10 Simple Ways to Transform a Room from Ordinary to Luxurious
Bring elegance and luxury to your home with these 10 simple and budget-friendly ideas.
1. Keep your home clean
No home will look expensive if it’s messy or cluttered. Dust regularly and be sure to minimize clutter by keeping countertops and coffee tables free of unnecessary junk.
2. Bookcases aren’t just for books
You can create style with a bookcase. If the bookshelf is full, remove a few books to make space for sculptures, small storage bins, potted plants and other elegant accessories.
3. Update old fixtures
A quick and easy way to decorate on a budget is to update old fixtures. Door knobs, light fixtures and light switch plates are small, inexpensive ways to give your home that high-end look.
4. Add a rug
If you don’t have carpet in a living room or bedroom, adding a rug is an easy way to define spaces and introduce texture.
5. Supersize it (with art)
Large-scale art prints create a focal point in a room that infuse elegant personality. It doesn’t have to be expensive either. Keep your eyes peeled for sales at known retailers who carry artwork. Or, if you’re really feeling creative make your own!
6. Incorporate antiques
Give your space a sense of wisdom and charm by incorporating an antique piece. Anything from a mirror to a small side table or clock will work - the older the better. Old family heirlooms packed away are a great place to look for these.
7. Stairway to heaven
Few people think of a stairway when looking to add some luxury to their home. However, a custom railing, high quality runner or piece of art can add class and elegance to this often-used space.
8. Everyone likes a classic
Classic items don’t ever go out of style. Go neutral with furniture, wall colors and light fixtures so you can use accessories to play with colors, textures and patterns. You can change the entire look of a room for much cheaper and more easily by replacing accessories instead of buying new furniture or repainting every year.
9. Add decorative moulding
Decorative molding (such as crown or base moulding) is a relatively inexpensive way to transform an ordinary room into a room full of character. It can make for a great DIY weekend project, or you can hire a professional while still keeping the costs relatively low.
10. Use a mix of materials
Get creative! You can drastically change a room by incorporating a thoughtful mix of different materials and textures. Use metals, glass, wood, textiles and leather to create a custom-designed, luxurious look.
If you have other ideas on how to transform a room from ordinary to luxurious, share them with us!