"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

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Eight Budget Additions to Make Your Home Look Lavish

There are plenty of ways to turn a dull home into one that reeks of class and beauty all over with some fine, inexpensive additions. One great addition is a garden room interior design, which essentially brings interior home comfort into the breezy outdoors. Another is a nice wooden deck that adds an aura of warmth and being close to nature.

While the cost of home renovations and remodeling are, on average, quite expensive, it shouldn’t let homeowners like you from ceasing to improve your home. If you want to live in a home that looks lavish but doesn’t cause a large hole in your pockets, there are so many ways you can achieve such a look without punching numbers on a calculator. These inexpensive home improvements can be completed in a few days, so you can begin enjoying your hugely improved home in no time.

Here are some of the most affordable additions to bring a luxurious appeal into your home:

Make those walls and ceilings pop up.

One of the cheapest, yet sure-fire ways of giving a classy appeal to any room is by painting up walls and ceilings in colors that make them pop up and appear larger than life. These so-called accent walls and accent ceilings would only require you a few gallons of paint, some brushes and rollers, and a day or two worth of man-hours. You can make this your weekend DIY project or just leave it to a professional painter for a truly polished finish.

Create an illusion of height.

Don’t have high ceilings but you wish to have your current one look taller than it actually is? One nifty trick to do this is to place your curtain rods almost an inch away from the ceiling itself. You should also go for long and flowing drapes to enhance the illusion of height. This pretty inexpensive hack will go a long way in making your room look grand with the height illusion that you’ve just given it.

Invest in wall molding.

Adding some nice molding to your outdated walls will give them a touch of modernity and elegance that one normally sees in pricey dwellings. You can shop online for pre-made molding or you can go local and find a community artisan who can craft custom molding that will suit your existing interior design theme.

Install a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf.

Just like hanging the curtain rods as close to the ceilings as possible to achieve an illusion of height, the same effect can be achieved if you’ll install a ready-made or a custom bookshelf that extends from the floor to the ceiling. This rather inexpensive trick will not only help you make any room look larger, but it will also add a touch of elegance with all the books and magazines you’ll put in there.

Replace those old and boring fixtures with contemporary or modern ones.

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One easy way of making your home look like a million is by gradually changing your old doorknobs, drawer pulls, light switches, and handles with inexpensive ones that are stylish enough. There is no shortage of such readily-available fixtures in online shops and your nearest home supplies store.

Install a nice backsplash.

A DIY-style or commercial backsplash can be another cheap upgrade to make your bathroom, kitchen, and laundry area look every inch a lavish spot in your home. You can finish this upgrade within a few hours or a day at most, depending on how many you’re installing.

Get some indoor plants.

A patch of green is always a welcome addition to any indoor space with the relaxing effect one gets from it. As such, you should consider adding some indoor plants that you can source locally from nurseries and garden supplies store. You can do some quick online research to find great recommendations on the plant species that thrive indoors and add a classy touch.

Install a mirror wall.

For under $500, you can make a small room not only look larger, but classier as well. A mirror wall is not something that you can readily find in a typical home, so it’s an upgrade that will likewise make your home unique. Some contractors can create a custom mirror wall to fit your available space to a T, but there are also commercially available mirror walls that you can find at local stores and have a professional installer position in your home for a few hundred dollars.

There are other inexpensive home additions that you can find aside from these ones. The key is to find the ones that will help you achieve a premium look without burning holes in your pockets. Remember that the idea is for your home to look like a million without spending that much.

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