We’ve all been there – scrolling through Instagram or Pinterest for hours on end, dreaming of what our space would look like if we had more money. But did you know it’s easy to create a more expensive looking home without breaking the bank?
It’s easy to give your home the X-factor
You don’t have to buy the latest furniture or shell out on expensive, on-trend wallpaper. By tackling DIY jobs around the house you can improve the look of your living space, even if your budget is tight. If you know where to look, you can also find some great deals on furniture online. If you’re trying to sell your home, this becomes even more important – you want your home to stand out and entice potential buyers.
Here are some really easy tips for making your house look just like the deluxe homes or apartments you’ve admired online. They will even help when it comes time to sell your home.
Spruce up the outside of your house
You want to make a good first impression. Sprucing up the outside of the house by painting the window frames and front door, keeping the front garden neat and tidy, and ensuring everything is in good nick will pay dividends. Not only will you impress your friends, family, and neighbors, but you’ll also improve the curb appeal of your house for potential buyers.
Paint the kitchen cabinets
Make your kitchen look more expensive without the price tag by painting the cabinets and replacing the handles. Painting the floor and cabinets contrasting colors will give your kitchen a high-end and modern look and appeal. After all, the kitchen is a focal point of many homes, so you absolutely must keep it looking top-notch.
Be careful though: it’s infuriatingly easy to end up with an uneven finish. It is crucial that you allow enough time for the paint to dry between layers so it can cure. This will ensure that you get the finish you desire. Be gentle when using freshly painted cabinet doors as well.
Use mirrors to bounce light around your rooms
If a room is dark, it looks claustrophobic and uninviting. You can avoid this by using the oldest trick in the book: mirrors. Position them opposite windows to bounce light around the room and into dark corners. This will make create the illusion of a bigger, brighter space.
Mix and match textiles and colors thoughtfully
Smart, thoughtful use of different materials and colors in a home can make all the difference between making it look like a space that’s just lived in and one that makes a bold statement. With some imaginative curation, you can make a living room or bedroom feel high-end. Large rugs can be used to anchor a room, and cushions and throws on sofas and chairs can make them look cozy and welcoming.
Create a gallery wall
Art adds appeal to a space and makes it look chic and modern. Personalize your living room, dining space, and hallways with a gallery of art which speaks volumes about your personality. Experiment with arrangement, colors, and frame design to really make your living space pop. Use frames and prints you already own, or if you want to go for an easier option, check out some of the discount department stores.
We all want a space to live in that feels and looks pleasing. By paying attention to the small details, it’s easy to make your home look high-end, expensive, and inviting. Not only will this impress your dinner guests or people visiting, when it comes to selling your home it’s crucial if you’re to close the sale. These tips will help you achieve this, even if you’re on a tightbudget.