With just a few fixes, you can make your living room look more expensive. Here are cheap DIY tricks to fix up your living room and add value to your home.
I am a strong believer in the art of adding value. There is a common fallacy in the world that you must buy the best products or hire the most expensive decorators if you want to make your living room look good.
The truth is, you don’t have to spend the phenomenal prices importing antique furniture from Italy would cost you. We are talking about simple DIY projects that are easy to do, but still help in appreciating the Value of your home.
Add dry plank to your wall
We have all heard about how much people value the look of exposed brick. Slowly, over the years, this has become a symbol of luxury and style. Well, if you are not exactly into exposed brick but would still want to achieve the kind of look and luxury that it brings, then the next best thing is to use dry plank. All you have to do here is choose a small section of your wall and superimpose dry plank wood onto it. It doesn’t have to be the whole living room, just a section (maybe one wall). Dry plank, depending on the type of wood, is highly affordable, easy to nail to the wall and the finished look will not only be exotic but also bring out the ‘exposed brick effect’.
Create a gallery wall
A little-known secret in this world is that some of the most luxurious things are perceived. Of course, some things you simply must buy at great value but that does not mean that you cannot create value from the simplest of things. For example, one of the best ways to create the perception of luxury in your living room is to create a gallery wall. Now, you do not have to hand million dollar Picasso paintings on this wall. In fact, you can just hang a few of your well-taken family portraits and so on. This section of the wall will act as your own personal gallery. This is extremely cheap to do but the kind of effect it will have on all those who lay eyes on it will be unbelievably luxurious. It shows them that you are progressive and a lover of the arts.
Build your own wine holder
This is yet another illusion of luxury. Instead of going through all the trouble of transforming your basement into a wine cellar (which you can do by the way; it is a wonderful way to greatly increase the value of your home) you can just simply fashion a simple wine holder for your living room. This has to be nothing fancy, just a simple, yet well-designed structure. Just the fact that you have a wine holder in sight makes the whole place look expensive.
You do not have to spend a million dollars to achieve luxury. Sometimes it is all about the little things you do. With these creative DIY ideas, you can instantly make your living room look expensive, well thought out and increase the value of your entire home.