how to make your home look expensive without cashing in your life savings now I know not everyone’s budgets the same but don’t worry you no matter how big or how small your budget may be there will still be something for everyone in this video okay are you ready to get started
number one keep it clean no matter how much money you’ve spent on your home if there’s clutter it’s gonna feel gross if you can commit to making your bed picking things up off the floor and clearing your surfaces you will start to feel better about your space and feel way more inspired to make it beautiful and the best part the only thing cleaning costs you is your time maybe a few Clorox wipes number two stop to smell the flowers you guys you will not believe how much fresh flowers can add to your space not only do they give your house a splash of color and freshness but the smell is just so inviting and welcoming and it’s an added easy level of class and if you’re looking to save a few dollars.
skip the prearranged two bouquets and actually just buy a couple bundles of roses or hydrangeas and DIY a little bouquet yourself number three hang some curtains now I know I say this in nearly every single video but that’s just because it works there’s something about curtains you guys that just drips luxury it adds so much to space makes it feel bigger more homey more cozy and I don’t know it just like makes a random box like feel like a luxury room I cannot explain it just try it and remember when you go to hang that make sure your rods are close to the ceiling not right by the window learn that from your mom now don’t just buy them and throw them up on the windows make sure you wash them dry them and iron them you guys this makes all the difference in the world I’m not kidding you could buy $10 IKEA curtains which is what I have in my house and if you iron them they look like wet sound curtains and one more tip for a fuller more substantial look double up on the curtain makes a big difference number four hang your TV now this one shocks me how many people don’t do this there’s nothing luxurious about a plastic TV stand hang that baby I know it can seem a little intimidating at first but let me tell you it is so worth.
Now most TVs come with a wall mount but if yours doesn’t you can find one on Amazon for under 100 bucks and it will change the game in your living room your husband may be upset with you but tell them it’s worth it like I did to mine we have plaster walls it was much more difficult just drywall but anyway I digress number five invest your budget and things that you sit on okay real talk you guys we’ve all been there before when you’re furnishing a new home and trying to keep your budget low there is a huge temptation to kind of go cheap when it comes to investing in a sofa because it’s a very large price item you get home you most likely build it yourself and then every time you and your guests sit down you regret it I’ve been there you’ve probably been there well those days are over okay so why am I saying all this about a sofa well because we just got a new sofa and forever we’ve had an inexpensive sofa that was not.
very comfortable if you’re watching this video right now and you’re planning out your budget consider investing a large percentage of your budget into your sofa there are plenty other things that you can compromise and save money on but when it comes to the one thing that you spend the majority of your time sitting on choose wisely if you guys want to know where to start and looking for great sofas I recommend going to where we went which was the sofa company they’re super friendly they help you design a custom sofa and I know the word custom is like oh my gosh it’s gonna be so expensive no it’s crazy be the sixth floor husband like I do and you want a sofa that’s two inches deeper than normal they can do that and since they’re custom sofas start under a thousand dollars they will work with any budget number six decorate with candles and bottled matchsticks I think these cute little bottled matchsticks are some of my favorite new decor finds I don’t know if they’ve been out forever but I’ve noticed them popping up at a lot of different little boutiques around recently now if you don’t want to spend the money on buying them I have a trick for you get an empty spice bottle take the label off go buy
some matches at the grocery store.
For years it was very personal to them and they really wanted to use it so I didn’t buy any of the art for this house I actually hung the pieces they already owned I’m going to start by taking youto the lounge take a look at the before pictures we have some huge columns which we have now replaced but in this littleniche that just was drywall before Idesigned a beautiful chocolate stainedbuilt in look at this chandeliers well while the girls are sitting here having a glass of wine you know what the guys could be doing playing pool in the billiard room we have a nice pool tablethat the clients previously owned we kept it and then we put in this amazing Avenue lighting chandelier I don’t know balls going in different directions kind of thing get it balls going in different pockets got it over here this used to be a linen closet and it was kind of a seldom-used little storage place all right into the powder room now in the powder room that’s a room I like to get a little more I don’t know dramatic that’s good do you think there’s like a lot of us in sure.
well here is our brand-new kitchen and look at this great island we change the cabinet doors we kept the cabinet you know bases but change the doors and I had the last minute made a decision to change my handles I’d started to put on here some brushed nickel but they just kind of died and I thought with all the dark wood you know what Oliver Bruns so we switched him out spice drawer oh cool this is the best thing I hope I know how to do this do whatever you do with these things I think you cook something this is a hundred and twenty inch long.
table you could see it an army while at least ten people and we have ten chairs to go around it we added a third window over here put in beautiful window treatments aren’t these cute you see the little like trim going down every single color change on there it’s a different piece of fabric all sewn together that’s a big deal leave me a comment below and let me know do you love it I do o our diamond glass is lit now and it’s getting started and look at this architectural lamp so that you can take advantage of the light that comes through the window love stuff like that these look how they look very similar to what I put in the kitchen but look at this just a subtle BAM this right here what you’re looking at this is a custom-made table that I designed these are Ottomans that slide out and look perfect you can sit here put your feet up enjoy and there’s four of them all the way around every single person in this room could have their own ottoman you should sit down to try it no keep filming in order to fit everything into the budget we ended up not doing very much accessorizing as you can tell by the footage however in the end I came back to do a professional photo shoot I brought all the accessories I would have brought in at the time of the reveal and I set it up staged it for the photo shoot this is what it looks like when it’s complete.
you guys should join the next design session if you saw the betting one you’re probably going crazy right now you’ve probably been doing a lot of shopping I’m gonna show you how to make a difference in your home in one day by accessorizing and editing all right so let me take you down this hallway now come this way to the server room look how great this room turned out.
yeah I gotta tell you about this this surfboards what started this whole room I wanted to go with this server theme I wanted to hang this above the bed on this wall this is the wall that Grayson did for us out of all reclaimed wood which I think turned out amazing we went to hang it up here this thing would have been like out to here and it would have been like a guillotine didn’t think that was the message they wanted to send to their guests use that same fabric that was on the end of the bed on that throw and we used it as the shower curtain I kept looking everywhere for a mirror to put in.
