18 ways to make your home feel fancier with a very small budget

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18 ways to make your home feel fancier with a very small budget

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You want to be fancy but you simply don't have the budget to give your home a Mayfair makeover, so what can you do? You can use exactly what you have, and a few things that you actually can afford, for a beautiful result. 

We've come up with some fabulous suggestions for how you can create the appearance of a super fancy home on a shoestring budget, and you'll soon see that it's all about the little details. From bling bathroomaccessories through to perfect pet beds, you can add a little high end appeal to every room in your home without breaking the bank. Want to find out how? Then let's begin!

1. Add pretty linens to your bed

2. Wooden touches can take a bathroom to the next level

modern  by Landmass London, Modern
Landmass London

Belgravia Mews House

Landmass London

3. Decant your wine into a super classy vessel

13 / 60 / 104 Decanter by ROKOS
ROKOS

13 / 60 / 104 Decanter

ROKOS

4. Upcycle existing furniture to make it look designer. Bright colours and MDF are really in right now and cheap to replicate!

modern  by Obi Furniture, Modern
Obi Furniture

Space bedside table

Obi Furniture

5. Nothing says hunting lodge credentials like a wall-mounted animal bust

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brush64

Laminated ash stag head

brush64

6. Get all your books out on display for a library feel. Nobody will actually look at the spines so Beano annuals still count!

library by Tim Jasper Country
Tim Jasper

library

Tim Jasper

7. While you're on a library vibe, what about a globe? You can always pick them up super cheap at car boot sales

classic  by Travers Antiques, Classic
Travers Antiques

Huge Philips Globe

Travers Antiques

8. Spray paint picture frames in the same colour to look elegant and stylish. Black or gold work well!

9. Keep your eyes peeled for thrift shop bargains, such as antique chairs that you can re-cover with a staple gun and some choice fabric

country  by Living Interiors UK, Country
Living Interiors UK

Living Interiors – Vertical Gardens

Living Interiors UK

10. Go all out with your pet bed choice. Nobody needs to know it's faux leather!

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homify

Balmoral large sofa in Chestnut faux leather

homify

11. Fresh flowers always look fancy as hell, but don't waste money on them. Simply snip a few from your garden

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rigby & mac

Home Accessories

rigby & mac

12. Exposed filament bulbs are cheap to buy but look like designer statement lighting

industrial  by William and Watson, Industrial
William and Watson

Decorative filament light bulbs

William and Watson

13. Grab a can of gold spray paint and get creative with your hose storage

modern  by Garden Glory, Modern

14. Washi tape is a fantastically cheap and easy to get hold of product that adds style and personality to all manner of household items. We love using it on light switch covers!

15. Sniff out antique door handles at flea markets to give all your doors a fancy makeover

classic  by UK Architectural Antiques , Classic
UK Architectural Antiques

Pair of Lever Door Handles in Antique Brass

UK Architectural Antiques

16. Unusually shaped household items always seem super fancy. Even a funky bottle opener will up your class credentials

minimalist  by Fate London, Minimalist
Fate London

Prism Bottle Opener

Fate London

17. Spray paint boring candle holders with a copper colour for instant upmarket vibes

eclectic  by rigby & mac, Eclectic
rigby & mac

Candlesticks by Jansen

rigby & mac

18. A faux fur rug won't break the bank but it will make your living room look lovely

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Skyeskyns

Arrangement Mosaic

Skyeskyns

19. Never miss an opportunity to be fancy by buying contemporary playing cards. Your friends will be blown away when you next play snap!

minimalist  by Fate London, Minimalist
Fate London

contemporary playing cards

Fate London
Modern houses by Casas inHAUS Modern

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