Although luxurious homes may look like they cost a pretty penny, the design components that make a home feel luxurious are actually quite simple and inexpensive. Really, it’s all in the details. Read on to learn 5 budget-friendly (and easy!) ways to make your home luxurious – without maxing out your credit card.
Dress Up Your Windows
Update your windows with stylish drapes. By replacing cheap or broken blinds with drapes and stylish curtain rods, you’ll give your home an instant face-lift and add an impactful touch of luxe. Take note of the room’s size, ceiling height, and existing decor before selecting your curtain size and color. Textured fabrics and bold prints can add an extra layer of design – just make sure they compliment the rest of the room.back to menu ↑
Paint an Accent Wall
Bare walls can look boring, but an accent wall will instantly spruce up a room and create a focal point without overwhelming a room with color. In a living room, pick a wall that already features a nice focal point like a fireplace or couch. In a bedroom, since the bed is likely the focal point, the wall behind the headboard may be best.
Choosing the right paint color for your home may seem tricky – but it doesn’t have to be. Get inspired by examples you like online or in your favorite magazines and learn creative ways to best compliment what you’ve already got.back to menu ↑
Luxury is marked by extreme comfort, and nothing’s more comfortable for you and your guests than plush throw blankets and pillows. Layer bare couches and chairs with extra-soft throws and textured accent pillows to transform your living room into a five-star space.
Experiment with contrasting textures and colors, like faux fur, beads, stripes, tassels, knit, or swede. No matter how plain or dreary your couch may look, accent pillows and a throw will liven up the room and draw attention to their colors and patterns.back to menu ↑
Get Rid of Clutter
When you think of a luxurious home do stacks of junk mail and piles of shoes by the door come to mind? I didn’t think so! Decluttering is critical to maintaining a luxurious vibe in your home. Keep coffee tables and countertops clear, and have a designated place for everything (yes, everything!).
For example, instead of having a pile of shoes by the door, consider getting an ottoman or chest to place by the front door for shoes. Remote controls and TV guides can be kept in a drawer or stylish box near the couch. Minimize the number of products on bathroom countertops and keep all extra products out of sight in the guest’s bathroom.back to menu ↑
Install a Hot Tub
If you want your home to look luxurious, why not make it feel that way, too? Hot tubs are a surefire way to add a luxurious feel to your home – whether it be a private indoor hot tub or an outdoor one where you can enjoy a glass of wine under the stars with guests. And owning a hot tub doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Different size and model types fit all budgets, and all instantly take your home to that next level of elegant comfort.
A luxurious home doesn’t have to put a hole in your wallet. By following these 5 simple tips, you can do a quick remodel to your home and transform it into a lavish retreat where family and guests feel pampered and comfortable. Best of all, each of these budget-friendly tips is easy, too! No need to do an entire furniture haul or trash your existing accessories – simply spruce up what you already have and start living luxuriously now.
Greg Owens is the owner of McCarthy Painting, a painting, and construction company that beautifies and protects homes and businesses in the San Francisco Bay area. His involvement in the EO Network since 2007 in a variety of roles that focus on mentorship has led to speaking engagements abroad and close to home. Greg has shared his expertise on mentoring best practices with businesses and business organizations all over the US as well as in Amsterdam, Dublin, Thailand, Colombia, Canada, and Greece.