Many homeowners want the look of expensive design in their home, but don’t always know how to make this happen. Luckily, there are several simple ways to make your home look much more expensive than it really is. Here are eight easy fixes to make your home look more expensive as suggested by an interior design company in Bangalore:
1) The Cover-Up [with something else]
If there is an unsightly wall in your living room that is visible from your entrance, cover it up with a beautiful wall hanging. Of course, this does depend on what type of décor you have in the rest of the living room. Don’t put a bar of gold and blue leopard print wall hanging in a living room full of antiques and floral prints. If you have a large window in your dining room, covering it with an expensive-looking drapery will make it appear much larger than it actually is.
2) The Easy Fix [to use when there’s not enough time]
If you only have about ten minutes to fix up your home for guests or family members, place candles all around the house. Candles add that relaxing ambience to any home and people feel at ease while they’re in a well-lit room.
3) Carpet and Paint
While it may be too late for you to change out your flooring with a wood laminate, placing a patterned rug in an adjacent room makes it look as though you have expensive tile or hardwood throughout your house. White and cream go with everything and add that crisp appearance that makes any home look like a high-end showroom.
4) The Unexpected Touch
Placing a bright red, blue, or green vase in the entranceway is an unexpected touch for most people and will have them wondering what’s going on inside. If you have dated fixtures, consider replacing them with the newest version of that fixture so it matches all of the other appliances in your kitchen. It doesn’t hurt to splurge every now and then.
5) The Inexpensive Fix [to use when there’s not much money]
If you have a small house or apartment, interior designers in Bangalore suggests putting those plants around to make it seem larger than it is. This isn’t hard, but if you want to make sure that they stay alive, do some research on which plants need little to no sunlight or attention.
6) The Fix that’s Not Really a Fix [to be used on the cheap]
If you’re on a budget, consider purchasing items with expensive patterns or designs. For example, if you have solid-coloured furniture or carpeting in your living room or family room, purchase an inexpensive but graphically-patterned rug to place under your couch. It will look as though they go together and don’t require much effort at all.
7) The ‘Fix’ that really is the Fix [when the time was right]
When considering what your home would benefit from most, think about replacing old appliances with new ones. This includes installing new faucets in your kitchen and bathroom sinks so they are more water-efficient. If you still have an old-fashioned washing machine, getting a new front-loading one would be beneficial.
8) The One-Two Punch
Sometimes all of the above tips aren’t enough. If you want to give your home that “wow” factor, consider painting your interior walls with a new colour. Also, replace any old lighting fixtures with newer ones that were more modern in style and materials. These easy fixes not only give your house or apartment a dramatic lift but also make it look like you spent far more than you actually did on updating your place.
Good luck! If anyone has other suggestions or things they would like to share, leave them in the comments section below!