Making your house look more expensive while staying on a budget is no easy feat. Here’s how to inject some personality into your home with a makeover on the cheap.
1. Paint your home in a natural color story with expensive looking, muted shades such as pearl, grey, quiet pastels, and hazelnut.
2. Fall in love with matte. Matte is a great addition to fixtures, doors, or other statement pieces to add dynamic texture to a space without the hefty price tag.
3. Blend textures, mixing and matching them until they reach the hygge vibe of your dreams. This means blending leather and shaggy sheepskin, or textured pillows on the sofa.
4. Add crown molding to your house. It is an angled trim the joints the ceiling and wall, with chic aesthetic appeal but angles that need to be cut and installed carefully.
5. Repurpose old furniture, which is known as “upcycling” to many. Popular concepts include a shelving unit made from a dresser, or a floating bookcase, which can be accomplished by mounting dresser drawers.
6. Add a fresh coat of paint when something just feels… off. Painting floorboards, doors, or the walls can bring a new and expensive energy into a room. Even repainting a room white can do wonders to transform ambiance.
7. Arrange the furniture in a new way – you don’t have to spend any money to up your home decor game. Rearrange as such – if the first thing you see is the back of a couch when you enter your living room, try putting it on the opposite wall to invite a more welcoming energy.
8. Hang creative photo arrangements and inexpensive art as opposed to fancy, expensive mirrors or decor pieces. This personalizes a room and saves money on expensive things that are hanging on a wall and not bringing a functional purpose to the room.
9. Try out some new lighting – it’s an ambiance maker or breaker. Adding dimmers and replacing dated fixtures with modern looking lamps is an effective way to get this done.
10. Hang more mirrors around your house. This increases light as well as how people perceive the space in your house. It makes everything look bigger. Try hanging them over a fireplace, even if they’re above eye-level, they usually work.
11. Don’t forget the details. It’s the little things that stay in the minds of people – for instance, consider decorative vent covers with ribbon details, which show up around the house but create a cohesive theme.
12. Incorporate modular units. The cubby style look is as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing. Adding books to a white unit bring a splash of color and an accent wall of sorts. It’s also a fantastic place to hide storage like bins and baskets in a trendy way.
13. Install a backsplash in your kitchen for character and a renovation that look as good as something Chip & Joanna could come up with. Subway style and beaded board backsplashes are the most popular.
14. Get your carpet professionally cleaned – for a bit of cash, it’ll make your house look like brand new, ridding all dirt, stains, dust mites, hair and grit.
15. Add an outdoor path, which adds even more coziness to warm or cool evenings. A path paved with irregularly shaped flagstones can lead garden through your yard or garden for an enchanting experience.