Interior designer: Kristen McGowan

Want your house to look like a custom home without spending a lot of money? I am sharing my 10 designer tips & tricks to creating a high-end luxurious looking home, on a budget! You don’t need to buy expensive furniture & decor to get the luxurious look, you can use these design hacks to create a similar look! Everything from decor hacks, styling tips, furniture dupes, lighting… were covering it all! Check out this video for my top tips and let me know your favs in the comments below! #interiordesign #homedecor #cricutmade

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SHOP MY AMAZON STOREFRONT: https://www.amazon.com/shop/kristenmcgowan

10 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HOME LOOK MORE EXPENSIVE (PART 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_MSXPu6dOA


MY LIVING ROOM MAKEOVER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRlDDwLAYrY

– Shop My Living Room –

Sofa: https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cd5d/
Boucle chairs: https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cd5e/
Olive tree: https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cd6d/
Coffee Table: https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cd5g/
Ottomans: https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cd5h/
Etsy prints: https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cd6i/
Canvas art: https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cd6x/
8×10 Rosemarie Rug: https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cd5k/
9×12 Jute rug: https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cd5o/
Rug tape: https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cd5s/
H&M vase: https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cd71/
Curtains 50×96 (oatmeal): https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cd5w/
Curtains 100×96 (oatmeal): https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cd64/
IKEA Vidga track system: https://go.magik.ly/ml/1c6uq/
Puck lights: https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cd65/
Black IKEA Knobs: https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cd6a/
Coffee table book: https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cd67/
Sage Lumbar Pillow: https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cd6j/
Velvet sage pillow: https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cd6j/
Table lamp: https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cd6o/
Narrow console table: https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cd62/
Decorative beads: https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cd6q/
Ribba Frame: https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cd6v/
Octagon Wood Coasters: https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cqjo/
Square Wood coasters: https://go.magik.ly/ml/1cqjp/

▶ NEW EMPTY LAKE HOUSE TOUR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfngPxKmPNA
▶ NEW EMPTY OFFICE TOUR: https://youtu.be/5Wj5C9c4958

– I N T E R I O R D E S I G N T I P S P L A Y L I S T –
▶ https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLFZWs9eFKMfK-nl3qdOxXiwzna5KQrCf

– R O O M M A K E O V E R S –

NEW BREAKFAST NOOK MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/0H9oi-yLDS8

DIY ENTRYWAY MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/BkUDxvhVVpw

LOUNGE ROOM MAKEOVER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLpNswIVMUQ

BATHROOM MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/81hJHT-u_Uo

DINING ROOM MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/GmZxKPCuRyQ


STAIRCASE DIY MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/h3jD9qDprxs

MY BEDROOM MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/HnlTfkQ9yWE

MY BEDROOM MAKEOVER ROUND 2 : https://youtu.be/KurKmz0GDBw

BACKYARD MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/R8tDYEWhtUw


FRONT DOOR MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/ja-xabLdjII


LIVING ROOM + ENTRYWAY MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/FvY4ll1vF2k

MY LIVING & DINING ROOM MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/IunMAzxbxHI


MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM MAKEOVER: https://youtu.be/q-118ksa1os

– F O L L O W M E –

▶INSTAGRAM: @kristenmcgowan

▶TWITTER: @kristenmcgowann

▶SNAPCHAT: kristenmcgowan

▶BLOG: https://www.kristenmcgowan.com/

▶BUSINESS INQUIRIES: digitmgmt@gmail.com


  1. tactless woman on May 12, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Can you tell me the 10 ways to get your milky perfect skin!? It’s gorgeous

  2. Austin Blade on May 12, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    haha 12:31.. bong and a full carton of orange juice

  3. Christy Howell on May 12, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    omgoodness! I don’t know how I came across your videos but I can’t stop watching. I love everything you suggest. I would give anything to have you help me personally!!! I have a new home and I am at a total loss as to my design style but i am beginning to discover it by watching your videos. Thank you so much!

  4. Kristen McGowan on May 12, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Happy Wednesday everyone!!💗 I hope this video gives you some ideas on how to make your home look it’s best!!!

  5. Abundantly Healthy Forever on May 12, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Why make your house look like a hotel? Where’s the well lived in look that puts yourself, family and visitors at ease?!

  6. Marie Green on May 12, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    This is the first time I have seen any of your videos. I love your designs and layouts! And the way you explain things. A already do some of these things but there were so many things I had never thought of like going to the thrift store to get the dishes and lamps! I will definitely be watching more videos.

  7. saby8765 on May 12, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Good tips for making any space look cozy and nice. I agree, most people won’t even notice, but some people know luxury better than the rest. Calcutta marble floor, Mahogany wood etc. No amount of decoratiom can really replace the true value of material. There’s a difference between style and class, people who know it, know it very well.

  8. R M on May 12, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    What about a kids bathroom ? Something to keep in line with this aesthetic but still fun for a child?

  9. Tina Pederzolli on May 12, 2022 at 9:22 pm


  10. Mommysobusy(Siegrid May) on May 12, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    This is very inspiring. I love it.Thanks for sharing

  11. S. Diane Kent Treat on May 12, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Great ideas! Clear, easy to understand descriptions! Thank you!

  12. Lillian Lin on May 12, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    How about make your home warm and a loving place.

