We all love the feeling of luxury, and owning nice things gives us the feeling of security and success. Sure, there’s more to life than material possessions but having these things do have their benefits. But you don’t need to be a millionaire to enjoy a more luxurious lifestyle, here are just a few of the ways you can do so while still keeping it affordable!
Your home is one of the biggest purchases you will make in your lifetime, and as somewhere you spend a whole lot of your time it has to be right. We all dream of living in luxurious homes, huge mansions and castles fit for royalty, but realistic the budget doesn’t allow this for most of us. However, you might be surprised at exactly how much you can get for your money. If you’re prepared to move away from the big city, you will get far more home for your money, and if you look into building your own or renovating a run down property it will be cheaper still. Homes on the market that are ‘move- in ready’ will always come at a premium price. You could buy a plot of land and hire luxury home architects to bring your vision to life. While this is a big project, you get full say over how it looks from the layout to the finishes. If you don’t want to tackle such a big job, buying a very cheap and run down home, stripping it back to the bare bones and renovating also gives you a lot of freedom. It’s far cheaper than buying a house that’s ready to go, and you can create a stunning luxurious finish.
We all know that brand new cars come at a cost. And as much as owning something fresh off the track gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling of joy, there’s a price to pay for this. However, it doesn’t mean you have to settle with an old, unreliable banger. Buying a car that’s just a year or two old will still feel very new and luxurious but be far, far cheaper. In many cases, the cars might be hardly used and only have done a few thousand miles, so it will still feel as though you’re driving a new car. Applying for finance and spreading the cost over months and years can allow you to own a far nicer car than you could afford to buy outright, but make sure you factor these payments into your monthly budget. You will need to ensure it’s still affordable for you.
When it comes to clothes, a good tip is to mix high street with high end. That way you can achieve stunning, expensive looking outfits but without breaking the bank. Your designer staples should be things like coats, shoes, bags and other accessories like scarves and gloves. That way you can pair these up with less expensive, high street essentials. Buying tops, dresses and other items more cheaply allow you to experiment with trends, without worrying that you’re going to spend a lot of money on something that will go out of fashion next season. When you buy designer, your best bet is to choose classic pieces that can be worn year in year out. You could also scour outlets and even charity shops for discount designer pieces.