A passing glance at Instagram, not to mention magazines and TV can be enough to wake the little green monster of jealousy. Just how do other people get their homes to look so perfectly put together?
If you have ever felt a bit deflated about the way your living space looks then you might be in need of some luxurious touches to take things up a notch and get you out of your every day slump. It’s important to remember that all those wonderfully curated images of perfect homes are just that- Curated. They are carefully staged and styled from a photograph before reverting to lived in chaos. However there are some fixes you can put in place to give your own home a touch of glam, and best of all, they don’t need to break the bank. Let me take you on a whirlwind tour of the home to give an idea of what I’m talking about.
Potentially the most used room of the house, you deserve to have a bit of tranquility when you make your daily visits to the smallest room in the home, so get these essentials:
Replace your beaten up and rough around the edges towels with Turkish ones. Made from extra long Turkish cotton they are thinner than your standard towels but just as absorbent. They will get softer over time too making them a great investment. As they are thinner you can go extra large in size without overstuffing your towel drawer. They also repel sand, making them the perfect addition to a trip to the beach.
What’s better than a super soft and over sized towel? Why a toasty warm one of course! Replace your standard bathroom radiator with a heated towel rail that will ensure you and your towels stay warm, For an extra luxury touch, why not consider a sleek chrome rail like the ones I found here.
A general point is to try and keep any home working space separate from your living room. Having somewhere else to go after the working day is over is key to helping create a relaxed home environment. Take over a corner of your bedroom if you must for work purposes, but try to keep your living room strictly for family time and down time.
Adding greenery will truly bring a place alive, not to mention boosting the air quality of your home. If you are concerned about your gardening skills then don’t be afraid to go for high quality artificial plants that will give you the look but without any of the hassle. If you want the real deal though go with hardy varieties like ferns, spider plants and even succulents that can survive the occasional missed watering.
Crack open the paint cans or the wallpaper paste and create a focal point in your living room with an accent wall. Painting one wall a contrasting colour will draw the eye and depending on the colour used and its position can even make your space seem larger. Another option is to explore temporary wallpaper options. Easier to apply than regular wallpaper and removable, it is the perfect way to bring a touch of luxury to rented accommodation.
Arguably the most frequently used room in the house, kitchens are often more used than living rooms. After all, don’t the best conversation at parties always happen in the kitchen?
Hands free taps
Treat yourself to some new taps that are hands free. Not only are there hygiene benefits to not needing to touch things while you are cooking they will make you feel like you’re living in the future when you can turn them on and off with a wave of the hand. The absence of taps will also help to reduce clutter in your kitchen, giving your countertops a clean and fresh look.
Set to be a top kitchen trend of 2021, open shelves are the newest way to showcase your kitchen. Don’t hide your beautiful dinner sets in the back of the cupboard along with the good wine glasses and vases, have them out on display. The beauty of open shelves is that they allow you to showcase your style while keeping your kitchen clutter free. Best of all you can easily change up what you have on display to bring some variety to your home.
I hope these tips and tricks have given you some inspiration as to how you can make your home feel that little bit more palatial. Try one or two, or go all out and incorporate them all, and before you know it you will be proud to call your house your home.