So you want your home decor to look more classy and expensive but you don’t have a big budget to spend? It’s actually easier to do than you might think. Yes, expensive furniture, statement art, advanced gadgets make your home look luxurious, but that’s not your only option when it comes to creating a classy look.

Sometimes all it takes is a little creativity and you can create decor that only looks expensive but it actually isn’t. Here are 15 easy DIY projects that will help you do just that.

Decorative Mirrors

Decorative mirrors add architectural interest to home decor and makes it look classier, but they can be quite expensive. Not if you make one yourself following this tutorial.

Lace Fabric Wall

Laces add that extra classy look to your home style but it isn’t just limited to blankets and covers – you can use lace fabric to decorate your walls too. Here’s how.

Floating Shelf Wall Art

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A floating shelf can be so much more with just some wall decorating. Turn it into a visual display that looks like a console table without the expense of getting one and taking up space.

Pedestal Sink Skirt

Some things have to be hidden away from the view in order for your decor to look classy. This skirt idea works for things like a pedestal sink or open cabinets.

Faux Built-in Bookshelf

The built-in look is very much classy especially with molding adding to the room’s architecture. You can fake it very easily by using just Ikea’s Billy bookshelves (also read about our picks for the best bookshelves for small spaces).

Marble Table

Marble looks expensive and classy but you don’t have to splurge on the real thing if you just use self-adhesive paper.

Wire Mail Baskets

These mail baskets are very handy and stylish to have in your entryway.

Ampersand Marquee

Add marquee lights to your displays for that extra bling and class. Here’s how you can make one yourself.

Sweater Pillow Covers

Repurposing is always a good idea as you save on buying new materials and the results is often unexpectedly beautiful. Such is the case with sweater pillow covers. Get that knitted cover look with very little effort.

Lace Bowls

Here’s another easy way to use laces and add a little charm to your home decor.

Sequins Wall Art

Gilded accessories certainly look luxurious and you can easily make statement art – here’s how.

Faux Brick Wall World Map

If you like the idea of whimsical wall decor, here’s how you can achieve the chic look of world map painted brick wall.

Decorative Door Trim

Another way to add architectural interest to a room and make it look more classy is to add crown molding trim around doors. It’s very easy to do.

Enamel Painted Vases

Need some nice classy vases but want to avoid the cost? Paint them in enamel to get the look.

Hanging Macrame Chair

As whimsical as it is classy and charming, this hanging macrame chair is actually rather easy to make.

Vintage Door Knob Plate

Can you tell this old rusty vintage door knob plate is actually faux? You really can’t tell the difference and you can get this classy vintage look for your doors without having to bring old rust to your home. Check out the tutorial for the technique you can use.

Mini Macrame Wall Hanging

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Macrame wall hangings are all the hype. They can add some boho style and some class to your living room or bedroom decor. This tutorial shows you how to create a simple macrame hanging using just a single knot technique. Check it out.

Moon Phases Wall Hanging

This wall hanging is a nice way to add some cuteness to your home decor. Whether you hang it in your living room or a bedroom, it will add some subtle class. It’s easy to make too, if you follow this wonderful tutorial.

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