By Anne Haimes, Interior Designer and Founder of Anne Haimes Interiors
Interior designer, Anne Haimes, reveals the top tricks and tips to instantly make your home appear more expensive.
Swap out branded bottles for glass
Nothing can ruin the illusion of a perfectly decorated space like branded plastic packaging.
In the kitchen, take care to mask washing up liquids and soap in glass bottles that match your style.
Brown glass remains a highly popular option that’s neutral enough to suit most aesthetics. Alternatively, look to amber or recycled sea green glass bottles for more colourful options that are right on-trend.
Frame your artwork
To make your home look more expensive, I always recommend framing your artwork.
Nowadays, you don’t have to spend a tonne of money to have expensive-looking art – art prints have become increasingly popular for a cost-effective way to introduce unique and personalised art into your home.
But I often see people neglect to frame their prints which unfortunately can give the impression more of posters in a teenager’s bedroom than a luxurious home…
So, be sure to frame your art for an easy way to upscale your home.
With gallery walls remaining a big trend for 2022, be sure to mix up the colour and shape of your prints and frame for the most visually pleasing home.
Lighting is often the most overlooked part of interior design, but it’s essential to alter the mood of your space!
Getting the right scale for your room is important to designing an aesthetically pleasing, expensive-looking space, so consider the size and style of your room to match your lighting fixtures.
Larger, older properties may be better suited to pulling off grand styles such as traditional chandeliers while for more modern properties or those lacking in space, LED strip lighting is a great solution to create dramatic lighting.
Dotting smaller light sources around your room with lamps and candles can help create a cosier feeling during the evenings.
Floor scraping curtains
Curtains not only help soften a room and add more texture to a space, they’re also fantastic for creating optical illusions that helps your space look more expensive.
As a general rule, you want the bottom of your full-length curtains to skirt along your floor without dragging or leaving much of a gap.
Hanging curtains closer to the ceiling will also elongate your space and make your ceilings appear taller and grander.