Do you ever walk into a home, and notice how much more luxurious it feels than your property? We know, we know: it’s hard not to feel a touch of envy. It’s important to remember, however, that luxury doesn’t necessarily have to mean expensive. Or in other words, it’s not something that only the rich and famous get to enjoy. There are plenty of cost-effective ways to seriously boost your home’s luxury credentials, as we’ll see below. Incorporate the recommendations into your home, and you might just find that your home becomes one that other people feel jealous of!
You should always start as you mean to go on. If the outside of your property is substandard, then it’ll be hard to magically feel all luxurious once you enter the home. Getting the front yard into shape is one of the best things you can do for your home. Get things off on the right foot by adding a high-quality gate to the front of your property. In the yard itself, it’ll be all about adding plants and trees — for the luxury touch, go with the “more is more” approach, and make it as green as possible.
Light and Spacious
If you booked yourself into a luxury hotel, then you’d be pretty disappointed if you found yourself in a crowded room, wouldn’t you? That’s not what luxury is all about. Luxury should be light and spacious! So take a look at your home: does it follow that theme? If not, then look at making some changes. Even if you don’t possess the largest house in the world, it’s always possible to make it more spacious. Clearing away the clutter is a good start. For the lighting, look at letting natural light in during the day, and using atmospheric side-lighting once the sun sets.
There are many ways to add touches of luxury to your home; for example, adding a work of art will have this effect. However, the effect will be dampened if the home isn’t up to scratch. In some cases, you can seriously boost your home’s luxury just by changing some of the infrastructure, such as the flooring. Amtico flooring will look much better than a carpet that’s beginning to lose its vibrancy, for instance. You can also look at changing out small things like door and wardrobe handles: it’s a subtle change, but one that makes an impression.
Luxury is all about comfort, so it’s worth asking the question: how comfortable is your home? If you’re using tattered old towels and bedsheets, then the answer will probably be: not very. Of all the small things you can buy for your home, none will have as big an impact as upgraded linens and fabrics. Indeed, these are one of those things where it’s worth paying slightly more than usual, especially since you’ll be using them more or less every day. You’ll especially feel the quality of your plush towels on those cold winter mornings, too.
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