6 Ways To Make Your Home Look More Expensive
It’s the goal of almost all homeowners to live in a luxurious, expensive-looking home. However, if you’re being honest with yourself, the words ‘expensive’ and ‘luxurious’ might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of your home. Perhaps you’ve asked yourself this question: what does an expensive-looking home mean? Does this involve having luxurious features, accessories, and pieces of furniture that only the rich can afford?
Fortunately, that’s not the case. You might even have an experience of walking into other houses and telling the homeowners how beautiful and expensive-looking their homes are. Perhaps they shrugged off your compliment and responded matter-of-factly that their home improvement projects didn’t necessarily come with a hefty price tag.
As with any home interior design endeavor, there are many ways for you to turn luxury home designs into reality. You can start with these six ways to make your home look more expensive:
1. Update Any Old Lighting Fixtures
If you still have old lighting fixtures in your home, you may want to consider switching them all out for newer ones. Even a small detail like your lights can make a significant impact in aging your home. On the other hand, especially if you look closely enough, you’ll notice how lighting fixtures can create an expensive and luxurious feel in your home.
Where’s a good place to start? Look for metallic lighting fixtures. Moreover, instead of white lights, you may want to replace them with golden hues.
2. Bring In Some Fresh Flowers
If you search through photos of luxurious homes online, you’ll find common features these homes share. For instance, you’re likely to find fresh flowers in beautiful vases on the kitchen countertop, in the living room, and sometimes even in the bedroom.
You don’t need to celebrate special occasions to have fresh flowers. Moreover, you don’t need to wait for your special someone to give you flowers for you to display in your home. You can buy some yourself without spending a fortune. Whenever you go to the supermarket, take the time to check out some fresh flowers. Supermarket flowers are relatively affordable. When transferred to a striking vase, you can ensure that they’ll last a few days and make your home look and smell good.
3. Deep Clean Your Carpets Regularly
There are many benefits to having carpets, which include instantly making a space look classy and elegant. However, the positive effect of carpets on your home only lasts for as long as the carpets are clean. Once they start to get dirty, that dingy look will dominate the space. Keep in mind that few things cheapen a home more than dirty carpets that obviously look like food, crumbs, grime, mold, and dust have settled.
For this reason, you should make it a part of your home maintenance routine to regularly deep clean your carpet. Yes, you can vacuum it yourself at least once weekly. However, you should also consider hiring professional cleaners. They usually have high-powered cleaning tools and equipment that you don’t.
When your carpet is clean, it can work its magic in making your home look a lot more put-together and elegant.
4. Use Neutral Paint
Repainting your home is another failproof way to enhance your home’s interior. Doing so isn’t just affordable, it can also make your home feel new and expensive. One of the things you may consider is to replace brightly colored walls in your home with plain, neutral colors. This hue is classy and can instantly result in the luxurious vibe you’re trying to achieve in your home.
Neutral colors, while plain, help you create the perfect canvas for all the other decorative aspects you have in your home. That way, your home won’t look too messy, which happens when there are too many design elements against an already busy and bright wall.
5. Replace Old Hardware
Hardware refers to the cabinet knobs and handles you have in your home. If you still have old, worn-out plastic knobs in your living spaces, it’s about time you replace those with more up-to-date and elegant hardware.
While this may seem like a minute detail, it creates a significant impact, especially when you update all the hardware in your home. Brass, copper, gold, rose gold, or silver handles will look particularly elegant.
6. Add Fresh Landscaping
Your home’s interior can’t stand on its own if your goal is to have a luxurious-looking home. The interior and exterior areas of your home will both have to go hand in hand so your entire home looks more put-together and well-coordinated. So, as you spruce up your home’s interior, don’t forget to give attention to the exterior as well.
One of the best ways you can achieve this is by enhancing the garden with fresh landscaping. If your garden isn’t well-maintained and there are weeds all over the place, then it’s guaranteed to age and cheapen your home. Whether by yourself or with a landscaper you can trust, there are many ways you can go about sprucing up your garden landscaping without ruining your budget.
Along this line, if your budget allows for it, you can even go as far as having water features installed as a part of your landscaping project. The water features can be something as simple as small waterfalls or fountains to a grand installment such as a swimming pool.
With the ideas above, are you now ready to give your home a facelift? The great thing about these ideas is that you don’t necessarily have to implement them all at once. You can do the changes one at a time, depending on what you fancy for your home. At first glance, these changes may not seem like much. However, go ahead and give them a try, especially the ones that you can easily implement. This way, you can finally have that luxurious-looking home that you’ve long been striving to achieve.