Lux for Less: 6 ways to make your house look more expensive
Luxe for less, 6 tricky ways to make your home look more expensive in South Florida!
According to a recent article published on REALTOR.com® by Jamie Wiebe, “Want your place to look like those home design website images you drool over? Of course you do! Problem is; your budget may not match your design aspirations. Fear not! Making your home look high-end isn’t always about spending tons of cash.
It’s a matter of taking the time and care to arrange things in an eye-pleasing way—and making small, inexpensive updates that have a big impact. In other words, it’s about being sneaky.”
Nothing says “this home ain’t worth much” like tons of disjointed knickknacks, piles of books, and other miscellaneous items that should be tossed or stored.
- Eliminate grunge
You may not have time for intensive cleaning on a weekly basis, but a once- or twice-yearly deep clean is an easy way to make your home look far more luxurious. After all, you rarely see a mansion with dirty baseboards.
- Add—or rearrange—lighting
Designers use lighting to define spaces and separate rooms, making a small space grand.
- Upgrade your hardware
Don’t have a kitchen renovation in the budget? You can get a similar effect for much less by swapping out old, dated hardware for new.
There’s no simpler way to make an old home feel new than painting.
- Focus on the devil in the (decor) details
Does your home feel a little meh—and you’re not sure how to change it? Try vignettes—combine decor items (e.g., vases, frames, and objects) that add visual interest to an otherwise bland area—perhaps a shelf or console table.”
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Article by: Jeannie M. Ferrara