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6 Improvements That Will Make Your Home Instantly More Luxurious



6 Improvements That Will Make Your Home Instantly More Luxurious

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Although home renovations can be stressful and tiring, you can find joy during and after the refurbishing. Revamping your home will not only make it more appealing to the human eye but will also increase its comfort and homeliness.

Moreover, your home will be more habitable, efficient, functional if you install the necessary fixtures and implement your home automation ideas. You will also be able to inspect the home for anything that requires immediate fixing. If you plan to sell your home, having a home make-over will instantly make your home more valuable.

Granted, you can empty your bank account with these home renovations. However, this should not be the case. Do-it-yourself projects are not just skill enhancers or past-times; they can also add value to your home without ransacking your savings. With a few drops of sweat, a DIY mindset, and some extra bucks, you would be surprised by how much different your home could look.

Here are six improvements that will make your home more luxurious:

1. Change and update old light fixtures

Light fixtures are always the central point of a room. Hence, if you feel like changing that wonky old light fixture overhead, then maybe it is time for you to ditch it. Swapping the old displeasing light fixture with a new one with an artistic touch can instantly shift your space’s feel and ambiance. Investing in a statement light fixture is usually a good idea. It creates a focal point and enhances the area in a living or dining room.

However, if you cannot bring yourself to spend a few dollars, you may try doing it yourself! Or, if that may seem inefficient timewise, you can always go the minimalist and classic route. For example, consider purchasing a basic drum or cylinder lamp cover to replace your old light fixtures. They can look alluring, yet they are not as expensive as statement pieces.

2. Light up the room naturally

Although light fixtures may already add brightness to a once dimly lit space, having natural light peek through large windows will also be more eye-pleasing. It will give the illusion that your room is warmer and more welcoming. Hence, adding to your home’s homeliness.

It is also beneficial to have large windows when you aim for a sustainable home. Large windows can minimize reliance on artificial illumination, lowering long-term power expenditures. Plus, a bit of sun won’t hurt, especially since we’ve been cooped up for months now.

3. Repaint your walls or cover them with peel-and-stick wallpaper

Improvements That Will Make Your Home Instantly More Luxurious

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A new coat of paint is a low-cost method to refresh any area in your house. Painting your walls can make a significant difference in the space. It can cover flaws and provide a splash of color to the room or area. There’s also an option to use wallpaper. Boldly patterned walls may give a room a massive make-over. However, it does not need to break your budget.

If you plan on mixing and trying patterns to add more dimension and variety to your home, then you should try covering your walls with peel-and-stick wallpaper. This type of wallpaper is less expensive than regular wallpaper. Plus, it is easier to install as you only need to peel and stick the paper onto your walls.

4. Go thrifting and give life to old art pieces and furniture

Sifting through old clothes in your resident local thrift shop and giving them new life is a sustainable and inexpensive way to stay fashionable. However, do you know that you can also make your home more fashionable by thrifting?

To find antique and modern d├ęcor on the cheap, keep an eye out for thrift stores, garage sales, flea markets, and your grandmother’s garbage pile. You might find good-as-new art and furniture pieces if it is your lucky day.

However, sometimes, all it takes is a little thrift flip to turn trash into your new favorite item. Give old things new life with paint and maybe a few creative supplies and textiles. An inexpensive can of spray paint and roll of fabric will go a long way toward modernizing outdated frames and giving your furniture a fresh look.

5. Layer textiles

Layering textiles such as think throws, blankets, cushions, and other soft accessories is one of the simplest ways to make your home seem snug and welcoming while remaining elegant and purposeful. The local textile, rugs and carpets, fabric, or home essentials shop carry what you need.

However, you can also do this without the need to buy new pieces of textile. You will be surprised at how much stuff you have in your closets. To get the desired aesthetic, play around with the pattern, color, and texture. If it seems impossible to get the colors together, malls usually organize sales for matching sets. Thrift stores also offer a variety of textiles and accessories for you to mix and match.

6. Spice up your windows with drapes or curtains

Curtains and drapes complement the appearance of a room. By adding these window accessories, your home will look more lived in and furnished.

Interior designers also recommend using hanging drapes. By pulling the eye upward, hanging drapes from the ceiling help increase the perceived height of a space, making the room look bigger.

However, every window and home are different, so it is still better to customize curtains to your liking. As mentioned, brightness affects the ambiance of the room. To increase the quantity of natural light, use a light, transparent cloth.

Luxury at a fraction of the cost

Many people make the mistake of thinking that they need to burn a hole into their pockets to make their homes look more luxurious. While it is easier to update your home when you have the resources, DIY projects can be a fun way to revamp your house without the massive expenditures. You can even let your creativity shine through it!

You would be amazed how much different your home might appear with just a few bucks spent. Try these six inexpensive ways to make your home look more luxurious.


Serene Yu is the Vice President of New Manila San Juan, the premiere real estate marketplace for luxury properties in the Philippines. Serene is a well-versed writer and marketer that enjoys keeping up with the latest trends in real estate, interior design, and technology. Outside work she enjoys travelling, cooking, and baking.

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