Making your home look expensive is easier than you think. With a few simple updates, you can create a space that looks elevated, upscale and beautiful. 

Large Wall Art

People look at large wall art and assume it costs a pretty penny. If you don’t have a couple thousand dollars to spend on large scale art, don’t worry! There are many options you can do in order to create your own for very little money. While this might sound crazy, many people find shower curtains that look like art and frame them. Another inexpensive way to incorporate large scale art into your space is to look for canvases at thrift stores. When you find one that will fit your space, take it home and paint over it. If you’re not an artist, search Pinterest for easy ways you can turn your new canvas into something incredible. 

Moldings/Trim/Architectural Details 

Adding in trim details can really make your home look expensive. Picture frame moldings, crown molding, and interesting details like arched doorways are all the rage right now. Some of it is even easy enough to DIY. These small details add so much to a space and really make it look luxe. 

Contrasting Doors

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to make your home look more custom, try painting the doors in your home. Pick a contrasting color to make them stand out. If your walls are white, your options are limitless. You can go bold and paint the doors black. You can also try something more neutral with a soft grey or taupe. No matter what color you choose, your home will look elevated and more visually interesting. 

New Hardware

New hardware on your cabinets or furniture is a really easy way to elevate your existing pieces. An article written for states, “It’s amazing how taking basic cabinets and adding unique knobs can create major wow factor. Add some interesting drawer pulls to a plain dresser. Or swap out your doorknobs around the house for ones with a vintage (or ultra modern) vibe. That one small detail makes such a difference.”

Replace Old Light Fixtures

If you want to make your home look expensive, replace the builder grade lighting. Curate a collection of lights that reflect your style. Also, remember that it’s always better to purchase lighting that is slightly too big for your space than something that is too small. 

Use Bold/Rich Paint Colors

Don’t be afraid to use bold colors. The above mentioned article goes on to say, “The best guideline for creating a luxe looking home in case choosing paint colors scares you: pick the paint colors at the very top or very bottom of the paint color sample strip. There’s a feeling of sophistication when it comes to high contrast spaces.”

Making your home look expensive is easier than you think. Use these tips and create the home of your dreams on a budget.