When you come to the end of your vacation it can sometimes be accompanied by a bit of depression. Who am I kidding, I think it always comes with depression. Missing all the yummy food you didn't have to make or clean up after, lounging on the deck of your luxury cruise, and all the free from responsibility feelings are a sad thing to say goodbye to. I personally experienced this so much I decided to turn my home into a sort of retreat that way when the vacations end I have a little bit of luxury to look forward to even when returning home.
After years of both exorbitant spending and then simplifying and living as minimally as we could we have really come to a conclusion. I want, no actually need, to love what I am looking at in my day to day life. If that means spending money on a vase that I adore or a painting that just feeds my soul then that is what I am going to do. There is a nice middle ground between blowing money on worthless stuff that doesn't even carry any meaning and living with absolutely no decorations at all.
I spent so many years battling against the desire to create a luxury feel in my home and although I have no regrets as it gave us a lot of clarity I have found the middle ground to be amazing. I love my drive home but also want to feel happy in and proud of my space. Splurge on those items that you really connect with and simply make the whole house feel like a home you can be proud of, a home you want visitors at, and a home that, when you return from that luxury cruise, you feel excited to return to.