10 Ways to Make Your Home Seem Bougie for Cheap

10 Ways to Make Your Home Seem Bougie for Cheap

Everyone wants to have a classy, luxurious home. However, things cost money — and sometimes, people don’t have it within their budget to spring for all the new furniture and decorations they want. 

Luckily, there are easy ways to dress up a house and make it look more expensive than it is. You don’t have to pay a lot for the bougie look. You just need to know how to implement some smart changes that’ll make a difference in your home’s appearance.

1. Add a Pop of Color

Sometimes, a pop of color could be just what your home needs to feel alive again. When done well, color can pull a whole room together and make even mismatched furniture and items look cohesive. Consider painting your front door to make it stand out and up your curb appeal or painting an accent wall in your living room to draw the eye and become a major focal point.

2. Go Minimalist

There’s a reason that minimalism is so important to many people. Living minimally means having more freedom — you aren’t weighed down by things that must be cleaned or maintained regularly. It also means fewer things to break, which homeowners with pets or children appreciate. Take your time decluttering, as you’ll want to ensure you can keep what you want.

3. Use Thrifted Items

A thrift store trip can often be fruitful. You can always “flip” thrifted items. They make some of the best sustainable gifts, but you may want to keep some of the furniture you find for yourself. With a bit of work, you can restain wood or paint furniture to fit the needs of your home. Plus, you can be sure that it’ll be one-of-a-kind.

4. DIY Wall Trim

You can easily add crown molding to your walls. This separation between the walls and ceiling can help your home feel much more luxurious and is a relatively easy DIY project. The home improvement market was around $538 billion in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic. People may have less free time than they did then, but easy upgrades are still as popular as ever to improve a home’s appearance without spending much money.

5. Change up Lighting

If you have room to splurge, consider changing up some lighting options. Replace outdated lights with something that will brighten up the room. You can also upgrade to energy-efficient lightbulbs, which you won’t need to replace as often. New lighting can change an entire room, so play around with different warmths and options.

6. Upgrade Your Towels

Nobody wants to use a raggedy towel when they get out of the shower. Your guests will not be impressed if they stay at your house and have to use a towel that’s falling apart. Swapping your old towels for ones matching your bathroom’s color scheme can level up your hosting experience. Buying towels in bulk can help you adhere to your color palette with consistency.

7. Spread Out Large Art

Artwork gives the idea of wealth without costing too much. Large pieces can take up a wall that you couldn’t decorate otherwise. Opt for generic art until you can afford to buy from the artists themselves. Unique artwork will make your home feel more expensive, so you can aim for that when you have more available finances in the future.

8. Add Flowers

Flowers can find a place to live in nearly any room in your home. You don’t want to overdo it, but having live greenery can make the air fresher and create a sense of luxury. Flowers are an instant mood booster, and you don’t need to spend a lot of money on them. Pick up a bouquet at the grocery store and place them in a nice vase on your kitchen table.

9. Change Your Knobs

An upgraded doorknob can make a world of difference. The metal starts to tarnish and colors begin to fade over time. The oil on human hands can rub onto the knobs and other hardware and discolor them. Switching out the knobs can make your home look brand-new. Try adding new ones in your kitchen for a whole new look.

10. Use White Linens

Putting white linens in your guest room is an easy way to provide a luxury hotel feeling. It also ensures you can effectively clean things. You can throw them in the washing machine with bleach if someone spills something on the sheets. You’ll be setting the stage for a more expensive-looking guest room while also making your job of tidying up much easier.

Your Home Can Look Bougie on a Budget

Budgets aren’t always fun, as they limit what people can spend their money on. However, they’re often necessary so homeowners can achieve their financial goals in the proper amount of time. Fortunately, you don’t have to sacrifice the appearance of your home just because money is tight. 

These simple solutions are easy ways to level up your living quarters. You can always replace things once you make more money, but for now, these are excellent solutions to give your home a more expensive feel.

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