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10 Ways to make a stylish and modern interior

Design Secrets & Ideas

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It is really difficult to become the owner of a modern house, especially if your budget is pretty tough to provide a descent home interior design. However, there are several designers’ secrets which will give the house elegance and won’t need too much money spent on these changes.

1. Baguettes

Stylish and elegant room

Stylish and elegant room

Ceiling moldings create the feeling of the finished room, and wall moldings on the walls and doorways will add more elegance to it. Without these details your room will look too simple and cheap. You can also choose the appropriate form and even combine moldings, baseboards, moldings, beams, columns and ceiling rosettes.

2. Paint

Bright kitchen

Bright kitchen

The color choice is probably one of the most difficult things in interior space planning, especially if you need an accent color. Some colors add elegance to the house. Choose pastel and bright colors, with soft and muted hues combinations. You can paint furniture doors in black. It will provide your home with rich look without hurting your budget.

3. Pillows

Pillows have got two functions in your home decoration. They add elegance to your interior and bring comfort. Choose large decorative pillows, for example, 55×60 cm, instead of 30×45 cm. They are very comfortable and stylish.

4. Windows treatments

Choose draperies

Choose draperies

Windows without treatments do not look stylish. You can use several techniques and make your house elegant. Do not use thin curtains – they always look very cheap. It is much better to choose less expensive but thick curtains made of silk, cotton,and linen. Never use polyester, as it always looks cheap. You can use bamboo blinds as well.

5. Decor elements

Even furniture handles can be significant elements

Even furniture handles can be significant elements

The stores today offer a huge selection of handles and knobs for all kinds of furniture, but most of them are cheap and have poor quality. Flea markets and antique shops are the places where you can find elegant door handles at the reasonable prices.

6. Lighting

Original light fixtures in home interior

Original light fixtures in home interior

Designers can get a stylish interior with the help of lighting. There are several methods which will help you to add unique look to your home without paying much. Find original lamps at flea markets or paint the existing light fixtures into a certain color. Use several sources of light in a room – built-in, table and floor lamps.

7. Wooden floor

The floor should be wooden

The floor should be wooden

Carpets give comfort and warmth to your room, but they are not always associated with elegance. Classic wooden floor looks much more elegant. It is more durable and consideres a pretty good investment. Laminate is another way, however you have to choose high quality material .If you choose between cheap laminate and a carpet, better pick the second one. Different types of wood have different prices. Birch and oak are less expensive than cherry. Choose dark colored wood – it looks elegant on the floor.

8. Accessories

Accessories luxury

Accessories luxury

You can add elegance to your interior with the use accessories. Gold is always associated with wealth, so you can use several elements of decor which feature golden color.

9. Furniture

The cheaper furniture will be finally more expensive. It is not necessarily to buy new furniture – find good units in thrifts and garage sales and change its upholstery.

10. Clean house

Clean house is an elegant house

Clean house is an elegant house

One of the easiest ways to add elegance to your house is to keep it clean. Get rid of unnecessary things and clutter. Remove stains from carpets and furniture. Wash the windows – it will let sunlight penetrate into the room.


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