Why It's Rarely Worth Spending A Fortune To Get The Luxury Look

by - February 01, 2019

We all dream of having a luxury home some day. What could be better than grand entrances and decor which makes guests gasp? It’s a home goal which we keep in the back of our minds and pin on our Pinterest boards. Most of us assure ourselves that, one day, we’ll turn those dreams into a reality. Some of us even save for years to achieve the goal. More often than not, though, lavishing your home in luxury isn’t worth your while, and we’re going to show you why.

A touch of luxury probably won’t add value to your house

To some extent, every expensive addition you bring to your house should be dependent on the value it adds. An extension, for example, can increase property prices no end. It’s worth bearing in mind, though, that surface stuff like interior choices doesn’t tend to add any value. As such, you may find that you spend a fortune making your home more luxurious, only to find that you don’t stand to get a penny back. And, few of us can afford to chuck away large amounts of money with no promise of return. With that in mind, it’s always worth asking which increases in value any significant expenses bring. If none, you might be best off leaving well alone.

Money doesn’t always achieve the look you want

In our homes as in life, we often put more value on expensive items than perhaps they deserve. Many of us make the mistake of thinking that a home decor item which is costly has to be worth our while. But, there’s no guarantee that you’ll get your home the way you want it because you spend a fortune on your efforts. It’s possible that you’ll spend all that money, only to be unhappy with the results.

You can add luxury for less

We’ve saved the best until last. You can add luxury to your home for relatively little cost. Rather than going after the expensive grand house, consider cheaper ways to achieve the same goal. More often than not, turning your attention to decor can take care of this for you . Something like a penthouse carpet or a lavish sofa could cost a relatively small amount but have big impact. Equally, the colors and textures you use within your home can make a difference here. Wallpaper with flecks of gold or silver in it can work wonders. Additions such as art prints and mirrors can also add that touch of something special. Even something as simple as clearing out excess furniture can leave you with a blank canvas which you can turn luxurious. And, none of these things needs to cost you over the odds. You certainly wouldn’t need to save up for years to achieve them.

None of this is to say that you can’t have fun with  luxury. But, it might be worth thinking twice before emptying your bank account to achieve that dash of class in your home style.

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