When decorating your home on a budget, it can be tempting to allocate the majority of your money to the spaces where you host people most of the time: the living room, the entryway, your kitchen.
Which is why we often hear the well-meaning but misguided advice about hanging back when it comes to appointing the most private spaces in your home: your bedroom, closet, and master bath. After all, if it’s “just” you and your family spending time in there, why bother with the expense and the hassle?
But see, that’s exactly the point. It’s “just” you and your family, which makes these spaces even more special. And just as deserving of personal and exquisite details that speak to who you are.
Just take a look at a couple of the baths in Nate’s former homes: nothing untouched about these spaces. Instead, these are the rooms he lavishes attention on so they never feel like an afterthought. Bathrooms get wall treatments that make him happy, fixtures that are crisp and high-functioning, and “just because” details that help start and end every day on the right note.
A budget is no reason to ignore your own needs so you can impress guests; instead, plan wisely with money-saving ideas and budget finds so you can dress every room to look its best. Because that’s what’s going to make you feel your best. No matter where in your home, or the world, you are.
Lead image and bath image at left by Roger Davies; bath image at right by Douglas Friedman for Architectural Digest.