We all have those aspirational items that once in your home would signify that you have achieved the dream. These could be hugely expensive or just a tad extravagant, but once they fall into your style-hungry clutches they will tell the world that you have arrived. That the ‘you’ that you’ve been working on is here…
Here’s seven excellent additions to your home (once that big payoff comes along):
You see them in stars homes, American sitcoms and palatial country abodes on Location, Location, Location. Having a stand-alone unit in your kitchen symbolises that you take cooking seriously. So serious, in fact, that you have an entire area dedicated to preparing ingredients – with deep drawers to store your plates, bowls and utensils to be grabbed at a moment’s’ notice. And, if you find a really good one, it will come with an instant hot water dispenser for those must-have cup of Joe’s that can’t wait for a one-minute boil.
If you have an impressive staircase or a high ceiling, it would just be rude not to invest in a sparkly, shiny chandelier to wow visitors. And every time you walk under it, you’ll get that warm, fuzzy feeling inside that you bought that. This is probably the only item on this list that can actually become affordable no matter what your budget. It would take a keen – and well-informed – eye to spot something cheaper than the finest crystal, so don’t be scared to save a few pennies with a little fakery. There’s always the option of upcycling too, which can provide some very arty options such as this glass bottle chandelier…
Retro white goods
Coupling retro style with a coveted name, Smeg fridge/freezers tell the world (or simply those who enter your kitchen) that you are even stylish when it comes to white goods! With a range of quirky pastel colours to choose from, you’re sure to find one that matches the décor of your swanky kitchen – with island of course. You can also take this theme across your whole kitchen with vintage-style bread bins, mixing bowls, kettles and cutlery to finish off your look.
Walking into a beautiful kitchen dripping with style and expense can only be topped off with the unobstructed view of a glorious garden. This is where some external bi-fold doors come in, offering an easy way to open up your kitchen onto the area that your green fingers have been busy making beautiful.
As well as being aesthetically pleasing, they will also add great value to your home and will become a focal point in your home that evokes envy in those who visit your home. They are very practical too, helping to make your kitchen and garden appear larger and almost as one room when fully opened up.
If you have the ability to spend so much time languishing, then you’ve clearly made it in life. And what better way to languish then on a chaise longue – the ultimate in lying down. You can look simultaneously wealthy and bored, all on top of luxurious fabrics curled into a decadent-looking backrest. There’s also the finishing touch of the small, rolled cushion that is neither practical nor comfortable but you can’t have a chaise without it.
Staying away from real fur, as no one wants to be ‘that guy’, the next best thing to adorn your floor is surprisingly not faux fur. That plush feeling under your feet should come from an expertly crafted carpet that invites bare feet. What sits atop it should be purely for decorative purposes. Maybe not as lavish as this Silk Ashfahan rug sold at Christie’s but something that shows off your impeccable style while starting a few conversations.
When you think of luxury and pampering, thoughts immediately turn to the bathroom and this is just as important – if not more important – than the kitchen when making your home devastatingly stylish. Bathing should always be a relaxing and rejuvenating experience and what better way to achieve this than with an amazing shower. Rainfall showers are regularly used in body wash adverts to symbolise luxury and are regularly viewed as a sign of wealth. Pinterest have a great selection of types of rainfall showers to provide inspiration, from small and inexpensive, but still impressive – to decadently large water displays. The choice is yours!
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