Creating a luxury retreat in your own home may seem like an expensive and overwhelming task. Opulent furniture and upscale décor come to mind when we think of the term “luxury,” but, it doesn’t have to be that way. By simply making a few small changes, you can make your home feel luxurious without spending an arm and a leg.
If you want to make your home feel luxurious, you have to simplify. It’s easy to overdo it with accessories, so be purposeful with your space. Taking a minimalist approach to each room in your home may seem counterintuitive when attempting to update your space, but, in reality, less is truly more when creating a luxury home.
Consider getting rid of unnecessary furniture. Bulky footrests or extra side tables add to the clutter. If it doesn’t have a real function, let it go, and let your statement pieces have the space to make a statement. After that, tackle your accessories. A good place to start: group accent pieces in threes. Try three colored glass bottles on your entryway table, or use only three pillows on your living room sofa. Make tweaks as you go: add or take away items as necessary, until you feel you’ve struck an ideal balance.
Let your home feel luxurious with an easy update. Switch out your window treatments with high-end fabrics and textures for an instant lift. When you replace cheap-looking blinds with unique, stylish drapes, you’ll see the room transform. Try silk, linen, or textured curtains to revitalize an entire room. Dreary window decor makes rooms feel dark and dreary. Opt for lighter shades and stylish curtain rods. If you have high ceilings, your drapes should be long enough to avoid cutting off the room. If you have the means to hire a seamstress for truly individualized style, purchase the fabric on your own, in accordance to your budget.
Nothing makes a home feel luxurious quite like stunning lighting features. Begin with large overhead pieces for your living and dining areas. It’s a great way to make a statement and bring your rooms to the next level. But don’t forget about chic, decorative table lamps to enhance your space. Adding new lighting fixtures are a great way to add style without sacrificing functionality.
Don’t be afraid to add statement lighting in unexpected areas, too. A crystal chandelier in your master bathroom practically cements a glamorous design. A row of metallic pendant lighting above your kitchen island transforms the whole room. Be bold with your design. More than just beautiful décor, lighting sets the mood of your space. Avoiding harsh fluorescent lights in your home will instantly change how you feel. Choose light fixtures that produce soft light, and you’ll notice a difference immediately: it’s more flattering, and it gives off luxurious ambiance.
Decorative vases filled with beautiful flowers and greenery adds elegance and color, giving your home a luxurious feel. When you walk into any high-end property, one of the first things you’ll notice is the natural décor. It creates a true essence of upscale living. Various freshly cut flowers in every room, is a must if you want your home to feel opulent and expensive. But more than just visual appeal, the aroma of your lush floral additions makes a huge difference as soon as you walk through the door. try plants that don’t take much upkeep, such as orchids that bloom in cycles or succulents that last for years.
Once you eliminate the clutter, your home can seem empty and boring instead of a lush, relaxing paradise. To solve this problem, layering your furniture and décor creates comfort and luxury to a room without added chaos. Top off your dining room table with elegant runners to tie the room together. Layering ensures that nothing looks bare, and it’s a great way to add value and charm without unnecessary accessorizing.