How To Make Your Home Appear To Be More Expensive

Upgrade your family home into a more luxurious, expensive decor by adding more value with the following 7 simple, whip smart makeovers and ingenious DIY home decor ideas.

1. Why Not Moulding And Panelling

If you have plain, vanilla walls which lack any kind of photos or art-work, consider adding moulding to the floor base-board, chair rail, or even the ceiling for house decor styling. It is an ingenious and simple way to add up extra value to the space. “It doesn’t even have to be a gaudy, Victorian-style molding—a simple and single-shape, single-depth piece of molding will do the trick,” says interior designer Erica Leigh Reiner,  owner of E. Leigh Designs

2. Accent With Lovely Accessories

Want a simple and terrific DIY home decor idea that will provide a bit of lovely touch? Browse all the top home magazines or even, home decor books for magnificent tricks and inspirations to add accessories to any area. However, stick to a budget. So shop around for accessories that will not cost you an arm and a leg for it. “Accessories vary significantly in cost, but if you’re looking for a great deal there are plenty of discount home stores that offer stupendous finds, says Keysha of K. Jillian Designs “My ‘go-to’ store for a lot of home design items (especially for clients decorating on a budget) is HomeGoods.” Coffee table books are also a great accessory to have in your home.

3. Hang Up Art on Walls

Again, if you have plain, bare looking wall, then why not give it a nice touch with fabulous looking piece of nice artwork. “Make sure the art you select is the right size and scale for the wall you’re decorating, and remember you don’t need artwork on every empty wall,” says Keysha Jillian, lead interior designer and owner of K. Jillian Designs. “If you feel creative, a great way to get inexpensive artwork is to create your own. Head to your local craft store and you can find everything you need to create a beautiful canvas or framed custom artwork.” This such a simple DIY home decor project that can completed over the weekend.

4. Refresh Old Cushions And Worn Out Towels

Here’s one simple and inexpensive trick to give the room a much needed lift … replace any old cushions and well used towels with soft, plump cushions, pillows and lush white towels. If you want examples of grand luxury, think of those luxury accessories and items placed in the 5 star rated hotels. Better still, check out their website and observe the decor of the rooms. “Proudly display crisp white, fluffy towels like the kind you would find in a fancy hotel or spa,” says Drew Henry, founder of design firm

5. Think Big Mirrors

For a nice and simple visual impact, you can create the illusion of extra space to the room with a well planned positioning layout of mirrors. You can quite easily double the area of any room with just one large mirror, as well it will provide much more light into the room and home. This is another example of an inexpensive DIY home decor idea that can give more value to the home.

6. Consider One Statement Feature

Improve the home by splashing out on 1 or two eye catching ‘hero’ pieces, from a grand dining table, a standout chandelier or on one grand designer-styled rug piece. As always don’t stray from the budget and be smart with any purchase … but go big with this easy DIY home decor idea.

7. Replace Old Fixtures

Another really easy idea is to replace the old, cheap fixtures in the bathroom and kitchen. You can easily give both areas a refreshing and much needed change by switching out the knobs, drawer handles and pulls with sparkling designer finishes with those hand-made leather, ceramic and metal materials.

There you have it, 7 easy yet effective DIY home decor arrangements to make your home look more expensive!