One sure way of making your home or apartment look just as luxurious as the high-end residences in downtown Montreal is to buy expensive furniture and décor. Of course, for most of us that’s not exactly realistic, due to our limited budget. But don’t worry; there are some “secret methods to make your home interior look like a million bucks without breaking the bank.
This is one of those architectural and decorative details that most people tend to overlook. The crown moulding is that piece that goes between your walls and your ceiling, and it completes the look in a way that’s classically elegant. It’s a small detail that only rich people seem to remember, which makes it seem like your place looks high-end. Yet it doesn’t cost much to install crown moulding.
Just keep in mind that simpler styles work best in smaller rooms, while larger rooms can benefit from more ornate crown moulding designs.
Just about everyone associates gold with wealth and luxury. Yet you don’t have to empty your bank account to buy gold statues for your home. You can just spray your walls with gold paint, and you immediately add a lot of glamour to your home. Having a golden wall as your background can make your ordinary knickknacks like vases and picture frames look special.
You can also add a few more touches of gold all over the place, as long as you’re subtle about it. You can have a shelf painted gold, or perhaps a mirror frame can also sport gold paint.
Huge Art Pieces
Visit any museum and you may be surprised to discover that some of the most expensive art works in history aren’t all that big. That’s because for most people, expensive art seems to indicate a larger size. You can benefit from this popular belief by putting in a huge painting in a room that can span from the ceiling to the back of a couch.
Usually, this works best if your artwork displays floral patterns or geometric shapes with abstract designs. This type of huge artwork can command the attention of everyone in the room, and it will seem like you splurged for an excellent work of art.
This is a type of design that’s not really well known outside the small circle of interior design professionals. But it’s a design detail that often denotes high quality and good taste. Wainscoting is a type of wood paneling style that differentiates the lower 3 to 5 feet of the wall from the rest. However, modern versions aren’t always made of wood, and the correct height isn’t always strict.
What remains true is that it’s the kind of wall styling detail that only the affluent seem to remember to put in. It also looks expensive, though it doesn’t have to be.
Nail Head Trim
Some of your furniture may show nail heads, but rich people who have good interior designers don’t overlook this seemingly trivial detail. A nail head trim offers decorative border of specially designed nail heads that adds to the look of the furniture. Traditionally, furniture designers used nails with specially designed heads to feature this look. Nowadays, you can order a premade nail head trim that you can just apply to the surface of your furniture.
Some of these decorative methods are popular, but others aren’t as well known, as they ought to be. Together, they can work to make your rooms and your whole house look a lot more expensive than it actually is. It can help impress guests and potential homebuyers, but it can also make you feel a lot prouder of your home.