Have a penchant for the luxurious life but don’t want to break the bank? We hear you and we’re here for you! With a little help from us, you’ll be able to achieve your goal of having a luxurious, stylish home without running your wallet dry. Contrary to popular beliefs, it is actually quite simple to transform your home into a space that will put the Great Gatsby to shame, so let’s get started!
LAYING THE FOUNDATION WITH WALL & FLOORS:
The wall and the floor are two of the most important things in your home as it has the ability to completely transform your home, yet not much attention is paid to them.
Obviously, walls that are worn out with paint coming off of it is definitely not what you’d want but if that’s what you’ve got, we’re afraid you’re going to have to fix it up to create the foundation for the home of your dreams. When it comes to the color of the paint on the walls, opting for contrast color paint can give off expensive vibes in an instant. When we say contrast, we mean creating an accent wall with a darker color tone with the rest of the walls painted in a lighter shade that perfectly complements the darker one. Choose royal colors like a rich navy, or a royal purple, or a deep wine red for your accent wall and go with neutral tones like a very light blue-gray tone for the rich navy, a light lilac for the royal purple or a nude color for the wine red. A great way to add interest to the room is by using wallpapers on the accent wall instead of paint. This is a great way to have some fun with your décor without compromising on the luxury appeal. We love rich floral patterned wallpaper for luxury with a touch of whimsy or even monochromatic striped wallpaper on the accent wall for a contemporary chic meets luxury look.
Bonus tip: Pantone picked “Classic Blue” as the color of the year 2021 so using it for the accent wall is sure to be trendy. It will beautifully work with almost any color but we suggest using white or grey to paint the other walls for the best result for this style.
When it comes to floors, the options are as endless as they are confusing; the many varieties of tiles, marble, wood, parquet could overwhelm even the smartest homeowner. It is important to invest in good flooring as it is what lays the groundwork for the rest of your home and boosts resale value in case you wish to sell your home at some point. Opting for wooden flooring or adding carpets is the best way to bring forth a luxurious feel while white tiles or light colored flooring will easily give the illusion of a bigger room.
The thumb rule for luxurious looking interiors is LESS IS ALWAYS MORE. Whether it is in your living area, dining area, bathroom or bedroom, having less, but good quality furniture that looks expensive is the key. Opt for sleek furniture that is multifunctional. Having multifunctional furniture means that you’ll have more negative space in your home and if effectively optimized, it can give your home a very well designed finish. Your living room is what sets the mood for the rest of your home. It is the first space that your guests will notice so be sure to set the luxurious aesthetic that you are going for. Placing an L Shaped sofa or a sofa set against the accent wall with a unique coffee table and a rug gives a well put together look. Make sure to not go overboard with the living room furniture. You can add media tables, preferably with storage, and side or end tables as well as decorative shelving to create a cozy living space. For bedrooms, opt for beds with fabric upholstered headboards as they instantly add luxe appeal. Be sure to measure the space in your room before choosing a bed as the last thing you’d want is a bed that takes up all the space in the room.
Our Pick: Jozel 3 Seater Fabric Sofa
LET’S TALK LIGHTING:
Lighting is effective in setting the mood of the room while brightening up the room. Try to use as much natural light as possible during the day and dress up your windows in elegant curtains or blinds. If you want to go that extra mile, opt for customizable curtains that perfectly match the rest of your furniture. Chandeliers are without a doubt one of the first things that comes to your mind when you think of a luxurious home. There are many budget friendly, sophisticated chandeliers that you can use for your living room. A great option you can go for is matching all the lighting in your home by choosing chandeliers from the same range; like our Rosemary hanging chandelier for the center of the hall, Rosemary wall bracket chandelier for the walls or hallways and Rosemary pendant chandelier for above the dining table. Bright wall lamps and floor lamps that add sophistication and panache to any space are must-haves in any home. Small table lamps on the night stands on either side of your bed are also a great way to amp up the class.
Our Pick: Chandelier Im Bai
This is undeniably the most fun part in home interior decorating. Although it may seem tricky to find affordable décor that looks luxurious, it is actually quite simple. Let’s start with living room décor. Place a well-designed vase on your coffee table with some coffee table books. Be sure to add some fresh flowers to the vase as the aroma of fresh flowers are very welcoming and luxurious. If you do not have the green finger when it comes to keeping fresh plants alive, your best option is choosing lifelike artificial flowers that look just like the real thing while lasting a lifetime. You can add a vase in your other rooms as well whether it is your vanity, dresser, kitchen counter or e
ven dining table, the options are endless. Another item is throws; throws can add personality to your room and can be used as an accent on your sofas, beds, swings or any seating area. Play with textures, colors and sizes of your throw pillows to give a focal point in your furniture. With regards to wall décor, there’s so much you can do. We love a gallery wall with different abstract art that complements each other. You can also create a gallery wall using memories captured in photographs too. Be sure to decide on a theme for your gallery wall; it could be a mix of your favorite quotes, line art, landscape photographs or absolutely anything you fancy. This is a great way to show off your personality without saying a word. We also love adding mirror wall arts on the wall. They come in several shapes and sizes and even in sets of three. Mirrors are a great way to make a room appear large, bright and balanced.
Our Pick: Maxime Conical Vase Gold
IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS:
This is the most crucial part; you absolutely HAVE to pay attention to details. The details are what can bring forth a sophisticated and chic feel to your home so be sure to make use of it. Adding gold and silver décor pieces or furniture with a subtle hint of gold or silver or gold or silver accents elevates the luxurious feel effortlessly. Gold and silver details in décor and furniture gives it a rich feel and looks expensive without emptying your wallet. You can purchase inexpensive items that has even a small hint of gold and silver, these items could be a vase, jewelry stand, clocks, lamps, or just about any table accessory. Another thing to note is to buy matching sets as much as possible, nothing is more distracting then different decors of the same type crammed together. Matching sets are more pleasing to the eye and looks as though you had hired an interior designer to decorate your home. Apart from the golds and silvers, rich color tones are also great to add that royal factor to any space. Purple bedding with gold detailing, rich colored curtains with elegant gold or silver embossing, sofas or beds with beautiful carved detailing all add to the luxury aesthetic.
Last but definitely not the least, no matter how stunning your walls, floors, furniture, lighting and décor, a cluttered home is highly unappealing and just dims down your home. Unclutter your home with different storage and organizer solutions and make use of negative space creatively. Be sure to allot a space for everything based on what’s essential, used daily and what’s not used often.
Organizing and uncluttering your home along with the above tips will help you create a space that will appeal to your luxurious aesthetic.
Our Pick: Decimus Pillar Candle Holder