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Everyone wants their home to look its best and often little changes and upgrades are all that’s required to take one’s home to a new level of style and sophistication. Here are some budget friendly, easy ways to make your home look more expensive:

Stick to neutral colours

Neutral colours such as beige and off-white are calming and classic. Try painting your walls in a light colour to create a sophisticated look and neutral base for your home. Use accessories, artwork or upholstery to add a splash of colour and style to your rooms.

Display fresh flowers

The easiest way to add elegance to any room is a vase of fresh flowers. Live plants and fresh cut flowers add vibrancy and class to any home, and are a cheap and easy way to perk up a drab room. If you don’t have a green thumb consider investing in some orchids, which are extremely easy to care for and last for many months.

Throw in a rug

A good rug highlights a rooms colour palette and infuses texture into a room. Not to mention that it can also help delineate space and create more dimensions within a room. Area rugs are the perfect way to add personality and ambiance to your home, making it feel more elegant and expensive.

Remove clutter

Each piece in a home should have a purpose, whether it’s functional or beautiful. By clearing knick-knacks and unnecessary items out of a room you can automatically make your home look more expensive and high-end. Eliminating clutter also allows you to showcase key pieces and makes a room look clean and sophisticated.

Add some tile

If your kitchen or bathroom needs an update try adding tile above the counters and around the sinks. Tile is classic and timeless and is a relatively cost-efficient way to make your home look more expensive. If you don’t want to splurge on the real thing then get stick on tiles for a quick, easy upgrade.

Hang mirrors

Mirrors have the magic ability of making any room look larger. Whether you want to place multiple, small mirrors on your wall or one oversized one, mirrors are an easy way to decorate your walls and make your home look more expansive and classy.

Do some paneling

Without fail paneled walls and molding will give any home a high-end look. An easy way to accomplish this is to add narrow strips of molding to your walls in a treatment known as picture framing. This will help to draw people’s eyes to certain parts of the room, creating more dimension and focal points. These small upgrades are also extremely useful if you are looking to sell your home in the near future. Staging your home is an important part of the selling process, and small details in your home can make all the difference in a buyer’s decision. If you would like more information about selling or staging your home please feel free to contact me, I would be more than happy to help!
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