Luxury and budgets do not really seem like they go hand-in-hand. The former is, after all, about splurging and being able to enjoy your money – while the latter, of course, is all about keeping your hard-earned money away from the cashiers.
The cold months ahead do call for a bit more time inside, though, and it would certainly be nice to give it an extra flair of extravagance even if we can’t really afford it.
Here is a handful of excellent ways to feel like a rich person even when you’re about to go in minus so that you can enjoy those dark evenings at home in front of the fireplace a bit more.
Focus on your curtains
If we were able to put money into making our rooms seem larger and airier, we would do it immediately – but, since this is about luxury on a budget, you should try to focus on your curtains instead.
Undeniably more cost-effective than replacing an entire window and still important enough to change the atmosphere of your room, the type of curtains or blinds you choose can do a lot to improve your space.
If you opt for curtains, try to place it slightly higher than the window in order to make the room seem taller. It should go almost all the way down to the floor as well – and preferably be light and of a high quality.
Blinds are also great and really modern, by the way, but the type of blinds you choose will also affect the look of your room. While aluminum blinds may be a bit cheaper and easier to clean, faux wood blinds are just going to look so much better. Have a look at theblindsside.com, to begin with, and let them set the theme for your room.
Swap out your lighting features
Both the light in your room and the features you install over them will have a lot to say about how you feel when spending time there. Look for light bulbs that cast a warm and orange light, first of all, and avoid the cold hospital look by all means.
Since we’d like to make our homes seem a bit more extravagant, you should look for an affordable chandelier for your living room – or even for your kitchen and bathroom. Undeniably luxurious, a faux crystal chandelier will definitely give your room that extra oomph you’ve been looking for.
Have a look at wayfaire.com for some great light features, by the way, and try to find something on sale to get more for your bucks.
Now all you need to do is equip your couches with soft and fluffy blankets, keep your rooms impeccably neat and clean, and tap yourself a bubble bath. After all, luxury doesn’t have to be expensive when you do it naturally.