Over the years, interior designers have shared ideas and a few secrets that homeowners can use to make their homes look elegant while on a budget. With the help of some tips from expert interior designers, you can make your home more Christmasy during this festive season. Here are some of the ideas you should consider using:
When decorating a room, choosing the right colour paint is one of the hardest decisions you will have to make, especially if the remaining décor is based on the colour palette. However, if you are looking for elegance, certain types of colours can add glamour to your home. A big choice when choosing which colour of paint to use is whether to go bold or use soft understated colours. The colour you choose can be determined by your personality, preference or budget.
2. Window Treatments
If your home does not have window treatments, it can potentially look unfinished. For the best look for your Christmas living room, you should have certain window treatments. Window treatments offer privacy and are affordable, especially if you research for the best deal. When making window treatment choices, you should always be on the lookout for which option suits your home. For example, investing in an unlined flimsy material is not advisable because they look cheap even though they are not. Which is why you should avoid see-through materials. You can go for elegant materials like linen, silk or cotton. But if you don’t like draperies, wooden blinds or woven bamboo shades are a great choice.
Do you know what a difference proper lighting would make? Although most contractors go for standard lighting fixtures, other designer lighting fixtures are not only elegant but also affordable. If you opt to go for the designer fixtures, you will have to look for ways to minimise cost. You can start by looking for the fixtures from flea markets or second-hand stores in your area. When you buy them from these places, you may have to repaint them a little before installing them to restore their great look.
4. Hardwood flooring
Hardwood floors are the best compared to carpet flooring because they offer a classic and elegant look at an affordable price. The initial cost might be high, but you will benefit greatly in the long term as hardwood lasts for a long time, providing a great return on investment (ROI) when you resell your home. Alternatively, you can go for laminate flooring as it offers the same value as hardwood. But you need to be very cautious to buy the right quality so you can reap the benefits.
Finally, consider accessorising your home if you have some great interior design ideas. For instance, if you choose to go gold, there are plenty of ideas or styles you can use. Gold is a very adaptable colour that can be used for table legs, mirror frames, or picture frames. It is a dynamic colour that adds elegance and class to any room, while also being able to fit in with your festive theme.
If you are looking to decorate your home with new window dressings and things such as cushions, Concorde Blinds are on hand to provide a large range of options from wooden blinds, roman blinds, curtains and much more. Visit our contact page or call today on 01234 841535.