If you’ve wished you could create a timeless home that will look as classy and classic ten years from now as it does the day you design it, then Half Price Drapes has some advice for you. An article titled Creating a Timeless Interior For Your Home On A Limited Budget has great ideas.
The author writes, “Just like the little black dress for women and the well pressed white shirt for men, there are designs and fixtures for your home that will never go out of style. So, if your home still features some remnants of the past, it is possible to achieve a timeless luxury with a few inexpensive changes and possibly a couple of pricier ones if your budget allows. Here are a few ways to achieve these classic looks without breaking the budget and before there’s an expiration date hanging in some parts of your house:
Artistic Tiled Floors – Do you have a small bathroom that’s lost its luster? Try using patterned tile on the floor. It will add a richness and feeling of luxury even if your walls and fixtures are plain. Tiled floors have a similar effect in a room to an eye-catching rug. However, its best to choose tiles that have traditional patterns in a neutral palette for a longer term appeal. Check out a variety of styles and prices at Houzz.com.
Mad About Mirrors – Mirrors not only reflect light back into a room but also objects. In other words, they can create a virtual still life. In fact, mirrors can be a designer’s best friend, as long as you take into account what is reflecting back. You don’t want your mirrors to reflect the driveway, unattractive furniture, and awkward spaces in a home. Place mirrors with purpose, or find a good piece of artwork instead.
Hardware – If you’re looking for something simple and affordable that will make a statement in your home, then do not scrimp on door and cabinet hardware. Purchasing quality hardware is worth the investment…big or small. You might want to think of the polished gold handle on the front door or the bedroom doors as pieces of jewelry that stand out even on an expensive outfit.”
We think these are great ideas but don’t forget how important the right draperies can be. At Half Price Drapes, we offer a host of options that are both affordable and timeless. Shop our options and then check out our free fabric samples to make your final decision.