When you picture an elegant home, you might be picturing a celebrity home on the cover of Architectural Digest, or a chic walk-through of a mansion on Vogue’s 73 Questions feature. You might believe that having an elegant home is out of your budget, if you aren’t a millionaire and don’t live in a huge mansion in Beverly Hills.
However, there are ways to make your home more elegant, without breaking the bank. You don’t need to be a millionaire actor or a real estate developer to have good taste; just a little creativity, time and small, meaningful investments.
Here are a few ways to make your home more elegant on a budget!
Install automatic blinds
If you want a touch of elegance and class fit for a Parisian penthouse – but a version within your price range – you’ll love automatic blinds. Blinds are a beautiful, lightweight and cost-effective alternative to curtains that are highly expensive and crafted from heavy materials.
Automatic blinds allow you to remote-control your home’s light and shade. Simply put, you can control your blinds using a remote device, rather than manually drawing them up and down. This surprisingly chic addition to your home is far less expensive than installing curtains, and makes your home feel more modern and cool too! Order Smart Blinds today to start your chic automatic blinds journey!
Use colour wisely
Color is a hugely important staple of an elegant home. While the current interior design trends boast monochrome color schemes of grey, white and black, you can make your home more elegant by adding touches of color here and there.
Some ways to elegantly incorporate color into your home include:
- Colorful blinds that make your room seem bigger and draw the eye upwards.
- Colored detailing on your door frames, moldings and artwork on the walls.
- Colorful appliances, such as kettles, blenders and pots and pans.
By incorporating beautiful splashes of color here and there, you are brightening and lightening your home, while adding touches of your personality into the mix. Careful use of color makes your home seem elegant and refined, without being too in-your-face or chaotic.
Install natural features in your home
Natural features, such as flowers and houseplants, will fit right in in your elegant home. Bringing nature into your home breathes life into it, creating the vibe of a chic hotel or villa somewhere in the South of France!
Natural colors, such as pinks and greens, alongside the shapes that houseplants and flowers cast, will add dimension to your home – particularly if you have gone for a more muted interior design palette on the whole. Making your home come to life in this elegant way will impress guests and potential buyers, and will make you feel more comfortable in your home too!
If you want to make your home seem more elegant but haven’t got millions to splash out on a brand new mansion, use these easy tips to help transform your home into the chic space you have always dreamed of!
Thank you so much for reading. I hope you feel more prepared for making your home look more elegant whilst saving pennies.