5 ways to make your house look like a show home on a low budget
Nia Bennett | Nov, 29 2019
Most of us love the idea of making our home look like something out of Good Housekeeping magazine. Although we aspire for this show home look for our house, most of us do not have the foggiest clue on how to go about it.
Of course if you have the cash you could hire an interior designer to style your home but personally, nothing could beat the satisfaction of styling your house as per your taste and desire.
Unlike popular belief, you do not need to spend a lot, neither do you need expensive items to make your house look stylishly luxurious.
You can acquire that expensive, well thought and interior designer styled show home look for your house any time just by following these simple design rules.
Keep it symmetrical
Symmetrical placements make the house look balanced and give things a nice finish. Following the symmetry, the rule does not have to be boring. pay attention to the focal point of your room. This could be the sofa in your living room, a dining table or your bed in the bedroom. You can achieve this by putting things together in pairs.
For example, you could have two-floor lamps on either side of your sofa or two compact side tables, depending on the side of the room. In every room, this could be different but you increase the elegance with a dash of subtle asymmetry which will make things look eye-catching.
Perfectly made-up bed
Fresh, clean, and ironed sheets nicely tucked in, instantly raise the style quotient of the bedroom.
There are two tips to select the perfect sheets for your bedroom: either pick a dark shade contrasting your light walls or pick a lighter shade to make the room look large and bright. Follow this up with fluffy throws and cushions that add a good contrast to your bedding.
You can get some inspiration from some of these interesting colour schemes and mix and match your bedding accordingly.
Make clever use of every space
Most people tend to have unused spaces all around the house. This can be a certain corner in your house or using large empty walls. If you have too many things and not enough space, try decluttering by shifting some things to the wall. You can do this by hanging larger items like instruments or even a bicycle on the wall.
Instead of havings pots of plants scattered all around shift them into hanging pots leaving ample space on your tables. Unused corners could be converted into a useful space by buying or building DIY furniture that fits within the space. You could also use this to create a library or use vintage ladders to make this a stylish space.
Buy a large rug
A rug is not just an accessory, it can turn around the look of your interiors
and instantly give your house a show home feel.
A great way to do this is by accessing the space in your room. Do you want the rug to go underneath furniture or be the centrepiece? Based on this look around for inspiration so can choose the perfect rug that complements the decor of your house or the room.
A boho light shaded rug might look good in photographs but think about long term usage, especially if you have young kids or pets. You want a good quality rug that will endure but something that will also enhance the style quotient.
Invest in some good art
Art doesn’t have to be expensive. It can be cheap through a few clever methods.
You could try your hand at DIY art or just print some artwork and look for frames in a charity shop. Some good quality frames in local charity shops can be as cheap as £1. Another place to look for artwork is art festivals, garage or car boot sales.
I have a room full of vintage movie posters, that barely cost me £10- it adds a lot of oomph to the room and till date, our living room is the most praised!