Have you ever seen a model home and wondered how they make it look so perfect? Everything is in its place and the colors are coordinated perfectly.
It’s no secret that we are constantly bombarded with images of perfect, model homes. It seems like every time we turn on the TV, browse the web or drive down the street, we see another home that has been perfectly staged and decorated. How can you achieve this level of perfection in your own home? The first step is to take a look at what makes these model homes so special. There are a few key elements that you can emulate in your own home to give it that high-end look.
Purchasing or renting a model home is a dream come true for many. Interior decorators spend hours upon hours making each and every room perfect. It can be tempting to hire a professional designer to come in and do the same for your home, but it’s not necessary.
You can get the look you want on a budget by following these simple tips.
1. Float Your Furniture
Floating your furniture is a great way to add a little bit of personality to your home. It can also be a way to save money, as you can buy cheaper furniture and not have to worry about it looking out of place. The best way to float your furniture is to start with something small.
A bookshelf, for example, or a small side table. Once you get the hang of it, you can move on to bigger pieces of furniture. Just make sure that everything is balanced correctly, and that there is enough space between each piece. It’s a simple way to create an elegant look and it only takes a few minutes. Here are the steps:
- Decide where you want to place your furniture.
- Measure the space and mark the spots where you will need to drill holes in the wall.
- Drill the holes and insert the anchors.
- Hang the furniture using the anchors and screws.
- Enjoy your new look!
2. More Lighting
Model homes are always extremely well-lit. This, of course, makes them appear larger and more open, but lighting may also be used to bring attention to unique design elements such as backsplash tile or stunning art. Increase the number of lighting options in your rooms, especially if you’re currently solely employing overhead lighting. You’ll notice a significant improvement right immediately.
Making your house into a model home does not have to be expensive, nor does it necessitate exceptional architectural skills. A few easy methods can go a long way toward transforming your home into a work of art!
Refer to these articles for reference/How to:
- Best Lighting Guide: Pick the Right Fixtures for Every Room in Your Home
- Best Floor Lamps For High Ceilings – Lighting the Entire House
- How to Install Mounted Light Fixture
- How To Install Flush-Mounted Lights In Your Home: A Step-By-Step Guide
3. Look for Model Inspiration
Many designers begin their model home ideas with a single object in this manner. It could be a scrap of fabric, a work of art, or even a piece of pottery. Make use of that component to determine your color and design scheme. I adore the Kohler commercial in which the homeowners stroll into the designer’s office and request that their home be designed around the faucet.
4. Paint in a Novel Way
Painting a space is one of the cheapest ways to change it. A fresh coat of paint can make the walls appear clean and new. If the room is tight and crowded, use light colors to open it up and create the illusion of space. Using dark or warm colors can make a huge area feel welcoming and homey. If you aren’t presenting your home for sale, don’t be scared to experiment with some colors on the walls. To maintain the look elegant, use muted colors.
A lot of model homes use paint to transform their spaces. They’ve painted something unique on the walls, almost as if the painted walls were works of art in and of themselves. Occasionally, they will paint an accent wall. Two words of warning about accent walls. First, ensure that the accent wall contrasts sufficiently with the main wall color. Second, choose the correct wall to be the accent wall; do not choose a sliver of a wall or a wall to the side of the room away from the focal point of the space.
5. Plants should be used.
When decorating a model home, some people might be inclined to use all kinds of plants, from small potted plants to large trees. While this may seem like a good idea at first, there are actually some disadvantages to using too many plants in a model home. In addition, most plants need water and light to survive, and without proper care, they can quickly die or become damaged.
6. Make Use of Bookshelves
Many model homes contain a beautiful library space loaded with books. We’re all aware that books can be costly to utilize only as a prop. You know what they do, don’t you? They go to secondhand stores and buy books based on the cover color. Never remove the paper sleeve.
7. Use Artwork as a Headboard
A headboard can bring color and life to a room, but it doesn’t have to be a piece of furniture. Hang up a colorful tapestry or large painting as your headboard instead. This is also a great way to add extra personality to your room and make it feel like your own.
It is often excessively expensive to purchase a headboard, but you do not have to. Purchase three works of art. Purchase a large pillow and hang your artwork higher than the pillow to avoid hitting your head on it.
8. Adding Furniture
Bring in furniture and arrange comfortable talking spots away from the walls. The arrangement of the furniture should not obstruct traffic movement or doorways. Keep the look coordinated with a constant style and get rid of or relocate elements that don’t fit in. Mix sturdy, heavier furniture with the more visible weight with lighter, leggy items with empty space underneath to balance the room. Keep furniture in proportion to the size of the room and other pieces.
9. Clean, organize and declutter your home.
Aside from the expense of a few products, cleaning, organizing, and decluttering are primarily time investments. Model homes appear stunning because they are immaculately tidy. Scrub the floors and walls, vacuum the rugs and carpets, and dust and shine the furniture. Reduce the number of stacks of newspapers, magazines, documents, and junk mail. Clear the counters in the kitchen and bathroom, leaving only a few ornamental objects. Organize closets with neatly folded and piled linens, clear plastic storage bins, or contact paper-decorated boxes. Reduce the size of decorative elements on mantels, buffets, hutches, coffee tables, and shelves. In a model home, less is more. Keep the objects you take out and rotate your decor.
10. Adding Accessories (Finishing Touch)
Accessories help to tie the area together but don’t overdo it. When exhibiting accents such as figurines, vases, sculptures, or candle holders, use asymmetrical groupings and odd numbers of three or five. Plants can be used to add warmth and greenery. Silk plants can be employed in places where there isn’t enough natural light. Silk flowers may add color to a room and are less expensive than buying genuine flowers. Accent pillows liven up neutral sofas and chairs by adding color, texture, and design. Sheer curtains are reasonably priced and produce soft, diffused lighting. A scarf valance is a low-cost and simple method to liven up a window. On the walls, hang framed art or mirrors. Area rugs give pattern, color, and texture to floors while also helping to define an area that lacks walls.
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I hope you found these tips for decorating your home like a model beneficial. Please leave any comments, questions, or recommendations in the comments section below. We will love to know how you arrange your home.