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Make Your House Look Classy On A Budget

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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It will be a total misconception to think that you can make your home look more expensive only with custom-made chandeliers, gallery paintings, and handcrafted rugs to order. Sometimes just a simple rearrangement of the things in your rooms and a fresh look at items you already have can make your space look entirely different - and that is totally for free.

If you want to bring some more value into your place and add an elegant touch to its overall look, it is essential to keep in mind simple interior designers' tips - they are created to help your home look classy and save you money.

Below, you will find inexpensive ideas that can make a huge difference in your home:

First of All, Declutter

It is time to get rid of old annoying things that not only make your place look ugly but also irritate you on a daily basis. The same applies to items you do not use enough and those that no longer serve you well. Stuffed and shabby interiors cannot look expensive, and declutter aims to free up your space and make it neat and clean.

Get in the habit of decluttering your house room by room a few times a year (on the threshold of every new season, for example) to keep them organized and spacious, and you can look for more tips on how to make your house a healthy place to live at home air guides.

To make your home improvement more comprehensive, besides freeing up your space, consider including additional fixing and repair works and getting a professional maintenance check-up from specialists from Perfect Home Services or similar ones in your area.

Add Some Greenery

If regularly buying fresh flowers seems a waste of money to you (but you cannot deny their ability to create the feeling of open space and fresh air), think about the alternatives! You can acquire some artificial flowers - find some much better quality than what they used to be once. You can choose some relying on your taste, or according to the rooms' color scheme, or pick white flowers that will suit any interior and put the desired emphasis.

Second of all, do not underestimate the power of living plants to make your home feel like the coziest place on Earth. They will be more of an investment, but they will stay with you for years with proper care.

The best thing about adding plants and flowers is that they look great in any corner of any room, so feel free to put them on the windowsills, dining and coffee tables, shelves, and do not forget about your master bedroom and bathroom as well!

Rethink the Lighting

Even a tiny change in your lighting situation can bring a considerable difference to the room's overall look, and paying attention so that every light fixture is in the most suitable place is crucial. Crisp and light spaces always look expensive, so make sure that your rooms are correctly illuminated - from floor to ceiling. It will not affect your budget, as you can find inexpensive LED lighting fixtures or adjust your current lighting, so each of your working places has a focal point.

Another - natural - way to bring some light in a room is to change your window treatments - they will cost much cheaper than an entirely new electric alteration but may serve you even longer than light bulbs.

Pay Attention to Details

Details are quite frequently considered unimportant or neglected in tries to save money on them. It is a mistake. Details are what makes your interior design look thought-out and complete. It will be enough to replace some old accessories with new inexpensive ones instead of infringing on a whole renovation.

It can be anything from changing your kitchen's hardware to throw pillows in the living room, from choosing matching bathroom sets to picking up some books to put on a table. Remember that details are created not only for decorating purposes but also to tell your guests more about your personality, so it is never a waste of money.


When thinking about decorating or remodeling your home to look more classy and luxurious, it is essential to take time for every room in order to make the whole place shine!

Do not hesitate to update your place, whether it be a minimalistic poster on the dining room wall or more significant changes such as window treatments or a color palette.

But what is more important, you should understand that the only thing capable of making your home look more expensive in the long run is proper care of it. Regular cleaning, seasonal declutters and repairs will give your home a well-maintained appearance and will allow you to avoid unexpected expenses.

Your house is your oasis. It is crucial to keep this place comfortable and healthy for living, and having uplifting things around will make it feel like your place of power.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.