I write a lot about being frugal and minimalist living, but that doesn't mean I believe in deprivation or a home devoid of cozy qualities.
Sometimes it is the non-essential things that bring us great joy and they should not be ignored. Nor do they have to break the budget. There are many non-essentials that do not cost any money at all!
Some of the non-essentials I enjoy are:
Polka dot pajamas
Sweet scented lotions
Walks along the seashore
Notice that most of my non-essentials are free and the ones that I do spend money on are not necessarily expensive, but they make life more enjoyable.
Skimp on the things that are unimportant so you can spend more on the things that are important to you.