5+ Creative Hacks That'll Make Your Home Look Bougie On A Budget

Diply 14 Aug 2018

Doesn't everyone want to look bougie without spending a ton of money? I mean, I know I do! I love finding ways to make people think I've dropped a ton of money on something when really I made it myself.

There are tons of easy ways to do this with your clothes, but also with your house, too! I love when people come over and think I've put a ton of effort into my home when I haven't. I think you should try some of these hacks yourself!

1. Get fancy in your closet.

The Crafted Life | The Crafted Life

And I don't mean get new clothes or revamp your entire wardrobe! While you might not have a ton of people going through your personal closet, if you've got a hallway closet you can make it look nice for when people hang their jackets!

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An easy way to do this is to use dollar store wooden hangers and add temporary tattoos to them!

The Crafted Life | The Crafted Life

How beautiful are these floral designs that The Crafted Life added to some simple hangers? I bet these would make a huge splash when someone goes to hang their coat.

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2. Get rid of your dish soap bottle.

Lil Blue Boo | Lil Blue Boo

Let's face it, most dish soap bottles aren't going to grace the cover of Good Housekeeping. If you want to get fancy, let's get rid of those bottles! Lil Blue Boo added some etching cream to a glass bottle instead.

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Using a glass bottle (like an oil dispenser) is a great alternative to a plastic soap bottle.

Lil Blue Boo | Lil Blue Boo

The etching cream gives it a nice bougie touch, and it's super affordable, too! You can get a bottle like this at the dollar store and some etching cream at the craft store.

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3. If you haven't started playing around with colorful polymer clay, you should do that ASAP!

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

I just bought some to play around with, and the opportunities are endless with all the fun colors.

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A Kailo Chic Life used some brightly colored clay to make a faux neon sign that looks great on her mantel.

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

Adding some colorful artwork to your home is an easy way to make it look expensive without spending too much money!

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4. Make your own chalk paint with baking soda.

Hometalk | Kara S.

Chalk paint seems to be all the rage, but it can also be a bit pricier than traditional latex paint. The good news? You can make your own!

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Kara shows us that with a little bit of baking soda, you can turn any latex paint into chalk paint while staying on budget.

Hometalk | Kara S.

I already have a can of leftover paint and baking soda at home, so why not?!

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5. One way to give your home added "oomph" is to create place settings worthy of a fancy restaurant.

Homey Oh My | Homey Oh My

I definitely don't have my dining table set up every day, but maybe I should do it more often!

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Homey Oh My shows us how to create paint-splattered placemats that are going to make you want to set up your table every day.

Homey Oh My | Homey Oh My

This is absolutely perfect for your next dinner party!

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6. And if having your dining table set every day isn't really your thing, there are other ways to make your dining table seem bougie.

Bliss Makes | Bliss Makes

You can create your own table runner with Shibori-style tie-dye!

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Bliss Makes shows us a simple technique that will take you back to your camp days.

Bliss Makes | Bliss Makes

The results are truly stunning and worthy of any fancy restaurant. I'd definitely rock this in my home!

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7. What makes you seem more together than actually putting a bed skirt on your bed?

Hometalk | Eve Moore Kiser

Nothing, that's what. I don't think I've actually ever put a bed skirt on my bed before!

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Eve Moore Kiser created this bed skirt by tearing up a drop cloth made out of canvas and tying it around the bed frame.

Hometalk | Eve Moore Kiser

The result is definitely worth the time and effort!

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8. I absolutely love using nature in my projects to make things look chic and funky!

Hometalk | Made By Barb

This project uses a leaf to emboss the pattern on concrete coasters, which is such a cool idea.

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The result would look amazing at any home bar.

Hometalk | Made By Barb

And you know you'll look fancy when you can offer your friends a coaster to put their drink on! Made By Barb did such a great job with this one.

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