While most of us would love the luxury of hiring our own interior designer, we also know that for many of us, the price of one makes it something out of our reach. But you don’t have to be rich to look like one in your home. All it really takes is paying attention to the little things that make a trend go big, and then capitalize on that trend.
It doesn’t matter if you are looking at the latest trend in kitchen cabinets or the hot new look in frosted lithonia battery powered hot tub lights. Sometimes the trick is to use the small details and forgo the expensive materials to mimic the hottest and most expensive home decorating trends out there. Here are a few trends we feel anyone could cover, with a bit of ingenuity and imagination.
Mix and Match Kitchen Cabinets
While for years the look has gone from upscale country to clean white, what has always been consistent up until recently is the look had to be uniform. That all changed recently when the new trend became to take two very different looks, say clean white and black stripes, and mix them up in the kitchen.
This may be a look that makes kitchen cabinet makers want to tear their hair out, but not us. That is because we know that you can shop the remainder shops and find a handful of cabinets in each style, and pay the handyman to put them in. The look is the same, but at a fraction of the cost.
Make A Statement in the Bathroom
Statement necklaces were big in the last few years, and now the big trend in the powder room is for big mirrors that make a real statement. But you don’t have to fork out a ton of money to get the same impact from vintage and remainder mirrors if you have a good source.
Try liquidation sales at home supply stores, or the local Habitat for Humanity outlet stores. They will have great older mirrors that were taken out of demolished homes for far cheaper than anything you would get at Sears. Group those mirrors up for a wall of instant impact.
Warming up to Fashion
Fireplaces are making a comeback big time. I don’t know if it is the colder winters we have been having or the idea of gathering around them is appealing to more families. Whatever the reason, you don’t have to have an actual real fireplace in your home to get the benefits of one.
Try looking through your local thrift store for a used gas fireplace and simply build your own little mantelpiece. You might even find one that has been pulled from an old demolished home. But even if you have to paint one on the wall, adding that fire element is a must for the cool hip living room.
As you can see from these suggestions, it isn’t as much a matter of money as it is of creativity that can help you to keep up with the latest trends, minus the fat wallet. While the cost of installing a new fireplace might be prohibitive, finding a local artist to paint one on your wall isn’t – and it looks so cool! So get your thinking cap on and look at the latest home décor trends with a new eye.