Everyone deserves to live in a stately home with well-dressed picture windows, plush furnishings and stylish decor. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford it.
Champagne taste comes at a cost, which is why you have to get a little creative with where you invest your dollars.
For example, instead of a complete kitchen remodel, simply add a backsplash or swap out the cabinet pulls. Your space will instantly look as good as gold (or, brass if you’re digging that trend right now).
Of course, that’s just the beginning. Highlighted below are some other budget-friendly ways to make your home look expensive. All these products get at least four stars from reviewers.
Also, note that although the prices you see here will almost always be accurate, they sometimes differ slightly from what you will find at Amazon.
Your dining room is where everyone gathers for holiday dinners and family get-togethers, which is why it needs that one attention-grabbing piece. This crystal chandelier is a classy statement fixture, with polished chrome and crystal droplets.
Assembly is required. While you’re installing the chandelier, perhaps add a dimmer switch, too. This will allow you to adjust the level of light and set the mood for any special occasion.
When it comes to high-end design, size does matter. Pretend like you have more of it by placing this mirror in your entryway, bathroom or master suite. The floor-length profile will reflect a good portion of the room, giving the illusion that your space is larger.
The thin walnut- or maple-finish frame allows for maximum mirrored glass and speaks to minimalist design. Use the pre-installed hardware to hang this mirror on the wall, or let it lean in a space that feels casual.
Have your home improvement skills graduated past a paint brush? Try installing these peel-and-stick backsplash tiles. The crisp, clean sheen of a sea glass-style finish means these tiny tiles will make a big statement. Use them to add polish on kitchen walls, above a bathroom vanity or around a fireplace.
Each package comes with four 10-by-10-inch panels.
You can tell the age and care of a home by its hardware. So, take the time to pay attention and replace any outdated doorknobs. The Schlage Georgian Passage Knob has a round, hefty profile and is available in several finishes, including aged bronze, satin nickel and matte black.
The knob is designed to fit on standard, pre-drilled doors and can work with a right or left swing motion.