Each homeowner has their own sense of style and a vision of how they want their home to look. From the patio furniture you buy to the sheets you sleep on, your style is unique. And while it’s true that the average sales price in Manhattan was $1.9 million for condos in 2017, you don’t have to spend a fortune to make your home look nice — there are plenty of ways to make your home look luxurious without breaking the bank. So let’s take a look at a few basic remodeling tricks that you can afford on a tight budget.
Choose the Right Paint Colors
Choosing paint for your house is always fun — but it can also be surprisingly difficult. Color is important because it sets the tone for the rest of the decor and furniture in the room. If you want to add a little elegance and glamour to your home, choosing the right color is key. You could consider something bold, like dark red, which will bring life to the room right away. Or you could go with a softer tone, like a light pink, which will bring more elegance. A 2017 interior design trends survey revealed that more than a third of respondents would choose a neutral color palette if redecorating their home.
Hang Big Pieces of Art
Decorating is an easy way to make changes to a home. And with 48% of homeowners planning to decorate their homes in 2018, decorating is a common choice. Wall decor is always a great way to pull a room together. This is especially important for living rooms and bedrooms where there tends to be a lot of empty wall space. So why not fill a wall with a big piece of art? An oversized piece of art will serve as a focal point in a room and have a big impact on the rest of the room. Fortunately, you can get big pieces of art for a low cost at places like thrift stores or festivals — or you can make your own art with a blank canvas and some paint.
Update Kitchen and Bathroom Hardware
If the hardware in your kitchen and bathrooms is old and outdated, you should consider replacing it. Hardware is not expensive and it can make a huge difference in the appearance of a room. So replace drawer handles, towel bars, and even faucets. If you want a more modern look, consider silver or gold, depending on which one would be the best fit with the other colors in the room.
Molding helps to make a room feel and look finished — it connects the walls and the ceiling, which can bring the room together. Since many homes don’t have crown molding, having molding can make a home look very modern and elegant. And fortunately, adding molding is quite easy. You can buy molding in a variety of widths and colors to fit your style and vision. This small detail can make a big difference in the overall appearance of a room.
With the average American moving about 12 times throughout their life, you may find yourself wanting to decorate a new home on a tight budget — or you may just be looking to update your currently outdated home. Either way, these simple tips will help modernize your home and help bring a touch of elegance without becoming a financial burden.