It’s all too often that I am found scrolling through beautiful images online, then inspired to wander my way down to the nearest HomeGoods to look for the luxury products to recreate these inspiring scenes I see online.
It also doesn’t mean I can’t live a spirited life complete with quality purchases and people.
Here are 7 tips to add a little bit of glitz into your life while living on a budget.
Nothing ads warmth and a kick of soul to a room like a great color.
If you’re painting your walls right now, Sherwin William’s Agreeable Gray will make your spaces feel new, fresh and subdued with this trendy color.
Though keep in mind, that taking a risk in other key rooms in the house – like kitchens, bathrooms and studies – will give your space a little bit of sassiness and spunk to keep life fun.
Stay Simple and Bright
Natural light signals the brain that it’s time to wake up.
When a room is full of clutter, it’s easy to get anxious but with less clutter, anxiety subsides.
Consider being kind to your mind by keeping the spaces around you simple and bright. Choosing decorations and things that lighten a room or give you the essense of being light and breezy will make you feel less heavy and serious.
Keeping some room in your mind and living spaces free of clutter, might make your mind feel lighter too.
Feeling less anxious and more energized will make more confident in the space you live in.
Learn How to Buy Name Brands
Name brands make us feel like we know what we are going to get when we buy something, but sometimes they cost too much to buy often.
So wait for them to go on sale.
By putting a little bit of thought into how you buy things and what you buy, you’ll actually save money in the long run.
Do you like that Michael Kors bag?
Then wait for their summer, fall, winter, spring sale times to buy it.
Being on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t have nice things, it just means you have to learn when and how to buy them.
Choose to buy wisely.
Cook Quality Food
When you give your body quality food, you feel better.
By choosing quality foods to cook, you make the micro-choices that make your food healthier, like cooking with or without butter an oil, added sugars and added fats.
You stay healthier, your pocket book stays happier and everything feels more comfortable.
Your body will also thank you for feeding it good fuel to stay healthy and nourished.
Keep Developing Yourself
Healthy self worth is cultivated inside ourselves and comes from different influences.
Continuing to develop our skills and talents and finding our place in the world makes us feel, well, really good.
It’s important to keep growing and developing in life to experience new experiences and take steps forward towards dreams and goals. When we keep developing our skills, talents and abilities, we naturally improve our lives.
What is more luxury than a continuously improving life? I can’t much.
Invest When It Counts
Research has shown that women are behind men when it comes to taking investment and money risks and experiencing the rewards.
While you could think women aren’t as savvy investors as men, I prefer think women primarily careful investors, perhaps moreso than men. Making brash decisions isn’t as appealing.
This might even sound a little like you, which is why you’ve made your way to this blog – you want to buy better products.
The point is, learn to invest when it matters. Buy quality or luxury products when it counts. Find good investment vehicles for your money, because your financial success matters.
Learn about what you need to know to make good choices as a consumer and investor.
Don’t hesitate to pay money for quality products or well-considered financial investments. Don’t fear investing when it counts and the quality of yoru life will improve tremendously.
Buy Expensive Greeting Cards
You can’t always buy expensive things, but one tiny thing you can always buy that is expensive is a greeting card.
A small token of love that brings a smile to the face of your loved ones and reminds them just how much you value them in your life, is a really beautiful greeting card.
Giving the gift of unique, personally crafted words is a precious gift. Messages can be even more powerful than a physical gift.
Using the personalized style and right words to show your loved ones how much you care is like icing on the cake. It inspires warmth everyday. Give your loved ones the luxury of a top-of-the-line greeting card like these.
This luxury and little things are worth your time every time.