How many of us wish we could live in a luxury mansion or palace? I’ll be honest, it’s crossed my mind more than once. Unfortunately, for most of us this is just a pipe dream. Unless we win the lottery or become super famous. Which means that we have to make do with our humble houses. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course! But, what if I told you that you could turn your home into a palace? Without having to win the lottery. Here are some incredible ideas on how to do just that.
This is something that’s caught my eye on a number of occasions. It’s quite popular in America but has never really cottoned on in the UK. A sunken lounge is basically where your sofas are lower than the floor. Usually, there’s one large L-Shaped settee and a coffee table in the middle. The TV is then placed on the wall for optimal viewing. I love this idea, and I don’t think it would be too expensive to do! It will also give you more usable floor space in the lounge. It’s a win-win situation!
It’s so very Romeo and Juliet, but I love it. How many palaces do you see without balconies?! There are loads of different ways you can do this, too. Depending on your budget. If you’re strapped for cash then create a fake balcony, to put some potted plants on. If you’ve got a little bit more money, then install a glass balcony. Imagine sitting up there, watching the sun go down with a cocktail. This is also an excellent way to add extra outside space to your home. Which means, bumping its value up!
I’ll be honest, I think the ultimate way to turn your house into a palace is with a swimming pool. However, not everyone has got the money for that kind of thing. Instead, opt for a water feature. This could be anything from a dainty fish pond through to a regal fountain. You don’t even have to put it outside of the house. Most celebrities have water features in their homes. Such as a fountain in the entrance hall. Why not?!
A Room at a Time
If your budget is the main issue, then you could just focus on one room at a time. Save up a little, revamp one room, rinse and repeat. Start with the areas where you welcome the most guests. Such as the entrance hall, living room and kitchen. You can then spruce up the bathroom and any other communal rooms. Finally, work on those bedrooms. Use Pinterest for ideas on how to DIY much of the work. This will save you plenty of cash, yet still make your home look like a palace.
Each of these ideas will be sure to turn your house into something far more majestic looking. Even if it’s just a few accessories in the living room or a freestanding bath. I reckon you’ll have your very own millionaires pad within 12 months, if you follow my advice!