Designing your home does not require you to overspend. Letting your creativity out can turn your home into the kind of haven that you have always wanted. The following 8 inexpensive design tricks can make your home to look lavish and luxurious.
Produce an Illusion with an Area Rug. Make your room to look more spacious by using a bigger rug. You do not need to buy a big rug, though. You can tape several rugs together. Hanging a mirror at the back of the sofa, a huge rug and the use of neutral colors will make a small room to look bigger and brighter.
Have a Set of Three Artworks. The use of triptych technique will add glam in any room. A trio of paneled artworks has been a fashion in home decorating. A good alternative, which can save you a lot, is by getting a free art from the Web – download and have it printed in an extra bigger image. Divide it into three sections and have them framed.
Create a Focal Point. Do this by hanging an attention-grabbing wall painting. If there is an artist in the family, you can assign this task to him saving you on cash. Let him paint on three big canvases and hang these to create a massive piece to produce a grand effect.
Have a Flair for Style. Create an accent wall by painting one wall in a bright or darker shade than the rest of the walls. Another option is by covering one wall with a grass cloth or wall paper. This saves you money as you only need to repaint one wall instead of all the walls in the room.
Reduce Clutter. This does not only mean eliminating mess and untidiness; but it also refers to the use of functional modern furniture pieces for proper organization. For example, opt to have wall-mounted shelves or entertainment units to free your floor space. Modern furniture pieces are more practical and multi-functional.
Modern entertainment units are created not only to accommodate your media gadgets but can also house books and decorative items. They also have drawers and cabinets with some even offering iPod or iPad docks.
Even modern sectional sofas are built with shelves, cabinets, end tables, extended bases, alcove, etc. Some even have backrest that doubles as table.
With modern furniture, clutter is reduced and the room is made more systematic and efficient.
Take Advantage of Natural Light. A room that gets natural light makes it more appealing. Have neutral colors for your throw pillows in various geometrical shapes to blend in well with a well-lighted room.
Put to Full Use a Room with a Good Panorama. If the room’s windows show a good panoramic view, give it more breath by using curtains. This will frame the view even more. However, do not use bright-colored curtains. Settle for neutral palettes.
Establish an Eclectic Mix in the Room. The use of natural shades and adding colors and texture with accessories gives you this effect. The combination of gray, white and beige are perfect. Use this combination in your furniture pieces and furnishings. For example, you can put two chairs in varying design and style and mix it with your modern furniture pieces.