If you’re looking to sell your home in the near future, it’s a great idea to make sure it looks as expensive as possible from the outside—and doesn’t have any indication that you might have skimp on the costs within. This doesn’t mean you need to gut and remodel your entire house, however; if you want to make your place look more expensive, there are several small touches you can add around the house that are relatively inexpensive, but will leave potential buyers with no doubt that they’re looking at a high-end property.
1) Create an interesting color scheme
Consider incorporating cool hues like blues and purples into your color scheme. For example, if you are painting the inside of your home, consider doing a vibrant indigo blue or deep wine purple. Doing so will make it look as though there is more light in the room, which will give it a lighter and airier feel. You can also opt for moody colors such as navy blue and dark green for the same effect. You don't have to paint every room either; adding pops of color with pillows or artwork is just as effective!
2) Put up some artwork
It's the little details that make the biggest difference in your home. Choose unique art pieces that showcase your personal style. Keep scrolling for other items that you can DIY or shop for on a budget, which will make your space feel more luxurious without breaking the bank!
3) Add mirrors
Mirrors are a great way to make your home feel more spacious. Placing them strategically can do wonders, but also consider using large mirrors in different parts of the house for a cohesive look. Choose simple shapes and frames to avoid over-decorating or distracting from other design elements. Don't forget about choosing the right size: smaller mirrors on walls will give a room an upscaled appearance while larger mirrors on floors will make it appear more sprawling.
4) Get rid of clutter
Decluttering your home helps make it look more spacious and also gives you a fresh start. Removing unnecessary items (like old clothes or broken appliances) can help create the illusion of a brand new home. This step is especially important if you are currently renting because renters may not have permission to make structural changes like painting the walls, but decluttering can be an easy first step in improving your living space!
5) Switch out old appliances
One of the best ways to make your home look expensive is to upgrade outdated appliances. If you've been on the fence about replacing your dishwasher, washer and dryer, now might be the time! Today's new appliances are more energy efficient and come with better warranties than they used to. Plus, they're less expensive than ever!
6) Put in new lighting fixtures
One way to make your home look more expensive is by adding new lighting fixtures. The key to pulling this off is choosing a fixture that complements the natural light of the room, has clean lines, and features elements like gold or silver leaf. And best of all? It won't cost you much in terms of dollars spent and can make all the difference when it comes to how your home looks!
7) Get new blinds or curtains
If you have been looking for a way to make your home look more expensive without spending too much money, curtains or blinds may be the answer. Curtains and blinds are easy ways to decorate a room and make it feel more finished.
For those who can't afford custom curtains, simply pairing some ready-made ones with ribbon or lace will do the trick. You'll also want to measure your windows before heading out shopping so that you can find the perfect length in store.
8) Go green, or install a water feature outside
Keeping your home green and environmentally friendly not only helps the environment, but will also help you save money on your energy bills. Plus, there are so many inexpensive ways to make your home look expensive by installing a water feature outside (e.g., fountains, pools), repainting an old fence, or planting some trees.
9) Paint everything! Even if it’s new
If you want a space to look and feel expensive, paint the walls white. And when we say white, we mean crisp, clean, off-white. There is no need for eggshell or ivory colors as these shades can make any room feel cluttered and cramped. Painting an entire wall with a bold color is one way to add personality and style to your home without breaking the bank. Keep in mind that every wall does not have to be different in order to achieve this desired effect. For example, painting just two of the four walls will create enough contrast between them for you to enjoy it fully.
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