Many home-owners look to refresh their home and add a touch of class, but they are often put off by the potential costs. Luckily, there are a number of great ways to add new life to your home without needing to break the bank. You don’t need a huge budget to give your home a luxurious vibe. Take a look at these top tips to give it a fresh makeover.
Set-Up a Mini-Bar
If you have guests over, nothing is quite as impressive as a home which has a mini-bar. The good thing about these drinking places is that they are efficient in space, and can make a big impact to a room. There are many creative ways to pick a spot in your home and transform it into a mini-bar. Purchase a few classy glasses, some hip artwork, a decanter, and you’ll be set.
Use Lighting to Your Advantage
Lighting plays a key role in the appearance of your home. After all, there is no point making your home look classy if the elements aren’t visible. Re-arrange furniture so that it is not blocking any natural light. Be sure to remove or push back particularly thick curtains so that they don’t block the light. For the night, you can invest in some lamps and add some LED bulbs. These bulbs will illuminate even the darkest of spaces.
Stick with Classics for Larger Items
Trends come and go, but classics are always in style. Go neutral when buying new fixtures, and make sure that they fit with your color scheme. Make sure that larger elements remain neutral so that you can start playing around with accessories and accents.
Add Some Fresh Flowers
Don’t underestimate the power of some fresh cut flowers. Staging professionals usually recommend adding fresh-cut flowers for photos and for viewings. This is because they can bring a home to life, and tends to make people happier. In some parts of Europe, fresh flowers are commonplace, but here in the States, we usually reserve them for special occasions and opt for the fake type. By regularly having some fresh flowers in your home, you can make it stand out and give it a more positive classy feel.
Start a Book Collection
Add a touch of class by investing in a book collection. Many luxury homes for sale in California tend to have classy bookshelves. Instead of buying new, consider visiting a second-hand bookstore. Having a few books to present can really add a sophisticated and luxurious touch to a home.
Fix Any Cracks & Dents
Nothing worsens the appearance of an interior than obvious cracks and dents. Get these cleared up, and your home will instantly look more classy. After living in a home for many years, it can be easy to get complacent and miss signs of new cracks. Luckily, most cracks, stains, and dents can be easily fixed. Catching small problems early will save you from needing to splurge out for major repair work. You can instantly make your home look more classy by dealing with these cracks and dents as soon as they appear.
Declutter and Deep Clean
Make the most of your space by keeping it tidy. A regular declutter and deep cleaning is necessary to maintain a classy vibe. When you look at Capitola Venetian luxury beachfront and Santa Cruz luxury homes for sale, you will notice that they look spotless. The luxury aesthetic, first and foremost, requires rooms that are well maintained. Holding on to clutter makes rooms look less spacious, and also makes them look less classy. This is why you should get rid of non-essentials on a regular basis, and also deep clean your rooms. This will make the existing elements of the room stand out. Think about purchasing some shelves or containers to keep your items in.
Invest in Some Classy Artwork
Some tasteful artwork can really bring a room to life. You may have the misconception that good artwork costs a lot of money, but that really isn’t the case. There are many independent stores that sell beautiful pieces for reasonable prices. Additionally, you can print existing family photos on a canvas to truly bring them to life and to exude a premium feel.
All of these methods can work well at giving new life to your home, without needing to break the bank. When looking at Santa Cruz luxury real estate and luxury beachfront homes for sale in California, these are some of the features that tend to stand out. If you’re looking for a new home that comes equipped with a premium classy vibe, then you need a real estate agent that is a luxury specialist. You can rely on my experience to find your perfect luxury home in California. Contact me, Amber Melenudo, on 831.661.5591 or email me at amber(at)davidlyng(dotted)com.