Not all ingredients of successful home decor have to be expensive but must appear sophisticated. There are certain items where the degree of aesthetics is directly related to the price that any compromise with it can become a defect.
Pendant Light or Chandelier
A chandelier symbolizes grandeur and vintage charm though available in a modern avatar these days. The classy design you select for buying the overhead pendant lamp or chandelier for the room largely contributes to its decor even amidst simple furnishings. If the size is proportionate and appropriately positioned, it replaces the actual focal point of the room.
You can save on the other light fixtures of the room since that single piece would become the centre of attraction.
Here also, both quality and functionality need to be factored in while choosing the kitchen countertops. A properly treated hardwood, granite or quartz, whatever be the material, shouldn’t look odd or taint the kitchen’s colour scheme in any way. Greater the investment in quality less is the expense of replacement in future.
Avoid materials such as white laminate that are attractive but fail to withstand wear and tear in the long run. It is not worth splurging on such materials.
Faucets and Fixtures
Attractive faucets don’t cost a lump sum but are certainly priced a bit higher than the normal ones. These long term investments pay off in adding style to the bathroom or kitchen interior since these are the most handled objects. Pairing the faucets with a light fixture or mirror having a similar metal frame offers a cohesive appearance to the interior.
Specific Furniture Items
Investing in a quality bed or sofa is saving for future expenses. Whether made of bamboo or teak, the bed you select must be highly durable to resist your jumping or crouching. You also need to focus on aesthetics since it is the major or the only focal point in an average-sized bedroom.
The living room sofa is another item that is worth splurging on given the way or the amount of time you torture it. It is the living room icon that forms the base for zoning of the floor space, deciding on the lighting or accessories. The durability of the sofa is the top priority if you have kids or pets at home.
A luxurious fabric whether shiny or not has its charm and doesn’t require any accentuation.
The sub-standard shiny window drapes alone can destroy the beauty of a room. It is worth investing in quality fabrics and panels of the right-size for customized window decor. Always opt for a sophisticated pattern that will add elegance to the room. The combination of sheer white and plush solid coloured curtains imparts a classy look without rejecting the essence of contemporary style.
On the other hand, tailor-made window drapes sharing one or two colour in common with the upholstery and cushions, induces a tied-up look. Window drapes have a significant contribution to the designing of interiors and are used for instant room makeovers.