Who wouldn’t love an expensive home, filled with high-quality furniture, stainless steel appliances, and luxurious decorations? It seems like this is the kind of look we’re all picturing for ourselves when we’re a bit older and able to afford such luxury – but it doesn’t actually have to wait.
Here is a handful of tips to make your home just a bit more luxurious and seem more expensive without actually having to cost too much. Mix and match these elements to create the perfect home for you and enjoy the added comfort.
#1 Bring in the plants
Every well-cared for home should feature a few house plants. The ones you choose tend to kick up the level of how expensive it looks, though, and you may want to invest in a floor plant with wider leaves rather than those small succulent plants.
The reasoning as quite simple; succulent plants are known for being easy to care for, affordable, and something that every new nester and college student should be able to take care of.
The owner of a more luxurious home, on the other hand, will choose plants that shine a bit more even if they are more difficult to care for.
You can trick the system by choosing something in between, though, in case you’re new to caring for plants. Have a look at this article and keep in mind that snake plants are easy to take care of, thrive in lower light, and keeps your air clean at the same time.
#2 Bring in the mirrors
Mirrors seem to be every interior decoration nerd’s go-to solution for making a space look bigger and more luxurious. You can totally do the same, though, as long as you know where to place those mirrors in order to get the most out of what they have to give.
Make them reflect one of your windows, for example, and preferably also one of those large floor plants you’ve just committed to taking care of. Don’t overdo the mirrors but place them strategically in order to enhance the feeling of having more space and money to spend on silly things such as mirrors.
#3 Don’t forget about the scents
If you could choose, what would your home smell like? While some prefer the scent of freshly done laundry or the faint smell of flowers, others prefer a more spicy scent to their homes; with some soy candles, you can choose whatever you feel like.
The trick to using scented candles is to not overdo it and to remember to blow them out before your entire home smells a bit too strong. Light them a bit after you’ve been cooking, for example, if you have people coming over and would like to get rid of the aromas from your dinner – or just keep one in the bathroom at all times.
Luxury isn’t actually something that needs to cost too much as long as you know where to look. Focus on getting high-quality furniture for your home when the time is right, continue to decorate, and make these simple things work for you in the meantime.