Luxury is indulgence, sumptuous, expensive with great ease and comfort. It means attention to the details, meticulous workmanship and discerning good taste. It is the perfect scent, a soft throw, a sumptuous texture….Luxury is an experience. A total package.
No matter what your style, be it modern, traditional, contemporary or anywhere between, here are some tricks to give you that touch of the luxury lifestyle that you deserve.
1. Add molding
If your walls are bare aside from a few artwork, consider to add molding to the ceiling, baseboard, or chair rail. You can also consider adding a crown molding if you want. A simple and single-shape, single-depth piece of molding will do the trick.
2. Use opulent textured throw pillows
Throw pillows are an easy way to accessorize and brighten a room, whether you buy them or make your own. Throw out their older throw pillows and replace them with bright, fuller pillows with opulent textures. Mix and match colors and textures, and blend different groupings. With the right amount, the luxurious texture can enhance any room with elegant flair.
3. Hang art on the walls
From family photos to framed pictures and painting these can make a house feel like a home. Before mounting any work, homeowners should figure out where everything should be placed and the proper way to hang it. Make sure the art you select is the right size and scale for the wall you’re decorating, and remember you don’t need artwork on every empty wall. Head to your local craft store and you can find everything you need to create a beautiful canvas or framed custom artwork.
4. Give the illusion of higher ceilings
If you can’t raise your roof, literally, you might consider raising your window treatments. Raising window panels to create an illusion of height and give it a grander feel is an excellent idea.
5. Stick to classic neutral walls or opt for deep colors
If neutral colors aren’t your thing, bold colors can scream “elegant” with a bigger punch. Deep hues with shiny finishes are excellent choices. A deep navy wall with gold and purple contrast within the decor can exude a glamorous energy that for sure can feel luxurious. Pops of color from pillows and decor help keep this bedroom from feeling too dark
6. Splurge on statement pieces
Dining room tables, stand-out rugs, chandeliers, and sofas all have the ability to upgrade a home’s sense of luxury. Identify a few key pieces that you see and use often (especially if they’re ones that are visible from several other rooms) and decide if it makes sense to budget for a splurge. If you decide it’s a go, choose colors and fabrics that are easily cleaned and not easily stained or destroyed.
7. Hunt for real stone
Real granite and limestone countertops look much more luxe than your typical acrylic, but unfortunately their prices usually reflect that. If you’re willing to do a bit of hunting, though, you might be able to slash the price tag.
Worthy of a headline all their own, metallics promise (and practically ooze) luxury and glamour. Able to be sourced across nearly all furniture and décor categories, metallics can be statement making, or comparatively, provide the opportunity for a refined touch of understated elegance.