Just because you are on a budget shouldn’t mean you have to miss out on the finer things in life. You just might have to find ways to pamper yourself a lot cheaper.

And there really are lots of ways to do that with a little imagination and time. So, let’s take a look at a few of the best ones we have found. Maybe you will find something here you love!

Bath Bombs

If you have priced bath bombs at your local boutique, you’ve probably figured out they’re not cheap. But using them in your tub is like soaking in a spa. They make your skin look and smell fantastic. Plus, floating in a tub full of rose petals and glitter sort of makes you feel like royalty.

There are a ton of recipes for bath bombs online (Pinterest, anyone?), and most can be made with pretty inexpensive and easy-to-find ingredients. They also make great gifts!

Faux Marble

Try covering a table, picture frames, boxes or containers with marble contact paper. As long as you don’t go crazy with it, it can add a touch of class to any room for very cheap and very little work.

Hot Stone Massage

You might have to recruit an extra person to help you with this, but you definitely don’t have to pay hundreds of dollars for a luxurious hot stone massage. You can usually find these black stones at your local health food store, but if not, you can purchase them online. Simply boil the stones and let them cool to the touch before letting someone place them on your back. And make sure they pay special attention to your sore spots or problem areas.

Face Masks

Nothing says luxury like a facial, and with a mask like this rose clay face mask, you will feel as if you spent hundreds of dollars at the spa. This mask is made with rose clay, rosehip seed oil and avocado oil to leave your skin feeling silky smooth and looking amazing.

Tufted Headboard

Luxurious sleeping quarters can make you feel relaxed and pampered after a long day, and a tufted fabric headboard is one way to add loads of class to an otherwise drab room. They can be very expensive to buy, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, the cost to make one is very reasonable. Plus, you can customize it to be any shape, color and texture you’d like.

Backyard Cabana

This project is a bit more involved, but still very doable and not too expensive. You can build a simple wooden structure, throw in a fluffy mattress or cushions and lounge around on a summer day with a good book and a drink with an umbrella. You can even customize your cabana with awning or your favorite fabric to make it as beachy or cozy as you’d like.

Faux Brick

Faux brick and rock is readily available and cheap, but it can look surprisingly real. It comes in lightweight plastic panels that you can trim and attach to any surface you wish. It’s a great way to add some texture to a wall or class up an outdated fireplace.

Gourmet Coffee

If you stop by Starbucks every morning for a tall caffe latte, you are spending more than $1,000 a year for your daily treat. Could you use that extra cash for something else? You might be surprised to learn that it’s relatively simple and inexpensive to roast your own coffee beans. And once you try it, you will never go back! In fact, your friends will probably start coming by your house for their caffeine fix instead of heading to the local coffee shop.

Canopy Bed

Sleeping under a canopy will make you feel like a queen and it’s a lot easier to pull off than you might think. You will just need some curtain rods or pvc pipe, your favorite fabric and a way to attach it all to the ceiling, and you’ll be sleeping like royalty in no time.

Natural Cleaner

A clean-smelling home is one of the best luxuries you can have. But add to that the natural elements you love and you have an eco-friendly, natural cleaner that will smell like you stepped into a resort. To make it, you can infuse fresh fruits, flowers and herbs in liquid or you can add your favorite essential oils to a cleaning agent like vinegar. Don’t be afraid to experiment with all your favorite fresh items. You may end up cleaning more often just for the smell.


There are so many ways you can make yourself feel like you are not missing out on life’s little luxuries, even on a budget, and these are just a few. The point is to get inspired and creative so you can come up with ways to add a little luxury to your everyday living. Life is no fun if you can’t indulge every once in a while!

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