Who isn't looking for a bigger return on an investment these days? We all want assurances that we're spending our money wisely. This is also true for home improvements and design projects. However, there's no need to feel limited by a small budget. Instead, try some of the following inspirational design solutions that will give you more dash for less cash when adding a fresh look to your home.
Buy gorgeous luxury fabrics to re-cover high-profile small decor pieces like pillows and compact occasional chairs.
A custom lampshade
The wrong lampshade can destroy the impact of a stunning lamp. The shade should be appropriately sized and structured to highlight the beauty of the lamp.
Look for an inspiring piece of original art that you can enjoy for years to come. It may even increase in value and prove to be a worthwhile investment.
Add generous baseboards, handsome chair rails and intricate crown mouldings to improve the character of a home.
Keep your feet warm all year long with heated marble, tile or stone floors. Nuheat, a Vancouver-based company, uses a wafer-thin electrical system to deliver heat where it's most appreciated.
A floor mirror
Whether the goal is to brighten and lighten a space or to reflect something noteworthy, a large, well-placed floor mirror can offer immediate impact.
Hire an interior or lighting designer to help you create a plan that bolsters the beauty and function of a room with dramatic lighting.
A humble photograph, a fine art masterpiece or even the latest creation by your toddler – all assume greater significance when beautifully framed.
Quality towels and sheets
Bedding and towels are the first thing in the morning and last thing at night that come in daily contact with your body. Splurging on them is an affordable luxury.