While selling a home, the first thing that can help you sell your home faster and for more money is by making it look expensive.
If a buyer walks into a home that looks like it costs a million dollars, they expect to pay a million dollars for it.
This isn’t true if they walk into a dump though. They will mentally lower their expectations. As a seller, try to give your house the feel of an expensive home by following these tips:
1. Invest in Large Scale Art
Expensive art pieces provide an expensive and luxurious look to your home than it really is. This is because lots of expensive art equates to lots of expensive taste and the kind of money that only the very wealthy can afford.
There are many ways you can invest in large-scale art including buying original works, choosing the right frames, and designing your house to allow for large-scale art in architecturally interesting ways.
2. Creates a Luxurious Look
This is one of the best elegant small living room ideas that will transform your living rooms or bedrooms.
Any artwork that takes over an entire wall helps create a more luxurious and spacious look, which makes the room appear larger. The biggest issue that people have is the cost, when in reality; it’s very possible to get high-quality pieces at great prices.
3. Install a Large Canvas Painting
Making your home look expensive doesn’t always have to be about the finer things in life. Think sculpture, paintings, and one-of-a-kind furniture pieces. All of these things can bring in major style points without breaking the bank.
It is all about going big or going home. So, I am not talking about a painting that you bought at Walgreens but more of a large canvas piece that you picked up while on vacation.
It is inexpensive to fill your home with large items that have mass appeal than it is to purchase an $800 vase from ABC home store.
4. Create a layered lighting concept
My friend showed me how he made his home look expensive by doing the simplest thing. He made a layer of lighting in his house, with a soft calming light in the bedroom, and brighter lights for other rooms as required in the house.
He let me know that it is important to make sure that the contrast between these two types of lights is not too much, otherwise you’ll end up achieving the opposite effect.
5. Gives your Rooms an Instant Update
Lighting is one of the cheapest ways to give a room an instant update without having to invest too much money. Many different lighting setups can create dramatic effects and make your home look like it should be worth $500,000+ rather than the $80,000 it actually costs.
Layered lighting is a powerful design tool that draws the eye up and lightens the space. It creates an illusion of openness and sophistication.
6. Make sure Curtains hit the floor
I never like the look of a room that has curtains that are too short. It looks out of place to me, and I can’t seem to understand why people don’t decide to do this even it’s such an easy fix.
Curtains that are short of the floor give the appearance of unfinished, and less expensive. This might sound odd, but it’s true!
If you want your home to look expensive, there is an easy trick. You need to make sure the curtains hit the floor. Curtains can be very expensive, especially if they are custom-made or made from high-end fabrics.
This is because they need to be cleaned regularly and dry-cleaned if they get stained. But even cheaper curtains need to be hung with expensive-looking hardware.
7. Paint the Walls
Whether you are renting or own your home, you can make it look expensive and attractive with the right color combination.
Do it yourself, paint the walls in the rooms, and follow a professional home picture to get inspired to make your house look more expensive.
8. Paint Exterior of the home
The first thing everyone notices when entering a home is the exterior. Without a fresh coat of paint, your home will look dull and outdated.
If you can paint the walls at least one shade of color, you can dramatically increase the perceived value of a home.
9. Roll out a large rug or carpet
If you want to make a room look more expensive, cover the floor with a large rug or carpet.
This is one of the easiest things you can do because carpets are relatively inexpensive and they provide an instant upgrade to any homeroom. Just think about it. If you were going to sell your house, would you rather try to sell it for $200,000 or $250,000?
Roll out a large rug or carpet. The addition of a large, light-colored, patterned rug will instantly change the way your home looks.
It will add depth, texture, and color to your living room’s floor and overall make your home look more expensive and stylish. Large rugs also have the added benefit of providing ample room for your seating arrangements.
10. Upgrade your Furniture
When we get home from work, we want to relax and unwind in our beautiful environment. But then you see the sofa and it reminds you of your old couch that you’ve had for years.
You look at the living room and it just falls short… It looks like a cheap apartment, even if it is in a nice neighborhood. So, what can you do? Is it time to move? No! You can improve your home by upgrading your furniture.
11.Transform your Balcony
Turn your balcony into the marvelous small garden. A small garden inside the balcony not only makes you feel relax but also enhances the overall look of your home. Plants with artificial lawns on the floor add colors, creativity, and dimensions to your living space.
Read our article on how to transform your balcony into a small garden to provide a modern and rich look.
12. Replace Old Furniture
By replacing your couches, coffee table, and drawers, your home could be looking like a million dollars very quickly!
Buy and replace the furniture that won’t easily show wear and tear. And there are massive differences in that!
By adopting at least some of these million-dollar tips you can not only make your home look expensive and stylish but also add space and dimension to your living space.