How to Make Your Home Look More Expensive – More Splash than Cash



hi Kim smart with smart interiors located in San Diego California would you like your home to look more expensive without breaking the bank I have five tips for getting that luxury look for less and I call it more splash than cash so number one on my list is crown molding a space that lacks crown molding has a tendency to look average especially those rooms that are boxy or have very little architectural detail for very little money crown molding provides richness to the space when picking molding select a wider trim for more impact and in this case the wider the trim the more expensive the room is going to look number two throw pillows are fabulous accessory for your couch chairs and love seats I say pile on the pillows one pair is too skimpy use two pairs in contrasting patterns colors and textures also ignore using a bunch of 12 to 18 inch pillows opted instead for larger 22 inch pillow covers and then stuff them with a 24 inch down blend insert the bigger pillows will have a much bigger impact number 3 upgrading hardware finishes in bathrooms and kitchens most tract homes come with standard generic Hardware builders use these items in bulk because they're more cost-effective but it's not necessarily in the best interest of the homeowner who wants a more custom look Hardware is not that expensive you can find more unique options at a hardware store specialty shop or flea market number four I have to say lighting is one of those areas that people just have a tendency to overlook lighting is also one of those builders standard accessories that typically lack character and style toss out those nondescript chandeliers pendant lights bathroom bar lights you know the ones that go above the mirror with the little bulbs in them you got to get rid of those and get rid of those nondescript ceiling fans all of these items really need to be replaced with a more designer look and to be able to find these items try scouting secondhand stores flea markets or even Craigslist is a great place number five nothing says luxury like fresh flowers and plants the beauty of flowers and plants is that they really look wonderful everywhere I know I know not everybody can have fresh flowers in their homes or maintain green plants if you have fake flower arrangements and plants make sure they are current so if your faux plants are more than five years old okay I'm going to say that one more time if your faux plants are more than five years old they need to be retired and retired as Co word for they need to go in the trash it's because after five years those plants are faded dusty and more importantly the style of those plants are dated follow these tips and you can take your home from ordinary to extraordinary and you will see that luxury is in the details

28 Comments

  • honey hush

    April 13, 2019

    Very smart vid. Ty.

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  • Awobe Lamera

    April 13, 2019

    Can a wider trim of crown moulding work for a low ceiling room?

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  • S C

    April 13, 2019

    Why do so many you tubers just watch videos to criticize and point out things they don’t like? It’s so rude! Everytime I watch a cooking video all the comments are tips for changing or improving the recipe.
    Knock it off! Just watch, to watch, don’t knit pick, life’s too short. And if you think you can do so much better than start you’re own channel, until then trying being nice for a change.
    ( FYI: I didn’t even notice her hands) you people suck! I enjoyed the tips, they were good, but most ya all probably didn’t even listen to them. What is it Ellen says? Be kind to one another. ?

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  • Lisa Lisa

    April 13, 2019

    Great ideas, just cant afford the expensive ceiling fans for all 9 rooms thou….

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  • Marilyn Mosier

    April 13, 2019

    I love those ideas. I will apply them to my home

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  • oldschool

    April 13, 2019

    Shiny reflective surfaces, no nic nacs/clutter on tables, shelves or floor- just some nice stand alone pieces (crystal, brass/gold, silver, ceramic, porcelain and marble), and neutral or muted colors help make a room more elegant too. And how much easier to clean!!

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  • Queen of Greatness

    April 13, 2019

    I have a round antique table sitting in the middle of my living room floor and I keep roses from Walmart in them… Or any flowers from Walmart (live flowers)
    Looks & smells great ✨?✨

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  • Anne Wollstein

    April 13, 2019

    Great tips

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  • Vanessa Shaw

    April 13, 2019

    Very..very clever. Thanks!

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  • Hello Ruth Anne

    April 13, 2019

    Really nice and useful

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  • Mike Cagle

    April 13, 2019

    If they (faux plants) need to go in trash, why dont you just say so?

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  • Anne Meridien

    April 13, 2019

    I think she is lovely. I was not at all distracted by her hands. She is beautiful. Great tips. I live in San Diego so I may hire her.

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  • Earmark Audiology, LLC

    April 13, 2019

    Just leave her hands alone! She's really nice!

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  • Genie Meadows

    April 13, 2019

    I like your cool ideas.

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  • Cindy Kingsley

    April 13, 2019

    Your information is wonderful. I'm a bit confused about the lighting though. Whats wrong with a chandelier? I still see them beautifully in up to date homes and I like them. Oh, and about the hands. People like that are just "looking for something to bitch about". Just blow them off. Thanks for the info

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  • Shannon Cunningham

    April 13, 2019

    GREAT TIPS!!!????

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  • Fab Home Store

    April 13, 2019

    Great tips!

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  • Ellen Hofer

    April 13, 2019

    Too much waving your arms all over the place is very annoying & distracting

    Otherwise great tips & ideas.

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  • Sandra Marcano

    April 13, 2019

    Precioso Muy Bonito

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  • blackattackcat

    April 13, 2019

    A good place for throw pillows is Habitat Re-Store. Nice pillows for $3 apiece.

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  • Gul Gul

    April 13, 2019

    Crown molding isn’t fashionable for modern houses. You want your home look high end buy high end stuff . Buy less but good cheap additions will only clutter

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  • Jills Mcfarland

    April 13, 2019

    Free free free Not !

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  • Homyra Karamallah

    April 13, 2019

    That's fabulous , masha-allah , thank you

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  • Jonathan Wells

    April 13, 2019

    I know little about interior design and since Laure and I broke up, my house has become a man cave from hell

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  • Bettylou

    April 13, 2019

    You can't sit on a sofa with large pillows.

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  • Charles Jensen

    April 13, 2019

    Why?

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  • Carrol Last

    April 13, 2019

    So…… with a small home or ceilings less than 8 feet. Will thicker crown mould bring the ceiling down to much?

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  • Nikka Design

    April 13, 2019

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