Low-cost Home Additions that Make Your Home Appear Luxurious

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There are plenty of ways to make your home more luxurious without having to spend so much. If you want to give your home an update while on a tight budget, there are ways you could manage it. Here are some home design ideas that can make your home look luxurious without spending too much.

Window Tint

There are several advantages to getting a window film. It provides privacy but also protects you from the sun’s heat. It also helps you save money because you don’t need to spend too much on airconditioning. Window film could also serve as insulation and lessen the amount of energy your cooling systems consume.

Indoor House Plants

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Plants are great home decorations because they fit into any setting and theme. Whether you’re going for a modern style or a rustic design, plants will never look out of place. It also gives your home better indoor air quality as it removes toxins and other air pollutants from your home.


A great way to make your home look more luxurious is by making it look more spacious. Floor-to-ceiling windows are often a great way to make your home look bigger than it is. But since getting new windows installed, let alone floor-to-ceiling ones, are expensive. A cheaper way to make your home look more spacious than it is to hang your curtains nearer to the ceilings.

Accent Rug

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Having an accent rug can help bring dimension and texture into any space. Make sure to pick a rug that fits well with the existing decor and furniture. Choose a rug that has a neutral color, such as gray or white. It will blend well with any color.

Neutral Color Scheme

Having a neutral color scheme can make your home feel bigger than it is. But if you want more color in your home, we suggest having bold-colored fixtures and accessories. A nice neutral color for your base can make other colorful fixtures and furniture pop. Giving your home more dimension and personality.

Sliding Barn Doors

Sliding doors, specifically barn doors, have become a trend lately. Not only do they add more character to a boring home, but it also saves more space. Traditional swinging doors will require you to have space where it opens. If you live in a smaller house having a sliding door can save you a lot of space since it only slides where the wall is.

Coordinating Finishes

Mismatched hardware and finishes can make your home look cluttered. Give your home a sleek and elegant look by coordinating all your hardware finishes. This works wonders, especially in the bathroom and kitchen.

Trims and Molding

Getting tired of looking at plain old walls? Adding molding and trims to your walls and ceilings can give it a nice texture. It also gives your home a classic luxurious feel. Something you’d see in mansions.

Faux Tile Backsplash

Most high-end kitchens have tile backsplashes. But since real tile backsplashes can cost you thousands of dollars. Faux stick-on tile backsplashes can do the trick. It’s easy to DIY as well.

Vintage-Inspired Lighting Fixtures

Every luxurious house needs a lighting fixture that catches people’s attention. A nice vintage lighting fixture from a used warehouse sale can be just what you need. And if you’d rather create your own vintage-inspired lighting fixture. There are plenty of DIY tutorials on the internet.

DIY Built-in Shelves

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What is more luxurious than having your very own library? Build your own library by stacking up some shelves next to your wall from floor to ceiling. There are plenty of cheap shelves that you can get from IKEA that can give the illusion of a built-in shelf.

Ceiling Medallion

A ceiling medallion can make any lighting fixture look elegant. And you can install one for around 15 US dollars. There are plenty of ceiling medallion design options and you can even paint them whatever color you prefer.

Retouched Paint

Something as simple as retouching old paint can already make your home look good as new. Whenever the paint on your walls starts to get dirty or chipped off just repaint it. Keep in mind that the exterior of a house needs to be repainted every four to six years.

Luxury doesn’t mean only using expensive materials or furnishing. Some people design their homes using costly materials but only end up looking tacky because of bad design. Sometimes luxury means having good taste and when you have it, you don’t need to spend a lot to build a luxurious home.

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