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Six Budget-Friendly Tricks to Make Your Home Look Expensive

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Do you fancy the finer things in life but don’t exactly have the cash to splurge on your champagne wishes and caviar dreams? We’ll let you in on a little secret. You don’t need a lot of money to live a life of luxury. Here are six budget-friendly tricks to make your home look and feel more expensive.

Add Molding

Elevate your plain walls by adding molding. It’s a fairly simple DIY project you can get through in a weekend. There are a variety of molding styles to choose from. Go for the popular crown molding style to create an elegant transition from ceiling to wall. Maybe chair rail molding is right for some of your high-traffic rooms. It can help protect your walls from furniture damage in rooms your family spends the most time in. If you want to make your walls pop even more, you may consider installing wainscoting. It covers the lower portion of the wall and can come in a variety of styles ranging from formal to minimalistic. 

Update Your Hardware

Updating your hardware can be the quickest way to give your home a high-end touch. You may instantly think of updating faucets and cabinet knobs in your kitchen and bathrooms but don’t just stop there. Updating doorknobs and light and outlet plates can bring new life into your other rooms as well.


When browsing your favorite interior design Instagram accounts you may notice one trend that’s consistent no matter the style – zero clutter. Stepping into a cluttered, overcrowded room doesn’t scream expensive. Take some time to evaluate what’s necessary for each room. Less is more when it comes to creating a luxurious living space. 

Add Large Wall Art

Large wall art can be a great way to add a focal point to a room. Large pieces of art can get expensive but there are ways you can manage the cost. You could DIY your own canvas artwork if you’re already artistically inclined. Also, consider thrifting for pieces in your local area. Remember, it’s all about giving the illusion of opulence. Get creative on how you go about achieving it on a budget.

Use Neutral Colors

Keep larger items like sofas and chairs neutral – white, beige, gray, etc. Use smaller accessories like pillows and throws as an opportunity to bring in texture and bold colors. This will allow you to change colors as often as you’d like without spending a lot of money. It’s much more cost-effective to buy new pillows than it is to buy an entirely new living room set.

Expand Your Square Footage

No, we’re not talking about knocking down walls. You can give the illusion of more space without major renovations. Want to increase your space? Hang a mirror. It may seem too simple, but hanging a mirror across from a window can make your space feel bigger and allow light to reflect, making the room brighter.

If you’re looking to list, these are easy ways to give your home an upgrade that could wow buyers. If you’re looking to buy, keep these tips in your back pocket for when you find a home you see potential in but may want to do a few DIY projects once you make your purchase.

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