How To Make Your Home Look More Expensive

How To Make Your Home Look More Expensive? 9 Easy Ways!

Creating a luxurious look for your home does not always have to be expensive. In fact, you can achieve an expensive-looking home without having to spend a lot of money. Improving the appearance of your space does not always require a complete renovation or redesigning. 

In this blog post, we will share some tips on how to make your home look more expensive without breaking the bank.

Declutter Your House

Achieving a minimalistic look in your home is often associated with celeb homes and expensive residences. While not everyone can afford a designer or new furniture, decluttering is something we can all do!

Decluttering can significantly enhance the minimalistic feel of your home. One effective method recommended by experts is to imagine yourself as a guest walking in for the first time. Take a close look at each room section individually to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Identify items that are visually unpleasant and work on removing them.

Start with the kitchen, as it is a great place to begin. Empty out your fridge and pantry, putting away any unnecessary items that clutter your counters. Remember, less is more! Take a moment to consider if there are things you haven’t used in months or items you’re holding onto “just in case.” Consider donating or giving away these items.

Additionally, don’t overlook the importance of decluttering your closets. While they may not be visible to guests most of the time, they play a crucial role in the overall decluttering process. Clearing out the clutter in your closets can create additional storage space for essential items that currently occupy your counters or tables.

Clean Up

Having a clean home is crucial for achieving an opulent appearance. If you have limited time and guests are about to arrive, prioritize cleaning the main bathroom with a deep clean. Ensure the toilet, sink, and handles are spotless. 

A shiny finish is of utmost importance! Consider using a polish solution on the counters and backsplash. For a quick fix, you can even use Windex to clean all surfaces. Many professional cleaners use this spray to wipe down various surfaces, so you can save money by going Windex crazy!

Moving on, focus on cleaning the kitchen counters and appliances, making sure everything shines. You can try an all-purpose cleaner to tackle multiple surfaces simultaneously (we highly recommend one specifically for the kitchen).

Lastly, if you’re pressed for time, mopping and polishing the floors can quickly elevate the appearance of your home. We suggest using a floor polish every few months. Although people might not realize it, our floors always receive compliments even when we haven’t polished them in months!

To create an elegant ambiance when guests arrive, consider lighting a candle to welcome them with a fresh and inviting scent. These are just a few quick cleaning tips, but regularly cleaning and freshening up your home is the real key to achieving an expensive look.

Freshen Up Your House

When it comes to freshening up, cleaning plays a crucial role. It’s essential to change the sheets, towels, and carpets regularly. Additionally, having a vase of fresh-cut flowers can instantly elevate the ambiance of your house. As a suggestion, consider purchasing flowers every week while doing your grocery shopping and place them in different rooms. You can often find flower bundles at my local grocery store, 3 for $15, which typically last 1-2 weeks.

To enhance your kitchen, consider adding fresh fruit or herbs on the counter. Not only do they bring color and scent, but they are also functional. Instead of dusty faux plants, I recommend investing in affordable indoor plants. Indoor plants not only serve as decor but can also purify the air, making your space look and feel great.

Add Some Lighting

Lighting plays a crucial role in altering the ambiance of a house dramatically. Consider entering a gloomy garage with flickering cool-toned lights; undoubtedly, that would create an unfavorable first impression!

For individuals with budget constraints seeking an effortless and cost-effective lighting solution, the easiest fix is to replace all the bulbs with ones that have the same lighting temperature. If you desire warm tones throughout the rooms, opt for bulbs with the same shade of warm tones. 

Additionally, if you stumble upon a light bulb “temperature” that you adore, it’s advisable to stock up on them to ensure consistency among your bulbs consistently!

Paint Your Walls With Neutral Colors

Painting your walls with neutral colors can make your home appear more sophisticated and elegant. Neutral colors like beige, taupe, and gray are classic choices that can easily transform your space. These colors also give you the flexibility to change up your decor and furniture without having to worry about clashing colors.


To enhance the aesthetics of your windows, consider investing in the appropriate curtains and curtain hardware. Opting to hang the curtains just below the ceiling not only creates the illusion of higher ceilings and longer windows but also lends an air of elegance and opulence to your home décor, giving it a more expensive and luxurious appearance.

Metallic Accents

To elevate the elegance of your home, consider incorporating more metallic accents. You have the option to choose between silver or gold metallic vases, depending on your color palette. Additionally, you can enhance the aesthetic by purchasing metallic accents such as candelabras and accent tables. 

For a personal touch, you can even embark on a DIY project by spray painting your decor to achieve the desired metallic accents. Don’t forget to explore different metallic finishes in various parts of the house, such as spray painting your taps.

Change Your Bathroom And Kitchen Hardware

Investing in high-quality bathroom and kitchen hardware is a small yet impactful way to enhance the luxuriousness of your home. 

By installing elegant hardware on cabinets in these areas, you can significantly elevate the overall look and feel of your living space, making it appear more expensive and indulgent.

Staging The Home

One way to make your home feel like a hotel or luxurious stay is by paying attention to the final touches. For instance, you can place great smelling soap and lotion in the bathroom. 

Additionally, consider using disposable hand towels for hand drying, as it adds a unique experience. To further enhance the bathroom, make sure to provide extra towels and toilet paper, allowing it to have a more luxurious and hotel-like feel.

In the main living space, you can create an exceptional experience by setting a table for dinner. To add to the ambiance, display nice wine bottles and wine glasses. If you have an indoor fireplace, lighting a fire can provide a cozy atmosphere. Alternatively, you could also light an outdoor fire to welcome guests outside, creating a warm and inviting environment.

Another way to elevate the overall feel of your home is by focusing on the bedroom. Ensure that you make the bed neatly and fluff the pillows, as this can give the house an expensive hotel-like feel.

These are just a few of the many ways to make a house feel more expensive. Remember, with a little effort, you can achieve a luxurious feel in your own home.

Wrapping Up

Creating an expensive-looking home does not have to be a costly or time-consuming process. By decluttering, refreshing, painting, and investing in statement pieces, adding light, texture and upgrading hardware and fixtures, you can give your home an expensive makeover and transform any room into a luxurious paradise.

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