I’m an Interior Designer and Here Are Five Ways to Make Your Home Luxurious on a Budget

EVERYONE knows that renovating your home can be extremely expensive and time-consuming, especially if you go for a more lavish look.

However, that doesn’t have to be according to these interior designers who have revealed how to make your home look expensive without spending a fortune.


Interior designers have revealed the budget home tricks to make your home look expensiveCredit: Getty

From putting on a fresh coat of paint to turning on the lights, we reveal how to give your space a boujee look on a budget…

Turn on the lighting

According to Rushda Hakim, senior designer at Interior Marketing Group, if you’re considering investing in one thing, make it an exceptional fixture.

She said Initiated“It creates a focal point in a living room or dining room and elevates the space,” she explained.

Table rigging

Javier Fernandez, owner and designer of Transitional Designs, says an affordable way to create a lavish look is to add small objects with purpose to a space.

Small coffee tables or nesting tables instantly take up any bare space in a room without cluttering it up because it has a purpose.

Repaint, do not renovate

Rather than trying to wallpaper a room or add expensive wall art, Rushda suggests adding a mantel coat to just one of your walls.

She explains, “A deeper shade can be used to create an easy accent wall for a dramatic statement that instantly adds depth.”

Likewise, paint can help hide any imperfections you may have on the plaster and can even breathe new life into outdated kitchen cabinets.

Handle it

Installing a brand new kitchen is extremely expensive, there is a much cheaper and easier way to update your cabinetry.

Rather than replacing them, consider replacing the handles or knobs.

Spending a little more on higher-end handles can give a space a five-star look for the fraction of the cost of installing a brand new unit.


Rushda says curtains can really make a space look complete, and hanging them from ceiling to floor gives the illusion of higher ceilings.

She recommends opting for a lightweight or sheer fabric because it lets in more natural light, again making a space feel bigger.

Betty K. Park