Nobody wants their home to look shabby or less than amazing. Most people want their home to look more expensive, and there's nothing wrong with that. But how does one go about making their home look more expensive? There are plenty of great ways to add some dollar signs throughout your home that won't break the bank, some such ideas include:

The Use Of Video Screens
Technology is instantly viewed as more expensive and high end, and for good reason, as a lot of technology is pretty expensive. Video screens or digital screens are a great way to have a high-tech display of what you need to see most. Instead of using stuffy cork boards or post-it notes, LCD or LED screens placed in the right location can do wonders to reduce clutter and add an expensive touch that is sure to impress nearly anyone who sees it. Not only that but having a digital screen is not only good looking but extremely functional as well.

Use Some Rugs
A well placed, nice looking rug is sometimes the exact key to making your home go from looking shabby to chic. However, consider the material and design of the rug, as well as the color palette. It's important to get a rug that not only matches the room it's placed in but enhances it as well. When executed correctly, adding a rug is a great way to make your home look and even feel more expensive than it actually is.

Be Minimal
Minimalism is in for a very good reason. Having a minimalist design is perfect for making your home look more expensive. Additional clutter can look shabby and even cheap, so be sure to keep things properly stored. Only keep what looks best in view and keep everything else behind the scenes. Minimalist designs help a room feel freer and let the accents speak for themselves, instead of the clutter.

Choose The Right Lighting
Lighting can sometimes make all of the difference when it comes to making a home look more expensive. For best results, consider adopting a layered lighting approach. By using multiple light sources of different depths, you'll be creating an illusion of rich color and expense. It's important to choose the best fixtures and finishes as well, so keep in mind your color scheme before buying lighting. Most of all, avoid any lighting which may look appropriate in a college dorm room. While there's nothing wrong with this style, it doesn't necessarily scream expensive either.

Choose The Best Accents
Accents are important in fashion and in the art of home design as well. When choosing accents, you'll want to choose the correct accents that accentuate the finer things in a room. You can do this by choosing the right tchotchke, textiles, and texture. Following these three words, you can add expensive looks to any room. Textures such as fur pillows and ruffle covers look classy and add an aura of expense. The same can be said for the correct textiles and colors as well as the right trinket and little add-ons, such as vases and planters. By using the right accents, you can control the dial of expense on your home. If used wisely and correctly, accents can add those final touches.

Making your home look more expensive may seem more difficult to do than it actually is. With the right amount of knowledge and the right design, any home can look more expensive than it actually is. You don't need to have expensive features to look expensive, especially if one follows the tips above. However, remember to have fun and to let your personality shine through the design as well, because after all, you're the one who lives there.

Author's Bio: 

Holly Clark is a freelance writer and works as a content manager for various international brands. When Holly is not researching and writing she loves nothing more than heading out into the country for some downtime.