How to Make Your Home Look More Luxe With the Items You Already Own

Lauren Powell

News flash: You don’t need to spend thousands to give your home an elegant, more refined update. Three letters: DIY. We’re not talking the crafty DIY, we’re talking about turning the items you already own into your very own investment pieces. Think of it as a simple, effective, and most importantly, the ultimate— and most rewarding—weekend project. Scroll down see how you can make your home look more luxe in the space of just a few hours. Really!

Mongolian Lamb Stool

Before you head to the shops to purchase that dreamy Mongolian lamb item that’s been top of your wish list—whether it be a throw, rug, or stool—attempt to make it yourself. It’s as easy as the purchase and needless to say, at least a third of the price!

Owned item: Stool.

Materials: Stool and a white Mongolian lamb cushion cover.

Full tutorial: Preciously Me

Open Weave Side Table

Who thought a simple addition to a modest round side table could take its appearance from basic to beautiful? This DIY update is worth every crafty minute.

Owned item: Round side table.

Materials: Ikea side table, 2 24×36″ sheets of metal sheeting, thin metal wire, gold spray paint, Pliers with wire cutters, Staple gun, and 1/4″ staples.

Full tutorial: Style Me Pretty

Buffalo Check Vanity Stool

This genius and simple DIY upholstery updates takes your humble stool from regular to refined.

Owned item: Stool.

Materials: Madison vanity bench, gold spray paint, buffalo check fabric, staple gun, staples, drill or screwdriver.

Full tutorial: Style Me Pretty

Marble Top Table

This ever so simple DIY hack transforms a basic table into one of the most exquisite items in the room.

Owned item: Square-edged table.

Materials: Marble contact paper and scissors.

Full Tutorial: The Clever Bunny

Customised Ribbon Towels

Arguably the simplest home décor hack in the book, but possibly the most effective. Add a beautiful ribbon to your bath towels and take them from standard to sophisticated.

Owned item: Bath towels.

Materials: Bath towels, ribbon, cotton, and sewing machine.

Full Tutorial: Meet Me in Philadelphia

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What item have you updated in your home to make it look more expensive? Share with your DIY tips below!

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