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I’m an Interior Designer and These 9 Cheap Things Will Make Any Home More Expensive and Chic

CREATING a home that looks expensive and chic doesn’t have to break the bank.

And you also don’t need to save up to buy one small thing at a time.


Garrett explained some of the things you can try at homeCredit: YouTube/GarrettLeChic

According to this interior designer, there are nine things you can simply add to your home that won’t cost you a lot of money, but will look expensive.

Garrett LeChic shared the nifty tricks on YouTube, explaining why the items look so chic.


Baskets are good for everything, explained the interior genius.

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You can get them in many different colors, shapes and sizes, so no matter what you need, there will be one to fit everything you need.

They won’t cost a fortune either, you can even buy them used for next to nothing!

Garrett said, “Oversized baskets look great in any style of home, they can make a traditional space more casual and a more modern space more comfortable.”

Matt paint

Flat paint can take up any space, from dull and boring to fancy and expensive.

“It’s the cheapest you can find, a really high-end matte paint will be more affordable than a low-end satin or eggshell paint.”

Garrett added that the finished look is still very sophisticated, despite the low price.

fresh flowers

Of course, having fresh flowers in your home might not be the cheapest thing to do if you have them in every room all the time.

“Fresh flowers take time and are very luxurious and beautiful, so if you have a garden, make your own arrangement,” Garrett said.

Wicker, rattan and bamboo

The pro said, “These always make a house look expensive, for the same reason baskets do, you get lots of interesting textures and details.”

“You can get them very cheaply,” he added, explaining that they still appear in second-hand stores.

Small tables

Adding a few small side tables will instantly make a room more expensive.

Although you can spend a lot of money on tables, smaller ones will almost always be cheaper.

They give a room a designer look without the designer price tag, Garrett explained.


“You should have an antique or vintage piece in every room,” the pro said.

“They bring so much character,” he added, explaining that vintage doesn’t have to mean expensive, especially if you’re looking for styles that aren’t too trendy right now.

picture lights

There are plenty of different things you can do with these lights depending on the pro.

He recommended buying some with sticky backs to stick under kitchen cabinets, or even using them to create a faux sconce.

“They’re very affordable, you can save thousands of dollars on electrical work,” he said.

kitchen hardware

Updating your entire kitchen can be expensive, but you can change just the hardware for an instant update.

Garrett explained that it’s the cheapest thing you can do for your kitchen that will make a huge difference.


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Garrett explained that real art will look more expensive than prints, and you can get it much cheaper than you think.

No matter what style of art you like, there is always something that will enhance your home.

You don't have to spend a lot of money on expensive lights


You don’t have to spend a lot of money on expensive lightsCredit: YouTube/GarrettLeChic
Add lights under kitchen cabinets for a chic look


Add lights under kitchen cabinets for a chic lookCredit: YouTube/GarrettLeChic
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Buy real art to look expensiveCredit: YouTube/GarrettLeChic

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