Your living room is where you’ll spend a lot of your time, relaxing, hosting and making memories. As one of the focal points of your home, it makes sense that you’d want to put a lot of time and effort into it.
When it comes to choosing a style that is timeless and beautiful, an elegant interior is always a winner. But how can you make your home look more elegant without spending a fortune? Take a look at the following tips.
1. Change up your lighting
The right lighting can make a big difference to how your room looks. You can choose chandeliers and statement lights that make it look more spacious and light – you can even get some affordable light fittings that look more expensive than they are! You can also add some mirrors to reflect light around your space to make it seem more stylish.
Take a look at some home lighting trends that will be sure to give you inspiration.
2. Choose different flooring
Flooring can bring a significant transformation to your home, and if it’s an elegant vibe you’re looking for, you can’t beat wood or laminate. Hardwood flooring is a great investment for your home that will last for a long time. Dark colors like walnut are ideal for creating a timeless look that will make your home look very expensive and chic.
3. Experiment with paneling
Paneling is traditionally associated with older homes, but it’s been making a comeback this year. From half-wall paneling to fully panelled wall, you can create some interest and style in a room that will be sure to impress. Feature walls are ideal for transforming your space, adding some character that will be sure to draw attention. Consider using dark or muted colors for a bold but glamorous look.
4. Get creative with your styling
The accessories you choose for your home can also make it look more elegant and expensive. A carefully curated coffee or side table display, or a stylish cabinet can be the perfect way to dress up your room, using your favorite accessories, candles, plants and more.
Some good tips to style a coffee table include keeping it clean and minimal, keeping it balanced, and using trays to keep everything neat. What’s great about this kind of styling is that you can mix and match and swap things out depending on the time of year, ideal for changing things up at Christmas or during the spring when you want to introduce new colors and tones.
Being able to put your own stamp on your home is one of the best parts of having your own place. Some of the things you can do to make your home unique are easy enough to do on a budget but will be sure to make an impression. Home improvement can be fun and the chance to show off your creative side. Get started transforming your home and add your own elegant touch.