• Ray
  • January 31st, 2018
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Do you want to make your house look more expensive, but don’t want to hire an interior designer and don’t want to spend your entire budget? There are plenty of do-it-yourself projects that you can take advantage of to not only make your home look newer and refreshed, but make it look more expensive.


Spice Up the Floors


No one really likes vinyl or linoleum floors. But, you can actually paint vinyl and linoleum floors to look more expensive and decorative. Make sure to use a primer on the floors first, then use special enamel paint to stick and look good.


You can also make a rug look new, expensive, chic, and unique. Try an chobi ziegler rug—these hand made rugs are the perfect compliment to any home decor. They help to save antique or fading carpets and make them look new!

Don’t Forget Curb Appeal


If you have a plain garage door, give it a fresh coat of paint. If it doesn’t have windows, you can paint faux windows on the garage door. This will add value to your garage without actually having to install windows or buying a new garage door.


Liven Up the Walls


Paint only the bottom half of your walls to give the illusion that they are taller than they really are. Or, create an accent wall that matches the color scheme of the room.


You could even create an accent ceiling in a bedroom to give a new, popping look. Paint your house natural colors: white, light grey, light tan, and so on. This will allow more natural light to bounce off the walls and allow other pieces in the room be the center of attention rather than a garish yellow or red wall. It will also give you more flexibility to the color scheme and decorating aesthetic of your house.

Air vents are just plain ugly, especially if they are on the wall rather than on the floor. Use metallic paint or bright white to make them look decorative and expensive.


Give the Kitchen Some Appeal


Want to upgrade your kitchen appliances, but don’t want to break the bank? Did you know that liquid stainless steel exists? Paint your kitchen appliances (fridge, oven, dishwasher, microwave) to make them look brand new and expensive.


Peel and Stickers


Don’t underestimate the greatness of peel and stick upgrades. There are peel and stick tiles that you can use for not only the floor, but also for walls or counters. They look like real tile, but are much less expensive, and you can “install” them yourself. They also come in different sizes. Use this to upgrade the backsplash in your kitchen. You can even use peel and stick “wood panels”. It isn’t real wood, but it certainly looks like and has the texture of wood. Use this on your floor, or on your walls to give an expensive hardwood look.


Use vinyl decals to decorate your room. Include a family quote or motto for each room. You can even customize the size of each word and the fonts used. There are even silhouette vinyl decals—turn your baby’s nursery into a forest of trees and birds, or have sports balls on your son’s walls.


Picture Frames


Use inexpensive dollar store picture frames to upgrade your light switches. Take out the glass, paint them, and surround the light switches. Do the same for your TV: buy a large, decorative frame, paint it, and surround your mounted TV on the wall with the frame. This can even be done with mirrors in bathrooms to give it a more expensive feel.




Giving your home that luxury appeal doesn’t mean you have to break the bank.  With a few inexpensive upgrades, the Jones will be wanting to keep up with you.


Originally posted 2016-08-23 07:26:34. Republished by Blog Post Promoter