Whether you’re selling your house or you just want to make it look more pleasing to the eye, you don’t need to spend a fortune to make your home look fancier. You can do it at a reasonable cost and without a huge time commitment.
You can give every room in your house more pizzazz, including your living room, bedroom, and bathroom, as well as adding a few upscale touches to your home’s exterior.
Here are 60 cheap things to do that will make your home look fancy.
1) Marble contact paper
You don’t need to pay for real marble to feel like royalty in your own home. Instead apply marble contact paper to countertops, coffee tables, fireplace tiles, etc.
2) Faux-fur throw
You don’t have to feel guilty about adding a few faux-fur throws to your couches and beds. They look amazing, and you’ll feel extremely cozy on cold nights.
3) Fancy flatware
Get some fancy flatware at a bargain price at online shops, including at Amazon,com or Walmart.com. Rose-gold or rainbow-colored flatware are perfect to impress dinner guests or for when you’re just having a nice, quiet family dinner.
4) Mirrored vanity tray
Display your favorite perfumes, soaps, and beauty items on a mirrored vanity tray. Is just screams “fancy!”
5) Peel and stick wallpaper
Add fancy accents to any wall in your home by using low-cost, removable, peel-and-stick wallpaper.
6) Velvet curtains
You can hang velvet curtains at a reasonable price to add a fancy look to any room.
7) Fairy lights
Fairy lights look both beautiful and magical. Plus, they add an air of sophistication to any room.
8) Lighting fixtures
Find a sale on light fixtures and replace old ones. This will immediately update any entryway, living room, kitchen, or bedroom.
9) Marble or copper utensil holder
Add a fancy accent to your kitchen with a marble or copper utensil holder, depending on your design preference.
10) Multi-level jewelry box
A three-level jewelry box will look fabulous on your dresser. It adds a touch of elegance to any bedroom, plus it’ll hold your most prized jewelry pieces.
11) Tissue box holder
Whether you place this fancy tissue box holder out on display or in the bathroom, your guests will be impressed.
12) Pocket wall shelves
Installing some pocket wall shelves immediately adds a fancy look to any space. Plus, they aren’t expensive.
13) Neutral colors
You can make your home look more expensive by painting or decorating with neutral colors.
14) Garage door magnetic accents
Instantly give your garage door a fancier look by adding some magnetic accent pieces. They easily attach to steel garage doors and stay in place in any weather.
15) Elegant sheet set
There’s nothing like a 1,500 thread count, Egyptian quality, luxurious sheet set for your bed to make you feel like royalty when going to bed and waking up every morning.
16) Velvety blankets
Of course you’ll need some plush, velvety blankets to go on top of those amazing sheets.
17) Acrylic makeup organizer
This acrylic makeup organizer helps keeps your makeup at arm’s reach. Plus, it looks like a fancy department store display.
18) Wall grid panel
Add a beautiful rose gold grid organizer to an empty wall space. You can hang accent decorations on it, including pictures, statutes, and other artwork.
19) Fabric-covered bins
Fabric covered bins add a touch of sophistication to any room. Plus they’re great for storing yarn, small pillows, blankets, or anything small close to where you’ll need them.
20) Gold cooking utensils
Add a bit of luxury in the kitchen with some “blingy” golden cooking utensils.
21) Macramé plant hanger
Macramé never goes out of style! Plus, it looks chic and charming. Consider hanger a few macramé plant hangers around the house for a creative design accent.
22) Floating bookshelves
Give your home an added flare by hanging floating bookshelves. They are inexpensive and easy to hang on any wall.
23) Fake built-in bookcase
Your office or den will look much fancier with a fake built-in bookcase. You can make it to fit any wall size.
24) Built-in bunk beds
Build bunk beds directly into the walls for a more classy and sophisticated feel. Your kids, or any guest, will love them.
25) Shower upgrade
OK, so this one may take a few more resources, but it’ll be sooooo worth it: Create a lounge chair in the shower for a relaxing experience.
26) Bedroom skylight
What’s fancier than falling asleep under the stars? Install a bedroom skylight, and enjoy drifting off to sleep at night.
27) Mirrored closet doors
Give your closet doors a high-end makeover by affixing some cheap framed mirrors to your closet doors and paint them the same color as your door.
28) Door window covering
If you’re sick of people being able to look right into your home through the windows on your front door, you can create this nifty magnetic covering. Most front doors are metal, so all you’re doing is gluing magnetic strips to a lovely piece of fabric of your choosing, like a beautiful white and gold chevron design. Learn how to make one below here.
29) 3D fridge stickers
Use 3D door fridge stickers to make your fridge really fancy looking. Designs range from the Eiffel Tower to beach scenes to nature scenes.
30) Update hardware
Make your kitchen or bathroom cabinets stand out by updating the drawer knobs and towel bars.
31) Canopy bed display
Nothing says royalty like a beautiful canopy bed display. You can make one yourself inexpensively. Here’s how.
32) Paint the ceiling
Paint your ceiling a contrasting color to give it a prominent, fancy vibe.
33) Small deck
Add a small deck to the master bedroom for a vacation getaway-like experience at home.
34) Tub fireplace
Place a fireplace near the tub. Talk about peaceful. It’ll be just like you’re at a fancy resort.
35) Refreshed landscaping
Updating your landscaping at an affordable cost can really give your home’s exterior a fancier and more modern look.
36) Address post
Many houses have their address number printed on the side of their home. Instead, add a beautiful address post with hanger to display your address in style.
37) Hide trash cans
City garbage cans aren’t exactly the most attractive looking things on the planet. Luckily, you can hide them with a simple yet fancy enclosure.
38) Crown molding
Add crown molding to your kitchen, bathroom or living room to create a sophisticated vibe. This job can get pricier if you’re doing an entire room, but you can give your kitchen or bathroom an inexpensive “expensive-looking” makeover by adding some molding to your cabinets.
39) Porch swing
If you have a front porch, it simply won’t be complete until you have a front porch swing. Buying a pre-built porch swing can be costly, but if you build it yourself, it will be just a fraction of that total. Simply Designing has a surprisingly simple tutorial on how to make your own.