For many, a luxurious lifestyle is one that is complete with flights on a private jet, high-end cosmetics, outstanding cuisine prepared by Michelin-starred chefs, attending the latest parties, and generally living the high life every moment of the day. However, a full-time luxury lifestyle is rarely an option for the majority of people, but that doesn’t mean that you have to forgo luxury entirely. In fact, there is another way to look at luxury – and it’s one that is far more accessible for most budgets.
Rather than seeing luxury as a complete lifestyle in and of itself, you can seek to try and make elements of your existing lifestyle more luxurious – a few little touches of opulence that can brighten your day and bring a smile to your face, rather than a completely different way of living. If you’re curious to give it a try, here’s a few luxurious lifestyle touches you might want to consider implementing in future…
While any blanket made of a high-quality material could be considered somewhat luxurious, chunky blankets are by far the best in class in this regard. The softness of the material – most chunky sheets are made from wool – combines with a heavier, more robust feel that offers both practical and aesthetic benefits to your home.
When it comes to adding a sense of luxury to your home, an endless array of floral displays and blooms is by far the simplest – and most affordable – choice. From single-stemmed tulips in a vase to a full floral arrangement on your living room mantel, flowers will always create a sense effortless sense of beauty and opulence that is tough to achieve with any other kind of home decor.
Glass over plastic
No matter how well-designed plastic cosmetic packaging is, it will always clearly be plastic – which, it’s fair to say, is not a material that is associated with luxury very often. To add an extra sense of luxury to the products you use every day, consider investing in vintage glass bottles, containers, and perfume spritzers – you can usually buy these relatively inexpensively at online auction sites or car boot sales. You can then simply decant the contents of your usual cosmetic products into the new containers; your dressing table will instantly benefit from a touch of vintage glamour and luxury.
Towels are a great way to add extra luxury to your everyday life; the change is small but noticeable, and you should find that your morning routine becomes that little bit more pleasant if you invest in thick, high-quality towels. However, a word of warning: the thicker a towel is, the longer it will need to dry, so you might want to consider investing in a heated towel rail to ensure your new luxury towels stay in the best possible condition.
Private licence plates
When thinking about little touches of luxury, it’s often tempting to focus on the home – but it’s also worth looking a little further afield, to the ways you can make everyday tasks and habits that bit more enjoyable. As a result, adding an extra luxury to the car you drive is something worth doing – and opting to install private plates is by far the best choice in this regard. With a private plate, you can instantly add eye-catching style and panache to any vehicle; something that elevates your car above the norm and allows you to stand out from the crowd.
High-end scented candles
While we humans have always been fond of candles, the popularity of high-end scented candles has flourished in recent years, so joining in on the trend could be the perfect choice for adding luxury to your home. While you can use any scent you like, most people find that matching fragrance to the current season – so florals in spring, spices in winter, and so on – produces the best possible results.
Unusual metallic desk accessories and stationery
When it comes to stationery and desk accessories, silver-finish metals are by far the most common – which may well perform their role well but are nevertheless a little industrial in terms of design. In order to add a little luxury style to your working day, consider buying accessories and stationery that use a less-common – but undeniably more attractive – metal finishes, with gold, rose gold, and copper all particularly worthy of consideration.
Most of us associate the idea of a luxury lifestyle with a full-time, high-octane array of glamorous travel experiences, glorious food, and attending the classiest parties – a lifestyle that is undeniably attractive, but not necessarily accessible. However, by looking to implement a few of the ideas above, you can achieve a number of small – but undeniably beneficial – luxury touches that surround, and improve, your everyday life.