A home of luxury can be yours with just a few smart choices and a bit of imagination. Here are some strategies to maximize the splendor of your home while minimizing the amount of money you spend.
Focus on quality, not quantity
Living a minimal lifestyle has been popular in the media lately, whether it’s following Marie Kondo’s advice about tidying your home, or transforming your closet into a capsule wardrobe. Each of these concepts stresses prioritizing quality over quantity. Instead of purchasing 12 trendy, discount home décor pieces that you like, why not save that money and splurge on one quality, timeless piece that you love and will use for years?
Brighten a room with fresh flowers
Ever notice when you walk into a room that has a vase of fresh flowers, it just feels a little more special? There’s no reason you can’t have that feeling all the time. Fresh flowers can be very inexpensive – you can even gather some from your own yard. For an added bit of luxury, put them in a special pitcher or vase that you might normally only use on special occasions. There’s no reason every day can’t be special!
Buy vintage furniture
You can make your home look fabulous for less if you’re willing to buy some pieces of furniture secondhand. Not only will you save money, but you may end up with a high quality item with unique character that turns into a conversation starter. Check local thrift shops, online classifieds and yard sales to score some great deals.
Splurge on good sheets
One place in your home where luxury really counts is the bedroom. But instead of splurging on a fancy duvet or on bedroom furniture, use your money to invest in a good set of sheets. There’s nothing quite like slipping into bed and cozying up in luxurious fabric.
Use those fancy soaps and candles
If you’re like many people, you’ve probably amassed a collection of fragrant soaps and candles during the years. And like most people, you’re probably saving them for company or for a special occasion. But there’s no reason to wait! Bring out those wonderful soaps and candles and use them around your house. You deserve it.
So there you have it! You don’t have to be rolling in cash to enjoy a little luxury in your life. Try one of these tips and you’ll be well on your way to living a more pampered and luxurious lifestyle!