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Tips and Tricks that will Make Your Home Look Way More Expensive

If you have a home then you will know how important it is to keep it looking nice and spacious. You will also know how important it is for you to try and keep the value of your home high as well, but this is easier said than done. After all, at times you just don’t know where to start and this can cause you to experience serious problems later down the line. If you want to get some hints and tips, however, then you can take a look below.

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Freshen Things Up

You would be surprised at how much a new lick of paint can make a difference to any room. The main thing that you have to do here is to make sure that you keep it simple and that you are careful with your color choices. If you have a very rich and colored wall then you may want to add some light to this room to try and balance it out. White shades may look too bland here, so try and mix the matte and gloss ratio. This will really help you to make the most out of your home and it will also help you to maintain the same style throughout the house. Remember that having a feature wall is great, but only if you are able to pull off the theme throughout the home. It might also be worth investing in furniture for the living room as well, as this can really bring out the true feel of luxury.


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Nothing can quite compare to freshly cut flowers. These are great if you want to spruce up your home and the best thing about them is that they can be placed just about anywhere. You can place them on the counter, on the bedside table or even on the windowsill. When you do pick some flowers, make sure that you stick with one color scheme. This can include orchids or even artificial flowers if you want. Of course, if you want to try and step things up to that next level then one thing that you can do is take the time to open the windows and frame your flowers properly. This involves placing them in open windows and making sure that they match in with the color of the curtains. For example, white or pale curtains look great with sunflowers, and roses look great with dark red or burgundy curtains.


It’s also an idea for you to swap out any lighting fixtures to ones that are more elegant. Chandeliers help to create a focal point in the room and they are also great if you want to make the whole room more modern. If you cannot afford something like this then this is completely understandable, so consider replacing your lampshades and increase the wattage of the bulbs that you have. When you have more light in a room, this will help you to make the whole room much brighter and it will also help you to accent the design or even the color scheme that you have right now. Remember the more things you can match in, the more modern your home will look.

Hang things Up High

Luxurious homes tend to have very high ceilings. If you have a high ceiling then this is great because you can easily make the most out of this by decorating your walls accordingly. If you don’t have high ceilings however then it is more than possible for you to hang your art or even your paintings up as high as possible. You also need to hang your curtains up as high as you can as this will create the illusion of height when you actually don’t have it. You’d be surprised at how much this can help you to make the most out of your home space and you would also be surprised at how easy it is for you to bring the whole thing together.

Matching Things In

If you have a lot of picture frames that are all different sizes then try and place them on your mantle or even on a side table. If you do not have any picture frames then you should certainly consider investing in some. The main reason for this is because they can decorate the room without taking up too much space. When you do choose your picture frames, try and choose silver or even chrome. The main reason for this is because they are reflective, so it will make the space seem bigger. If you can, avoid gold because it can come across as being cheap or garish.

Mirrors are the Way to Go

When you are able to add a mirror to the wall, you will find that this can really open up the room. A good rule of thumb is to try and place your mirror across the entrances of the room. This will make the room feel way more open and you can even have metal framed mirrors as well. If you don’t want to have mirrors around your home, or if you know that mirrors just wouldn’t fit in the home that you have then one thing that you can do is have cork boards or even pictures that have a metal frame. When you do this, you will open up the space way more when compared and it can make a huge difference to how your room feels.


When you think of textures, what do you think of? Velvet? Silk? Exactly. For this reason, you should be focusing on things that mimic things like this. Cushions are great for things like this and you would be surprised at how easy it is for you to give that luxurious feel without breaking the bank. If you can, avoid cushions that have motifs or text across them, and try and make them as plain as possible.

There really are so many things that you can do to make your home stand out, and you can also make it look way more luxurious without having to worry about your budget as well. All you have to do is follow the above tips and you will soon be well on your way.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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