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5 Simple Room Design Suggestions to Make Your Home Look Expensive

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  • Suggestion #1 - Upgrade your hardware
  • Suggestion #2 - Repaint
  • Suggestion #3 - Declutter
  • Suggestion #4 - Eliminate grunge
  • Suggestion #5 - Add or rearrange lighting

There are so many room design ideas and with the internet being available almost everywhere, you won’t have a problem finding one you like.

You might find, however, that when you try to recreate the look it never looks the same! The budget interior designers have and the budget you have is probably not remotely the same.

So, how do you get the luxury look and make your home look as picture-perfect as the expensive designs you see online?

Here are a few sneaky tips to help you cheat your way into a beautiful home:

Suggestion #1 – Upgrade your hardware

Not everyone has a kitchen renovation in their budget but you can get a similar effect for much less by replacing old hardware.

If your brushed-steel drawer pulls become boring over time, simply replace them with gold or crystal handles. You can even go on a little adventure and explore your local thrift store for unique designs.

Another change that you can make that won’t destroy your budget, is replacing countertops and faucets.

It’s not difficult to find something that will match your style and the fresh look will definitely give your kitchen a smooth finish.

Suggestion #2 – Repaint

There truly is no simpler way of sprucing up a room.

Repainting the walls is an easy solution to a boring problem.

Neutral colours are always recommended especially when you want to go for the minimalist look.

Bright white with a bold accent wall is always a winner, but if you want something more serene then a tasteful sandy tone will pair well with any type of wood you have in the room.

You don’t have to stop at the walls: you can repaint your front door, your window trims or even the floor if you’re brave enough!

Suggestion #3 – Declutter

Nothing says ‘tacky’ like a room that is cluttered and full of unnecessary things.

Those piles of books and different types of knickknacks lying around are no one’s idea of style.

You don’t have to get rid of everything and go full minimalist, but you do need to start getting rid of everything that clashes with your personal style.

Sure, you love your grandma’s vase, but does it fit in with the modern look that you are trying to create? Not quite…

Store it or move it to another room.

Suggestion #4 – Eliminate grunge

Who has extra time for extensive cleaning every single day?

Literally no one, but that does not mean that your house should look grungy. A deep clean once or twice a year can do wonders for a home and it will make the place look more expensive than it really is.

If you can’t afford a deep clean, go through the house over a weekend and identify the problem areas. There are bound to be a few places, nooks, and crannies that you miss when you clean the house.

Consider re-grouting the tiles or steaming your floors. It works wonders.

Suggestion #5 – Add or rearrange lighting

Many homeowners dismiss lighting as something that just gives light but it is so much more than that.

The right lighting can transform your home from drab to fab, giving you that flawless look you want.

Use lighting to define certain areas in a room instead of using the same type of light everywhere. If you have a reading nook or a cozy corner in your living room, add a table lamp for a warm atmosphere. A dimmer for overhead lights also helps in accentuating the features in your home and you can replace normal globes with warm-coloured lightbulbs.

You don’t have to be a millionaire to have a beautiful home. With these simple tricks, you’ll be posting pictures of your home on social media in no time!

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