Interior Design

Inexpensive ways to make your home look more expensive

  1. One of the simplest ways to make your home look more expensive is to tidy it up.  It might sound cliché, but it is very true. Cluttered kitchen counters, overfilled bookcases, magnets on a fridge, electronics and cables, items on top of a nightstand, and dressers. All of these are examples of things that can make your home look cluttered.


  1. Bathrooms can quickly become messy and cluttered with many potions, lotions, and bathroom necessities.   It is a good idea to only display the items that will enhance your design.  For example, you can use a soap dispenser or cotton containers that work well with your color scheme instead of keeping them in their original supermarket containers/packaging.


  1. Different sized house plants in unmatching pots, displayed on a window sill, will not only obstruct natural light from entering the room but will create an unnecessarily busy look.   To create a more coherent style, use bigger-sized plants that can be placed on the floor.


  1. A storage area in the shower, for example, a corner shelf or a shower caddy can quickly get filled with shampoo bottles, soap, sponges, etc, which can then turn into visual clutter.  To make your shower look especially chic, use matching liquid dispensers.  


  1. Bad lighting can completely change the look and feel of a room.  If you only have one ceiling light in the middle of the room, try adding a few additional light sources: a floor lamp, a desk lamp, or wall sconces.  This will create a more cozy and welcoming look.


  1. Short curtains can end up hurting the overall look of a room as well as hanging the curtain rods right at the top of the window as this will make the window appear smaller.  However, by raising the curtain rod slightly above the window approx 8-15cm (not too close to the ceiling ), and finding the right length curtain this mistake can be easily fixed.


  1. Update your entryway.  Whether you are giving it a fresh coat of paint, displaying some green plants at the entrance, or freshening it up with a nice doormat, all these will contribute to the overall look.  The first impression counts and the front door is the key to adding that overall impression you want to create.


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