How to make your home look more expensive by changing one simple thing – and it’s backed by science

How to make your home look more expensive by changing one simple thing – and it’s backed by science

An interior design expert has revealed how to make your home look more expensive in minutes – and all you have to do is make one simple change.

Julie Sousa has spent years working in the home decor and content creation industry, and often shares advice online on how to spruce up property.

The expert recently shared that having the wrong sized artworks for walls instantly makes the space look cheaper.

Instead, Ms Sousa recommended using a simple calculation to measure the ideal frame size – and thousands admit that it has ‘saved’ their living rooms. 

‘Multiply length of the wall by 0.60 to get the minimum length needed, then multiply then length of the wall by 0.75 to get your maximum length. Both numbers will serve as a range for the appropriate length for your artwork. Repeat these steps for width,’ she said.

How to make your home look more expensive by changing one simple thing – and it’s backed by science

Julie Sousa has spent years working in the home decor and content creation industry, and often shares advice online on how to spruce up property

The expert recently shared that having the wrong sized artworks instantly makes the space look cheaper

Ms Sousa recommended using a simple calculation to measure the ideal frame for your walls

The expert recently shared that having the wrong sized artworks for walls instantly makes the space look cheaper

The interior designer showcased an example of a wall in her home where she replaced a small artwork with a larger one and made it immediately look more eye-catching. 

The rule also helps for when artwork or a photo frame is too large for walls and grabs attention from the rest of the room.

Ms Sousa provided some more advice for different scenarios.

‘In a narrow hallway, I would suggest using mirrors – unless there’s a point of entry where your body directly faces the art, then art is a good option. And yes same dimensions would apply,’ she advised.

The expert also revealed that if you have a piece of furniture – such as a console table – up against the wall, it’s important to only measure the empty space and not the whole wall.

‘If you have a piece of furniture against the wall, calculations would be only for the wall space above the furniture. Maybe opt for the smaller dimension, closer to 0.60, to leave enough negative space around the edges,’ she added.

Use this simple calculation to figure out the ideal range for an artwork in your home

Use this simple calculation to figure out the ideal range for an artwork in your home

Hundreds were in awe of her simple tip. 

‘I have to say that is an absolutely phenomenal tip!’ one said.

‘Now it actually looks expensive,’ another added.

‘Perfect scale for the artwork! Looks so much better!’ a third said.