“An Englishman’s home is his castle” as the old proverb goes. While homeownership may be at its lowest level in years this still rings true for the majority of people, whether owners, renters and in very rare cases, squatters.
Living in an attractive environment is desired by many and whatever your style and budget it can be achieved. Forming an elegant, well-maintained living abode doesn’t mean you have to be a millionaire, though for the classiest items having plenty of wealth does help. There are many ways you can form an attractive home by investing various amounts.
On a Shoestring
Creating an elegant look for your home can be done with a few simple tricks and cheap purchases. The colour scheme to your home instantly gives off an air of quality or cheapness regardless of how much it cost. Bold options or soft hues can both form a classy look, especially when painted in line with other furnishings.
Keeping your home clean and tidy costs next to nothing, with a simple, minimalistic outlook just as elegant as having many glamourous decorations. Store items in cupboards and drawers, cleaning on a regular basis to avoid cobwebs appearing. Add a few cheaper and unique accessories, such as homemade cushions or cleaned, second-hand curtains too.
For those looking to spend a bit more there are various options which offer a great return on forming a classy home. Contemporary light fixtures such as crystal chandeliers and designer ceiling lights from Scotlight Direct add that touch of class to any room. A well-lit atmosphere is the first step to displaying your elegant interior.
Replacing carpeted rooms with hardwood flooring provides a more luxurious feel which, while initially more expensive, will last for years without fading. It also makes keeping your home clean and tidy a lot easier. Invest in a few rugs that complement the interior décor and create their own small and carpeted islands.
Top of the Range
Depending on the money you set aside for home renovations there are countless adaptations that can be made. Purchase some new items of furniture such as a soft corner sofa or high class dining chairs. Opting for solid oak models and authentic items is a must.
Marble is still viewed as one of the most luxurious materials and investing in a marble fireplace makes the ideal centrepiece for your living or dining room. Easy to clean and set to last for years to come while providing an incredibly useful service during the winter, the only off putting aspect can be the price. Saving up is worth it in the end as it will help create an elegant home.