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I’m an Interior Designer – the mistakes that make your house look cheap, including the colors you should NEVER choose

WHEN decorating your home you may want to try every trend and make it a reflection of your personality, but this can go wrong very quickly and make your home look cheap.

In fact, interior designer and HGTV star Brea Elles has revealed the five things that can make your home look substandard and under-put together.

HGTV star Brea Elles opened up about her interior design secrets

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HGTV star Brea Elles opened up about her interior design secretsCredit: Brea Elles
She said a color scheme with clashing colors like red and yellow can make a house look cheap

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She said a color scheme with clashing colors like red and yellow can make a house look cheapPhoto credit: Getty

TO PAINT

“One of the big things for me is color,” Elles exclusively told The US Sun.

“A lot of times people have these colorful walls in a room and that really cheapens the house because it just looks messy.”

Elles specifically talks about mixing lots of colors in a single space, so specifically stay away from yellow, red, and blue.

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And you don’t want to paint every wall a different light color either – you can pick a color and then add a few finishing touches throughout the room without having to paint a new wall.

BACKGROUND

Another thing that can make a home cheaper if done wrong is wallpaper.

“Sometimes I go to some places and they have backsplashes in the kitchen with a vinyl wallpaper,” she explained.

For a simple and elevated switch, you can opt for tiles instead – even if it’s a cheaper one.

TO SHINE

Some lighting fixtures can really cheapen your space, particularly ceiling fans, Elles noted.

“You can spend $100 or $200 on a quality fan that’s not only functional but gorgeous and will add a level of sophistication to your bedroom,” she explained.

And as for the kitchen, adding an eye-catching light fixture will elevate the space and make it look straight out of a Selling Sunset episode.

Long gone are the days when the kitchen was the simplest and plainest room in the house.

FLOORING

Elles recognizes that these days even the cheapest material can look luxurious, so it’s not so much the flooring you choose that matters as how it’s laid.

“It’s very subjective, but I think flooring is key,” she explained.

“You have to lay it correctly, are the joints between the tiles thin? If you look at the floor you can immediately tell it was a cheap install and when you see that everything in the house looks cheap.”

YELLOW

When buying a house or renting an apartment, most people will find that the walls are painted a muted yellow that makes everything else around them appear… yellow.

That makes a house look cheap, according to Elles. A fresh coat of paint should fix that if you know what colors to choose.

“Yellow is a color I advise people to stay away from, especially if it’s a rental or investment property,” she said.

“I feel like it’s really hard on the eyes. They must be a certain shade of yellow.”

Color scheme can really make a difference in a home and it doesn’t just have to be neutral settings.

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So the next time you decide to remodel your home, really pay attention to what makes it look cheap.

They don’t want to be the talk of the town for the wrong reasons.

She warned people to stay away from yellow walls

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She warned people to stay away from yellow wallsPhoto credit: Getty

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Jessica MacLeish

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