Home Decorating Hacks that Actually Look Expensive

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Every single one of us has our own definition of a dream home. Whether yours is a simple country home, an ultra-modern apartment, or a Richie-Rich-kind-of-mansion, it doesn’t really matter. Because at the end of the day, what counts is what that house, your home, means to you.

But frankly, who doesn’t want a big, gorgeous, and luxurious house that can make any neighbor or a passer-by stop and stare?

We’re here to tell you that if you’re a sucker for all things fancy and you’d want your home to show that, then don’t let your tight budget stop you! With just a matter of combining your good taste and some cool (okay wallet-friendly) finds, you can actually create a home that looks straight out of a luxury magazine.

Here are some ideas to show you what we mean:

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Create the illusion of higher ceilings.

Mansions and big houses all have one thing in common: high ceilings. Well, if you can’t literally raise the roof and ceiling of your house now, then you could play with your window treatments. Curtains, especially those with depth and those that hit the floor instantly add a luxe feel to any space.

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Fake expensive mood lighting.

Lighting is a decorating concept that you should never overlook. A variety of light fixtures or a layered lighting concept can add depth to a room. But know that creating a glamorous lighting concept for your living room or any other space in your home doesn’t have to be heavy on your pockets. Instead of the traditional lamps, you could go with hanging pendant lights, plug-in sconces, or even candles placed in pretty hurricane containers.

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Display large-scale art and mirrors.

There’s nothing that says class and exquisite taste more than artwork. But that doesn’t mean it has to be worth thousands of dollars. Whether bought or DIY, any kind of attention-grabbing oversized piece of art displayed properly in a blank wall can instantly create that luxe feel, not to mention spark some conversations. In the same way, an oversized thick-framed mirror that leans against the wall instead of hanging, not only creates an illusion of a bigger space but also a space that’s grand and memorable.

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Decorate with chic greenery.

Whoever said that indoor plants aren’t classy? Well, if you’re simply going to take the first kind of plant you see in your garden and didn’t even notice that it’s held by a plain plastic pot, then that’s not going to do the trick. All you need is to choose the houseplant wisely and use the correct vessel for it. Go for chic and timeless pieces like hanging planters and structural vases.

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Play with fabric and texture.

Don’t be afraid to mix up and use a variety of textures. Matchy-matchy doesn’t always spell beauty. Incorporate different fabrics and materials like wood, glass, metal, marble, fur, velvet, silk, woven materials, and more, to create a collected and luxurious feel. Make use of pieces like layered rugs, different throw pillows, hanging decor, and more.