Simple DIY Tips to Bring Elegance to Your Home


Homeownership is a dream for many Americans. It’s the culmination of hard work and saving the funds to make it happen. When it does occur, you join two-thirds of the U.S. population as a homeowner.


Although you’re happy with the property you purchase there’s a time down the road where you want to make some changes. Not necessarily extensive renovations. Rather, you want to infuse elegance into your home. There are ways to do this without overextending your budget. Here are some simple DIY tips to bring elegance to your home.


Metal Art Prints

There are advantages to metal art prints as opposed to those on canvas. One is the sharpness of the images. Where a canvas sometimes absorbs the paints used, metal prints keep everything on the surface.


Then there’s the ability to shape these pieces of art to your needs. This is done through tools like air grinders. Companies use these instruments, sold at locations like International Air Tools, to create a unique piece. Sometimes, they offer an opportunity to cut a landscape piece into several parts for a segmented display.


Choose The Right Paint Colors

Paint is important to your home’s interior. The wrong colors and tones cause areas to seem dark and smaller than they are. For elegance, you need a palate that is a mix of bold and understated hues.


For instance, bedrooms should be painted in subdued hues of blue, green, yellow, pink, or lavender. These make the areas seem larger, increase the power of artificial & natural light, and make it easier for you to sleep. On the other hand, darker colors seem to work well in dining rooms, libraries, and studies.


Upgrade Handles And Doorknobs

There’s no need to replace entryways and cabinetry to make your home feel more elegant. Simply replacing handles and doorknobs with upgraded designs does wonder for these areas. Big box outlets and specialty stores sell these items with burnished finishes and other designs to make things feel classier.


Paint Entry Doors

On the subject of doors, a new paint job sets a different tone for your home’s exterior. Here, dark colors are welcome. For instance, a deep red signifies your home as a welcoming space for guests. When you add an elegant doorknob and knocker, you transform the portal from a simple door to a pleasant gateway.


Place The Right Number Of Pillows

Ten pillows on a loveseat aren’t elegant. Instead, it makes it feel cluttered. However, a pair of tasteful pillows provides another dimension to a plain seating area. If you want to use large, overstuffed pillows then add one each to couches and chairs for an extended comfort level.


Add The Right Plants

Plants do several things for your home. First, when placed in strategic areas, they add bursts of bolder color to light-toned areas. Second, when you bring in spider ferns or English Ivy they help keep the interior’s air fresh. This is because they have natural properties that remove toxins.


Find The Right Accessories

Even if you desire a minimalist atmosphere within your home, you still have the power to accessorize to increase its elegance. The goal is to not go overboard so rooms seem cluttered. Rather, accessorize existing items.


For instance, replace brown picture frames with gold or silver-plated ones. Swap out bathroom fixtures like a painted soap dish with something that has a metallic finish. For only a few dollars you should be able to find elegant replacements for the most common items around your home.


Add Crown Molding

Crown molding brings the ceilings and walls together to form a seamless unit. Thus, a room feels complete and elegant instead of unfinished. Fortunately, crown molding is relatively inexpensive. However, to make it work you must have it correctly sized before you apply it to a room.


Swap Carpet For Hardwood

Wall-to-wall carpet is a recent fad that started in the post-World War II suburban boom. However, there are fewer homes that contain this feature today. In the end, hardwood floors are more elegant. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have any form of carpeting. The addition of area rugs to hardwood floors not only increases their beauty but also offers insulation on cold days.


When implemented slowly, these simple DIY tips will bring increased elegance to your home.


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About The Author

Sheryl Wright is a freelance writer who specializes in digital marketing, inclusive business, and interior design. If she is not at home reading, she is at a farmers market or climbing in the Rockies. She currently lives in Nashville, TN, with her cat, Saturn.