How to Make Your Home Look {Really} Expensive | Michael Sparks

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Have you ever just wanted your home to have that expensive look but without the hefty bill it comes with? Did you know it’s actually not all that difficult? And that it doesn’t have to be expensive? Here are just a few tips to make your home look {really} expensive…on the cheap! If you’re always obsessed with having the best everything, then read on:


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The Perfect Start: Decluttering

No home that has had hundreds of thousands of dollars poured into it is ever cluttered with junk. The perfect start to a home that looks much more expensive than it really cost you is to get rid of all of the things you don’t love, don’t need and don’t make you happy when you see them. If you’re not sure where to start, pull out that pile of clothes in the closet and then onto books!


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Fresh Coat of Paint, Anyone?

A fresh coat of paint doesn’t only cover a lot of sins like shoe scuffs, crayon if you have kids or stains, but it also brings a new, fresh and exciting look to a room you can’t get any other way. The right colors and an accent wall can make even the most dreary of rooms look beautiful…and expensive.

It’s All in the Details

Instead of having random junk lying around, one of the best ways to make your home look like it fell out of your favorite home design magazines is to get a couple of really nice large decorative pieces and wall art that embrace your personal style while enhancing the rooms best features. If you have nice floor length windows, spice them up with drapes and one or two nice indoor plants. Have a wall that looks a little bare and really high ceilings? Abstract wall art is a perfect way to decorate a wall that looks a little too bare. You can even find nice art at local flea markets and thrift stores or get creative yourself!

Make Deep Cleaning “A Thing”

It might seem boring and overrated, or you might think you just don’t have the time, but taking the time to really deep clean your house can make a world of difference when it comes to making your home look and feel expensive. Just cleaning the baseboards, wiping down walls and steam cleaning your hardwood floors can give your house that “expensive” feel you’re going for…without spending a dime!


Making your home look expensive might seem like it could cost you some real money, but it doesn’t have to. If you take the time to use a few of these simple hacks, you’ll be on the road to having an expensive, successful home in no time!


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