Today we’re going to look at nine ways to make your home look expensive, no matter what your design style is. The great thing about today’s tips is that they’re kind of universal. So no matter what your design style may or may not be, they’re going to increase the overall quality and feel of your home.
Easy Ways to Create an Expensive Home
But wait, what if you don’t know what expensive is supposed to look like? That’s okay because you can teach yourself that. All you need to do is look for high-end furniture retailers that you like and try and visit their showrooms. If you can check out their Instagram accounts and look at their websites, look how they style things, and even look at their catalogs, you’re going to get a lot of inspiration from those spaces.
Tip 1: Neutral Furniture
A lot of luxury and high-end spaces will use neutral furniture as their base pieces, and then they’ll incorporate pattern and color and texture via the accessories.
So that’s something that you can definitely do to it will also potentially save you money in the long run because if you buy a trendy couch that you love now, in like pink, for example, you might not love that in two years down the road when you decide to go with a completely different color scheme or you know, you change your mind. You’ll definitely want a neutral base pieces are a must.
Tip 2: Window Treatments
Perfecting your window treatments is a very important part of having the high-end luxurious feeling space. If you have curtains definitely go full length of them, no short curtains and make sure you hang the rod high and wide.
And you can’t go long with your curtains, don’t go short, just opt for maybe a Roman shade or a beautiful woven blind instead. Also, if you’ve got like those flimsy metal blinds with kinks and bends in them and stuff like that, definitely look into replacing those.
You can also never go wrong with modern doors made of iron to partner your beautiful windows.
Tip 3: Molding and Trims
There’s absolutely no denying that adding moldings and trim to your space is instantly going to make it feel more custom and luxurious. The one thing that people forget to mention is that you got to look at what kind of trim and molding you’re putting out. If you have a very traditional, perhaps maybe older home, you don’t want to be putting in modern molding and the opposite is true as well. Like everything in interior design, it’s always a matter of personal preference.
Tip 4: Wall Treatments
And with moldings, you got to make sure you’re matching styles correctly. So similar to adding molding, adding wall treatments can definitely be a way to make your space feel more expensive and luxurious. Definitely wallpaper can be a way to make a space feel more expensive, but also with things like shiplap wood, slat walls, or beadboard.
Tip 5: Mirrors
Using mirrors is a fantastic way to increase the illusion of space in your home and increase also the brightness and the light in your home. So maybe you’re intimidated by hanging artwork or picking artwork, you can use a mirror instead. In general, as a tip, try going as large as you can with mirrors. Ideally, you’d be hanging your mirror across from a window or near to a window so that it’s reflecting and bouncing back as much light as possible back into your space.
Tip 6: Large Art Mirrors
Large art pieces command attention, they become a focal point and they look more like what would be hanging in an actual gallery. If your home has that gallery vibe to it, it automatically makes it look and feel more expensive.
For a luxury look, always opt for big pieces rather than small. Even if you’re hanging a gallery wall. So a grouping of photos you want to go big and not small. The addition of a vintage rug will upgrade your space wherever you put it.
Tip 7: Rugs
Vintage rugs will elevate your space in a way that not a lot of other items can so if you can find a vintage rug that you love, they’re 100% worth every penny spent. If you can’t find a vintage drug that you like, you can always use a vintage style rug as well. Just like with artwork and mirrors.
As with the previous tips, scale is important. With rugs, you generally want to go bigger, definitely don’t go small.
You want to make sure you’re getting the size of your rug right if you get the size of the rug wrong, it’s really going to throw off the look and feel of a room so you’re just better off not using one if the size is going to be off.
Tip 8: Hardware
The next step is to update your hardware. The rooms that will probably benefit the most from this update would be kitchen and bathrooms because swapping out your cabinet handles and polls and your faucets and things like that. It’s going to make a huge difference.
Upgrading your hardware in your home can also mean swapping out things like doorknobs light switch plates, plug covers, cabinet poles, curtain rods and like furniture knobs you have any like old yellowed light switch covers or things like that. Definitely look at switching those out.
Tip 9: Plants
Plants are pretty much on every list no matter what kind of home decor thing you’re looking at, but we’re going to talk about them because it’s true that adding greenery and plants can definitely make your space feel just that little bit more luxurious. But you have to make sure again that you’re getting the scale right. If the plant and the pot are not scaled proportionally, it’s not going to have the effect that you want in your room.
If you don’t have the greenest of thumbs, then you can look at buying bouquets of flowers instead, the thing about bouquets is that you don’t want them to be like this huge focal point in your room, you kind of want them to just like recede into the background. A great way to do this is to buy a bouquet and split it out into like several smaller bouquets and then sprinkle them around your house. And this will make it feel a lot more natural rather. It can also act as a big like centerpiece in order to have a high-end luxury feelings base, you have to keep things clean.