Home decoration can sometimes fall on the scale of priorities. Creating an inviting, well-decorated home without spending an arm and a leg is difficult work! If you’re looking for a way to glam up your home, and make it look top dollar without forking out the dollars, then we’ve got just the solution. Check out these top tips for making your home look expensive while on a budget—your house will be looking like a million bucks in no time!
Stick to neutral colours
The first step to making your home look expensive and classy is to stick to a neutral colour palette. While colours can work well in some homes, cheap options tend to end up looking just that—cheap! Avoid the tacky knock-off red chairs and stick to a neutral base if you’re after a quality look without the big price tag!
Keep it minimal
Clutter and an excess of decorative items can easily take your home from Vogue to vile. Avoid over-compensating for a small budget by filling your home with lots of cheap decorative items. Instead, save your pennies and only splash out on quality decorative items, and only if they will add to the overall feel of your home.
Add details to basic furniture
It’s amazing how easily a cheap item can go from looking basic to expensive in no time at all. Take your bookshelf and add moulding to the top and bottom, or add legs to your small cabinets to lift the look. Classy details can have a huge effect on the look of your home without spending thousands on over-priced furniture.
Hang curtains high
One tip that can help your home look fab is by adding curtains—and hanging them high. Rather than placing the rod just above your window, hang the curtains near the ceiling. This not only makes the room look bigger, but can add a touch of luxury to an otherwise boring room.
Faux metallics & expensive surfaces
While generally buying cheap knock-offs can look tacky, one handy tip is to throw in some faux expensive finishes around the home. The key is to keep these surfaces small—the legs on a chair, or the top of a coffee table—and make sure it’s coated properly. Whether you add some gold spray paint to your shelf brackets or cover your hallway table with faux marble contact, these are great ways to lift the look of your home for cheap!
Make sure you’re working with a clean canvas and bring in a Darwin painter to give your walls a fresh coat!
With more than 30 years’ experience in the painting industry, Prodigy Painting Service can help you transform those dull walls into a crisp dream! Whether you opt for bright white walls to kick off your neutral colour scheme, or have them perform some basic maintenance on your chipping paint, this should be your go-to company! Call Prodigy Painting Service for a quote.
Another great way to save some cash is to re-upholster old furniture. Make that old couch look a million bucks with the help of a Darwin upholsterer!
Stress less about your tired couch dragging down the feel of your home—All Upholstery NT can help you out! With experience in re-upholstering furniture, car furnishings, shade sails and more, any upholstery project is in good hands with All Upholstery NT! The team use only high-quality products to carry out their work, so give them a buzz to start breathing life into that old furniture today!
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