INTERIOR DESIGNERS AGREE - Here's How to Make Your Home Look More Expensive


INTERIOR DESIGNERS AGREE - HERE’S HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME LOOK MORE EXPENSIVE 

Whether you’re looking to elevate your home for a better sense of everyday luxury, or are considering putting it on the market, at some point, we’ve all been on the hunt for ideas to make our homes look more expensive. In comes the tried & true advice of a sage interior designer, and lucky for you, the designers from firm Décor Aid have shared their takes for creating a luxurious feel with ease. 

BEGIN WITH THE BASE


Simply put, starting from the ground and going up is certain to help you quickly get your bases covered and is a great way to rethink a room on a grand scale. From new carpeting to a vibrant rug to a fresh finish or coat of paint, updated flooring is a small investment that’ll pay off big time for years to come.


RETHINK YOUR WALLS


Though rethinking your walls can either be tedious to do yourself(though undeniably affordable), and hiring someone to come in can be trying, there’s no denying the transformative powers of refreshed walls. Think a dynamic accent wall that’ll add depth, a timeless matte gray coat throughout for everyday elegance, or even a wall covering with a distinct pattern or print. Whichever way you go, just be sure that you’ll be happy with your choice for the long haul. Trust us, it’s no fun to change your mind after just a year! 


INSTALL FRESH MOLDINGS AND ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS



Pre-cut molding is a lot more affordable than you think, and it’s also not that difficult to install properly in small doses. By doing so, you’ll be able to instantly make your ceilings look higher than they are, and even better if you go for a striking contrast for trim. Like a high-shine glossy black for a luxurious Art-Deco feel. And when it comes to high traffic areas like hallways and stairwells, you can also find scores of stylish wall panel options to protect those narrow areas from everyday wear and tear.


SOURCE HEIRLOOM SCORES 


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There’s no denying the enduring quality of finely made vintage furnishings compared to today’s fast alternatives. Even better when they’re a steal! Go ahead and add some opulence to your everyday by injecting your home with vintage finds and antiques by being resourceful. Do shop second-hand retailers and online dealers, and don’t be shy about asking about hand-me-downs or when a brands next sample sale is. 

GET REFLECTIVE WITH HIGH-SHINE EXTRAS

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Mirrors and high-shine decorative extras are also easy to source and inexpensive updates to help make a home look more expensive, brighter, larger, and all the more glamorous. 


GO FOR TEXTURAL PLAYS 

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Think faux fur and hides, fringed extras, and sumptuous silk and velvet, all layered over each other for a rich and indulgent look. Just be sure you go for tonal plays(i.e a range of one base shade) to keep the look relaxed and comforting.


GET CREATIVE WITH ART

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Create distinct focal points and conversation starters by again, being resourceful if you can’t invest in quality art. Instead of those tired ‘live, laugh, love’ signs, frame cherished prints and posters for a more thought-provoking take on affordable art alternatives. 


GO FOR LARGE-SCALE WINDOW TREATMENTS 

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When it comes to window treatments, the bigger the better. But that doesn’t mean that you’ll need to spend a small fortune. To trick the eye into thinking a ceiling is higher than it really is, bring in floor-to-ceiling panels and layer them away and let them pool along the floor for a languid feel.


CREATE A LAYERED LIGHTING SCHEME

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Often enough, people tend to rely solely on overhead lighting, which is highly unflattering. For a much more rich and intriguing look, install a range of lights at different levels like floor lamps, sconces, and table lighting - even candles, whatever it takes to set a comforting mood.

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Disclosure: This article is published in partnership with DecorAid.

RaeAbigael

Rae Abigael J. Caacbay is a young creative who went through a quarter life crisis by the end of 2016. Though she's still lost, she keeps on moving forward anyway as a ballerina, visual artist, lifestyle blogger, and a BS Interior Design graduate based in the Philippines.

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  1. These are great tips! I always love to see creative art on walls.

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