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5 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Home Look More Expensive

From pillows to DIYs, these money-saving strategies will fancy up your space in no time
By Andrea Nazarian Dec 12, 2017

Making your home look expensive doesn’t need to be expensive. Here are five ways to fancy up your space on a dime. 

1. Hang large-scale art on the walls

Abstract art
Photo: Decoist

Hanging a large abstract painting, or a fun colourful print is a great way to add dimension to a room without breaking the bank. Thrift stores and flea markets are great places to find interesting and inexpensive art.

2. Make use of textiles

Textured Rug
Photo: manhattan-nest

Using an exotic rug on the floor or adding a textured throw onto your sofa will instantly liven up a room and add intrigue to the space. Turkish or Persian rugs have a distinct look that bring warmth to any room.

3. Paint the doors on an outdated bathroom or kitchen cabinets

Painted cabinets
Photo: Good Housekeeping

A fresh coat of paint is never a bad idea. Painting an old bathroom door or outdated kitchen cabinets is an easy and money-saving way to refresh a tired-looking space. Opting for a lighter colour will help open up and brighten your space.

4. Pillows are your friend

Decorative Pillows
Photo: Nakic Photography

Add a few decorative pillows to beds and couches to make them appear more luxurious. Hotels do this all the time so why can’t you?

5. Try a DIY accent wall

Accent wall
Photo: One King's Lane

Painting an accent wall in an distinctive hue, or even painting stripes onto a basic wall can add a distinctive quality to any room. Time is the biggest thing you’ll spend on this project. 

Andrea Nazarian
Andrea is the Content and Social Media Specialist at Andrea has over five years of multi-industry experience in communications and content marketing. Originally from Toronto, Andrea moved to Vancouver in April 2016 and has been loving the West Coast life ever since.
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