The start of every new season is a chance to freshen up your space, and if you’ve been spending a lot of time there, the change might be more welcome than ever. Well-designed homes have a special air about them—they feel calm, comfortable, and inviting, which can positively affect mood and mental health. You don't have to spend a lot of money to make your home feel luxurious, though. There are plenty of budget-friendly ideas that you can pull off yourself to achieve a cozy, luxe look. Browse our list below for some ideas on how to get started.
One of the simplest and cheapest ways to make your home instantly more luxe is to declutter it. A clean, open, refreshed space not only looks chic, but it is also calm and inviting. An easy way to declutter your environment is to organize everyday items into their own storage boxes and bins. You could put all the TV remotes in a designated tray, for example, and all your throw blankets in a beautiful storage basket.
When it comes to shelves and bookcases, use thoughtful styling and avoid anything that looks too chaotic. Arranging your books by color, for example, is a small change that can have a big impact on your space.
Replacing door handles, cabinet knobs, and light switch cover plates with more elevated pieces is another efficient yet cost-effective way to add a more luxurious feel to your home. With just a drill, screw, and some patience, you can replace the hardware on anything from your kitchen cabinets to the bathroom vanity.
When your budget allows, you can enjoy hours of fun shopping for your new pieces. Browse your local vintage, thrift, and antique stores to find great deals on unique, expensive-looking knobs and handles. If you’re feeling creative, light switch cover plates are simple to make and easy to customize for a chic, wallet-friendly home décor update.
Nothing says luxury quite like fresh, plush bath towels. And since you use them every day, there’s no need to feel guilty when investing in the best quality. Whether you go for classic waffle weave, lush Turkish cotton, or a sophisticated jacquard design, new, fresh towels are an affordable way to add a touch of glamor to any bathroom space.
To take your style to the next level, consider a set of monogrammed hand towels from Lands’ End to match. Whether you design them for your family or your guests, everyone will feel as if they’re staying in a world-class resort. Plush, silky, and extra absorbent, these towels offer the comfort and coverage you deserve.
Not only are beds the focal point of any bedroom, but they’re also where we spend a good deal of our day. These are two good reasons to invest in a more luxurious sleeping space. Start by making sure the mattress and bed frame is covered. This will disguise the bed legs and any under-bed storage for a cleaner and more sophisticated look. You can make your own bed skirt or box spring cover, buy an inexpensive one, or go for an oversized quilt or duvet. If you have a queen-size bed, for example, go for a king-sized cover.
Be considerate when choosing the design for the bed cover, as it will determine the look and style of the rest of your bedding and accessories. Once you’ve found your desired look, invest in quality bed sheets for added luxe. To complete your new space, consider a padded headboard for a touch of glamor. They’re inexpensive to purchase and easy enough for a DIY project if you’re the handy type.
Throw pillows are an inexpensive way to glamorize any room, and swapping out the covers from time to time is an easy way to achieve a new look for your space. Even just replacing the pillow inserts can give your lounging area a more sophisticated look and feel.
Find what’s most luxurious to you by experimenting with different colors, textures, and patterns. You can save on new pillow covers by shopping sales and second-hand stores, or by making your own. Create a cozy, inviting space by mixing in other textiles, like a throw blanket, to match your new pillows.
A few pieces of carefully curated art can make any space feel more luxurious, but the art itself doesn't need to be expensive. You can browse local thrift stores, auctions, and flea markets to find interesting, inexpensive pieces to frame for your wall. Your own art will also look spectacular, whether you're doing a painting, arranging dried flowers, or printing out some photographs to hang. With a stylish frame and backing matt, you can make anything look polished and professional.
With a bit of creative thought and time, you can turn any space into something that feels more luxurious and expensive without spending much at all.