5 Ways to Make Your Home Look Elegant on a Budget

Achieving an uberhome without breaking the bank can be difficult more so when the housing budget is already tight. Good news: there are several ways to make your home looking like a resort on a budget. Here are simple home decorating hacks you can do to your condo in Manila or anywhere else for that matter.

1) Choose a simplistic style

A rule of thumb: never over-accessorize spaces. Doing this can only make an area look messy, disorganized, and cluttered. If you have a huge collection, you need not display them at once. Better yet, divide the collection into different rooms to add visual interest to each. If possible, pare it down and keep only those that have sentimental value. The remaining elements will definitely shine if you keep the space uncluttered.

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2) Use an interesting fabric

Give each space or room a custom look. One way to do this is by introducing a visually appealing textile such as vintage or eclectic designed carpets or rugs. Antique textiles will do, too. If you don’t have elaborate fabric to cover the floor, cover the small pieces such as cushions and throw pillows. These items will stand out from the rest and hence can be good conversation starters. Don’t forget to mix the textures within a room for a more luxurious look.

3) Put a structural element

In most rooms, the lines are straights and the forms are circular. Why don’t you introduce something with a unique silhouette? Driftwood lampshade or coffee table are perfect as well as reclaimed cabinets. You may also install a driftwood jewelry holder onto the wall. Clay sculptures of Greek gods and goddesses also do the trick. Whatever you may choose, it will surely add an unexpected yet artistic element in any given room.

4) Create a focal point

Just like how the driftwood jewelry organizer works on a painted wall, you may also create the same effect for every room. For instance, you may hang an oversized artwork in one area where everyone can see it. It gives the space the wow factor it deserves. And if you are artsy enough, all you need are materials and a space to create your own masterpiece.
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5) Place an old element

Incorporate a sense of wisdom to any room by placing a design piece with historical value. It can be something handed down to you by your parents or something that you found in an antique store. The older, the better. The best options are mirror and TV cabinets. The patina will surely be noticeable. And before you know it, you are telling the story behind how you acquired the piece, who its previous owners are, etc.

These are the secrets to decorating a home for less. The idea is to work with what you already have so that there’s no need to spend more in decorating your home. If you need to spend, make sure that you are doing so at thrift stores and flea markets. In most cases, these places are a treasure trove of unique yet inexpensive home décors.

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