Everyone deserves to live in a lovely home. You can make it a reality by getting a little creative with where you invest your dollars. It does not have to be a budget-busting affair. Following are some clever and affordable tricks on how to make your house look expensive.
- Dress up your dining room.
The dining room is special because it is where everyone gathers. Give it a quick lift by installing an attention-grabbing piece like a polished crystal chandelier. It is a classic and it will set the mood for any special occasion.
- Use an area rug to define space.
Pick up an area rug for your living room to instantly add texture to the space. This is an excellent trick that will help you define areas in more open spaces.
- Buy new throw pillow covers.
No need to buy new pillows. As long as they are not flat and dead, you can get away with recovering them with new throw pillow covers.
- Replace outdated doorknobs.
If you want to know how old a house is, check the doorknobs. It usually gives the age away accurately. Pay attention to how your doorknobs are looking and replace the outdated ones. It is a cheap fix that makes a big difference.
- Add more mirrors.
Size matters in high-end design. Extend your space effortlessly by adding mirrors in your entryway, bathroom or master suite. The floor-length profile will reflect a good portion of the room, giving the illusion that your space is larger than it really is.
- Repaint your walls.
Paint updates a room easily in an inexpensive way. Neutral blues create an elegant look, and a neutral wall never goes out of style.
- Treat your windows.
Bare windows make a home feel unfinished. Grab some linen sheers with grommets for a quick fix. These will frame your windows and add volume to your current drapes.
- Add backsplash on the kitchen wall.
Peel-and-stick backsplash tiles add a crisp and clean finish to your kitchen wall. It also works to update a bathroom vanity or fireplace for less.