AN INTERIOR designer has revealed the eight tips and tricks to turn your home into a Selling Sunset-inspired mansion without the million-dollar price tag.
With the upcoming fourth season being released sometime this year, what better way to celebrate than by upgrading your home.
Stelrad interior designers revealed that an elegant mix of bone white, gray, and pale wood is the combination most Beverley Hills homeowners desire.
For a low-budget upgrade, simply give your walls a fresh coat of paint in one of those tones.
You don’t need to hire a contractor to make your home look bigger, all you need are some properly-placed mirrors.
Floor-to-ceiling mirrors give the illusion of high ceilings if placed in the correct position, while tall and slender mirrors can actually create a multitude of optical illusions by mimicking a narrow hallway, which will make your room look even bigger.
Placing a big mirror in dining areas is a tip most interior designers swear by as this adds sophistication.
For another budget-friendly upgrade, change your light fixtures.
Modern chandeliers or triple pendant lights work well in dining areas or over kitchen islands, whereas spotlighting works well in bedrooms.
If you’re lucky enough to have outdoor space, choose floor-to-ceiling doors if you can, to let as much light in as possible.
You’ll want to avoid thick door frames because the more window space there is, the larger and brighter your home will appear.
Nothing upgrades a bathroom like a standalone bathtub.
You’ve seen them on plenty of Real Housewives homes and reality TV shows.
A simple oval shape is both elegant and cheaper than the rest.
Japandi is a new, calming fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian home styles that brings out the best elements of each.
While Japanese highlights minimalism, Scandi focuses on layers and coziness to bring the balance.
An example of this fusion is simple neutral colors, low-key artwork, and minimal clutter, with the addition of textured cushions, throws, and linen bedspreads.
Most modern homes now have electric fires instead of the typical ones that require wood.
There is a wide range of options to choose from, hence there’s something for every budget.
People often forget their hallways or they have no idea what to decorate them with.
Well, Chris Harvey, interior design expert at Stelrad said: “Although it’s often an afterthought, the decoration of a hallway is incredibly important – after all, it’s the entrance and first impression people get of your home.
“You want your hallway to feel bright, airy and large, so I’d suggest a large mirror spanning almost all the way from floor to ceiling; this will give the illusion of high ceilings if placed in the correct position.
“I also think it’s imperative to have lighting in your hallway – this can be anything from a chandelier to a retro lamp, depending on your personal style.
“Brightness is welcoming and when people enter your home you want them to feel a sense of welcome and calm.
“Finally, adding some greenery or color with a plant or fresh bouquet of flowers placed on a small table in the hallway will add charm and style to what could otherwise be a boring room.”