Your home is your pride. It is where you go home to after a long days work and it is where you relax and unwind. It is where you put your memories in. It is where you raise your family. To truly enjoy being home, however, you need to put effort into it. You need to transform the four walls and a roof that you bought into something that you find stately, beautiful, and welcoming. When you want your home to feel luxurious, you need to be committed. Follow this guide to help you get started on making your home luxurious:
- Update the Paint Job
The first thing that anyone should do is to change the paint on the walls. When you have true vision, however, you wont be just repainting it so that it suits your preferred colors. Those with the vision to make their house into their perfect home will have a clear understanding of what look they want, so they can make the walls work in harmony with their furniture. If you dont have that vision off the bat, however, save painting for last.
Tip: Repainting can apply to the outside of the house, too.
- Upgrade the Lighting
Throw out the standard lighting that came with the house. Not only is it ugly, it isnt doing your home any favors and wont suit your furniture. For the truly luxurious home, install statement rustic chandeliers in your front hallway, dining room, and even your kitchen. Hanging lights are artwork, and they serve both a function and act as a centerpiece.
- Buy New Furniture (That Matches)
For many, this can be the first step that you then choose the specific paint theme and lighting from. Splurge on a bedroom set that matches, and go from there. You dont need to furnish your entire home at once you can save up to do each room, one at a time, but the point is to not skimp out on your choices. The furniture you choose is both functional and the bones of your room you want them to be beautiful and made from quality craftsmanship.
- Grow Your Collection of Art
Art is both an investment and the focal point of a room. Dont worry about buying art for your entire home at once you want to have time to find the perfect pieces. To be prepared no matter where you are, have pictures of each room that you need art for, so that when you come across a piece that speaks to you, you can see exactly how it will fit into your home.
When the space you have isnt working for, it might be time to renovate. Big projects like kitchens increase your home value the most, and act as the heart of your home. Start big, and go from there.
Having the beautiful, luxurious home of your dreams takes time, commitment, imagination, and money. You dont, however, need to do everything at once, and can instead make your home a lifelong project.