Do you ever wish that your home looked more elegant? Have you wished that it had more of a staged, organized look? I am here to share with you how to make your home look more expensive on a dime.
When I was growing up, we had a super cluttered home always.
Little trinkets, photo albums, and STUFF everywhere.
I just wanted a nice organized designed space. A couple of years ago, I was actively wishing that I could just declutter my stuff and have a pretty home to come home to every day.
Heck, I still wish for it every day!! Specifically in my office but it is a creative working space… it can be a mess when I am working in there. But I am happy to say I am a reformed clutter bug!
I have learned a few essential concepts from my designing and blogging journey. Now, rooms like my living room and bedroom as less cluttered and more finessed!
I have broken it down on how to make your home look more expensive into 14 essential elements.
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Fresh flowers are always ideal. If you are like me and have a cat that loves to nibble and any fresh flower or plant you put in your house, finding good fake flowers can also work. Flowers give off an organic feel that can really brighten up a room. They add life to a room. Flowers can complement or can be used as a focal point in a room. Either way, putting flowers in an elegant vase will absolutely class up your space making it feel more expensive.
2. Hang Curtains High
If you haven’t read my tips on picking the best curtains for your room you should read this first and then come back to this article. The logic behind hanging your curtains higher is that they will give the illusion of higher ceilings, making your space appear grander and larger.
With the right curtains and height, you amp up the sophistication in your space x10! AND you don’t have to spend a lot of curtains.
3. Paint Your Walls
As a renter, this is usually my first step when trying to not only make my apartment seem homey. Even just painting one wall the right color or shade can depict the feeling of the room. For example, my hand painted stenciled Moroccan and grey accent wall really changed the look of my bedroom when I was doing my January Makeover Challenge.
Grey can be an easy shade to paint your walls because it is very neutral and elegant. Make sure to pay attention to how color affects your mood and choose wisely.
Here is a similar Trellis stencil you can use in your home!
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4. Area Rugs
I adore area rugs! Not only are they great to help with soundproofing a room, but they are perfect for adding pops of color or personality in a room. AND you don’t have to spend a lot on a beautiful area rug.
Natural textures and materials like stone makes a big impact on making your space look more high end. You can purchase real stone decor or you can DIY it. I have a recent DIY project that I made for my home to make it look more expensive.
6. Switch Out Lamp Shades
this is a cute and easy fix to change the look of a room in a subtle way. You can change the look of your space with modern or traditional shade. It’s also a more cost-effective way to decorate instead of replacing the entire lamp.
Here is a beautiful lampshade that would class up any home.
If you LOVE this blanket on the picture above, I finally found out where you can get one yourself!
7. Create Vignettes
I recommend taking all your decorative smalls and gather them in one area. Then build cute, simple, and elegant vignettes to dress is your space up. Use your coffee table books, vases, and little trinkets to dress up little spots around your space. Give it a staged look.
8. Use Matching Containers For Storage
You can go as high end or cheap as you want for this because the uniformity is the crucial element to achieve the high-end look in this case. You could go with mason jars, baskets, or containers from the container store. Either way, the uniform look will give off a high-end feel.
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9. Replace Crappy Hardware
Even when living in an apartment, this is an easy way to glam up your space to give it more of a high-end look. Crystal knobs or silver-colored knobs for your kitchen and storage cabinets will take your space to the look of the higher price level. This is a simple way on how to make your home look more expensive.
Here is an awesome Moen Reflex faucet that I have in my home and love! It has made my kitchen much ritzier!
10. Use Vertical Space Wisely
I can’t stress this enough. Come up with a clear purpose for your vertical space, whether, it’s going to be an organized storage space, collage wall, or a place to hang framed artwork. Here is an amazing floating shelf suggestion.
11. Peel and Stick Upgrades
This upgrade can help both renters and homeowners. If you are on a budget and can’t spend a lot of money renovating your kitchen, explore peel and stick backsplashes.
12. Use a Curtain Rod to Create a Canopy Bed
This is a great solution to help make your bedroom look more expensive on a budget. Just use an industrial curtain rod to hang drapes from around your bed to create a canopy bed the DIY way.
13. Paint Half of the Wall in a Room
Give the illusion that your space is taller by painting half of your wall in any room you choose.
14. Clear the Clutter
Clutter can really drag a space down. So if you are looking to only take one thing from this blog post, it would be to clear the clutter in your home to make it look nicer and more high end. I am not sure about you, but clutter can also overwhelm our brains. By cleaning up and removing it, you can help a state over overwhelm to dissipate.
I hope this article has shown you the ins and outs of how to make your home look more expensive on your budget. Let me know if this was helpful to you in the comments below.
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