words Alexa Wang
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An elegant home is a goal for many, but that dream can feel far away without a hefty budget. However, it’s still possible for anyone to add small sophisticated touches to their living space without a large amount of money.
In fact, you’ll be able to change the entire look and feel of any room with a fresh coat of paint alone. Let’s take a look at the best ways to upgrade your home.
1. Modular Sofas
A modular sofa is a couch with more flexibility and mobility. It’s made up of individual pieces that can be arranged in multiple ways. For example, these modular sofas at Living Cozy can match with ottomans and whole consoles to provide more space for relaxation or entertainment. Some sofas even have hidden compartments for storage, which freezes up space in your home.
Modular sofas can be made into individual chairs, and nothing adds elegance to a space than a timeless piece of furniture. These couches are an effective and affordable way to bring a room together or play around with the area until you find a chic layout that works for your family.
2. Raise Your Ceilings
Don’t actually raise your ceilings, as that would be pretty expensive. Instead, visually enhance your ceiling height with a few tricks. Low-profile furniture, like a short couch, wall-to-ceiling curtains, and landscape murals will increase the roof dramatically without costing extra.
If you’re interested in doing everything you can to simulate the look of high ceilings, you need to use a few more visual tricks. For example, you could paint the roof with light shades and accentuate it with vertical stripes and paneling. Vertical shelving can also help, but the shelves you buy need to be open and tall, which could make some of your items difficult to access.
3. Fresh Coat of Paint
A coat of fresh paint will do wonders for your interior design, but if you pick the right colors, you can upgrade the look and feel of your entire home. The secret to creating an elegant space is to pick one of two color options: dramatic and bold or soft and understated. For example, a soft and understated option would be blue and white, while red and black are bold and dramatic.
Keep a theme throughout your home to avoid clashing colors, which won’t come off as elegant. If you want to avoid this issue altogether, pick neutral shades for the paint and accessorize boldly. You could also experiment with different shades of the same color throughout the house.
4. Less is More
Elegance is a style that is best achieved through minimalism. With fewer objects in your home, a space can come together in a streamlined way that seems effortless. At the same time, you’ll have less to dust and keep clean, which will make your home look functional and beautiful.
If you’re not concerned with achieving high ceilings, ditch the curtains to let more light in. While you’re at it, get rid of anything that no longer serves a purpose. Anything you want to keep can be kept as long as it’s out of sight or placed with intention. For example, if you want to keep photos of your family, put them in a photo album or on the wall where they don’t take up space.
5. All in the Details
The only way to make your house a home is to add details that are personal to you and your family. Start adding layers like a simple rug, books of a single color, or blankets that drape lazily over the couch. Don’t confuse detail with clutter, or you’ll make the space look overcrowded. You want to have a sense of style that looks welcoming, cozy, and inviting to your guests.