Cost-Saving Elegant Home Designs 

We all want to have beautiful homes.

Whether we buy a house with a mortgage or build one from scratch, it’s a joy in everybody’s life to own a fantastic home.

It’s where we hide from the betrayal and intrusiveness of the world and build memories with our loved ones.

However, for most people, you might find it hard to customize your living spaces because it’s expensive to bring your home that elegant touch.

The truth is that it’s not all that difficult. All you need is some creativity and a good pair of eyes.

From the floor patterns to the wall colors and the ceiling, no part should be left unattended.

For instance, if you choose to leave the ceiling plain, make it a shade of color that is lighter than the walls.

This will encourage a cozier look making it seem intentional from top to bottom.

Let’s have a look at some of designs that are inexpensive but give an elegant look to a home.

Layer lighting

Start with you general lighting, then go ahead and throw in some layer lighting.

This may include some beautiful chandeliers, floor lamps, or a table lamp.

The reason for this is that it allows your eyes to wander around and settle on sections that you intend attention to be drawn to.

For more impact, make it strategic. This is a cost-saving way of enhancing elegance in a home.


Tell me something that screams hello more than a room beautifully covered from one end to the other.

Wallpapers range from neutral and toned, to textured and bold, and even patterned wallpapers.

They glow differently when hit by light drawing attention to the desired parts of the room.

Compared to paint, wallpaper has more visual impact. It makes a room appear sophisticated, elegant, high end, and very cozy at an affordable cost.

The thing is, you don’t have to necessarily wallpaper the whole house.

You can go for just a single section at a time, and focus on those that have the biggest impact.

For instance, you could select a textured wallpaper behind a bookcase or on a focal wall for more of a visual impact.

Installing electric fireplace


Electric fireplaces have been made more affordable and convenient by modern technology.

Their installation is less costly, and the costs associated with operating them are lower as well.

For one or two cents an hour, you can manage to have the flame running.

In addition, it makes the room safer as the lack of smoke may reduce the risks of a negative impact on your health.

Also, compared to a traditional fireplace, electric fireplaces generally tend to take up less space.

They are also low-maintenance as there’s no need for cleaning up the ashes left behind after the fire nor for cleaning the soot out of the flue all the time.

Furniture arrangement

This trick absolutely transforms your home’s appearance to make it cozier and more accommodating both quickly and affordably.

It’s done by considering the conversational areas that you’d want to set up in your house.

It may be that your living room is where everyone converges for meals or family bonding, or perhaps it’s simply one or two chairs near the fireplace where you retreat with your partner for small whispers.

The idea for this is to allow you different ways to experience and utilize your space.

It also makes the design look more high-end.

Symmetry in furniture placements

When you walk into a room and you are stunned at how the place perfectly fits together, the chances are that it’s because of symmetry.

Subconsciously, such spaces appeal to the mind and exude a sense of peace, unlike asymmetrical spaces.

The good news is that creating symmetry is not such a robotic adventure.

All you need to know is where the room’s focal point is – or in other words, the center of attraction of the room.

Balancing the weight in a room is also key when creating symmetry.

Place furniture on both sides having similar weights and spaced the same distance from the bed.

In a bedroom, two lamps on either side of the bed make for more balance than one.

They don’t necessarily have to look alike but have some sense of similarities in order to balance – size is the most important factor.

Two accentuate equally-weighted objects placed in a balanced fasion enhance the visual impact, which in return draws attention to desired sections of the room.

Architectural detailing

Adding particular architectural features to your house can make it unique and remarkable.

Furthermore, they bring more life and visual impact into the room, and are generally a great way of giving your home a facelift.

That said, they are usually on the more costly side when it comes to home upgrades.


Don’t forget the power of blinds in transforming your home and giving it an expensive look.

All you have to do is go for beautiful sheer curtains and soft window covers.

This will not only give you the privacy that you desire but also allow the right amount of light into your space.


Art is one of the surest ways of transforming a room.

Not only can a piece of art change the entire mood and ambiance of a room, but it can also liven up the space.

All you have to do is choose the right piece in terms of size and color.

An eye-catching statement piece will definitely stop your guests in their tracks.

Always make sure the theme of your room and the color scheme are in line with the artwork.

There are also gallery walls. They help to incorporate charm and character into space.

Also, sculptures can add that an extra bit of ‘oomph’ to help lighten up your home.


Have you ever slept in a hotel before? Have you encountered one with flowered bedsheets?

Most hotels prefer plain, bright, and light bedsheets because of how elegant and sophisticated they look.

It’s a simple choice that has a huge impact on how your room will look.

Making your space look high end; custom designed and elegant does not require you to rob a bank.

All you need to do is have some creativity, and you are set to go.

Incorporate some wallpaper, install an electric fireplace, thrown in some architectural designs, organize your furniture, have some layered lighting, and don’t forget art pieces.

Whether the look that you desire for your bedroom is that of a hotel or something much different, there are many ways to make your home look elegant.