While it’s fun to dream about a fancy mansion, anyone who has ever tried to buy one knows there’s a lot more work than that. And while you can’t change the fact that your home isn’t new construction and doesn’t have an elevator or six-figure price tag, you can give it a look that makes it seem more expensive than it really is. Here are some simple and affordable ways to make your house look like something out of Architectural Digest:
Hire a landscaper.
If you’re not an experienced landscaper and don’t know how to do it yourself, hiring a landscaper can be expensive. But if you hire someone who knows what they are doing and makes your home look great, then it’s worth every penny. Landscaping is one of the most important things when it comes to making your home look expensive and beautiful.
So what should you consider before hiring a landscaper? First off, make sure that they have experience in the type of work that needs done at your house (e.g., gardening). Second, ask for references from other clients who hire them regularly so that you know whether or not their work is good quality before signing on with them. Finally–and most importantly–make sure that whoever does this job has liability insurance so if anything goes wrong while working on their property (such as injuring themselves) there won’t be any legal ramifications later down the road!
Use small, well-placed planters.
- Use small, well-placed planters.
- Small planters are a great way to add color and texture to any space, whether it’s the entryway or your kitchen. In the entryway, use large planters as a focal point for guests when they come into your home–it will make them feel welcome! In the kitchen or bathroom, small pots in different shapes and sizes can give you color without taking up too much space on your windowsills or counters (or even inside cabinets).
Put large, bold furniture in your home’s entryway.
- A well-designed entryway is essential to making your home look expensive.
- You can use large, bold furniture pieces to create the illusion of space and make it seem like you have more room than you actually do.
- Here are some examples:
Use lots of mirrors.
Mirrors are an easy way to create the illusion of space in your home. They reflect light, which makes a room feel brighter and more open. They also reflect the outside environment, giving you an additional view of what’s going on outside your house–and making it seem like you have more space than you actually do! Mirrors can also be used to create a focal point in a room (like above), or simply placed throughout as accents that add visual interest without being too overbearing.
Add high-end accessories to every room in your home.
The best way to make your home look expensive is by adding high-end accessories to every room in your home.
- Choose accessories that are not mass-produced or too trendy. You don’t want your house to look like it came from IKEA, but you also don’t want every piece of furniture covered in animal prints and neon colors either!
- Use accessories made from quality materials like leather, wood, metal, glass and marble – anything that looks well made will help bring an air of sophistication into any space (and it’s better for resale value).
- Select unique pieces that aren’t too unique – if something stands out too much it can actually detract from the overall aesthetic rather than add value as a focal point (unless it’s a piece of art or sculpture). When choosing furniture pieces consider whether they have some history behind them – this adds interest while still being functional at the same time!
- Finally remember: expensive doesn’t always mean better quality; sometimes cheap stuff works just fine too so don’t go overboard here either!”
Put unique artwork on the walls that is not mass-produced or too trendy.
- Make sure the artwork is not too large. Artwork that takes up an entire wall can be overwhelming and make your place look like a museum, rather than a home.
- Don’t put art that is too trendy. If you’re going to spend money on art, it should be something you can enjoy for years to come–and not just this season’s hottest style or trend!
- Don’t put mass-produced prints on your walls either; they look cheap and generic (not expensive). Go for one-of-a-kind pieces instead if possible.
With some careful thought, you can make your house look expensive without spending money on renovations or expensive items
- Clean and maintain your home. A well-maintained house looks expensive, so make sure you’re cleaning it regularly. You don’t have to do this yourself–hire someone if you can afford it!
- Plant some plants in the windows. It doesn’t matter what kind of plants they are; just make sure they’re nice and green, as this will make the room look brighter and more inviting than if there were no plants at all.
- Make sure your front door looks great too! If it’s old or damaged in any way (even slightly), consider replacing it with a newer model that suits your taste better than whatever was there before (but don’t go overboard). The key here is balance: just enough newness without going overboard on spending money unnecessarily; remember that this isn’t supposed to be an investment property where everything needs updating every year just because “it needs updating”.
Your house is your castle, and with some careful thought, you can make it look expensive without spending money on renovations or expensive items. Hire a landscaper, use small well-placed planters, put large bold furniture in your home’s entryway and add high-end accessories to every room in your home. If you want to get really fancy, add unique artwork on the walls that is not mass-produced or too trendy!