For many of us, how our homes look is incredibly important. We wish to create a space that not only encompasses our personality and interests, but typically, we also wish our home to look smart and luxurious so that it can impress anyone who sets foot into our property. But what counts as “luxury”? And how can we add luxury to our homes, especially if we are on a budget? Remember that to make your home look and feel luxurious, you do not need to spend a lot of money. However, if you do have a large budget, then you could do whole room renovations that transform your home into a luxurious abode that is the envy of your friends, family, and even neighbours.
Are you looking for ways to add a touch of luxury to your home? If so, then the following article is here to offer guidance on how you can do just that, with tips to suit homeowners on a budget as well as those who have more money for larger investments.
Remodel Your Bathroom
The bathroom can be easily overlooked when it comes to rooms to renovate. While the kitchen, master bedroom and living room are all important and used the most, the bathroom can also be an easy way to add a sense of luxury to your home. Simple changes to your bathroom can be all you need to do, too.
Firstly, you should ensure that all plumbing and fixtures in the bathroom are working properly. Not only does this make your bathroom much more functional, but it can also reduce the likelihood of there being an accident such as a leak. Once you have checked the bathroom and know that all pipes are working, you can consider the small changes you could make. Freshen up the bathroom with a neutral colour. You should also consider tiling (soft pink is very popular right now and can act as a focal point). When it comes to the accents in the bathroom, swapping out your chrome taps for brass ones can also be a unique and luxurious addition to your bathroom.
Flowers and houseplants are wonderful additions to your home, and when skilfully placed, they can help make a house feel much more luxurious. Houseplants can uplift your home and add colour and texture to a room. Larger plants can also act as a focal point. Gather a few plants in one part of a room and space them so that they bring texture to the home. For instance, have a few small houseplants on the windowsill, then add a few on a nearby shelf and then place a larger plant on the floor. By arranging plants like this, you can have a flow of greenery that adds character to your home. Here is a list of the best houseplants to consider.
Invest in a Decking Area
You should never neglect your outdoor space, especially with summer slowly creeping up on us. Your outdoor space holds a lot of potential, so be sure to utilise it by transforming it into an area for you and your friends and family to enjoy when the sun is out. Rather than settle for an uneven lawn, invest in decking as this is smooth, sleek, and comes in a range of colours that will match whatever aesthetic you are after. Decking is also easy to maintain and can be the perfect canvas to build a social area for you to organise summer cocktail hours.
With so many decking options out there, however, you may wish to speak to a professional company when deciding on the right decking for you. Ecoscape, for example, have a large range of eco-friendly decking materials that can help transform your garden. Their decking comes in a variety of colours, meaning you can opt for sleek and contemporary decking or a decking that matches a more rustic and cottagecore aesthetic. They can also show you a finished example of graphite deck as well as other decking options to help you decide.
Add Texture to Your Rooms
Textures can elevate any room and they’re considered a cheap way to add luxury to your home. You can invest in a sofa that is made from velvet, for instance, and then drape a beautiful throw across the back of it to add texture and layers to the room in question. Add cushions to your sofa, armchair and bed, too.
Luxury does not have to be synonymous with a high price tag. There are many ways you can add luxurious touches to your home without breaking the bank. However, larger renovations such as remodelling your home or adding a decking is a great way to add luxury but also increase your home’s value.