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7 Home Decor Upgrades That Look More Expensive Than They Are

Swap out that builder grade lighting.

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Most of us have a long list of home upgrades we’d make if money was no issue. But home improvements don’t have to be all or nothing. There are plenty of small changes, simple refreshes, and decor swaps that can be done in a weekend or even just an afternoon—and they won’t drain your bank account. Here are seven home upgrades you can do that will look way more expensive than they are.

Replace Your Builder Grade Lighting

It’s time to replace your boob lights. The flush mount lights are standard in many homes,

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Transitioning to Summer Decor: Refreshing Your Home to Reflect the Season

Each week, Mansion Global tackles a topic with an elite group of designers from around the world who work on luxury properties. This week, we explore how to prepare your interiors for summer. 

As temperatures creep up, it’s time to shed any cool-weather decor and refresh your house to reflect the summer season.

“When the warmer months arrive, we like to transition our homes from the coziness of winter to the light and airy mood of summer,” said Mark Lavender, principal designer at M. Lavender Interiors in Memphis, Tennessee, and Winnetka, Illinois. 

Preparing outdoor rooms is an excellent place to

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