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How to Make Your Home Look Expensive for Less

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When you see certain interior design styles, you may want to apply them in your own home. However, some of these choices can also come with a hefty price tag, which can be off-putting.

Rather than giving up on your décor dreams, think of how you can achieve an expensive, classy look without going over your budget. Making some clever style choices, or even opting for similar alternatives, could help you meet this home design goal.

Accessorize with the Right Pieces

Having pictures of one’s family up on the walls isn’t exactly a modern trend. When you go back centuries, you may find that some of the wealthier members of society paid handsomely to sit and have their portraits drawn and painted.

In today’s world, you could instead have family photos taken by a professional photographer. Yet even this can get rather expensive.

Instead, you could opt to take pictures yourself, and have them turned into a modern canvas print to put up in your home. Not only can this reduce the cost of the picture by a significant amount, but it can also make the image look more realistic. Rather than posing for these images, you could choose to use more in-the-moment pictures to really bring your wall art to life.

Mirrors can also make your space seem glamorous and luxurious. By hanging mirrors on your walls, you can create the illusion of more space and therefore make your home feel much larger. This is especially true if you position your mirrors opposite windows to reflect more light.

With a lighter, more spacious home, you can create a sense of calm and make this space feel more luxurious. In addition, the style of your mirrors will transform the look of your home. If you want to evoke an air of vintage glamour, choose ornate, old-fashioned mirrors with golden or bronze frames will help you achieve this.

For a more modern look, opt for cleaner lines and simpler designs.

Bring Nature Indoors

Many of us already own house plants, but with the right plant pots and flower arrangements, even simple plants can truly elevate a space. Red Aglaonema plants, Ti plants, and peace lilies are all incredibly beautiful and elegant house plants that would look perfect in your home.

Creating interesting flower arrangements and keeping them in sleek, modern-looking vases is also a great way to make your home look much classier and more expensive without spending too much money. 

Remove What’s Become Unnecessary
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However, an expensive appearance isn’t just about the things you place within the home, as it can also be about how you use the space. No matter how much you spend on furniture, appliances, or decorating, excessive amounts of dirt may make it look cheap and tacky.

Having a good cleaning routine for each day, week, and month can help to improve your quality of living, as well as how your home looks. It could be a good idea to split those chores between other members of the household so that you don’t find yourself bogged down by excessive housework. If each member of the home gives up a few minutes of their day to tidy and clean, you might all be able to enjoy the space more.

Too much clutter could also be making the rooms of your home look less expensive than you desire. While it may be difficult, you could benefit from a serious declutter of your belongings so that each room has a more minimalist feel.

Alternatively, if you don’t want to part with many, or any, of your possessions, you could instead implement several storage solutions that hide away these items. Less can genuinely be more when it comes to home décor.

After decluttering your home, you can start making it more organized. Expensive homes never look chaotic and messy, so organizing your possessions and finding a proper place for everything can help you achieve this expensive look without breaking the bank. Find storage solutions for each room, such as bathroom organizers, spacious wardrobes for bedrooms, and shelves for your living room.

Within each piece of furniture, you can organize your possessions even further by using a storage system. For example, you can have separate sections for each type of clothing in your wardrobe or chest of drawers. Use drawer dividers if necessary.

High Living Without the High Cost

Realistically, it could be rather simple to make your home look expensive without having to spend hundreds or thousands of pounds. Adding a few alternative ideas, such as the canvas in place of photographs, and having more storage can be easy to achieve without needing to spend too much.

In addition to this, having a better cleaning regime, that you stick to regularly, could also make it feel like you live in a fancier home. 

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