Budget Ways to Make your Home Look Expensive

We all want to make our home look luxurious and more expensive. We don’t all want the price tag that comes with that though.

I’m a big fan of creating a home I love, that works for my family and is aspirational yet achievable.

I want it to be gorgeous, stylish and different. But I don’t have a millionaire’s budget to decorate with. So I improvise.

In this post I’ll be sharing all the hacks and tricks I use to make my home look beautiful without costing me a fortune.

How to Create a Luxurious Home on a Budget

Let’s dive into some of my favourite tips for home interior shopping.


One of the first things I always look at when researching new pieces for my home is Pinterest.

So many brands create shops on there now it’s such an easy place to find great styles.

And here’s a trick not many people are aware of.

Pinterest has a visual search button. So if you find a fabulous item for your home that’s out of reach budget wise, use the visual search button on the pin to find other images like it.


Shopping is a huge part of Pinterest now so it’s an amazing place to find that special home interior you’ve been hunting for.

You can check out my Pinterest for a start! Click here


What’s the one thing that every designer home decor has in common?

Designs are bold and brave.

So if you want to recreate a home that looks like a million dollars, become a little more creative.

by Sofa.com, www.sofa.com

Push yourself out of your comfort zone.

Exceed your normal decorating boundaries.

I don’t mean that your interior design has to be wacky and over the top. It just needs a little gumption.

Try a colour palette you’ve never tried.

Buy some accessories you’ve never indulged in before.

Be bold with pattern and print.


You don’t have to win the lottery to make your home look like you’re a millionaire.

Lottoland has a great article on their blog right now, written by the fabulous Kimberly from Swoon Worthy.

If you love a bit of DIY for your home, you’ll find some great tips on best ways to upcycle and recycle to create a stunning interior.

It’s also got some great ideas on how to make the most of what you already have.

From creating your own artwork, to using up leftover wallpaper.

Take a look at the tips and see which you can can apply for your own home.

The Final Trick

So here’s the one thing I always do to ensure my home has that expensive look.

When I’m designing the room and think I’m finished, I remove one more thing.

At least.

You see, a designer high-end style is refined, it’s considered, it’s all in the detail.

And I have a tendency to overdo things.

So, when I think it’s done, I take one thing away.

The result is a room that feels less cluttered. That looks more styled. That can breathe.

It has space. And that space brings in the designer price tag.

Even a more bohemian, eclectic decor can benefit from this trick.

Have you tried it?

Finally, remember it’s as I always say. You can decorate your home anyway you choose.

Take these nuggets of advice and make it your own.

There are lots of ways to make your home look luxurious without spending a fortune.

Enjoy being creative and updating your home with flair to make your interior look and feel like a million dollars.

Jen x

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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1 Comment

  1. Katie
    December 14, 2021 / 1:28 pm

    Agree with your comments on Pinterest, it’s an absolute treasure trove of ideas! We always recommend it to our customers when they need some inspiration.

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