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7 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your House Look More Expensive

Thursday, April 29, 2021   /   by Sushma Khinvasara

7 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your House Look More Expensive

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Do you think it's necessary to spend a big amount of money to make your house look expensive? Or is it possible to decorate and update your house at a low cost? With just a little bit of love and attention to details, you can make your house looking expensive and stylish.

Here are 7 tips to make your house look expensive.

1. Go for neutral colors

For a more polished look, choose from neutral colours for your wall like shades of light grey or classic white. If you already have neutral colours for furniture, then you may consider adding bold colours to the wall and partner it with some accessories of the same shade. If you are considering adding a fresh coat of paint for your kitchen cabinets, darker tones can help achieve a high-end look for your kitchen.

2. Update hardware and fixtures

It's possible to do just minor updates for your kitchen and bathroom to make it look expensive. For example, you can replace old knobs, handles, drawer pulls and old switches with chrome or brass ones and maybe opt for a new hardware as well such as metal bar pulls for your kitchen cabinet.

3. Add wall art

A wall art can serve as the focal point to draw your visitor’s attention to the defining features of the room. This is the first thing you want your visitor to see upon entering your home. There's no need for you to buy expensive artworks, instead you can thoughtfully choose a piece that will add personality to your home and have it framed and matted to make it look expensive.

4. Decorate luxuriously but don’t over decorate

You can achieve a luxe look for your home by having the right accent for the curtains, wallpaper and even the lighting. Some tricks you can do are adding brass finials for your curtain rods and setting a library lamp near a bookcase or an artwork to highlight your interests. When choosing your accessories, pick ones that will stand out and not blend in such as fresh flowers, antiques and mirrors. Make sure not to over decorate though and carefully think which items will have a place and a role in your area.

5. Create the perfect atmosphere with lighting

Talking about lighting, you can use it to set the right mood in your room. The cheapest way to go about this is to buy lamps. Next, consider in which corner of the room you will place these lamps. You might have to add a table or any surface to put them on. These simple additions will help give a cozy feel to your home.

6. Update your windows coverings

High ceilings will always make a house look grander. If it’s not within your remodeling budget to physically raise your ceiling, then you can try adding extra panels to your curtain to make them look more luxurious. You don't have to buy expensive drapes and coverings to achieve this look, instead you can work with what you have by simply hanging your curtains correctly and adding layers to it. Try to place your curtain rod high to create the illusion of high ceilings and then opt for long and flowing drapes. Make your curtains wide enough as well to go outside the window frame to make your windows appear bigger than it actually is.;

7. Reupholster old furniture

Instead of buying an expensive new furniture, try to see if you can still recover your old ones by reupholstering it with stylish fabric or leather covers. Reupholstering can be a better option especially if you are trying to add value to an already valuable antique furniture plus you get to design it to your liking with any pattern or style.

Yes, it's possible to make your house look expensive without going through an extreme home makeover. You can start basic home improvements by trying to see what good features your house already has, and look for ways on how to accentuate it with the right pieces and colour palette.

If you have any questions or need help buying your home, I can help. You contact me at 647-834-9928 or send an email to sukhinvasara@gmail.com

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Sushma Khinvasara, Sales Representative
6980 Maritz Dr, Unit 8
Mississauga, ON L5W 1Z3
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