There are so many TV shows that make it seem like you have to spend a fortune renovating and upgrading your home to make it look more upscale. However, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make your home look so much better, make it more comfortable and take it to a higher level. Here are a few tips on how to make the interior of your property look more lavish.
Upgrade the Light Fixtures
One of the simplest ways to upgrade your home is to upgrade the light fixtures. Upgrading the existing overhanging light in the dining room with a chandelier or antique and ornate light fixture can instantly make your home look more lavish by providing a focal point. Replacing the standard light bulbs and fixtures with recessed ceiling lights or decorative light fixtures shows the attention to detail and will give your kitchen a more upscale, modern look.
Manage the Light Levels
Luxury hotels create a sense of lavishness by having elegant curtains on the outside combined with a thin but effective “blackout” layer that keeps out light which is usually a fine layer of gauzy curtain between them. This gives occupants the option to open one, two or all three layers. When all are closed, the room is completely dark allowing occupants to sleep in peace. When the other two blackout layers are tied aside, sunlight filters in at just the right level.
This same concept extends to other lights in the room. The bedside lamp can be on low, medium or high, not just on or blindingly bright.
Put in Flowers and Greenery
Any home with a beautiful garden in front of the home looks far nicer than the similar home with the flat patch of grass. The apartment with a well-kept flower box stands out from the generic block of flats. The same is true of any home with a manicured garden that goes beyond the bare minimum. You can take it to the next level and bring the flowers and greenery inside. Something as simple as a fresh vase of flowers can make a huge difference.
If that doesn’t suit your tastes, a small herb garden in a container in the kitchen window or bamboo growing in a vase shows a level of dedication and care. You should, however, shun synthetic plants altogether; stay away from anything that is obviously artificial. One possible alternative could be dried flowers that are attractively arranged.
Accent the Beautiful
One touch of luxury anyone can adopt is to accent the beautiful. It is the difference between a bare mirror and a lovely decorative frame around that same mirror. It is putting pretty curtains around the window that accent the view when pulled back instead of putting in generic blinds that tend to stay closed. You can achieve the same thing with unique aspects of a room.
For instance, a potential strategy could be putting high-quality candles on accent pieces in your home. The bowl full of tea lights sitting on the most attractive table in the living room or the delightfully scented candles on top of the mantle show an extra level of care, while they simultaneously draw attention to the nicest items in the room.
The little touches of luxury can truly make a modest home look upscale, while the small things add up to making a middle market home rival an executive home. And you don’t have to spend a fortune to achieve it, while you have endless flexibility in making it work for you.