How To Make Your Home Look Expensive On A Budget

You don’t have to break the bank to make your house look luxurious. Make your home look designer on a budget with these tips and tricks.

Did you know that the average human spends 65% of their waking moments in their house? So, it’s only natural that you want to make your space feel like your own, whether adding more colour with a fresh flower bouquet or displaying your favourite objects on the coffee table.

If you’re looking for ways to make your home look expensive without breaking the bank, this article has 7 great ways to do it.

#1 – Less Is More

When you walk into a showroom, you notice everything looks clean and neat. They do not over-decorate. The same principle should go for our homes – the less clutter, the better it looks. And considering that decluttering doesn’t cost you a thing, it’s one of the best interior improvement tips there is.

How to start decluttering your home? Start small and clear one space at a time. Dedicate today to tidying your living room and kitchen, then move through the rest of the home in manageable sections. That way, you won’t get overwhelmed and you’ll have a home that looks a million bucks without breaking a sweat or spending a cent.

#2 – Use White Linen Sheets

Besides looking utterly inviting, hotel beds always look clean and crisp. How? Because they use high quality white sheets, and you can too. Not only will using white sheets give your room a luxury feel, your space will also seem bigger.

Does thread count matter? No, not if you are on a budget and as long as you are comfortable in them. You can find bedsheets for under $20 at K-Mart, IKEA or Target. 

For added luxury in the bedroom, add a reed scent diffuser with a soft scent to elevate your room, such as lavender, which has also been proven to promote a good night’s rest. 

#3 – Get A Handle On It

Adding a whisper of soft gold to your home will make it look expensive straight away. You can start by changing the drawer pulls or the clothing rods in your closet. But as we mentioned earlier, less is more so don’t go overboard! A little goes a long way. 

Can I spray paint my hardware? Yes! Run down to your nearest Bunnings and get a can of soft gold spray paint and spray away. But if you want to save the hassle, you can buy 20-pack door knobs for under $50 on Amazon.

#4 – Size Does Matter

Art can go upwards of $1000, and sadly, most of us do not have the coin to splash on a Picasso. So if you are an art enthusiast on a budget, listen up. 

Grab your phone and take a picture of anything. May it be a sunset or a photo of your pet, and have your local printers blow it up as a large poster and DIY the frame with curtain rods to create structure. Large art gives the illusion of rarity and therefore, looks more expensive than smaller artworks. 

#5 – Thrift For Vintage

It’s possible to make your home look expensive even if you’ve done it very cheaply. The answer – thrift shopping. What’s a better way to save a dollar than to thrift? Thrift shopping in Australia is easy as there are second-hand stores everywhere.

The next time you come across a Salvos or any thrift store, go in and look for some vintage decoration you can use in your home. You might be surprised what you can find, such as crystal glassware and vases, mid-century sofas, mirrors and so much more.

Creatively mixing old and new decor is a leaf out of the interior designer’s play book and it will add some sophistication to your home if you do it the right way.

#6 – Set The Mood

For an expensive look in your home, it cannot be stressed enough – stay away from white lighting. After a long day, or when you are entertaining, the last thing you want to feel is that you are sitting in a hospital.

Instead, use warm lights to create a more relaxing effect and make your home look elegant. Trust us when we say that switching to warm lighting will make a world of difference. Opt for LED bulbs as they are cheaper, environmentally friendly, and last longer. 

#7 – Choosing The Right Flower Arrangements

Luxury homes are always filled with glorious bouquets and floral arrangements. You can create timeless elegance in your home too, by getting the perfect flower bouquet delivered regularly.

Flowers are far more affordable than new furniture, and they draw your eye toward wherever you place them, such as near a window or the centrepiece on your dining table. For colours, neutral tones are great if you want a classic and clean look. Tulips are luxe, but why stop there when you can shop around for everything from orchids to roses!

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