How to Make Your Home Appear To Be More Expensive

Turn your home into a more expensive look by adding value with these 6 simple ingenious makeovers and smart DIY home decor ideas.

1. Consider Moulding And Panelling

If the walls are plain and lack any photos or artwork, why not add moulding to the floor baseboard, chair rail, or ceiling for house decor styling ideas. It is a great way to add more value to the area. “It doesn’t even have to be a gaudy, Victorian-style molding—a simple and single-shape, single-depth piece of molding will do the trick,” says interior designer Erica Leigh Reiner, owner of E. Leigh Designs.

2. Accent With Great Accessories

Want an easy yet great DIY home decor ideas? Check out the home magazines or home decor books on ways and inspirations to accessorize any room. However, you will have shop around for a more inexpensive version of the accessories you found from the magazine or book. “Accessories vary significantly in cost, but if you’re looking for a great deal there are plenty of discount home stores that offer stupendous finds, says Keysha of K. Jillian Designs.  “My ‘go-to’ store for a lot of home design items (especially for clients decorating on a budget) is HomeGoods.” Coffee table books are also a great accessory to have in your home.

3. Hang Your Art on Walls

Have a plain, bare wall? Why not step it up with an eye pleasing piece of statement artwork. “Make sure the art you select is the right size and scale for the wall you’re decorating, and remember you don’t need artwork on every empty wall,” says Keysha Jillian, lead interior designer and owner of K. Jillian Designs. “If you feel creative, a great way to get inexpensive artwork is to create your own. Head to your local craft store and you can find everything you need to create a beautiful canvas or framed custom artwork.” This such a simple DIY home decor project that can completed over the weekend.

4. Get Rid of Old Cushions And Ugly towels

Here’s a simple way to take it to the next level, replace those old cushions and towels with plump cushions and pillows and soft luxurious white towels. If you want luxury examples, think about those luxury items you will see in those expensive hotels or visit their website and have a view of the room decor. “Proudly display crisp white, fluffy towels like the kind you would find in a fancy hotel or spa,” says Drew Henry, founder of design firm Design Dudes.  “This will immediately trigger a feeling for your guests, and they will have a more luxurious feeling towards the space.”

5. Think Big Mirrors

For a big visual impact, why not create the illusion of more space with some carefully, strategic positioning of mirrors. You can easily double the size of any room area with one large mirror, plus it will introduce much more needed light into the home. Another easy and simple DIY home decor ideas that can plenty of value to the home.

6. Consider A Statement Piece

Upgrade the home by spending on one or two standout ‘hero’ pieces, like a grand dining table, a grand chandelier or on that designer-style rug piece. But stick to a budget and be wise with your buy … and go big with this DIY home decor.


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