home. Hardwood floors also come at a variety of costing options, with vinyl flooring coming in cheaper than wood flooring. Wood flooring may prove to be longer lasting than vinyl, and may look more on the expensive side, but vinyl can certainly provide that elegant look at a lower price.
Although you may be tempted to go for warming carpets throughout your home, carpets are not nearly as sophisticated as wood flooring. If you do live in a cooler climate, we suggest that you opt for wood flooring with the addition of large rugs, to keep elegance and warmth in the room, if that’s what you’d prefer.
Unique art pieces
You do not have to hang the original Mona Lisa painting in your living room to create an elegant home. Firstly, we hear that it is quite challenging to get your hands on, and secondly, there are plenty of other art pieces that can create a stylish, yet classic look to your space.
The interior design industry offers a myriad of affordable art pieces that can transform your home in an instant. That way, you can have many unique art pieces in your home, without breaking the bank. While you’re at the local vintage store looking for light fixtures, why not also take a look at art pieces. Not only will they be unique to you, but many of them come with a story, adding some depth to your home.
To add further decor in your home, you could add your signature art pieces into bold frames, making your art stand out on the wall even more. To bring a luxurious feel, opt for gold frames. Good quality gold frames will not only add elegance, but can create a luxury focal point to the room, leaving your guests green with envy for your luxurious home.
Although it can be easy to get drawn into all the latest home trends, you have to remember the style that you are trying to achieve. Often, too many people are quick to adopt new trends, leaving them regretful of their interior decisions.
While looking for furniture, try to think outside of the box and be creative. Go for furniture that is unique to your home, and try to find rare market pieces, and make sure to haggle the price to something that you can afford. If you are short of creativity, the internet offers a plethora of ideas on unique furniture, and many times there are links for you to purchase the items right from the post. Many influencers also leave discounts for their followers, so be sure to keep checking home inspiration pages for the latest news. If you are searching for very rare pieces, you might need to dig deeper into your pockets. But, ultimately, it is a worthwhile investment and will last a lifetime.
So, you have created your dream elegant home. Now it’s time to kick back and relax. Well, not if you want your home to stay as elegant as it is now. Nothing will stop your home looking inelegant quite like a gathering of dirty plates all over the kitchen.
Make sure that everything has its own place in your home, and partake in regular cleaning to keep your home up to scratch for any unexpected visitors. In doing so, your house will remain dirt and mess free, allowing everything to look shiny, well-kept, and of course, elegant.
Clean up your garden
With your home looking as elegant as your nearest castle, you may think your job here is done, right? Although it may be tempting to simply focus on the interior of your home as this is where you will be spending the majority of your time, you may also want to consider revamping your outdoor space to mirror the elegance inside.
Adding water features or garden furniture to your outdoor space will go a long way in updating your space and keeping with the theme of your home, outdoors. Additionally, keeping your garden clean, and weed free will add to your elegant theme, creating a magazine-worthy home and garden alike.