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How to decorate a luxury holiday home

Owning a luxury holiday home is one of the big perks in life. Being able to travel to a place you love and stay in your very own stylish and bespoke hideaway whenever you feel the need sounds just perfect.

Whether you’re enjoying your second home with friends, family or if it’s a private place for just you and your partner, it is also a property that can grow with you as you go through life, updating it as you go, while also creating a great investment.

Of course, as with any addition to your luxurious lifestyle, the holiday home you buy should have an air of sophistication and glamour. That is something to certainly bear in mind when choosing the location you buy in and the property itself. In terms of the dwelling, it is not just about the layout or number of luxurious touches like a gym or steam room, but how you choose to decorate your new holiday pad.

Nothing quite adds that air of refined elegance like a luxury rug

Possibly the most important aspect of all is the décor – it is key that you can achieve the look you desire so that this is not only a home from home but perhaps something even more desirable. We’ve highlighted below the best ways to give your home that five-star feel you deserve because decorating it to a luxurious standard will ensure you always want to stay on holiday.

Luxury rugs

Nothing quite adds that air of refined elegance like luxury rugs. Whether you go for a Turkish Kilim or a Persian number, buying a top quality rug will certainly enhance your luxury holiday home décor. You can get rugs of this quality in a number of styles and colours to suit your personal taste. Look for designs that will bring visual interest to the room in which they are placed and add a truly luxurious feel. They will change the look of a room in an instant, just lay it down and let it work its magic.

Window shutters bring a more sophisticated feel to any property

Window shutters

If you are looking for alternative decor ideas, then window shutters should be high on your list. They bring a more sophisticated feel to any property when compared to blinds or curtains and, as with rugs, they come in a range of materials and types so you can match them to your home, making it unique. Shutters work well in any location but really come into their own in south-facing rooms and also seaside locations. The ability they have to control the light coming into the room more precisely is ideal for controlling temperature and glare, and they look super stylish too.


Displaying artwork in your holiday home offers you the perfect opportunity to reflect your own personality into the place, thus helping to make the home seem less like a show home. Instead of overloading each room with numerous pictures, try carefully selecting a few statement pieces instead and place strategically where they will have the most impact. To really go the extra mile, seek out local artists and buy artwork from them to use. This will not only mean that you have totally unique décor in your holiday property but you are also taking steps to integrate within the local community. Win-win!

If there is one way to really get that luxury feel in your holiday home, it is through the linen and soft-furnishings you buy

Maximise the outdoor space

With holiday homes, as much attention should to be paid to the outside as the inside. After all, the garden is where you and guests will spend a lot of time. A stylish outdoor dining set is a must so you can relax outside and enjoy meals there when the weather is favourable. You should also think about creating a chill-out area with beautiful rattan or wicker patio furniture; offering up the perfect place to sip some cocktails. Naturally, the grounds should also be well-maintained and landscaped to give you a pleasing environment to relax in. Make sure any grass is kept well mown and think about adding water features, statues and colourful planting.

Use the best linen and soft furnishings

If there is one way to really get that luxury feel in your holiday home, it is through the linen and soft-furnishings you buy. 100% Egyptian Cotton is still the go-to for this in terms of sheets and pillowcases, while sumptuous velvets will add a touch of glamour in cushions with their super-soft feel, if that suits your style. Add some luxury quality cushions onto the beds and around all rooms and you will certainly achieve the decadent look you are after.