All three of us come on our clients use this
room before as an in-home office space as well as a place to do some exercising
in this room I added the beams but we also added mirror on this back wall which
is really kind of makes that space feel so much larger we bought our client a
new desk and then we had this piece of art commissioned oh Iorgot to tell you
over by the window treatments in there we added dark shades that are on a
remote this one’s on a remote too so just want to see this this is the best part
this is what we added I mean it’s already great right there’s actually a best
part yet to come and that is this used to have a small balcony I’d say it was
probably four feet deep once we added the downstairs we were able to create an
upper terrace this used to be just a sliding glass door but now this is
actually a disappearing wall these four skylights that are accessible down
below to bring in light but look I can just you know walk all the way across
and I have no problem or fear of falling in that’s amazing don’t you think have
you ever seen skylights you can walk on before heck I could dance on it if I
wanted to I don’t particularly want to right now.
Does this look a little unsafe well for
those of you that have already left a comment because I know you have that that
just seems unsafe up there without any railing there is railing that’s coming
it is about this tall and it is thick solid glass frameless and it will go all
the way along here I mean the kids are on their way over to see it for the first
time you think they’re gonna be exciting oh my gosh.
Provide decoration safely and comfortably
In here this is such a fun space now before
I believe the walls were yellow it was really a large space and it was maybe
not put together as efficiently and more importantly it wasn’t so much that it
was that the kids were not little babies anymore. this is so so cool this used to be a white
built in in here that housed all these like like tons of games and kids stuff I
think it was calm probably one of those things where mom spent most of her time
putting everything away on the show we had a custom chalkboard made with that
reclaimed wood frame from art where then I came up with this idea of putting
these lights in here Edison bulb lights you’ll notice that there’s some small
square windows in here they’re 24 by 24 inches in my opinion from a design
perspective they were randomly placed I had Oskar create a frame around the
windows like a casement and then he built me more frames and then over here
there will be a large piece of art that will go there we don’t have it yet the
daughter is an artist and so she’s going to be doing some of the paintings and
they will go in these individual frames eventually making it very very personal
and very real a look we put the brick back there too to make it fun if this was
my house I might do the design sessions from here.
Add a place to play games
You can place Playstations that PlayStation
was that Nintendo does anyone play Nintendo anymore how about Gameboy got a gameboy
Mario I’m never leaving this house I always like I’m never home I’m I’m staying
here now my friends will come here our clients have three teenagers one boy and
two girls the two youngest had their rooms done such a long time ago that they
asked us to include that in the remodel of their home so let’s take a look at
the brother’s room his room is a little bit of a step up in this house in Del
Mar they had a son who shared a bathroom with his sister they said you know if
he could just have a sink where he could brush his teeth wash his hands in some
day shave that would be really cool you have your little sink Pino don’t feel
like share a bathroom and then we even cut out right here as we often do under
sinks so the plumbing can still go through but you can still use the drawer we
did on the back wall we did tile and then there’s stone granite right here for
the countertop but look at this fun square sink and then we hung this silver
mirror right above and just so you know this is wood right well here on the set
the, sides left and right Oscar covered it in glass so there’s glass here so
that if there’s any like water all over the place it’s going to be protecting
This is gonna be really
nice for our clients son can’t wait for him to see it when he walks in tonight
there are two teenage girls in this household and this one is the older one
she’s going away to college next year so we did just a few slight things using
her originally decided on taste artwork things that she’s actually painted herself
I believe these are hers and she had this kind of a thing she wanted a really
cool chair for her room I came across this really fun poof bohemian looking
fabrics all put together and then from Anthropologie I bought some additional
bedding for her added her existing quilt that she used to have but I added some
more bedding to fluff it up and make it look more luxurious this is gonna be
for her to put her own pictures of her travels her friends her family.
Downstairs located perfect for when mom comes into town now I’m gonna show you a bedroom where I did a messy bed we’re gonna tie the knot tie the knot you and me we hardly know each other everything on this bed is very neutral this is a linen and kind of a flax color white quilted very soft comfort over the top now in this room we purchased this headboard and the matching nightstands what was the last time you saw me do that I don’t usually buy sets of furniture but in this case this is actually a guest bedroom oh this guest bedrooms look really good crazy good crazy good like master bedroom we were tasked with here’s your budget it was very small I’m just telling you and see what you can come up with so we did we did go ahead and say that C word a nice coat of very neutral.
paint white trim all the way around and the base molding and the crown molding and then some very very inexpensive art pieces they’re not even framed and this is I’m not kidding you so lightweight like I can lift it up whoops oh my why did I do three pieces above this bed well it’s a king sized bed for one but look at this this is a pretty high headboard and when you have this much headboard and you have crown molding stopping down I only had like I don’t.
know maybe 30 inches available last walking down this prospective path across the lake because we are going to go bird-watching so he said I need to have a television in that room I said a television the only wall you could possibly put a television on is this one cuz this is when you’re in the bed you’re looking this way I do not want a TV that’s hanging on the wall with nothing below it so what I did was I got this very inexpensive and then this is just open so it gives me a sense that there’s a piece of furniture here but you can see through it so that’s it for today’s video on how to do a messy bad bedroom.