10 Sneaky Ways to Make Your Place Look Luxe on a Budget

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There aren’t many things more satisfying than having people over and getting compliments on your place—especially when you spent far from a fortune to make it look chic. Not only does it speak volumes about your ability to spot a deal, but it shows that your thoughtful styling choices with well-chosen, well-placed finds didn’t go unnoticed. Whenever this happens to me (on the daily—JK), I coolly thank the complimenter and do a little 💃 in my head.

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The point is: Getting a deal is always a rush, but it’s especially thrilling when it comes to home décor, because it’s not like that shit is generally cheap. But there are a few hacks that always work when it comes to making a space appear much pricier and higher-end.

Below, 10 of our favorite tricks, paired with excellent shopping picks—all under $200 (and many under $100). Happy styling!

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Leather Throw Pillows

A leather throw pillow upgrades everything around it.

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Leather Throw Pillows

Mina Victory Natural Leather and Hide Wavy Basket Weave Cognac Throw Pillow by Nourison, $89; at Overstock

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Marble Accents

Marble exudes cool elegance, even if it's just an accent piece.

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Marble Accents

Waterworks Studio Luna White Marble Tray, $60; at Nordstrom

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Metallic Furniture and Accessories

Armchairs suddenly look more sophisticated next to a gold side table.

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Metallic Furniture and Accessories

Martini Side Table, $159; at West Elm

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Cozy Throws

A cozy throw makes a minimalist bedroom kinda decadent.

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Cozy Throws

Mohair Grey Throw, $149; at CB2

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High-Design Furniture

A high-design piece like this super-modern chair elevates the items around it.

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High-Design Furniture

Elkton Accent Chair With Wooden Frame, $188; at Houzz

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Luxury Rugs

Find a soft, neutral rug to make a simple space feel subtly luxe.

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Luxury Rugs

Indie Shag, from $99; at Gilt

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Fancy Candleholders

Gold candleholders bring grown-up glamour.

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Fancy Candleholders

Skultuna Small Candlestick, $118; at Barneys

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A Chic Shower

A bathroom can go from basic to chic with the right shower curtain.

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A Chic Shower

e by design Cop-IKAT Geometric Shower Curtain, $75; at Gilt

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Copper Knicknacks

Copper bowls are a pretty (and organized) coffee table touch.

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Copper Knicknacks

Hammered Copper Bowl, $90; at Williams-Sonoma

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Jewel-Toned Rugs

Furniture looks stately when accented by a jewel-toned rug.

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Jewel-Toned Rugs

Chroma Overdyed Rug in Pink, from $199; at Urban Outfitters

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