How To Make Your Home Look Expensive – without spending your whole paycheck

The secret to creating an expensive feel in your home lies in the details. The right combination of small touches will add visual value to your home. So whether you’re getting ready to sell or simply want to spruce things up, the following tips will make your home look luxurious AF!

Fake expensive curtains

Let’s be real, custom curtains can be extremely expensive but are also a huge factor in creating a polished looking room. Adding a custom touch to store bought curtains will automatically give your room a well-designed look. Here’s what you do:

  1. Mount your curtains at ceiling level. This will extend the eye upward and make the room feel taller and more spacious.
  1. Use a simple curtain rod that doesn’t detract from the visual aesthetics of the space. For example, when adding hardware to a room with darker colors stick to a darker colored rod.
  2. Add a trim or banding to the inside edge of the curtain panel.

Paint the interior doors black

This is such an easy way to improve the look of a cheap door without spending money on replacing them. The crisp pops of black will add sophistication and detail to your space. The smaller, sometimes overlooked details like hardware and door quality can make your home look expensive without hours of hard work.

Use a high gloss black paint to create this lacquer effect on your doors.


Add inserts larger than the actual pillow cover

Get the full, volumized look of custom throw pillows by adding inserts larger than the pillow cover itself. This is a technique used by upholsterers when they create custom pillows for a customer. For example if you have an 18 x 18 pillow cover, then use a 20 x 20 insert at the very least!


 Find the Perfect Rug

Nothing makes your home feel more comfortable and lush than a rug you can truly sink your feet into. Rugs add warmth, texture, and color to your space. We love a soft and cozy sheepskin for next to the bed or your favorite armchair. Typically, the larger the rug, the more of your furniture you are able to include on it, so the more custom and luxurious it will look.


Neutral Colour palette

Neutral colours always give a sophisticated look to a space but also allows the room to grow with you. You can easily swap the furniture or décor to fit the seasons.


Layers and details

A luxurious home always has layers, sleek stacks of coffee tables books with candles, a rug covering the hardwood, throw pillows or cozy blankets laying on the sofa or bed, fresh flowers, gold accessories. Pay attention to layers and details that could make a big difference in your home.


What are you tips for making your home look luxurious?


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