Achieving elegance is not about spending vast amounts of money on doing your home up, it is something that can be accomplished by a few simple ideas and principles. We all want our interiors to have that touch of class that makes people stop and compliment a minor detail, but we are not all swimming in cash. So, what are the best approaches that can pep up your home without you having to add a large fountain in the driveway?
Taking Advantage of the Color Scheme
Whenever anyone is in the process of getting a new home, they will inevitably look at the colors and think “well, I can change that later,” and even after you’ve been in your home for 20-years you may very well think the same thing! The right color makes a statement to visitors, and even prospective buyers on the market and you have two options. The bold and dramatic route, tones that make a statement is one way. The other is to make a subdued set of colors, which is not as dramatic but can bring an understated elegance to every room. However, you need to think about what time period you are going for. Modern and edgy will consist of bigger colors, think purple sunset or bay leaf green, or if you’re going for subtle and understated, then more natural colors will fit right in.
Creating a Focal Point
For visitors, you need a big statement in every room of the house. In addition, whether it is a big oil painting above the fireplace or it is a breakfast bar in the center of the kitchen, the focal point will draw people into that room, which is ideal for any parties or gatherings. The great thing about a focal point is that it does not necessarily have to cost you a lot of money. People talk about the “talking piece” in a room, and this can be a piece of art or a useful item of furniture, which does not have to be an expensive item. For a quality kitchen space, there are kitchen renovation ideas that can lift up the quality of the room purely by adding a breakfast bar in the middle or modernizing it slightly. Moreover, kitchens are a big talking point anyway, so it is in your interests to add a touch of elegance by updating it and giving it a decent makeover.
Changing the Floor
While carpet is not very “in” right now anyway, it can easily sap the life out of any room, especially if it is cheap, can become ragged and stained. Replacing it with hardwood or laminate will transform the space by making it look bigger. And as carpet is very dense, especially if it’s a darker color, sleek flooring isn’t just easier to maintain, but it’s the best way to add some style to the whole of your home. Darker colors like birch or oak will add that vibrancy to your floor, and you can dress it up by adding flamboyant rugs to make it much more you.