So you just bought your first home and you want it to look less tacky? We get it! We’ve all been there with the new house that just looks so cheap. It’s so hard when moving to find the perfect house! Once you’ve found it you can’t just spend money on all new furniture. So there are a few tricks you can do to make your brand new house look elegant without spending all the money you have left from buying a house.

The first thing that makes or breaks a house is the kitchen! I know we’d all love the perfect brand new appliances and marble counters but let’s face it, we don’t have the money for that. However, one thing you can do to revamp it and make it look more modern is the paint job! The colorful kitchen walls can come off as tacky and tasteless, but colors like grey come off as cool and contemporary. Another color in the kitchen is the cabinets! Changing the boring brown cabinets to white give the kitchen a completely different feel.

Another very important update to bring to your house is the flooring. This is something that completely changes the feel of your home. The number one thing that all interior designers will say is get rid of carpeting and invest in real hardwood floors. This will revamp any room and make it look so much more elegant. This can be a pricey venture, but it doesn’t have to be! There are plenty of websites such as angieslist ( that are very reliable and will do a great job for cheap!

The last tip I have for you is to bring some greens into your home! Having plants around the house, big and small, create a beautiful atmosphere whether you are in the country or in the city! It’s also proven that having greenery around your home increases your happiness and improves your overall mood. This will make your home into a stunning environment, that also reduces stress!

These are just a few tips to help your first home feel more expensive and modern. However, don’t forget this is your house, make sure to put some of yourself into it. The best houses are the ones that you feel comfortable and happy in!