Not everyone can afford to have a decorator come in and make changes to their home. For those of us that cannot afford a remodeler and feel that our houses are too cramped and tiny, here are a few tips:

  1. You should remove the dust jackets from the bookcase and rather put pretty objects there. You can make the back wall of the bookcase stand out or blend in – based on whether you want this to be the focus of attention or give a sense of calm.
  2. The books can be wrapped in marbleized paper which will make the books look smart, add to the attraction and even entice someone to read them.
  3. Lighting is essential. The lighting should be energy saving. This helps to pay for itself over the long run.
  4. The cabinets should be fitted with shiny and eye catching knobs. This adds the glam value to the home.
  5. The pictures rather than having them scattered throughout the home can be rather rehung all together on one wall and this wall can be a statement wall or a gallery wall.
  6. The ceiling can be painted in different colors to make a style statement. Most people do not usually pay much attention to the ceiling. This adds a lot of glam value.
  7. Gold leaf lamps, tables or chairs make the entire house look rich.
  8. The kitchen should be remodeled to have under counter swing out storage, the corner storage should be used better and this helps to remove the clutter.
  9. The windows should be dressed up in ripple folds or wood blinds
  10. Tassels and tiebacks to curtains help to add a rich feel to the place.
  11. Switch plates which are stylish lighten the mood as does dated fireplaces.