A person's home is their castle - and it can take a lot of effort and money to make your home look expensive. If you want to make your home look a little snazzier without breaking the bank, here are some tips and tricks to get you started, so you can feel like the king or queen of the castle that you are.

Skip the Bright Colors

Bright colors might look amazing and add some energy to your home, but they don't really lend themselves to the kind of casual elegance that you see in high-end or expensive homes.

To get that kind of look, stick to neutral or understated color schemes, especially for things like flooring and furniture that can be expensive to replace regularly. If you use bright colors, reserve them for accessories or accents rather than for the primary color scheme. It'll keep your whole home calm and reserved while really putting the focus on the bright accents.

Go Minimalist

Minimalism is the idea that you don't really need all of the stuff that you have cluttering up your home. Paring down your belongings, including furniture, can help you create a sleeker and more harmonious home without breaking the bank.

By reducing the number of belongings in your home and not cluttering it up with new things, not only do you create a more expensive-looking home, but you can also save money in the long run. Furniture is expensive, after all, so if you don't have to buy a ton of new furniture, your bank will thank you.

Replace Your Garage Door

You can spend all the money in the world on your house, but it won't mean anything if you keep your old, beaten-up garage door on the front of your home. Replacing your garage door might seem like an expensive proposition, but in the long run, it's better for your home. It can help you save time and money and raise the value of your home. Plus, new garage doors just look better, so it's a win-win-win scenario.

Gold Spray Paint Accents

Gold is synonymous with luxury, but you don't have to break the bank to add a bit of gold to your home. A can of gold spray paint can add a bit of sheen to all sorts of small accessories like picture frames, trays and vases without emptying your bank account.

Gold isn't your only option, though. If silver or bronze match your home's color scheme better, opt for those instead.

Fresh Flowers

For a luxurious touch that can change with the seasons, adding fresh flowers to your house can be a great way to make your home look expensive without splurging too much. Make sure you choose a nice display - don't opt for the cheapest ones on the shelf or you'll detract from the image that you're trying to project. You don't have to mortgage your house to get fresh flowers. Just focus on bouquets densely packed with brightly colored flowers.

You don't have to break the bank to make your home look more expensive than it actually is. Just enjoy focusing on the things you can do without spending too much money. Replacing your garage door, for example, can improve your home's entire look with just one simple job.

Scott Huntington is a writer from central Pennsylvania. He enjoys working on his home and garden with his wife and 2 kids. Follow him on Twitter @SMHuntington