You don’t need to spend mountains of money on a home theater or marble bathtub to feel bougie. There are all kinds of simple ways to add luxury to your life, and many of the best options don’t cost much at all. You deserve a home that feels comforting, inviting, and luxurious.
These tips can help you create that reality. Check out these simple luxuries that can elevate your lifestyle at home.
1. Fresh flowers
Fresh flowers add a pop of luxury to any home. Even if the rest of your home is messy and chaotic, a clean dining room table with a beautiful vase and cut flowers can provide a luxurious haven in the midst of it all. Also, add a few flowers to your bedside table or near your entryway.
You can indulge in expensive fresh flowers if you like. But if you’re on a budget, some of the cheapest ones like daisies, last the longest. As an added bonus, after they’ve been out for a while, they sometimes go on sale at the grocery store. You can find all kinds of fun vases at thrift stores, or just repurpose wine bottles.
2. Laundry pods
Little things can make all the difference when you’re trying to turn a house into a home. Tired of your laundry detergent leaking all over your machine? Want your clothes to smell, look, and feel better? Then, treat yourself to the ultra-concentrated formula and high-end feel of luxury laundry pods.
With these pods, you just grab one and throw it in the wash. The soap is gentle and dye-free, but it still packs a powerful stain-fighting punch. Plus, you’ll feel way more luxurious when you’re not spilling laundry detergent all over the place.
3. Cloth napkins
Linen, bamboo, or hemp cloth napkins can turn a simple meal into a luxurious occasion. Whether you’re having an outdoor picnic or a five-course meal with wine, add cloth napkins to the mix. Invest in different styles and colors so that you can match your mood.
4. Fruit-infused water
A jug, some fruit, and water are all you need. Slice lemons, cucumbers, berries, or other fruits, and place them into a jug of water. When you’re feeling thirsty, grab a glass and fill it up. This treat is normally reserved for fancy restaurants, but now, you can have it any time in your home.
In the digital age, you may not even have pens and paper around, but you should. Buy some fun stationery and use it to write sweet notes to your friends. Then, find other ways to integrate stationary into your lids. Decorative paper can even make a to-do list more fun. Plus, it looks luxurious sitting around your home.
6. Upgraded lighting
Overhead lights on their own can be harsh and glaring. To set the mood and create a calming space, upgrade your lighting. It doesn’t have to be expensive. A few lamps, under-cabinet lights, and LED strips can make a significant difference in how luxurious your home feels. You can also add dimmers to make overhead lights feel a little more inviting.
7. Updated faucets
Adding new faucets is a small change that can make a big difference in your bathroom or kitchen. You can opt for a relatively inexpensive faucet just to change the look in these areas. Or you can invest in a high-end faucet that comes with great style and high-end features.
8. New paint
If you have a spare weekend, a coat of paint can breathe new life into any room. Paint your bedroom Turkish blue. Add some sunshine yellow to the kitchen. Or use a fresh light color to make the bathroom seem cleaner. Whether you paint your whole home or just add an accent wall, paint can feel luxurious. You can also paint old furniture, cabinets, or other items in your home.
9. Cozy blankets
Accent the sitting areas of your home with cozy blankets. Find throws made with materials that feel soft to the touch. When you wrap up in a cozy blanket, you feel luxurious and relaxed. If the blanket looks good, you also add a luxurious and stylish vibe to your home’s decor.
10. Higher quality sheets and towels
The next time you buy sheets or towels, stay away from the cheapest options. Give yourself an upgrade to sheets with a higher thread count or plusher towels. This may not sound like a big deal, but it can make a big difference in your life. You will feel the difference on your skin when you use these higher-end products. They also tend to last longer.
It’s important to enjoy your life, and adding a bit of luxury can go a long way. Remember, luxury doesn’t have to be about spending a lot of money. It’s often about investing in small touches. Look for items that delight and amuse you. Fill your home with items that feel good, smell good, and look good. With a few small accents, your home will feel more luxurious, and you will love it.