Belgravia Mews House:   by Landmass London

18 shoestring ways to make your home feel fancier

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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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 get clever with what you do buy!

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 bathroom accessories 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. White toilet roll? In a fancy home? We think not! Go the extra mile with some black toilet roll for elegant aesthetics

Belgravia Mews House:  Household by Landmass London
Landmass London

Belgravia Mews House

Landmass London

2. Decant your wine into a super classy vessel

13 / 60 / 104 Decanter:   by ROKOS
ROKOS

13 / 60 / 104 Decanter

ROKOS

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

Space bedside table: modern Bedroom by Obi Furniture
Obi Furniture

Space bedside table

Obi Furniture

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

Laminated ash stag head: scandinavian Living room by brush64
brush64

Laminated ash stag head

brush64

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

library: country Living room by Tim Jasper
Tim Jasper

library

Tim Jasper

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

Huge Philips Globe:   by Travers Antiques
Travers Antiques

Huge Philips Globe

Travers Antiques

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

8. 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

Living Interiors - Vertical Gardens:  Artwork by Living Interiors UK
Living Interiors UK

Living Interiors—Vertical Gardens

Living Interiors UK

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

country Living room by homify
homify

Balmoral large sofa in Chestnut faux leather

homify

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

Home Accessories:  Household by rigby & mac
rigby & mac

Home Accessories

rigby & mac

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

Decorative filament light bulbs:  Household by William and Watson
William and Watson

Decorative filament light bulbs

William and Watson

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

Products:  Garden  by Garden Glory

13. 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!

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

Pair of Lever Door Handles in Antique Brass :  Household by UK Architectural Antiques
UK Architectural Antiques

Pair of Lever Door Handles in Antique Brass

UK Architectural Antiques

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

Prism Bottle Opener:  Household by Fate London
Fate London

Prism Bottle Opener

Fate London

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

Candlesticks by Jansen:  Household by rigby & mac
rigby & mac

Candlesticks by Jansen

rigby & mac

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

Arrangement Mosaic:  Household by Skyeskyns
Skyeskyns

Arrangement Mosaic

Skyeskyns

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

contemporary playing cards:  Household by Fate London
Fate London

contemporary playing cards

Fate London

For more thrifty home enhancing ideas, take a look at this Ideabook: 21 Effective Home Improving Ideas That Cost Under £10.

Are you ready to get a little fancy in your home?
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