Who doesn’t want their home to look expensive? Making your furniture and decor look a lot more expensive than they actually were, like you might have even hired an interior stylist to put it all together?
Here’s the thing: while fancy furniture and decor will give your home that *expensive* feel, it’s possible to fake it if you don’t have that cash to splash. How? By focusing on the details.
There are tons of tweaks you can make to fake that upgrade, and home styling creator and mom-of-two Chantel Mila shared some of her favorites in two Instagram feeds. “Treat yourself to cheap luxuries to make your home feel amazing,” she writes with one Reel.
Some of her heels forward.
Candy Sheets With Hotel Corners
While most of your houseguests won’t come into your bedroom, this hack will you feel like your home is expensive by recreating hotel bedding in your own.
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“Make simple hotel/hospital corners on your linens to make the space feel a little more special,” writes Mila. “I also used flax-linen sheets, which have a natural, soft texture—no ironing required.”
In the video, she explains that you lift the sides of the sheet into a triangle, tuck in the base, and then tuck in the triangles to create the polished effect you see with hotel bedding.
Spray tap water on bed linen
Another fancy-feeling hack in the bedroom is to create crisp sheets, another element synonymous with hotel bedding.
If you don’t feel like ironing your sheets, fill a spray bottle, which you can get at Kmart, with tap water, then spray it on them. The water will easily smooth out their wrinkles, making your bed look polished.
Hide tangled ropes
Next: hide your ropes. While Mila uses the cords around her bedside table, including her lamp outlet cord and phone charger, she says that if you can hide cords anywhere else around your house, do it. The area will look less cluttered and feel more spacious.
Mila suggests using clear, hook-and-loop fasteners, which you can stick to the side of a piece of furniture and wrap the cord around.
Declutter Tables and Surfaces
Finally, clear away any tables and surfaces. While Mila again uses an example from a bedroom, the rule can be applied to any tables and surfaces in your home.
When placing decor items back on the cleaned surface, Mila suggests considering the rule of thirds for placement, which is to divide the space into horizontal and vertical thirds, then place the items along any of the four centers . The trick is also used in photography, as it is said that when objects are placed in those spots, the eye then knows to focus there.
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