  13. F4ker Fumm13r on May 12, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Sorry but white is just so boring with no imagination.. waaay to clinical. I think it looks tacky to be honest.

  14. Garfield Garfield on May 12, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Amazing tips. I learned so many things in this video. And some of your tips was my ideas too. I’ve already did it in our home. Till your next video. Your amesome. ❤️❤️❤️

  15. Monique West on May 12, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    I think towels of 3 complimentary colors look nice. White towels pick up things.

  16. Sue Anderson on May 12, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    I love white towel ,because you can bleach them ! They will always smell clean and fresh . Colored towels can smell after washing,I noticed after staying at someone else’s house . I bleach now !

  17. Kerrey Ooi on May 12, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    I saw your video and honestly I really enjoyed watching them. Definitely I’m picking some tips from your video. Thank you for helping so many people feel cosy and amazing in their own homes. Bless you.

  18. Shanti Buddaraju on May 12, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    Amazing! Thank you for all the great ideas!

  19. Paola Cedeno on May 12, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Very helpful for someone like me who have no idea about decorations. Thank you 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼😁😁😁

  20. Jacqueline Kronheimer on May 12, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Great ! I love it.

  21. serve24 on May 12, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    We’ll these tips are definitely not for people who have little kids haha! 😅

  22. Tommy Santa on May 12, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Ur wonderful classy!!! Very professional. Looking foward to other of ur videos

  23. Elle ISO Elohim on May 12, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    The toothpaste and mouthwash are genius!!!! Nice work!!

  24. Nachayka Vanterpool on May 12, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Can you or anyone recommend a layout and design app or site that allows me to try to see what colors or furniture would look like rearranged? I noticed in the video a cute layout showing furniture moving to see if you like something here or there. I’m blessed to be moving soon and starting from scratch!

  25. saby8765 on May 12, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Wife loves interior decorating, husband do not love dusting all these piece of crap every morning…sorry, but it’s the sad truth of our lives.

  26. Regina Thornton on May 12, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    I like Antique White: it can have a light peach color after sunset

  27. Tabitha Tierney on May 12, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Do you have the link for the pillow inserts?

  28. LaurenAnne on May 12, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    I want to make my future home look cohesive. I have a few art pieces that I’m not sure how to blend into my space. I am into the eclectic look, so having different art is workable with that style, but I know there’s an art to making eclectic look balanced and not a mess. I’m at a bit of a loss.

  29. Anita Karikari on May 12, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    I am a fun of Woody smell

  30. Toni Marshall on May 12, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    My kinda girl!! Thrift Store shopping not only $aves U money.. it saves the Planet!!
    And u CAN GET THE SAME DESIGNER LOOK.. It’s a Win Win guys!!

  31. Toni Rodriguez on May 12, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    what other color can I do besides white can I do gray walls 😃 with white trim white to clean we have a lot of animals 😊🤠😊 we did do a black accent wall

  32. Anastasia Lozovaia on May 12, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    Everything in America is WHITE COLOR. APARTMENTS HOUSES etc. You know there’s a lot more other colors then Just plain boring white

  33. M* H* on May 12, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    Good job! 🤗

  34. Eva Walker-Outlaw on May 12, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Absolutely love this. You make creating a beautiful, calm and peaceful space that can be done little by little…

  35. Nagina Farida on May 12, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    So nice

  36. Breanna Gerkitz on May 12, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    What are some tips you would give for someone who has more of a moody/contemporary style and doesn’t really care too much for bright/whites colors?

  37. E E on May 12, 2022 at 9:53 pm


  38. Haleema Khan on May 12, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    White towels
    Neutral colors
    Matching dishes

  39. Maddy on May 12, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    too many ornaments, dust everywhere how can I clean up, I can’t pay the servants, is better minimalist the ornaments, especially in bed room so you can breathe when you sleep

  40. Independent Thinker on May 12, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Love the ideas! Thank you.

  41. Fabulous Forever on May 12, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    Thank you so much 😊.God bless you 😊❤️

  42. Nancy Moran on May 12, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Thank you for the ideas. I can’t help but wondering though how you will wash the pump jar that contains toothpaste : D

  43. C. Medina on May 12, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Do you have a business 🤔 I need to redo my whole house after looking at your videos glad I found you. I’m a male this is my wife and kids. But I have a creative side of what I would like it to look even better. That’s for the ideas 💡 😉

  44. Tee Gee on May 12, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    Kristen I would love to write to you regarding a problem I have with 2 very large shelving units. I don’t know if I should donate or paint. Is there an email address I can write you with a photo? Any input is appreciated!

  45. John Crouch on May 12, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    what website do you use to make the furniture layout?

  46. Tigerlilly on May 12, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    Girl, mid-way through I was giving you all kinds of hi fives!! Thanks bunch

  47. Chris W. on May 12, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    I’d rather make my home look eclectic and inviting than expensive. Just a bit too clinical for me, but good on you for inspiring certain others.

  48. Sage & Thistle on May 12, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    Thank you.

  49. mademoisellechoko on May 12, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    Inspired by your cushion cover hack… I implemented my own hack; fold in a big towel or two to make a square shape and put it inside the cushion’s cover. This way it’s fuller and yes it does look better and more plush. Bonus, I got to use my mismatch bath towels in the process!

  50. Elsa Leyva on May 12, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    Great ideas. Thank you. Can u please link the bathroom containers? 🙏🏼

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