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"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that!" - Rocky Balboa.
1) WORK WITH WHITE
Use a limited palette and lots of white. It will make your condo seem bigger than it really is. No clashing colours, no questionable accents, just completely spartan like you don't have anything resembling a personality that is HUMAN. Instead you mix textures... suede sofa, satin pillows, faux polar bear skin rug. The idea is to convince people you paid a fortune because you WANT people to think you're a rich snobbish douchebag.
2) GO SHINY
Anything stainless steel or high gloss ceramic white or black adds a sense of luxury to your condo. Do this enough and you will begin to feel like you live in an industrial warehouse instead of a home.
3) DON'T BUY A SHOWROOM SET
Avoid having all your furniture designs match. If all your decor looks like you bought it at Ikea on the same day your visitors will think you lack the skills to decorate. You're trying to show off like the rich douchebag you are so you have to the time to at least make it look like you put thought (or hired an interior decorator) into your layout.
4) SPEND A LOT ON ONE BIG ITEM
Spend all your wad on something really big and impressive. Max out your credit card by buying the most expensive 3D HDTV you can, with extra glasses for guests. Or if 3D HDTV isn't your thing, buy something equally expensive so you can show off to people.
5) BUY A PAINTING REPRODUCTION
You want to at least pretend you're sophisticated and know something about the artworld so go out and buy a really big reproduction of a famous painting, not something that is too distracting but is still pleasing to the eye. A really nice landscape, abstract painting or still-life... because you have no life and no time to go out and buy real painting from a real artist.