Adding a Bit of Hollywood Glamour to your Home
Your home should be a place of sanctuary from the stresses of everyday life. Once you walk through the door, you can begin to unwind and enjoy all the nice things you’ve worked so hard for. So, why not invest some time into making your space somewhere you can pamper yourself?
Here’s our guide to adding a little Hollywood glamour to your home, so you rest and rejuvenate ready for tomorrow’s challenges.
You might think you have the comfiest sofa around but you haven’t truly kicked back and relaxed until you’ve stretched yourself out on a chaise longue. This piece of furniture is iconic as a place to relax (and possibly be fed grapes…) and conjures images of luxury and decadence. It is the ideal place to read a book, take a nap or simply rest a while.
Whether you opt for a modern and contemporary design or something more vintage, be sure to purchase the tiny rolled cushion that usually goes with it to finish off the look. The chaise longue is also a people-pleaser, with your guests making an immediate beeline for it as they walk through your living room door.
Your bathroom is a multi-functional area. In the morning, it is used as a place to wake yourself up with a shower and get yourself ready (and presentable) for the day. But, come the evening, it switches focus from merely being functional and becomes a place of relaxation and pampering.
First up is the bath. A long soak with lots of bubbles can aid your unwinding as well as getting you all fresh and clean for bed. You can opt for a classic roll top bath if you have the space, or an elegant shower bath to conserve space – either one can add a bit of glamour to the home and have you never skipping bath time.
Other key items in this room are bathroom wall cabinets. In these, you can see yourself while washing your face, brushing your teeth, putting makeup on or as a guide to shaving correctly. It has multiple uses including its storage capabilities for all your bathroom items, and it also creates the illusion of a larger space. In terms of Hollywood glamour, there’s no better option than the illuminated bathroom cabinet, perfect for giving you an exceptional light for your face - you’ll feel like a leading woman or man in no time!
After lazing on the chaise longue, soaking in a tub full of bubbles and implementing your face care routine in front of the bathroom cabinet, you can now retire to the bedroom.
If you have to space, then a dressing table is a must for the Hollywood theme. Here, you can have all the lotions and potions at hand to keep up your beauty regime and maybe some light bulbs surrounding the mirror to give your face just the right lighting.
There’s lots of different styles to choose from and Pinterest is a great place to browse what’s available. You could opt for the French antique white finish for an elegant and timeless look, or a darker wood for a more vintage feel filled with a sense of history. A fancy dressing table signifies wealth, opulence and a teensy bit of vanity!
The piece de resistance for your home, to top off all of the glamorous additions, has to be a sparkly chandelier. Even if your budget won’t quite stretch to crystals, you can either opt for a contemporary chrome look or even go it alone with some thrifty upcycling with your basics from charity shops and household items. Even on a tight budget, you can still achieve some truly breath-taking results.
Chandeliers are perfect for entrance ways and hallways as one of the first things anyone sees as they enter your home. This aspirational piece will be the best first impression to your home, setting the precedent for what is to come.
A glamorous look and feel to your place can be easily achieved with a selection of carefully chosen furniture additions. And, as well as looking the part, your home will become even more appealing to you as a place to kick back and relax after a hard day at work or a busy day entertaining the children.