The old saying goes that a man’s castle is his home. It is true that ‘everyone’s home’ is their palace. Don’t we all want our homes to be as luxurious as palaces?
The practical part is next. Most of us don’t have the budget to decorate our homes in this way. Does this mean we can’t create rooms that are luxurious and elegant? Not quite. Here are some tips on how to make your home look luxurious.
Find inspiration from the right sources.
Inspiration is the first step in planning. Seek inspiration in places that already have a luxurious look. You can find inspiration from interior design magazines, Instagram accounts, Pinterest, and other sources. Keep screenshots. You can go through them a few more times to see what suits you and what you could adapt or recreate at home. You can’t include everything you want in your home. Let your imagination run wild, and choose only a few ideas.
Add Architectural Features And Moldings.
Moldings are not only budget-friendly but also add instant beauty to a room. Curvy moldings are a good match for traditional decor. If you want to create a contemporary space, choose sleek, streamlined moldings. If you decide on moldings that match your décor, your room will instantly be upgraded. Consider adding architectural details such as beadboard to walls, exposed brickwork on the main wall, or faux beams in the ceiling. These architectural details add character and a ‘posh-up’ feel to the room.
Hang Full-Length Drapes.
High ceilings give the impression of space and luxury. Although you cannot change the heights of the walls in your home, you can give the illusion of more height by hanging drapes higher than the top edge of the window and cascading them down to the ground. Half-length curtains that stop at the window sills are a waste of space. (Café curtains in the kitchen are the exception to this rule). When deciding on the length of curtains, it’s best to use full-length drapes. Allow the curtains to pool on the ground if the space is enough. Curtain rods can be extended sideways to give the window a frame-like look when the drapes are pulled back.
Use neutral colors for the basic color palette.
Luxury is elegant without being overbearing. To achieve this look, keep the room’s basic color palette neutral. (White, off-white, and pale gray are all good choices. Taupe, beige, or sage green are also great choices. Accent pieces can add a splash of color. You can, for example, add emerald-green cushions to your couch. You can paint your walls a light gray and install custom Roman shades that are a rich shade of blue.
Full-length mirrors will create the illusion of space and airiness. We call this increasing the visual space footage in technical terms. This is a great way to make your room look bigger. Keep the mirror facing or close to a window for maximum light reflection.
Choose The Right Rug Size
The rug anchors your room. Your space will not look luxurious if the carpet is too small or floaty. Choose a rug large enough to fit under the legs of major furniture.
Keep The Wall Art King Size.
Artwork that is well framed and carefully chosen can give a room a luxurious look. Large canvases will give your room a lavish, sumptuous feel. A large piece of art can be displayed as a singular work or in a gallery setting with other works.
Bring in Nature
Greenery gives your home a lush, oasis-like feeling. Keep potted plants in corners that are otherwise empty. Place a bouquet of fresh flowers into a vase or bowl to add a luxurious feel to your house. Flowers don’t have to be expensive. You can change your flower arrangements frequently by picking roadside flowers.
Regularly declutter and clean the space.
It’s a simple thing, but it is often forgotten. Avoid cramming your room to the rafters. This helps make the room appear larger. Take care of the dust and cobwebs. Be sure to clean the furniture and its surfaces. Keep the bed sheets crisp and clean and pillows and cushions plump.
Quality is always better than quantity. You can save money by buying the best quality for your home. The improvement will be reflected in the house as well.