40 Inexpensive Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

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If you want your home to look luxurious, chic and very stylish, if you want your styling to seem exceptional, this guide is for you – we are sharing ideas on making your home look expensive without spending much money.

Stick To Neutrals

For a guaranteed sense of calm, stick to a neutral color palette in your space. Bright colors can quickly become outdated – today this one is popular, tomorrow that one. Neutrals rise above trends and are always in style, so you won’t have to worry about redecorating all the time. Besides, warm neutrals are among the most popular colors for decorating luxury hotels.

a natural bedroom with a stained bed, round white nightstands, a branch with greenery, woven lamps and cool mustard bedding

a natural bedroom with a stained bed, round white nightstands, a branch with greenery, woven lamps and cool mustard bedding

a neutral boho bedroom with a stained wooden bed, layered bedding, a wooden nightstand, candles, pampas grass and black touches

a neutral boho bedroom with a stained wooden bed, layered bedding, a wooden nightstand, candles, pampas grass and black touches

a neutral contemporary living room with a creamy sectional, a ledge gallery wall and a wooden slab table with black metal legs

a neutral contemporary living room with a creamy sectional, a ledge gallery wall and a wooden slab table with black metal legs

a neutral living room with super natural decor, a mantel, potted plants, a wooden coffee table and lots of pretty pillows

a neutral living room with super natural decor, a mantel, potted plants, a wooden coffee table and lots of pretty pillows

an eye-catchy wabi-sabi home office with a wooden slab desk, a neutral chair, a statement artwork and a potted plant plus a wooden vase

an eye-catchy wabi-sabi home office with a wooden slab desk, a neutral chair, a statement artwork and a potted plant plus a wooden vase

a beautiful all-neutral bedroom with a white upholstered bed, a wooden nightstand and a shabby chic bench, a potted plant and all neutral textiles

a beautiful all-neutral bedroom with a white upholstered bed, a wooden nightstand and a shabby chic bench, a potted plant and all neutral textiles

a dreamy boho lux bedroom in neutrals, with a bed with an extended headboard, a pendant lamp, woven baskets and neutral bedding

a dreamy boho lux bedroom in neutrals, with a bed with an extended headboard, a pendant lamp, woven baskets and neutral bedding

a gorgeous neutral kitchen with light-stained cabientry, stone countertops and a sink, a wooden ceiling and a small pantry

a gorgeous neutral kitchen with light-stained cabientry, stone countertops and a sink, a wooden ceiling and a small pantry

a mid-century modern neutral nursery with a white crib, a neutral chair with a footrest, a stained dresser and neutral textiles is welcoming

a mid-century modern neutral nursery with a white crib, a neutral chair with a footrest, a stained dresser and neutral textiles is welcoming

a neutral boho home office with a white desk and chair, a mini gallery wall, a boho wall hanging and layered rugs

a neutral boho home office with a white desk and chair, a mini gallery wall, a boho wall hanging and layered rugs

Embrace Minimalism

When in doubt, remember that less is usually more. A few chic, quality pieces will make your space look more elevated than an abundance of lower-quality items. The same can be said for decor—pick a couple of statement decor items to let sing and accent with just a few smaller accessories that complement your space.

a gorgeous neutral bedroom in minimalist style, with a double-height ceiling, an extended headboard, a platform bed and pendant lamps

a gorgeous neutral bedroom in minimalist style, with a double-height ceiling, an extended headboard, a platform bed and pendant lamps

a sophisticated neutral living room with minimal decor, with a large sofa, round tables and double-height windows

a sophisticated neutral living room with minimal decor, with a large sofa, round tables and double-height windows

a minimalist living room in white, with dramatic black touches that contrast the rest of the space and make it wow

a minimalist living room in white, with dramatic black touches that contrast the rest of the space and make it wow

a small yet minimal living room with a neutral loveseat, a couple of coffee tables, a cool artwork and a woven chair

a small yet minimal living room with a neutral loveseat, a couple of coffee tables, a cool artwork and a woven chair

a clean minimalist home office with light grey storage units and a built-in shared desk, grey chairs and a table lamp is welcoming

a clean minimalist home office with light grey storage units and a built-in shared desk, grey chairs and a table lamp is welcoming

a minimalist home office with a built-in storage unit, a built-in desk and shelves, a windowsill daybed and pillows

a minimalist home office with a built-in storage unit, a built-in desk and shelves, a windowsill daybed and pillows

a gorgeous minimalist living room done in greys, with a tan fireplace and a light brown tufted ottoman for a sutble touch of color

a gorgeous minimalist living room done in greys, with a tan fireplace and a light brown tufted ottoman for a sutble touch of color

a beautiful minimalist space with silver kitchen cabinets and a mustard yellow sectional plus brass touches for elegance

a beautiful minimalist space with silver kitchen cabinets and a mustard yellow sectional plus brass touches for elegance

a contrasting living room in off-white and black, laconic coffee tables, a textural rug and built-in lights

a contrasting living room in off-white and black, laconic coffee tables, a textural rug and built-in lights

a minimalist living room with black furniture and a rug, a fireplace, an artwork, a lamp and neutral curtains

a minimalist living room with black furniture and a rug, a fireplace, an artwork, a lamp and neutral curtains

Textiles

A sofa, chair, throw pillows, and drapes that are all in the same fabric and texture will almost certainly make your space feel flat. Swap out bland throw pillows for a variety of textures and sizes to easily add dimension. Even if you don’t like bright colors, just adding in a few hues that are a slight variation of the neutrals you already have will liven up the space.

