Many of us could spend all day listing all the luxuries we wish we could afford in life, but after a little daydreaming, we go back to living our normal lives. Except, what if it didn’t have to be that way?

Well, it doesn’t! Even if you are on a tight budget, there are ways to get at least a taste of luxury for a small price. If you want to add a little opulence to your life without breaking the bank, follow the four tips below, beginning with how to own a luxurious home.

Downsize Your Home

We know what you’re thinking – ‘isn’t downsizing the exact opposite of a luxury?’ And, for some, that may be true. If you see space as the ultimate luxury, then this tip isn’t for you. But, for many of us, a luxurious home is about quality finishes and lavish décor.

If you are someone who sees the quality of your home as more important than its size, downsizing to a ‘tiny home’ may be a great option for you.

Particularly suited to couples who don’t have kids or those who live alone, ‘tiny homes’ are quickly growing in popularity because their smaller price tag means you can afford better craftsmanship.

 

Build with Shipping Containers

If you can’t see yourself in a ‘tiny home’ but would like to save money in favor of a quality fit-out for your home, consider building a house from shipping containers. Especially great for those who enjoy the industrial trend, there are many beautiful shipping container homes out there for inspiration.

Similar to modular homes, shipping containers are becoming popular vessels out of which people are building houses. From ‘tiny homes’ to mansions, shipping container homes save money on both labor and material costs. Again, this means you can opt for luxurious finishes like marble bench tops in the kitchen and hardwood flooring throughout.

Luxury Trips to Cheap Places

If you want more luxury in your life, this aspiration probably isn’t confined to your home. Going on vacation is the one time of the year that we get to really treat ourselves, but being on a budget often means a short trip at a basic hotel.

However, this doesn’t have to be the case! There are many ways to get around the high prices of luxury hotels and accommodations, one of these being finding great deals online. Keeping an eye out for last-minute deals at your dream resort can be a great way to travel luxuriously on a budget.

Better than this, though, is opting for luxury accommodation in a place where prices are far lower. If you’ve been dreaming of Italy, try Turkey – it has similar beautiful scenery and hot weather, but at a much cheaper price, even at its luxury hotels and resorts.

Rummage for Luxury Clothes

If you dream of wearing luxury brands like Gucci and Chanel, your budget might make this seem like a far-off fantasy. However, there are ways to get your hands on high-end fashion items for a much lower price if you’re willing to put in the work.

If you want a higher success rate, stores like T.J. Maxx are a great way of finding discounted fashion. While some items can still be a little high in price, the markdowns in these stores make a huge difference for those conscious of their spending habits.

If you want to save even more money, however, try thrift stores! The prices will be far lower than anywhere else, so this is a great option for those on a very tight budget who still crave luxury brands. The only drawback is the time you will have to put in to find the items you desire.

Whether you dream of luxury clothing, vacations or homes, these tips will help add a little splendor to your life without costing you a fortune.

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