7 ways to invest in your home, without taking out a mortgage.

Have you ever stepped foot into a home that immediately screams, "sophisticated adult who has their sh*t together", and leaves you questioning your current choice of duvet, bedside lamp and mismatching towels in the bathroom? We have, and it has lead us down the path of asking ourselves, what defines luxury in a space, and how do we get it?

With the rise of property prices, some of us seem to have lost the dream of owning our own home, but whether you're safe in the arms of a long term mortgage, or enjoying the freedom of a rental, all roads lead to Rome (or home), and home, no matter the geographical location, is the place we relax, refresh, unwind and intrinsically love on ourselves. 

Marie Kondo, in her book The Life Changing Method of Tidying Up, offers insight about the way the objects we fill our spaces with, can significantly impact our emotions and routine way of life. By asking the simple question, "does this item bring me joy?" we can surround ourselves with objects that cultivate our homes to bring us positivity, joy and productivity. Sounds pretty adult to me!

In the spirit of quality over quantity, because that's the first rule of adulting, choose products that will stand the test of time, and enhance your daily living. We've put together our top 7 ways to invest in your home that won't break the bank. 

1. Bedding

Sleeping in luxury definitely brings us joy, choose from our silky soft Eucalyptus Sheets and pair it back with our lived in Linen Duvet's. See how we styled our Eucalyptus Range here and how often we should be washing our sheets!

2. CandleS

Scent is nostalgic, and sets the mood and atmosphere of a space. When picking a scent, choose relaxing fragrances that will help you to unwind like Lavender, Bergamot, Jasmine and Sandalwood.

3. Lamps

Lighting can make or break a space. A small lamp atop a bedside table with a soft warm tone will enhance relaxation. Or go for a floor lamp with a bit of height to become a focal point of the room.

4. Art and books

Choose something that speaks to you, but isn't chaotic. Art should compliment a space not dominate it. Coffee table books and magazines are just as much a piece of art stacked up on your bedside.

5. Bath

Our Stonewash Bath (learn more about the process here) adds instant luxury, with its frayed edges and beautifully soft texture. Fill your bathroom with a complete matching set (how adult of you) with the newly available bundles.

6. Plants 

A plant in a room can breathe life (literally and metaphorically) into a space. Bringing the outdoors in can have a positive impact on your emotional state as well as the quality of air, helping you to rest and relax.

7. Tableware 

For those impromptu dinner parties, family lunches or date nights, good quality table linen will enhance your whole experience of dining. Turning the simplest cheese platter and wine into a sophisticated and effortless affair.

For more styling tips, have a read of our interviews with 3 interior stylists here, here and here, and shop for your home below.