A statement rug not only brings everything together but also lays the foundation and really sets the stage for the rest of the room. An area rug adds much-needed warmth, texture, and color, and the larger the rug, the more custom and luxurious it will look. Even if you have a rental apartment with carpeting, adding a rug on top will help define different spaces and add that certain something.

a beautiful boho bedroom with a taupe accent wall, a creamy upholstered bed and lovely bedding, a round table and a chair, a potted plant

a beautiful boho bedroom with a taupe accent wall, a creamy upholstered bed and lovely bedding, a round table and a chair, a potted plant

a boho bedroom with taupe walls, a bed, a creamy chair, a rattan stool, hanging potted greenery, decorative woven plates and layered rugs

a boho bedroom with taupe walls, a bed, a creamy chair, a rattan stool, hanging potted greenery, decorative woven plates and layered rugs

a beautiful greige bedroom with a bed with neutral and printed bedding, a wooden bench, warm-colored textiles, a paper pendant lamp and a basket for storage

a beautiful greige bedroom with a bed with neutral and printed bedding, a wooden bench, warm-colored textiles, a paper pendant lamp and a basket for storage

a greige bedroom with a large bed, lightweight nightstands, a beautiful pendant lamp and some lovely black and white artworks

a greige bedroom with a large bed, lightweight nightstands, a beautiful pendant lamp and some lovely black and white artworks

a clean contemporary bedroom with a neutral slab accent wall, an upholstered bed, two tall storage units, built-in lights and pendant lamps

a clean contemporary bedroom with a neutral slab accent wall, an upholstered bed, two tall storage units, built-in lights and pendant lamps

a clean neutral contemporary bedroom with a grey upholstered wall and an upholstered bed that matches, neutral textiles and a large rug

a clean neutral contemporary bedroom with a grey upholstered wall and an upholstered bed that matches, neutral textiles and a large rug

a dreamy farmhouse bedroom with a forged bed, wooden nightstands, a wooden bench and a basket for storage, some greenery

a dreamy farmhouse bedroom with a forged bed, wooden nightstands, a wooden bench and a basket for storage, some greenery

a modern country bedroom with natural touches, a ledge with artworks, a bed with green and white bedding and a large window

a modern country bedroom with natural touches, a ledge with artworks, a bed with green and white bedding and a large window

a welcoming French country bedroom with stained and dark furniture, neutral and blue bedding, a mirror in a frame and potted plants

a welcoming French country bedroom with stained and dark furniture, neutral and blue bedding, a mirror in a frame and potted plants

a serene bedroom with greige walls, creamy and black furniture, creamy bedding and curtains plus lots of natural light incoming

a serene bedroom with greige walls, creamy and black furniture, creamy bedding and curtains plus lots of natural light incoming

a gorgeous boho printed rug with tassels perfectly matches the decor with its patterns and colors and looks amazing

a gorgeous boho printed rug with tassels perfectly matches the decor with its patterns and colors and looks amazing

a refined Parisian living room with an oversized printed rug that brings a soft touch to the space and a bit of pattern, too

a refined Parisian living room with an oversized printed rug that brings a soft touch to the space and a bit of pattern, too

a modern farmhouse living room made cozier and softer with an oversized printed rug that matches in color and brings a bit of print

a modern farmhouse living room made cozier and softer with an oversized printed rug that matches in color and brings a bit of print

a bright mid-century modern living room with bold mismatching rugs, statement potted cacti and succulents and bright artworks

a bright mid-century modern living room with bold mismatching rugs, statement potted cacti and succulents and bright artworks

a refined living room with a large built-in fireplace, leather sofas, mid-century modern furniture, a bright coral printed rug that adds coziness

a refined living room with a large built-in fireplace, leather sofas, mid-century modern furniture, a bright coral printed rug that adds coziness

Fool The Eye With Curtains

Many luxurious and expensive homes feature high ceilings and are flooded with natural light. Fool the eye and get the look by hanging your drapery and hardware as high and close to the ceiling as possible—never directly above the window frame. Add sheer curtains to really soften the light that comes in and fill the room with a warmth that is cozy yet feels expensive.

a neutral room is added color with mauve folded draperies and looks more interesting and much higher than it is

a neutral room is added color with mauve folded draperies and looks more interesting and much higher than it is

semi sheer grey tulle draperies will add an airy and light feeling to the space and make it look higher and airier

semi sheer grey tulle draperies will add an airy and light feeling to the space and make it look higher and airier

curtains could really make a statement

curtains could really make a statement

Buy Matching Sets For Your Essentials

Nothing looks more chic and neat than a set of matching containers on a vanity or kitchen counter. Using liquid soap in a dispenser and transferring cotton swabs from a box into a coordinating container elevates the entire look. It’s relatively inexpensive to make the upgrade, but the overall impact on your bathroom is enormous.

a lovely and simple white ribbed set for bathroom essentials is a very cool idea for your space

a lovely and simple white ribbed set for bathroom essentials is a very cool idea for your space

a gorgeous black marble-inspired porcelain bathroom set is a very refined and chic solution to go for

a gorgeous black marble-inspired porcelain bathroom set is a very refined and chic solution to go for