Adding Style and Class to Your Home While On A Budget

The secret to good interior design is to create a space that’s practical, modern and won’t become out-dated immediately. If you can accomplish these things then you have succeeded in creating a livable space and fulfilled the absolute requirements of good interior decorating.

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But what makes good design great is taking that space and making it look classy, desirable and stylish. If you can do this despite any budget restrictions or space then you’ll be able to feel proud of your decorating accomplishments and you’ll have elevated your room above the basic expectations.

So how do you add class and style without breaking the bank? There are several tricks you can use, and there are ranges of ways you can make a space look premier and luxurious even if you don’t have endless resources. Here are some ideas you can use in your home.

Posters

A great way to add style and taste to a room is to use works of art or beautiful photographs. It doesn’t come much more tasteful and impressive than having an original Van Gogh on your wall.

Unfortunately most of us can’t afford original works of art, and especially from such well-known artists! What’s the solution? Well one option is to use posters instead of paintings. These will be printed on glossy paper and they’ll cost you a fraction of the cost. If you put them in a nice frame, and even age the frame slightly, the poster can look just as impressive as the most expensive painting.

Antique Furniture

Antique furniture adds a touch of class to any room because it has history. Real verified antiques can cost a great deal though, which is why it’s a good thing that you can also get the effect more cheaply from markets, car boot sales and auctions. An even better way to get this effect cheaply (which is also more fun) is to buy modern furniture and then simply try your hand at ‘antiquing’ it yourself by giving it that worn look. There are lots of instructions online as to how to do this.

Concrete

Interior design doesn’t get much more impressive than palace design, but unfortunately most of us don’t have the same budget as your average prince. Using stamped, stained and polished concrete it is possible to create the effect of marble much more cheaply and this can give you that palatial appearance on a budget. Many other stones for your countertops, tables and flooring will look similarly as luxurious without costing anywhere near as much as marble, while the right laminate flooring can sometimes be mistaken for hardwood.

Foreign Artifacts

A great way to add a sense of culture and style to any room is to use ornaments from abroad that you found on your travels. This can give a room a more eclectic look. The best news is that these items are generally actually quite affordable – most souvenirs you get in markets start cheap and can be haggled down to get an even better deal. As long as you choose the right items it will be impossible for guests to estimate how much you spent on these sculptures and decoration.

This post is authored by Jennifer Walter. In her spare time, she likes to write about customized furniture that includes laminate, timber as well as kitchen benchtops.

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