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Make Your Home Look More Expensive On A Dime

Additions, Home Maintenance, Interior Design & Decorating
By Katie Carlson on Apr 7, 2016
Make Your Home Look More Expensive On A Dime

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It’s normal to want your home to look classy and current, but it’s not always easy to get the look when you’re strapped for cash. We all dream of having fancier items in our home or working without a budget, but why dream when you can make it a reality?

Price isn’t always the indicator to gauge if something is nice or not, but that's what we’re trained to think. We’re going to prove to you that there are other inexpensive upgrades and adjustments you can make to your home to create an elegant and luxurious look. See how you can make your home look more expensive on a dime.


Hang Curtains High

Before you even think about hanging your drapes, spend time picking out a pair that will look elegant and make a statement. There’s no sense investing time and money into blah curtains, just so you can have something to cover your windows. If hung right, curtains can not only make the room look better, but they can visually widen a window and draw in more light.

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Hang your curtains high because it will give the illusion of height. It’s advised you mount the curtain rod four to six inches above the window frame to create the illusion of taller ceilings (How To Decorate). Accessorizing your curtains can go a long way, decorative rods, brackets and tiebacks are budget-friendly ways to produce a fashion forward look.

Flowers & Rug

Area Rugs, Lamp Shades & Flowers

Instead of ripping out your entire floor, throw down a beautiful area rug for a chic and cozy upgrade. Oftentimes, homeowners forget that a simple area rug can be a game changer in a dreary or plain room.

Secondly, displaying some bright and beautiful flowers is definitely going to make the room look more alive and put together. If you don’t want the hassle of upkeeping real plants, then you can purchase fancy fake ones and switch them out as often as you’d like.


Matching Storage Containers

As far as storage containers go, you can buy cheap and still have them look nice. The uniformity of the pieces, not the cost, is the crucial element to achieve a high-end look with your storage. Also, it doesn't really matter what material or style you prefer, just that they match.


Update Your Hardware

The hardware in your home is something you may not pay much attention to, but if it’s outdated or worn out, it can really bring down the entire vibe in the room. You’d be shocked at how much of a difference the update can make on cabinets, sinks, showers and doors.

Replacing all of your hardware with something a little more stylish and modern is a fairly simple way to add luxury to your home. One suggestion is to purchase crystal or silver knobs and handles, which will glam up your bathroom or kitchen instantly


Paint Your Walls

A fresh coat of paint can go a long way! There are so many creative ways to apply paint and so many colors to choose from these days. Whether you like bold colors or the look of an accent wall, there are options out there for everyone who wants a change.

Also, think about how you might be able to upgrade your cabinets or furniture with paint. If nothing else, it makes for a great DIY project!


Your home can look expensive without actually being expensive. A few simple improvements and you’ll be on your way to a more lavish and glamorous space in no time. The best part is that all of these suggestions are great DIY projects that you can get started on today!

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