Use large frames: This is obviously a $10 poster but instead of being tacked on the wall, we used a frame from Target for only $39.99. The size alone add luxury.
Display memories: We bought this little guy on our first major family vacation to the Dominican Republic in 2011. He was a $5 find from a street vendor.
Comparison shop: We needed a new bed. I wanted upholstered but the prices were too high, like the $1900 piece I found at Macy's. After searching for a bed for over a year, we found one the day before we moved in and only $495. Some things are worth waiting for.
Add detail: My side dressers are from Ikea and were cheap. I added a few handles and they instantly look better. I also like the contrast of metals with the pulls and my lamps.
It is still a work in progress but what home isn't. In the meantime, I will be moving on to the living room.