A new home demands new fabrics, rugs, furniture, mirrors that might blow your budget pretty quickly. You might think that decorating an insta-worthy home will do some serious damage to your wallet but it’s not always true. It is possible to create a chic interior in your home with a limited budget and minimal effort.

When you have a tight decorating budget, you need some innovative ideas and creativity to make your home look elegant. Smriti Bajpei, a young interior designer living in a 3 BHK affordable apartment in Maheshtala shares her secrets that can give homeowners some insight on how they can make their home look elegant without breaking their bank. Her adorable apartment near Batanagar gave us some major décor goals and cozy vibes that we would love to share with you.

  1. Crown moulding is one of the cheapest ways to give your room a high-end look without spending big bucks. It brings the ceiling and the walls together and adds details to the room with a finished look and elegant appearance.
  2. When elegance is your décor goal, keep in mind neutral tones while choosing the paint colours of your home. These hues add instant elegance and glamour. Opt for a deeper shade to create an easy accent wall. This adds depth and brings a dramatic statement to the room.
  3. Add pillows that will pop-up colours and punch-up the elegance factor providing a little extra comfort to your guests on the couch and offer a cozy, layered feeling to your rooms.
  4. Update the doorknobs and handles of the old furniture to elevate their look. Look for heavy-duty, expensive-looking drawer knobs and pulls at a much more affordable price that will give your home the elegant and unique look you desire.
  5. Display a lovely antique statement piece that will reflect your unique taste. Antiques can’t be recreated and looks extremely elegant in any setup. You can have large-scale accessories like lamps or mirrors or small yet pretty pieces like antique boxes, sculptural wall sconces, or even antique picture frames.
  6. Add depth and interest to any room by assimilating different shapes. Curvy shaped furniture or accessories can make the room look more expensive than it actually is.
  7. Instead of standard lighting fixtures, opt for elegant designer lighting fixtures because lighting can make a striking difference to the overall vibe of any room. In flea markets or second-hand stores, you will easily get the high-end look at a budget-friendly price. Do a little buffing or paint if required that can change their look in a much less price. Also, have several different light sources to increase the elegance factor.
  8. Elevate the look of seating arrangement in any room with luxurious fabrics. Layer textures through throw blankets, cushions and faux rugs
  9. To create an authentic and rich look to your interior.
  10. Hang floor to ceiling drapes to enhance the visual height of a space by drawing the eye upward and add a sense of luxury to the space.
  11. Focus on window treatments to add some elegance to your home as well as enjoy the much-needed privacy. Add elegant looking curtains that fit a space perfectly. Custom window treatments not necessarily have to be expensive yet provide an elegant vibe.