The little things can make a big difference.
When it comes to making your home feel luxurious, you don't need a designer sofa or one-of-a-kind vintage dining chairs to create the effect. While it’s nice to have those things, it’s really the little things that make a big difference in how your home feels. From the dining room to the kitchen and bedroom—here are eight small finishing touches to make your home feel more luxurious.
Most of us don’t have time to create an entire tablescape for a family dinner. But we can swap out those disposable napkins for linen ones. They instantly make everything look nicer—and they’re more eco-friendly.
Napkins are also a quick and easy way to mix things up as the seasons change. Choose holiday-themed ones in the winter and bright colors or prints for the summer. Just be sure to fold them as soon as they’re done in the dryer so they don’t wrinkle.
There’s nothing more timeless than a monogrammed towel. They’re a chic, custom touch that looks good in every bathroom. You can get creative with the monograms, too. Choose fun colors or playful fonts to match different bathroom designs. Weezie has the fluffiest towels with eleven different monogram and piping options. These also make great housewarming gifts.
A Sleek Soap Pump In The Kitchen
While dish soap packaging design has certainly improved in recent years, a refillable pump just looks nicer. No logos, no distracting or clunky graphic design, just chic style that matches your kitchen aesthetic. L'Avant Collective has an entire line of beautifully designed logoless pumps. You also can’t go wrong with a classic white ceramic pump. Having a refillable pump also allows you to buy dish soap in bulk, which saves money and cuts back on plastic waste.
Fancy Paper Towel Holders
Another smart finishing touch for the kitchen is a fancy paper towel holder. Forget a roll just lying around willy-nilly or one that sticks to the fridge. An attractive holder adds a little bit of wow factor next to the kitchen sink or on your countertop. Michael Aram makes the most beautiful ones and while a splurge, it’s something you’ll use every day.
Tissue Box Covers
Turn a cold into a decorating opportunity. A covered tissue box turns a forgotten household item into a chic objet d'art. There are so many different types of tissue box covers to fit your style, too. From fabric covers to plastic and ceramic—these always look good on a nightstand (especially in a guest room) on top of a short stack of books.
A Water Caraffe On A Nightsand
Want your bedroom to feel like a luxury five-star hotel? Skip the water bottle and go with a carafe. Not only does this look nice, but it also helps encourage you to stay hydrated. Best of all, you won’t need to get out of bed for a glass of water at 2:00 a.m.
A Soft Throw Draped Over The Edge Of A Bed
Looking to up your bedroom game even further? Style a soft throw on the edge of your bed. It could be a classic cashmere with some fringe or a chunky cotton knit. This is also an easy way to incorporate seasonal accents into your home in a non-kitschy way. For example, go with a deep pumpkin color in the fall and a hunter green for the winter.
Never underestimate the power of a tray. They instantly make any room look more put together and stylish. Use a tray to hold remotes in the living room. Keep one on the side of your sink to house your hand and dish soaps. Style a tray with books on a nightstand. They’re also great in the bathroom to keep products looking tidy when displayed on the sink.
Related: The Tidy Kitchen Counter Trick
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