As builders, we’re asked all the time how to create a luxury home on a budget.
Here are some tips!
Interior design can make all the difference between looking like you’re living large and actually doing it. We say, ‘think like Martha Stewart but purchase at an off-brand big box store.’
Each element of your home can be manipulated to look like one thing but actually be another. For example, layered lighting effects can make magical inroads in how you see space and objects. Do your best to build recessed lighting or lamps that look posh but aren’t.
Or, conversely, spend big money to create a big effect.
In any event, lighting is a starting point.
Customized frames for personal photography or artwork are not expensive. But frames can illustrate an attitude of ‘the high life’ nonetheless. Your artwork is an expression of yourself. So, build on that expression with frames that capture your desired look.
Want to look upscale?
You’ll be surprised how intense fabrics can capture a look, a time and a feel. Buying pillows and specific furniture pieces allow your guests an intimate look at what you are all about.
Looking for luxe? Wallpaper can convey that look in bang-bang fashion, especially if you’re seeking a specific design timeline. Also, high contrast paint colors and finishes will add to your luxury look without spending big bucks. And, floor-to-ceiling curtains will make a statement.
Fresh flowers make any room pop!
Focus on colors and scents that will transform your room into the desired space to be in.
Surely, mirrors create space and dimension and a look.
Consider adding mirrors to double up on dead space.
We hope these tips are helpful for you in planning your dream luxury home on a budget.
Just goes to show you how a little sweat equity and a builder/architect team can cut your costs to achieve an individualized look on a budget.
Photo by Jonny Caspari