Simple ways to make your home look and feel more luxurious
We all want to make our home look and feel more luxurious. Whether you’re wanting to update your current property, or you’ve just moved into a new one, there are endless ways of giving your home that much sought-after opulence.
You might be mistaken in thinking that making your home look more lavish is an on-going task. However, taking just a day or two out of your busy schedule will give you plenty of time to give your home a flair of elegance.
From fabric choices to accessories, here are some simple tips that will make your home ooze luxury.
Splash out on the bigger items
When it comes to the bigger items in your home, it’s always best to invest from the off-set. A bargain buy might seem great at the time but a few years down the line when it needs replacing, you won’t be so smug.
Some of the key items that can completely transform a room are curtains or blinds, paint or wallpaper and flooring. Sometimes, refreshing these alone can give your home a more high-end edge. Similarly, fitted furniture from places like Hammonds not only make the most out of the space but also give your home that well thought out, classy touch.
Say it with accessories
Oftentimes, we will already have those big price tag items in our homes that scream extravagance, but without the right styling, it will be wasted.
When you’re trying to make your home more luxurious, it’s all about the details. However, minimalism is the general rule to follow, so don’t go too mad on the knickknacks. Keep things clean and tasteful to avoid distracting clutter.
Things like metallic accents, fresh bouquets and well-positioned artwork will make your home look as well designed as a showroom property.
Look for fabulous fabrics
When it comes to looking for fabrics, keep an eye out for things like leather, velvet or satin. These high-end fabrics when used either on their own or mixed together scream sophistication. Not only do they look visually expensive, they feel it too, giving both you and your guests a premium hotel experience.
Layering is also your new best friend as blending old and new gives your home an unrivalled, timeless character. As well as this, try to customise your soft furnishings where possible to give an even more bespoke look about it.
Keep it cohesive
As tempting as it is, aim to keep all the rooms in your home of a similar ilk. If your kitchen is a homage to the 50s, don’t then make your dining room a Scandi paradise. The disjointed look from room to room is a giveaway for any novice interior designer.
For a luxurious look, make sure all your rooms are fluid in terms of design. Use similar colour schemes and accessories throughout to give visitors the impression that you hired a professional interior designer.
With these few simple changes, your guests will leave under the impression that you hired a professional designer. Little do they know, with a few clever shopping and styling tips, you did it all yourself over the course of one weekend.