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Make your home look more expensive in 5 easy steps

If you’re figuring out how to sell luxury homes or how to make your property look like the valuable piece of Cabo San Lucas real estate that it is, you’ve come to the right blog post.

This piece will give you tips and ideas on how to make Los Cabos, Mexico villas look even more upscale.

Simplify the space

Don’t weigh your home down with too many knick-knacks. Start decluttering by clearing away items that don’t serve a clear purpose or add to the home’s overall aesthetic.

This lets you highlight select pieces, which will stand outing a simplified space. This could be anything from a valuable painting, some extraordinary travel photos, or heirloom furniture.

It also allows you to treat the room like a blank canvas once you start redecorating. It becomes easier to envision the space as having different theme, and helps you decide where to place new pieces.

Once you’ve decluttered your home, you must keep editing your space to keep it clutter-free. This means taking something out whenever you bring in a new item. This helps keep your home décor up to date. It also helps you keep the clutter to a minimum.

If you must keep a sizeable collection, consider investing in custom shelves or display cases. This will keep your collection organized. It will also make it easier for your guests to appreciate your collectibles.

Swap out your fabrics

One of the easiest things you can do is change the sheets, towels, curtains, pillow covers, and rugs. Investing in quality fabrics will go a long way in making your home look and feel more luxurious.

For a coastal chic look, breathable fabrics like linen and cotton can do wonders for your room. Handwoven rugs and hand-dyed curtains will also give it an earthy yet high-end flair.

Cotton slipcovers, in particular, are not just easy on the eyes – they’re also quick to replace with heavier fabrics for winter.

What’s on the inside that counts, too – a regular pillow will feel so much more luxurious when you replace the insides with down and feather. Likewise, have your seats reupholstered to keep them looking brand new.

Feel free to play around with rope-like textures by bringing in natural materials like rattan, wicker, bamboo, seagrass, sisal, and capiz shell. Cabo offers a wealth of traditional Mexican housewares and furniture that you can incorporate into the overall design of your home. 

Repaint the walls

Conventional wisdom dictates that’s ticking to neutrals to give a home a more upscale vibe. Not only is it tasteful and subdued, it also allows other design elements, such as fine artwork and furniture, to really stand out.

But you can bring in more color if you’re decorating a waterfront property. Blue is the quintessential coastal chic color. Choose from a variety of shades, including navy, indigo, turquoise, light blue, seafoam, and more.

Nothing embodies coastal living like nautical stripes. Adorn the walls with white and navy-blue stripes to give your home that beach house feels.

Not into stripes? Try whitewashing the walls. Whitewashing is the process of layering a translucent white stain to the walls. It’s sheerer than a full coat of paint, and as a result, looks more natural.

You can also bring in whitewashed accents, such as bricks and driftwood, to give your home a modern coastal vibe.

If you live in a Spanish or Mediterranean-style home, you can play with a palette of warm colors like salmon pink, mustard yellow, and terracotta red. You can also experiment with different textures like Venetian or Spanish Drag.

Let there be light

If you own a waterfront home, you can highlight Cabo’s unique seaside setting by brightening up the interior of your home. Allow natural light to enter by drawing the curtains and airing out the rooms.

Installing French doors, sliding glass doors, and skylights will let sunlight fill up the rooms during the day. Remove window treatments that absorb natural light. For curtains, use sheer and light-colored fabrics.

You can also decorate with mirrors and other reflective surfaces to liven up the interior. Aside from installing large wall mirrors and glossy splashbacks, you can bring in chandeliers, brass candlesticks, shiny doorknobs, silver photo frames, clear acrylic furniture, stainless steel appliances, and more.

Translucent and reflective finishes can help break up solid blocks of color and make the space look lighter and more open.

Certain metal finishes go well with each other, such as nickels and chromes, which have similar hues. But don’t be afraid to mix it up. You can choose two to three metal finishes for a room, with one dominant metal. Iron and glass work well as neutrals when mixing and matching.

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