8 Decorating Mistakes That Make Your Home Look Cheap

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You opt for grocery-bought art

If you opt for cheap art, your house will look the same. In fact, even experts say that “everyone can spot cheap art, and this immediately makes a room look cheaper,” says Berk. 

Obviously, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on wall art, but you can actually opt for online custom-art services or vintage stores. “There are lots of cool custom art services available now, such as Minted and Leftbank Art, which allow you to affordably commission original art or have their prints framed and shipped,” Berk added.

However, another important thing that you have to keep in mind when choosing wall art is the frame, as it can make your house look cheaper as well. “One thing that can make a space look cheaper is mismatched picture frames,” says Lorna Aragon, home editor at Martha Stewart Living. “Using a uniform frame material like silver or wood and adding a few mattings looks much more ‘done’ and expensive.”

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