How to Make Your Home Look Expensive With Only $100 at IKEA
Since our eyes naturally gravitate toward those high-end pieces (call it a girl's prerogative), we've had to master the art of crafting a luxe look for less—these décor formulas, for example, always look expensive. The secret to decorating like a millionaire without spending like one is all in the high/low mix, and there's one brand we reach for every time to execute the stylish fusion: IKEA.
Loved by interior designers and home decorators alike, the popular Scandinavian brand is brimming with regret-free finds that make cheap look chic—this is the one thing we always buy. So in the true spirit of making the homes of our frugal sisters look fashionable, we compiled the top IKEA finds to upgrade every room in the house for just $100 (or less).
Scroll through our selections, and get ready to elevate your home without putting a dent in your savings account.
As the hero of the home, your kitchen deserves a little upgrade. While some of our IKEA suggestions are aesthetically pleasing, for the most part, they serve a functional purpose. Who doesn't want a wooden kitchen cart? Your dinner guests will love them too.
IKEA Borghamn Handle ($13)
Whether you're looking for affordable upgrades to make your rental look expensive or you want to make some tired kitchen cabinets look like new, a simple hardware switch-out is the perfect solution. These modern black handles will elevate any pantry in an instant.
The Living Room
The living room is where we relax, unwind, and indulge, so it deserves a few more luxuries to help you drift into that dream state. IKEA brings that fantasy to life without impacting your budget.
The Dining Room
Whether you're expecting guests or just enjoying your own company, the dining room should make every mealtime feel special. It doesn't need to cost you either. Just a few simple style adjustments will make all the difference.
The bathroom is where you spend most of your time from the morning rush before work to that self-care beauty regimen to unwind each night. Even if your restroom is small, these handy IKEA products will make it seem bigger and add some much-needed updates.
Your master boudoir is the main event—of the house, that is. Creating a stylish cocoon to retire each night after a long, hard workday is just what the doctor ordered. Turning your bedroom into a whimsical space will only bring on the sweetest of dreams. And we all need that kind of slumber right now.
It's the first impression people have of your home, so it deserves an upgrade, right? The entryway is where you showcase your favorite objects and set the tone for the rest of the space. So it's time to make it count. It doesn't need to cost a lot; in fact, most of it can be repurposed from sentimental pieces you already have, but we found two IKEA items that will make your entry Insta-worthy.