18 Cheap Finds That Give Off a Rich Vibe

Unfortunately, we’re not all lucky enough to know how it feels to be rich and spend lots of money without a care in the world. However, there is a way we can at least look rich. Here are 18 cheap finds that give off a rich vibe.

Upscale Knobs and Handles

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According to Family Handyman, “Knobs, handles, drawer pulls, and light switch plates are small, inexpensive details that give your home a high-end sheen.” This is a great alternative to smartening up your décor without incurring the costs of a full revamp.

Introduce an Elegant Backsplash

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Installing a backsplash can enhance the look of your whole kitchen. You can even source the materials and do it yourself to save on costs. You might want to consider using easy install options such as peel-and-stick tiles for a quick but effective upgrade.

Use Large Mirrors to Add Depth

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When thinking about making a room in your house look nicer, you probably don’t think of mirrors. However, mirrors are a great trick to use while keeping costs low. By strategically placing large mirrors, it creates the illusion that the room is bigger than it is.

Go Bold with Voluminous Drapery

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The larger and thicker the drapes, the more of a rich vibe you’ll achieve. Be particular with the drapes you choose, as the richer the color, the better. Not only will it add to the aesthetics of your room, but thicker curtains will also improve the insulation. 

Statement Pieces

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Statement pieces are designed to catch the eye. Sugar House Furniture reports, “Statement pieces can take many forms, including artwork, furniture, light fixtures, or sculptures.” The key with statement pieces is to ensure they’re the focal point of the room and aren’t overlooked by anything else.

High-Quality Upholstery

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Often, buying new furniture can be way too expensive, but there are alternatives to improving the look of a room. You can upholster tired and worn-looking furniture. This won’t just improve the look; it will also be a fun and rewarding hobby to complete.

Display Artistic Décor Accents

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You can really elevate the look of a room by including a few cheap artistic decorations. These can be items such as vases, frames, or even books. Depending on the look you’re trying to achieve, metallic designs will give the room a brighter feel, or you could opt for more unique designs to give it a sophisticated touch.

Refresh Linens

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Replacing your linens is a great way to improve the look of your bedroom. Buying new is a quick and easy way, and it allows you to change the vibe of a bedroom every time you change the sheets. You can also opt for larger towels in your bathroom to give off a spa feel.


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According to Reader’s Digest, “Area rugs help ground furniture groupings, define rooms, and add more interest to an area.” They are a cheap way to spruce up a room, and the great thing about them is that you can replace the rug when you want a different look without having to change the décor of the whole room.

Metallic Finishes

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The more metallic finishes in the room, the more of a brighter, cleaner, rich vibe it gives off. Replacing plug sockets, light fittings, or furniture legs for a shinier look can give the whole room a better aesthetic. If that is too expensive to begin with, then start with metallic candle holders.

Illusion of Higher Ceilings

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There are ways to make a room seem better than it is. Creating the illusion of having higher ceilings will allow you to feel more positive about a room you may have felt cramped in. The best way to achieve this is by using vertical stripe wallpaper or raising the curtain rods.

Stylish Bookshelf

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Adding a stylish bookshelf can really elevate a room. You want to position it in an area where it’s noticeable when you first walk in. Arrange the books carefully in regards to color, size, and material so they look smart. Also, including additional lighting can make this feature stand out even more.

Refresh Entryways

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Entryways often look bare and empty, but by making a few tweaks, you can really bring these areas to life. These areas usually represent the first impression, so including simple features such as a console table with a lamp or books on it can help ensure the first impression is a good one.

Throw Pillows

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According to Viève Interiors, “Changing up your decorative pillows can change the entire look of a room with very little strain on your wallet.” It’s also a quick and easy option for you to opt for, even if you want to go for that rich vibe look on only one particular occasion.

Attractive Storage Solutions

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In any house, no matter what the size, you never seem to have enough storage. Often, opting for extra storage methods can make a room look cloggy and bring down the overall aesthetic. However, options such as ottomans can do the opposite and bring a room to life while being an extra place to store things.

Gallery Wall

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Creating a gallery wall can be a standout feature in a room that brings it to life. Creating a gallery of your favorite artwork, photos, and decorative plates can provide a unified look while expressing what’s important to you. This doesn’t have to be expensive; you can pick cheap but stylish artwork to give the room a rich vibe.

Scented Candles

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Scented candles aren’t just a great way to make a room look rich. They can also allow a room to smell rich. They’re a cheap and effective way to immediately enhance your room. Opt for vanilla or lavender scents, as this will give your room a fresh odor throughout.

Indoor Plants

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Indoor plants are a great way to improve the look of a room while bringing the scents of the outdoors indoors. Plants can add natural greenery to a room, giving it a vibrant look and a fresh smell. Make sure you opt for large plants, as these can be a focal point for a room.

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