Extremely comfortable or elegant, especially when involving great expense.
That’s how the Oxford dictionary defines luxurious; however I believe these 7 simple ideas can give home a touch of luxury without the ‘involving great expense’ part.
A cluttered home creates an atmosphere of unrest and makes a space feel unfocused. I try to live by the quote:
Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful (William Morris)
If everything has its place, each item can be put away after use making a tidy and serene home more achievable; and we all know the saying, tidy home, tidy mind.
Hang Curtains High and Long
I mentioned this in my living room tour which you can read here. Even on smaller windows hang your curtains just below the ceiling and keep them floor length. It gives the illusion of a bigger window, adds height to a room, and the extra fabric looks more expensive (even if your curtains are Ikea!)
A Large Rug
Go as big as you can. A larger rug, that preferably extends just under your sofa, grounds a seating area and adds depth and texture. As well as feeling super cosy underfoot, this will always look more expensive than a small rug in the centre of a larger surrounding space.
Add layers of cushions and throws to your sofa and bed. Think faux fur, chunky knits or velvet rather than cheaper micro fleece fabric.
Real or faux, a beautiful bouquet placed on a clutter free surface brings a touch of elegance. A small bouquet on your coffee table, a dining table centrepiece, or even a single stem on your bedside table.
Oversized lighting, even in a smaller room, can add drama. A large pendant over a dining table or statement lamps either side of the bed can exude luxury.
Reed diffusers, wax melts, scented candles… whatever your method of choice a beautifully fragranced room can instantly change your mood and bring a little comforting bliss.
What are your little home luxuries?