Most home or apartment owners think that having a luxury home means investing tons of money into collector art items and getting only the most expensive materials, fabrics and appliances. Luckily, that’s very far from the truth! The whole idea of luxury is slowly changing, which means you can have a glam home for less money than you’ve ever dreamed of! Here are a few ideas that will lux up your home and make you feel like a superstar every time you enter your (not so) humble abode.
Get Plenty of Soft Pillows
Even though decorators have been using this trick for ages, not many people tend to use soft, lush throw pillows in their living room. But, something these little decorative details are all you need to completely transform the look of your home! However, not all throw pillows are created the same. Opt for those made of quality lux materials like silk, natural linen or satin. No matter the design and softness of the pillow, if it’s made of polyester or any other cheap material, it will not have that luxury feel and look. Place a few pillows on your sofa or make your armchair even more comfy with an XXL pillow.
Give Some Love to Your Floors
You might think “It’s just flooring, who cares?” but scratched and faded floors can ruin the whole vibe of the space. So, give your floors some lovin’ and call professionals to give them a bit of shine! You can also add some interest under your feet with intricate mosaic tiles or super popular reclaimed hardwood floors. If all those tiles and would leave you yearning for some softness, get a nice rug that will not only offer comfort to your toes but also help anchor the room and make the space look coherent. Artisan rugs and lush wool ones are especially lux and popular today.
Turn Your Bathroom into A Spa Retreat
One of the best signs of luxury is definitely a cozy and Zen bathroom. However, even though your best solution would be a big Jacuzzi with bubbles and massage jets, not every bathroom has space for such an addition. Instead, take a look at some cozy lux baths and pick a model that best fits your bathroom size, design style, and your personal needs. Today, you have all sorts of interesting bath models from freestanding stone ones to acrylic concealed ones and everything in-between! Just make sure to install floor heating that will keep your toes nice and toasty after your bath even in the winter.
Lux Up Your Bedroom
Don’t neglect your bedroom just because no visitors can see it! Lux it up for your own enjoyment, and you’ll feel amazing from the moment you wake up to the moment you dive back into your bed! Start with a quality mattress and cover it with lush sheets and cozy pillows. Maybe even invest in Egyptian cotton—it will make you feel like you’re sleeping in heaven!
Boost Lighting Throughout Your Space
As soon as you layer your lighting, your home will instantly look much better. So, start with general overhead lighting and accompany it with smaller lamps and even candles! However, the ultimate luxury comes from the windows. Big, screen-like windows will not only let plenty of natural light inside but also provide you with beautiful views!
It’s Not Too Cold and Not Too Hot
Did you know that today comfort is considered the biggest luxury of all? So, make sure your home is always just the right temperature. Investing in a quality climate control system will set you back only by a small amount, but it will give you amazing results. New smart thermostats learn all about your habits and temperature preferences and can even save you money in the long run!
Decorate with Art
Art has always been synonymous with sophistication, but small framed prints don’t exactly scream luxury! So, take them down and invest in an original piece of art from a real painter. Go big with a huge canvas that will take up almost the whole wall! You can visit auctions and bid on a piece from a renowned artist, but if that’s out of your reach, go to your local gallery and invest in a piece you like. And, who knows, you might end up with a real treasure on your wall in a few years!
Enter in Style
You certainly deserve to enter your home in style, so do what 5-star hotels do and decorate your entrance to perfection! Even if you don’t have a huge lobby, you can invest in an eye-catching centerpiece that will set the atmosphere of your entire home. Start from a small entryway table and accompany it with a mirror, some flowers, and an intricate statue! These items will leave a great impression on everyone who steps into your home!
As you can see, you don’t have to demolish your home and start from scratch in order to add some luxury to your space! A few tweaks here and there are all you need!
This post was written by Cooper Klein. Cooper is an entrepreneur with a degree in Marketing. He’s interested in real estate and home decor. In order to spend more time with his family, Cooper decided to take a break, and he’s currently working from home as a blogger for SmoothDecoratorand several other sites. You can find him on Twitter.