Getting a designer look can be difficult, especially on a tight budget. Fortunately, there are simple solutions–even on the tightest budget– that can help you get the high-end look you dream of Learn a few tricks from the designer's handbook on how to make your home look elegant
1. Make your own Art-
You dont need original art. High quality prints can look sophisticated when framed in a nice inexpensive frame. Go in for the simple bold prints. Chinese calligraphy characters, simple bamboo drawings or koi fishes in Japanese style in a series add style.
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Nothing adds personality like original art like children's artwork or your own effort. Try framing your child's hand print or footprint for a personal effect.
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2. Add mirrors-
Mirrors make rooms seem larger and brighter. Beautifully framed mirrors also enhance a space, much like artwork. Hang some wall mirrors or lean an oversize floor mirror against the wall in common areas like a living room or dining room.
Tight spaces expand and rooms seem roomier when you prop up a large mirror (at least three-fourths as tall as the wall). It’s a classic interior decorator’s trick to create instant―if not real―square footage.
3. Repurpose Furniture-
Or an old step ladder can be a shelf stand in its new avatar.
4. Think Visually-
5. Placing Carpets on the Diagonal-
Dramatically alter a room by changing the placement of the carpet to a diagonal.
6. Celebrate the old and imperfect-
7. Paint a wall, a panel, a room, a door, a window, a chair, virtually anything!
Paint is a low-cost way to add impact, and has a magical effect in making your room look high-end. Go in for a bright color on one wall, or add some contrast on a pillar. It can make the room come alive.
As any recessionista can tell you, there's no need to spend a bundle to decorate your room. Hope you loved our tips.
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