Who doesn't want a classy and elegant looking home? But the spending in involved can put a lot of people off. It is one thing to have a nice house, but if you have to go bankrupt to do it, it isn't really worth it now is it? But what few people realize is that by being clever you can get a classy home without spending all you saving, and raising your kid's piggy banks. Read on to find out how.
Furniture is an essential part of any home, classy or not. But to get that elegant look you have to spend a fortune, right? Wrong. In fact, you really don't have to spend your life savings on getting the right pieces of furniture to make your home look elegant. You can try these options instead.
Option one is getting your furniture items preloved. This means going to auctions or checking out internet auction sites for good quality pieces that will fit in with your decor. If you want to save even more money you can get one that has some damage to the finish like chips or cracks, so they are as likely to sell. Then use chalk paint to cover these over.
Option two is going for some bespoke furniture. “But isn't that expensive?” I hear you say. Not necessarily. Remember bespoke items are things that you are likely to keep forever. Team that with the fact that the original cost is much less that most people expect, and they can work as out as a very cost effective and classy option.
Using scent in a room--
Did you know that our sense of smell is one of the strongest triggers of association possible? Well, you can use this to your advantage when creating a classy home. Invest in some good quality candles which have a refined scent. This will help to create a high-end ambiance, no matter how much you paid your the paint and furniture.
Rugs instead of carpets--
Thick, springy carpet is often associated with luxury and class in home design. But fitted carpets can be pretty expensive. First, you have the underlay and then the carpet shell out for. Then there is the labor to pay for as well. So why not go for a rug instead?
Rugs are better because you can choose one that is more in your price range. They can be bought to match the furniture and room, and you don't need to pay for underlay or labor to get the fitted. You can also get them also cleaned more easily than carpet because they are movable. So they should last you a long time, while still looking great.
A few splurge items--
As you have saved on a lot of major items, it's is always worth buying a few smaller items that are a little more expensive. They will help to create that feeling of class in a room. Remember that the odd high-end ornament or detail can help fool the eye into thinking everything in that room is of that level of quality.