There are tons of ways you can spruce up your home without draining your bank account. If you’re in the process of updating the overall look of your home and you want that “expensive” feel, here are our 7 cheap ways to make your home look expensive without breaking the bank.
Full-length curtains are a great way to make your room look bigger than it actually is. If you mount your curtains at the ceiling level, your eyes will be drawn upwards which gives the illusion of a more spacious room. It can also help to add trim or banding on the bottom of your curtain as a way to add a little bit of visual detail and some color.
Large Area Rugs
According to Cheryl Eisen, a New York-based home stager, “The bigger the area rug, the bigger the home will feel.” Adding a large rug to a room, can make the entire room seem larger. Make sure that you have a rug large enough to hold all of your furniture. Area rugs in a neutral palette will make the room look even more expensive.
Extra Crown Molding/ Trim
Adding extra crown molding or trim to a room enhances the overall look of the area. It can make your room look larger than it actually is while adding that expensive looking touch. If your room doesn’t have crown molding, you can easily fake it by painting a white band around the ceiling.
Black Interior Doors
Black always just has that expensive feel and when you paint your interior doors black, it adds a sleek touch. Crisp black paint on the inside of your home adds a sense of sophistication. One of the best parts about this project is that it is very cheap. A can of high quality paint should only cost about $25.
If you are lucky enough to live in an area with a lot of sunlight, then enjoy it with some great windows and skylights. Utilizing natural light is a great way to cut back on your electricity bills and energy usage. If you want your homes natural lighting to be the major asset of that room, stick with neutral colored walls and furniture.
A new technique used by upholsters is to make throw pillows look extra stuffed. This is done by inserting large pillows into an insert that is smaller than the pillow itself. Full and volumzied throw pillows look expensive, modern, and chic. You can buy throw pillows like this in most stores or you can easily make your own.
Minimalism > Clutter
Clutter can make even the most expensive of homes look cheap but that doesn’t mean you should completely skip out on the little things. Having fresh flowers on your coffee table with a sleek stack of books can give your room that expensive feel. Small touches can really make a room stand out, but be sure not to go overboard.
Do you have any other tips for creating that expensive look in your room without spending too much money? Let us know by leaving a comment in the section below! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post and feel free to browse our entire home improvement category for more great tips and ideas.