While we are on our vacations, we enjoy staying in luxury hotels. Big beds with luxury sheets, large bathtubs, and room service make us feel like a rock star during our stay, but when we come home, we realize how ordinary our lives and houses are. People think that furnishing their home requires a big amount of money and time, but as with everything in life, there are ways to cut corners.
Here are the best ways to save money, while still making your home luxurious.
Plan your budget
The first thing you need to do, before you start furnishing your house, is plan your budget. You need to decide what your priorities are, will you furnish your bathroom or bedroom first, and how much money are you willing to spend. You probably won`t have enough money to buy all the furniture for your house at once, though. The last thing you want to do is empty your wallet and go in debt because of your home furnishing.
Visit thrift shops and garage sales
One of the best ways to get a nice piece of furniture, and save some money in the process, is to visit garage sales and thrift shops. In these places, you can find some real hidden treasures (like an old piece of furniture or some decorative pieces) that will bring that luxury feel to your home. Keep in mind that stuff bought from garage sales or thrift shops will probably need a little work done on them, to bring their lost shine back.
A lot of people think that they will save money by installing equipment by themselves. While this is true for painting your walls and doing little stuff around the house, it is usually better to hire a professional to do more complicated things.
For example, if you want to install one of those luxury living room TV sets, contact people from Universal home theaters – like the ones you see in hotel apartments - it is better to pay a professional crew to do it properly and not waste your time on complicated wiring and setups. This rule also applies to the bathroom. Don’t mess with your plumbing if you are not a professional, you are more likely to do more damage than save money.
Bedroom fit for a king
If you want your home to look like it belongs to a rock star, you need to furnish your bedroom appropriately. For most people their bedrooms are simple – there is a bed, a night table, a lamp and some nice curtains. But if you want to style your bedroom to fit a king, you will need to put some effort into it.
Don’t sleep on couches - buy yourself a real bed. It doesn’t have to be king sized, but you need a bed with a proper mattress to get a good night`s sleep. Put some paintings above your bed and large curtains to give it that Renaissance look. Of course, you need the proper lighting in your bedroom, so think about getting a chandelier. It doesn’t have to be big or expensive, but it will give your bedroom that nice, cozy feel.
Hotel bathrooms are definitely one of the things you miss the most when you come from your vacation. Large walk-in showers with massage hoses, jacuzzi tubs and soft towels all give you that special feeling. But when you come home, you are often faced with a cluttered bathroom and a small bathtub.
This doesn’t have to be this way, even if you don’t have the space and money to install the jacuzzi tub. To make your bathroom look luxurious, and enjoy your baths, simply buy a nice shower curtain and some fluffy towels (maybe even some candles to set up a nice atmosphere), lean back and relax.
As you can see, everyone can make their home luxurious just by some creative thinking and effort. If you want your bedroom, bathroom or living room to look like they belong in some fancy hotel, just plan your budget, brainstorm on some of the ideas and start visiting garage sales and thrift shops. We hope that this article will help you furnish your house with style, and enjoy that rocking new look.