Luxury is a Lifestyle and it Starts in Your Home
What could be a better place to start building a life of luxury than your own home? A luxurious home is comfortable and hassle-free. From big renovations to small touches around the house, here are eight ways to feel like you’re living in the lap of luxury.
1. Home Theater
Home is where the heart is, but wouldn’t it be great if a home was where the theater is too? A home theater is a great way to enjoy your favorite movies with friends and family or have a solo marathon of your favorite show. Home theaters should provide an all-around quality viewing experience, including sound. Luckily, there are lots of good options for speakers: from soundbars to receivers and stereo speakers. With an at-home theater, you have the luxury of a movie theater quality experience without leaving the house.
2. Spa-inspired Bathroom
What feels more luxurious than a spa? Imagine having a spa-inspired bathroom as your place to unwind after a long day at work. A spa-inspired bathroom can have all the amenities: a soaking tub, vanities, and spacious shower, but you can have a spa-like bathroom by making just a few smaller changes. Adding a fresh coat of paint in a serene blue and a new set of fluffy white towels will make you feel like you’re enjoying a spa without leaving your home. You can try aromatherapy too. All you need is a mist diffuser and some lavender essential oil to aid in relaxation while you soak in a warm bath.
This spa-inspired bathroom uses mirrors to reflect already plentiful natural light and make the room appear more spacious:
125 Roblar Avenue, Hillsborough
3. Backyard Oasis
Creating the perfect backyard oasis means you’ll have the perfect place to spend time outdoors with your friends and family. Think of a poolside living area, cabana, or loggia. Having lots of lush plant life will make you feel like you’re in your own personal forest. New cushions and pillows will brighten your mood when you relax in your luxurious outdoor retreat.
This outdoor oasis is a comfortable rustic sitting area perfect for summer days spent reading in the shade and summer nights spent sharing a meal with friends:
125 Roblar Avenue, Hillsborough
4. Bring the Outdoors Indoors
Bring the beauty of nature into everyday life inside your home. Let nature inspire you by choosing earthy color palettes, furniture, and organic home decor. Focus on window dressings to highlight natural scenery outside. A quick tip to making a room feel light and more open without adding square footage is to simply bring in natural light! There’s no better way to create the illusion of more space than by making sure your windows are unobstructed. We also can’t forget about plants here. The best way to bring the outdoors in is to keep plants! Plant life not only lets you enjoy lush greenery indoors but can reduce stress too. Some plants, like the peace lily, even purify the air. Long gone are the days of seeking shade in the backyard to read a good book in the summer breeze. With indoor plants, you can
5. Statement or Mood Lighting
A new light fixture can brighten up any room (and not to mention be an inexpensive way to increase the value of your home, according to homeserve.com). A statement light fixture adds visual interest and can be the focal point of your room. You can also change the lighting to create the ambiance you want for any room in your home, from a cozy living room to a bright, warm kitchen. Adding dimmers to your lights gives you the luxury of changing the look of your spaces throughout the day.
Simple recessed lights paired with an industrial statement light fixture create a bright, clean look that matches and enhances this space:
20 Shady Lane, Hillsborough
6. Foodie Paradise
Imagine being able to have your favorite meals without leaving your home. Having the latest kitchen gadgets makes this possible! Updating your kitchen appliances will improve cooking efficiency and allow freedom to cook more dishes yourself. One unique item perfect for foodies is an at-home pizza oven, perfect for making pizza at home or for a store-bought pie. Having a luxury kitchen means it’s outfitted with gadgets and designed so you want to cook in too. Adding an island with seating for friends and family, warm and cozy lighting, and plenty of space for preparing food makes sure an upgraded kitchen remains the heart of the home.
7. Smart Home
It’s 2023. Why not make your life easier by installing smart home technology so you’ll feel like you’re living in the future? Use voice assistants like Amazon Alexa to help with cooking times so you can keep prepping your meal without stopping to look anything up. Smart light bulbs give you control of your lights from anywhere in the room. These bulbs can turn on, off, and dim all by an app on your phone or voice control. Imagine coming home with your hands full of groceries and turning on the lights without having to juggle everything in your hands. Less hassle means more luxury.
8. More Than a Walk-in Closet
A walk-in closet can have more than just room to hang up clothes. It can be storage for clothes, shoes, accessories, and a space for getting ready. A walk-in closet is a luxurious yet functional aspect of any home. Revamp your closet to feel more luxurious with a new set of matching hangers and some new drawers for organized storage. An organized closet will make it easy to find that sweater you were looking for and those jeans... Getting ready will be a breeze!
Creating luxury in your home means improving efficiency, style, and comfort. No matter where you start your upgrades or how big of a project you undertake, keeping “luxury” in mind means you’ll always be coming home to a space you love and one that recharges your battery.
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