Pinterest is brimming with all types of enviable home decor inspiration. Put your pins to use and get started on all the projects you have been dreaming about. Updating your home doesn’t have to be expensive. With the right projects and accessories, you can make your home look like a million bucks, without actually breaking the bank. Here are a few ideas.
No longer reserved for grandiose entryways and elegant dining rooms, chandeliers are popping up in various areas of living spaces, from the kitchen to the master bedroom. While envisioning chandeliers, you may be picturing a delicate and ornate glass lighting fixture, however, there are many different styles of chandeliers available in a wide range of sizes, from large rustic-style pieces to streamlined modern types, that might just be well suited to your home’s own unique design scheme. Whatever chandelier style you choose to complement your decor, the addition of a statement piece will give your home a look that will have your guests asking “Who’s your interior designer?”
The statement wall is having a moment, but today’s top stylists and interior decorators are using more than just paint to achieve a wall with wow-factor; they are using wallpaper. Bold is in, and luckily, installing wallpaper is a simple project that can be accomplished in an afternoon with a little do-it-yourself attitude. When choosing your wallpaper, look for a print that is not too busy, or that might leave a person feeling dizzy if they spend too much time in the room. Wallpaper prints such as abstract floral designs, watercolor prints and geometric patterns are all good choices, according to the experts at ELLE Decor. Remember to accent your wallpaper by decorating the space with items that tie into and complement the pattern or print, like a shaggy moroccan rug that falls within the color palette or a sleek black chair.
Dreaming of a cozy fireplace? You don’t have to undergo a stressful remodel to incorporate a modern fireplace into your home. Great for spending time with family and friends, fireplaces act as a gathering place around the holidays and other times when you may be expecting visitors. Plus, after installing an electric fireplace, you may find that it adds value to your home, depending on your location and neighborhood, especially if you live in a colder climate or area where winter time heating is essential.
Move on over marble, concrete is what’s trending. Concrete has been making appearances everywhere, from the floors to the kitchen countertops. This relatively easy DIY will take some elbow grease, but in the end, you will have a kitchen countertop that looks like it costs a pretty penny, when it reality, you spent next to nothing. The process of casting concrete may require a friend or handy husband, so make sure you have someone to help you. And, unlike marble, your concrete will be more durable over time, because, life happens.
With a few simple DIY projects, like installing accessories such as electric fireplaces and chic chandeliers, creating a statement wall with wallpaper and giving your dated countertops a concrete makeover, you can bring your home decor plans to life and make your living spaces look like a million bucks.