Make Your Home Look Like a Million Bucks

Want a rich look in your home? These tips from stylists, designers and bloggers are proof that you can get posh style without a steep price tag.

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November 25, 2014

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Keep It Clean

"I am up and about for more than 12-14 hours a day, sometime in heels that should be illegal. So the one thing I look forward to is calling it a night in a bed with freshly laundered sheets. There's something magical about being able to indulge in a personal, clean and soft bed that I find priceless. Add lavender candles and I'm a happy, happy gal." -Manvi Drona, Mochatini

Go Faux

"I have a go-to trick I love to help make any space feel instantly luxe. While I love the look of fur blankets and throws, I don't love the price and prefer to go faux anyway. So, one of my favorite tricks is to buy two or three faux fur throws and get them sewn together at my local dry cleaners. Then, voila! You have a custom fur blanket to drape over your bed." -Erica Reitman, Design Blahg

Don't Lose Your Marbles

"I love the look of high-end materials like marble and polished brass, but if you can't afford, say, an all-marble kitchen countertop, why not bring those materials into your space by using them on smaller pieces and home accessories? I have a table lamp with a marble base that adds a very posh touch to my home office." - Camille Styles, lifestyle blogger & Creative Director at

Be Brassy

"I've placed a couple of small brass sculptural objects on a bookshelf that add another layer of luxe." - Camille Styles, lifestyle blogger & Creative Director at

Look Into Mirrors

"One way to make a room feel luxurious is by purchasing an assortment of different sized antique frames and then painting them all white. Instead of filling them with pictures, I like to put mirrors inside them. Hang in different spots on one main wall and instantly the room will feel luxurious!" - Anthony Baratta, Anthony Baratta, LLC

Work That Artwork

"Art is a great go-to for giving your space a more luxurious, unique feel. A lot of people are intimidated by art because it can be so expensive. But you don't necessarily have to spend a fortune on art. All of my favorite art comes either from artist friends or from flea markets and thrift stores. You can update vintage art by framing it in a fresh new frame." - Orlando Soria, Creative Director, Homepolish

Add Some Flower Power

"Place a small spray of pink, store-bought tulips or carnations in a tight arrangement in a small vase or decorative glass on the nightstand. It adds a dose of boutique hotel hospitality, elevating the everyday moments." - Marisa Marcantonio, Stylebeat

Test Your Metals

"When I think luxe, I think just a hint of shimmer or sparkle. It's the 'less is more' rule and making those little moments pop! Like wearing a little black dress, but the real element that makes it special is the jewelry. Bits of metallic accessories throughout can elevate any space." - Tyler Wisler, Tyler Wisler Home

Dim the Lights

"I always make sure there's a dimmer on every light switch, and that I have plenty of lamps throughout a space. Adjusting the lighting in a room can make it moody, cozy, romantic, relaxing, and definitely luxurious." - Julia Noran, President and Site Director, Editor at Large

Treat Your Windows

"My trick for making a low budget space appear much more high-end is to splurge on tailored window covering, even if everything else within the room is low-end. This doesn't mean $100 per yard fabric needs to be used. In fact, the drapery panels can even be ready-made; they just need to be properly lined, hemmed and attached to drapery rods with rings and drapery hooks. So, anytime someone asks me my must-have styling trick to give a room a luxurious or high-end look, my answer is always to pay close attention to the tailoring of windows." - Brian Patrick Flynn, Decor Demon

Don't Ignore Your Entry

"Having fresh flowers on display to greet guests when they walk in the door is an instant mood-uplifter. Not only does it add a wonderful fragrance, it adds a touch of color and natural beauty like nothing else can." - Marisa Marcantonio, Stylebeat

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