It doesn’t matter if you have an obsession with all things vintage or want to add a splash of seventies retro to your home, if you like minimalist sophistication or farmhouse chic, everyone that gives themselves a little interior makeover project to enjoy has the same goal in mind: to make their space look a million bucks when they don’t have a million bucks. It’s stating the obvious, but it’s a truth that deserves to be voiced.
But just because you are strapped for cash right now, doesn’t mean you home has to look the same way. It doesn’t have to mimic your dwindling bank balance and it doesn’t mean you have to spend so far beyond your means your Google search history is a hunt for the best National Debt Relief program. No way. There are loads of ways to make your home look tastefully expensive, and to prove this point we’ve pulled together some budget-cuddling and tasteful tricks that will make your makeover look absolutely astonishing when you’re done.
1. Long Curtains Change Everything
Curtains aren’t just there to block at the evening twilight, to stop passers-by peeking in out of curiosity or to dress your windows. With the right length and material they can be so much more than this, adding a sense of drama and class to any and every room you like. You want them to be hung from the highest part of your ceiling and puddle on the floor. That will create an illusion of vertical space and add a pinch of formal glam.
2. Touched By Gold
Gold is still the only metal that makes our hearts flutter when we see it. Anything that’s gold just shouts glam, especially if you are subtle with the way you accent it. What’s more, all you need is a can of gold spray paint and you can add a sense of Riviera glamour to anything you like. Give your floor standing lamp a special sheen, your picture frames a bit more elegance, your table legs some wow and your vases a statement. Just please don’t overdo it. Please.
3. Make A Statement Now And Then
We know you’re working to a tighter than tight budget, but every room needs to have that something special that will dominate the room, whether that be a piece of brightly coloured furniture decorated in a geometric print or an oversized art print hanging from the wall. Just one or two moments. Everything else can dance along the idea of cheaper compliments - wood and glass and that sort of stuff. Just makes sure any bigger splurges are on things you absolutely love and that won’t fall out of vogue thanks to their timeless design.
4. Mirror, Mirror On The Wall
If you’re looking for pocket-friendly pieces of wow, then you can’t do much better than a wall of mirrors. They add dimension to a space. They add light and glam. And they can become collections of art if done right, such as playing about with different sizes and shapes and the way you hang them. Hallways, living rooms, bedroom headboards -your options are endless.