There is something about homes in magazine spreads that make you envy whoever lives in them. You spend most of your time in your home, and if you want to feel like royalty in it, then go for it. You spend one-third of your years in your home, so make it worthwhile. While buying a mansion, a palace, or a villa may seem over the top and extravagant, you can transform your home’s interiors and exteriors to make it more lavish.
While the definition of grand and elegant may differ for each person, there are staple fixtures that are common in luxurious homes. Even on a limited budget, you can add some decors that will upgrade your home’s aesthetics and make it look worth a few hundred thousand dollars more.
Art Can Make Your Home Look Cultured
From paintings, sculptures, and tapestries, a pop of art can instantly elevate your home. However, you should avoid buying fakes if you want an authentic appeal. Invest in one or two original pieces that will serve as a centerpiece in your living room.
Ensure that the size of the art you will put in your home is on the right scale. You should also avoid hanging a painting that has nothing to do with the room. Whatever form of art you want to add to your house, it has to connect with the rest of the fixtures in the room. A random artwork will look detached and will make the overall aesthetic look messy.
Invest in a Modern Fireplace
Every grand house in every period drama has a fireplace where the main character sits in front of it, drinks wine, and plots how to get revenge. Or something like that. A gas fireplace can instantly add character to your home. Aside from its aesthetic purpose, a gas fireplace is also very functional.
It can give you continuous heat without using chopped woods, which means no need to clean it up after. Modern fireplaces are also energy efficient, with an efficiency rating of at least 75% to 99%.
Upgrade Your Towels
If you have been to a luxury spa or hotel, one of the experiences that will surely stand out is taking a shower. Taking a shower or a bath in a luxury hotel is different from doing it in your own bathroom. One thing that makes it a relaxing and luxurious experience is the towels that they provide you with.
While towels may seem like mundane daily things, using the right towels can make you feel pampered and warm. Investing in high-quality and fluffy towels can make your showers feel more like a deluxe experience. Remember how there are four types of towels for each guest in a hotel? You can adapt the same in your home. Have a washcloth, hand towel, bath towel, and bathrobe in your shower room.
Mirrors have long been known to make a room look larger and brighter. Another benefit of mirrors is that they can make your space look more opulent. A large mirror in your living room can make it look more modern and stylish.
Mirrors are especially beneficial for small apartments or studio units. They reflect the open spaces of the room, so you get the illusion of a wider and spacious room. The right placement of mirrors can create an impact on your living room, kitchen, and bedroom. They can also make interesting focal points, especially when placed above the fireplace.
Upgrade Your Laundry Room
While this may not sound luxurious at all, updating your laundry room can make your life so much easier. Doing the laundry may not be your favorite task, but you can at least make it bearable and enjoyable.
First and foremost, you may want to upgrade your washing machine if it is more than ten years old. Take advantage of the latest technologies used in washing machines that make doing the laundry as hassle-free as possible.
You can add some fixtures in your laundry room that will make you look forward to visiting it. You may even find yourself wanting to do laundry more often than you should. Keep your laundry room organized with shelves and containers to hold your laundry essentials. Have them in matching colors, along with your washing machine and dryer, for a more pleasing aesthetic. You can also add in a farmhouse sink that you can use to wash your delicate clothes.
Don’t Hold Back on Your Comfort
Your comfort should be top of mind when it comes to your home. Invest in a big, comfortable, and fluffy bed that will make you want to burrow in and sleep all day. Add in some soft sheets, plump pillows, memory foam, and a down comforter for a good night’s sleep that will have you waking up refreshed and energized.
You do not have to sell your home and buy a million-dollar one. With some wise investments and fixtures, you can transform your home into a luxurious haven that looks expensive and fancy.