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6 Secrets to Creating Your Personal Members-Only Club

There's something so enticing about members-only clubs. They offer you a place to retreat and relax with your favorite people, beverages, and furnishings. The only trouble is that not all of us can afford memberships at these exclusive lounges, and yet, don't we still deserve this luxurious comfort?
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There's something so enticing about members-only clubs. They offer you a place to retreat and relax with your favorite people, beverages, and furnishings. The only trouble is that not all of us can afford memberships at these exclusive lounges, and yet, don't we still deserve this luxurious comfort?

The answer is yes! And with these six simple tricks you can have that members only experience right from the comfort of your own home, without paying those high price dues.

1. Pick the Perfect Furnishings

Outside of choosing the perfect nook in your home, this is the most important step of the process. You want furniture and décor that looks luxurious and sophisticated, yet offers the most comfort possible.

We're big fans of thick, tufted leather sofas and armchairs, like the Colima model. Not only can you sink deep and get cozy on these cushioned furnishings, but they have a rich, high-quality appeal that makes you feel like you're in an ultra-exclusive setting.

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2. Get the Lighting Right

The lighting of the space is also very important. You want to capture the dark, secretive look of members-only clubs. Think about investing in shaded lamps or industrial light fixtures with just a few exposed bulbs.

3. Tantalize With Textiles

Part of what makes a space feel luxurious are the textiles used. Think about investing in a plush rug or velvet loveseat to really up the ante on style. These materials will do wonders when it comes to capturing that secret, speakeasy vibe.

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4. Bring in a Bar Cart

Members-only clubs always have the drink you need after a long day at the office. Bring in the beauty of a metal bar cart and stock it with all your favorite liquors--smoky scotches, smooth whiskeys, and brash bourbons all look beautiful on the surface of your rolling cart (and taste fantastic when you're nestled in a cozy winged armchair).

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5. Claim the Space

What's the point of having a members-only club, if anyone can walk in and disturb you at any time. Designate a certain time when you're allowed to be "off-duty" from household chores. Maybe it's that hour or two right when you get home from work. Maybe it's late afternoon on a Saturday. Whenever it is, claim your space with a stylish sign saying it's time for you to be undisturbed in your members-only club.

6. Share Invites

Plan a time when others can join you in your special place. Give out invites to your closest friends and family members. Enjoy listening to records, playing a game of dice, or just chatting about the day.

See? You don't have to pay big bucks to get that members-only experience. Browse our collection inspired by these spaces for even more goods to feature in your exclusive space. Just don't forget to send us an invite!