Every homeowner dreams of having an elegant and expensive home. It would even be better if your home looks like one straight from a luxury home magazine. Making your house look expensive does not mean you need to empty out your savings.
When it comes to decorating your home, there are many tips and tricks that you can use to achieve the overall look and feel that you want to have. If you want a home that looks expensive, there are easy and affordable ways for you to give it a touch of class and luxury.
All you need to do is to check out these expensive tricks that will make your house look expensive.
1. Add a pop of color
Scrape any peeling paint and get some new color. Changing the color of your walls is inexpensive and will make a huge difference in your home’s overall look and feel. Repainting your walls gives that fresh and newly renovated look. To give your walls a more luxurious feeling, go for a bold color, maybe one that you haven’t tried before.
A safe bet is to paint rooms in neutral shades then add an accent that will add drama to your living space. Your wall accent can be a bold paint color, wood, or wallpaper which will do wonders in bringing your space to life.
For a more lustrous look, you can also use wallpaper with a bit of shine. It will help make your home appear more expensive without the hefty price tag.
2. Change old throw pillows
Probably the easiest and most inexpensive way to change up the look of your room is to swap out your old throw pillows for new ones. Throw pillows are an easy way to accessorize a room. They can easily brighten up a room and give it a comfortable and stylish tone.
Get rid of your old throw pillows, and choose fashionable pillows with fun but simple designs. You should also pick pillows that come in full and bright colors.
Another way to choose throw pillows is to have contrast – either by color or size. Throw pillows that are of the same shape but of the same size placed side-by-side provides an interesting contrast.
You can also elevate your sofa’s look by adding throw pillows with patterns. This can be achieved with throw pillows that have a black and white print, or geometrical print. These design pieces will give a sophisticated and modern look to any sofa.
Another tip when decorating with throw pillows is to change them based on the season. For spring, choose cotton throw pillows that have a light texture then swap these out for luxurious velvet pillows during the colder seasons.
3. Add a mirror wall
It’s not just for checking your appearance or for admiring yourself. It’s probably one of the oldest tricks in the book. A strategically placed mirror wall with the right lighting can give the illusion of a bigger space. Hang a mirror across a lighting source such as a window or lamplight to increase your room’s visual square footage. Mirror walls are also very useful in small spaces such as entryways, bathrooms, and dining rooms.
There are many ways on how you can use wall mirrors to make your home look more expensive.
Choose a large statement mirror that can give your wall an elegant and polished look if you want a simple aesthetic. If using one large continuous mirror is not your style, you can hang mirrors of different sizes and shapes. Grouped mirrors of various sizes can add an artistic design to your walls.
You’re not just confined to using one large continuous mirror. Another way to use mirrors is by grouping various sized mirrors. Grouped mirrors create a statement and add visual appeal to your wall.
4. Floor to ceiling drapes
Hanging curtains from the ceiling all the way to the floor can give elegance and a finished look to a room. By drawing the eye upward it can enhance the room height visually. High ceilings are usually associated with expensive and luxurious homes so long curtains tend to make you feel that you are in an expansive house.
Choose curtains made with light, sheer fabrics so that you can have more natural light in your home. One good tip is to buy curtains with longer panels than you need so that you can just trim them from the bottom.
A good designer knows to never ever buy drapes that are short as they look cheap and store-bought. If sheer curtains are not your style, try using thick draperies that are ideal for creating an elegant and sophisticated ambiance.
There are different types of curtains that you can choose from such as blackout, linen, sheer, embellished, and patterned. A good rule of thumb is to choose curtains that are simple and affordable so that you can use them for a long time. Avoid curtains with crazy patterns because you may end up having to replace them often every time they go out of style.
Choose the right curtains that will transform your space and elevate your home’s overall design.
5. Fresh flowers and Greenery
Fresh flowers are an easy and affordable way to add color and texture to the rooms in your home. Simply fill a decorative vase with your local garden flowers to make your space more cozy and welcoming.
You can also have lawn greener and save money by investing in perennials. A perennial flower bed can come back year after year. You will be able to spruce up your home with freshly-cut flowers placed all throughout the house. Make sure you have fresh flowers in the kitchen and living room to make it more put together.
These are just a few easy tips that you can follow to maximize your home’s value. Whether you are trying to sell your home, impressing your neighbors, or just want a more stylish house, these tips can help give that look of a well-maintained home.
- Holly Clark
Holly Clark is a freelance writer and works as a content manager for various international brands. When Holly is not researching and writing she loves nothing more than heading out in to the country for some downtime.