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How to Make Your Home Look Elegant on a Budget

When building a new house, it’s only natural you want to create the home of your dreams. However, unless you have an unlimited budget, it’s likely that you will need to make a few sacrifices here and there. The good news is there’s many areas where you don’t have to spend a lot to get big results.

At Metronest Homes, we have established ourselves as one of the premier home building companies in Melbourne’s thriving west. With an emphasis on high quality and value for money, we pride ourselves on creating luxurious and stunning modern houses on time, and on budget. Here are few simple and inexpensive ways to add a touch of elegance to your new home without breaking the bank.

Choose a Neutral Colour Palette

What does a luxurious modern home look like? If you flip through interior design magazines or browse home décor websites, a modern stylish home design is one that consists of neutral tones throughout the whole house, creating a cohesive and harmonious aesthetic. While a minimalist palette can appear boring, cold and unwelcoming, if done correctly and combined with sporadic pops of an accent colour, it can make a home look and feel the epitome of contemporary elegance.

Focus on a Luxury Living Room

The living room is one of the main spaces where we spend most of our time. It’s where we relax and connect as a family, entertain guests, watch television, and sometimes even work or study. A large, spacious living room with comfortable seating, lots of natural light and luxurious window treatments creates a warm and an inviting atmosphere that is sure to make any home stand-out in the luxury stakes.

Add Texture

By adding different textures to a room, whilst sticking within the same colour palette, you create a bespoke look that appears sophisticatedly stylish. Combining a plush rug with a leather sofa, metallic accessories and cushions in various textures such as silk and velvet will create an upscale look to rival any professionally styled room.

Add Recessed Lighting

An affordable and versatile lighting choice that is unobtrusive to the overall home design, recessed lighting is a cost-effective lighting solution that is ideal for a chic modern interior.

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You can choose traditional placement throughout the ceiling, or for an ultra-modern aesthetic, place them around the perimeter of a room to gently wash the walls in light or make statement artwork standout. When you are coming up with a list of questions to ask builders, ensure you add lighting to the list and see what low cost upgrades you can make to really enhance the contemporary look and feel of your home.

Choose Unique Hardware Finishes

Paying attention to the little details can make a huge difference. You may think that no one will notice your drawer handles and knobs. However, replacing inferior quality hardware with heavy-duty, expensive-looking alternatives is an easy way to round out the luxe look. You don’t need to spend a fortune on solid brass drawer pulls or matte black door knobs, there are many stylish yet affordable options available which will give your home the elegant and unique look want.

If you are looking for your ideal family home in Melbourne’s west, now might be the perfect time consider building your dream home with Metronest Homes. We specialise in building bespoke new homes for clients on already purchased land, and also have a selection of new house and land packages available for those wanting a fast and affordable dream home. Get in touch with us to find out more by calling 1300 510 733 or enquire online now.

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