I'm an interior designer – here's 3 easy ways to make your home look more expensive on a budget

A POSH-looking home is achievable even without a Kardashian budget.

Interior designer Mandy Shipp showed exactly how to make your abode look like it's on the cover of a luxurious home magazine for cheap.

In a series of social media videos, Shipp gave some insight on how she makes her home look extravagant while saving big bucks.


Shipp's first tip was to get gutter chains which could be purchased on Amazon for under $100.

According to Shipp they are easy to install and can replace the downspouts for gutters.

When it rains the water will simply flow down the chains.

Adding loads of style to your home, they will take your gutters from drab to fab.


Next, Shipp suggested modern house numbers which you can get off of Amazon for just $6.

Any graphic designer will tell you how important font is when creating a brand, and this should extend to your home too.

When asked how she got them to stick, Shipp responded: "They are drilled into the stucco, but they are so lightweight you could use some double-sided foam tape and they would stay put easily."

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Shipp's final suggestion was to get L.E.D Edison bulbs. These could be put on a chandelier, a singular ceiling light, or different lighting of your choice.

Shipp's favorite Edison bulbs are 3000K soft white. Her personal home has bright white bulbs that make the home feel cold, but the 3000k will make a home appear warmer but not too orange.


If you're looking for ways to avoid making your home look cheap, another interior expert that goes by Wayna gave her input.

Clutter was one of the things she mentioned to avoid.

"If you have clutter everywhere it will not look like a high-end design or a well put together space," the pro explained.

The best way to avoid this is to get organized and make sure everything has a place to go.

"Everything in your home needs a home," she stated.

Additionally, Wayna suggested hanging your curtains high.

The DIY whizz said: "If you do this one thing right your place is going to look so put together and more like a home."

Blinds are also okay, but vertical ones should be avoided, the pro joked: "They're so 2000's, ew."

If you must have blinds, opt for horizontal ones, as they look significantly more modern and expensive.

Another suggestion of Wayna's was to not have matching furniture.

This rule doesn't apply if you have a huge room where you can get away with it. Outside of that, matching furniture looks pretty cheap.

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Instead, find cohesive pieces that can work well together in a space.

The interior expert explained: "If you find a sofa find two chairs that will complement it, don't be matchy matchy."

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