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3 Ways to Make Your Home Affordable easy Look Like A Luxury

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After a long day of playing tourist, your body is met by those sumptuous Egyptian cotton sheets and fluffy pillows that leave you wondering if the hotel staff would notice if you slipped one in your luggage. In the morning, you awake from a decadent sleep and pad your feet along the lush, thick-pile carpet into the spa bathroom.

Oh! The full body jets in the glass shower awaken your senses, and the hand-milled lavender soap from France certainly smells delicious! This is just a taste of what it’s like to stay in a luxury hotel, and most of us are willing to sink our hard-earned dollars into such an exquisite experience — after all, you are on vacation and you deserve it! So why is it that when the trip is over and you enter the reality of your own home, you are greeted by an unmade bed, a cluttered living room, and a dirty bathroom? There is certainly no decadent morsel of chocolate awaiting you on the pillow.

Isn’t it worth it to experience even a small version of this luxury in our daily existence? No matter the budget, a lavish lifestyle can be achieved at home — it just takes a few small steps. First, we must remember that high-class hotels do not come cheap. A team of experienced designers are usually employed to deck the halls of expensive hotels, with that in mind, let’s see what we can accomplish on our own.

A Lavish Bedroom is a Hotel Must-Have The bed should take center stage when you are going for a luxe hotel style. Think of all the hotels that you have visited — the bedroom is always well-designed with matching bedding, pillows and curtains. Start with a supportive mattress and then layer it in the luxury of plump down pillows, Egyptian cotton sheets (buy the highest thread count that you can afford), and a down comforter. The bed should be fit for a King/Queen and outfitted with a plush headboard that you can lay your head against.

Everything in a hotel is carefully planned out and the design is meticulous. The bedroom always has two side tables and side lamps, a desk, a couple cozy chairs with quaint side tables, a gorgeous armoire for clothing, and usually a television that is well-hidden inside a beautiful armoire or cabinet. Essentially, the bedroom is the one room that you should not skimp on. Sadly, it is the room that most homeowners ignore since guests don’t see it. Give yourself the gift of luxury with a bedroom that you deserve to wake up in each morning, and don’t forget that little chocolate on the pillow.

Curtains Are Always Well-Designed in a Luxury Hotel Curtains, draperies and blinds are something a lot of us homeowners overlook. We slap on some wooden blinds for privacy and wipe our hands of the nasty job of window coverings (or we resort to buying some cheap pre-made curtains at a local chain store).
There is a good reason for this trend  custom draperies are expensive and hard to find. Unless you are a seamstress, then making gorgeous pinch-pleated drapery panels is not easy. Along with the bedroom, window coverings are another place where you should put your money where your mouth is. It is obvious when draperies are done on a budget, and it can ruin the look of your luxury home.

If you don’t know how to sew, then consider hiring someone who is willing to work within your budget. It’s always best to buy the fabric on your own and then have a seamstress work with that, as they tend to charge an overhead on their fabrics. Pick fabrics that suit your tastes and the rest of your decor. To maintain the luxury look, think silks, damasks, and linen for your fabric choices. Don’t forget to add black-out curtains in all the bedrooms, as every hotel offers them. Enjoy your luxe curtains, they will open the window to the home of your dreams.

Lavish Lighting Adds a Hotel Look A hotel is never dark or dreary. Rather, it is always well-lit with chandeliers, side lamps, wall sconces, art lights, and mood lighting in every nook. Begin with the big overhead lights in your home. Do you love them? Are they modern? Is the light too harsh? Consider changing out-dated overhead lights with modern, sculptural light fixtures that speak to your decor. It is also best to have a dimmer installed on these overhead lights.

Dimmers are the key to mood lighting. Then add lamps to your side tables. Remember, a collected-over-time-look is never ‘matchy-matchy’, but hotels usually have some semblance of matching side lamps on either side of a sofa or bed. You can also use lamp shades lined in gold—they add a nice hint of glamour. If budget allows, then hire an electrician to add wall sconces and lights over your artwork. These two fixture styles add the final luxe look that every 5-star hotel offers. To add even more lighting control in your home consider floor to ceiling windows. Check out these

A great hotel acts as a relaxing retreat —one that you have spent your hard-earned money on. Why not spend your money creating an escape in your very own home, an escape that you can use every day — not just one week out of the year. It’s not about the amount of money you spend, rather the way you pull all your rooms together.

What do you do to add a little luxury hotel-style to your home?


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