Interior Design

High-End Design on a Small Budget

ESTATENVY breaks down some tips and tricks to bringing elegance to your home without breaking the break.

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Achieving a high-end look in your home on a small budget is a never-ending struggle. Wanting the high-class look without paying full price is possible! Check out these tips and tricks that every homeowner should know if they want to achieve that elegant look without breaking the bank.

Restore an Old Piece of Furniture to its Original Glory
The obvious example of how to get a high-end look on a budget is to take a trip to the antique store for some thrifty finds. There are a lot of perfectly functioning pieces of furniture that can be found at your local resale store and restored to their former glory. The trick with this is to pick something that’s easily restorable--like a dresser or coffee table. Simply sanding down an old dresser and giving it a fresh coat of paint or stain can do wonders.
 
Splurge On One Piece and Design Around It
Purchasing an expensive coffee table or couch an be the staple piece in your home for years to come. You can then use budget-friendly throw pillows or lamps purchased from stores like Target or Home Goods to help your vision come to life. The trick here is to not go overboard. Keep it simple and pick out decor that fits within the room’s color scheme
 
Buy a Vintage Rug at a Thrift Store Price
You’d be amazed at how many vintage rugs are hiding in the corners of thrift stores. They can sometimes be hard to spot, but it’s worth the search in the end! Vintage rugs are a timeless addition to any room and can really make your space feel complete. They give off an effortless elegance and will never go out of style.
 
Bargain Hunt Online 
It’s no secret that you can find some insane deals on the Internet. So why not look for deals on high-end decor just like you do with everything else? Between eBay, Etsy, and even Craigslist, there are endless options for where to find your next big deal on decor. Just make sure you pay close attention to detail do you don't purchase anything that’s a cheap knockoff. 
 
Dress Up Your Space With a Large Mirror
Mirrors add an instant elegance to any room. Their reflective nature also helps open the room to make it appear bigger than it is. Mirrors can be added to hallways, living rooms, bedrooms and more. It’s a budget-friendly trick because you don’t need a mirror with a fancy frame to pull this off--just buy a big, plain mirror and lean it up against the wall or make your own frame.
 
Employing these tips and tricks to your design can help make your house a home!