We’ve all heard a bunch of sayings that talk about about how true beauty is on the inside. Now while that usually refers to people, it could not be more true for your home as well. Regardless of how your apartment complex or villa looks on the outside, it’s the inside that matters most, because that’s where you live and entertain. We all want to create a living space that is comfortable, functional, and easy to maintain, but with a few simple touches, you can make your home look and feel luxurious. If you’re looking to give your home a design makeover but don’t want to break the bank, here are a few tips on how you can make your living spaces look and feel like pure luxury.
This is the first and most important tip. Luxury is not about having large antique furniture and furs hanging from the wall. In fact, most luxury apartments and villas are designed keeping in mind minimalism and functionality.
If you’re looking to give your home a more luxurious interior feel, the first step of your home design makeover has to be getting rid of all the clutter so you can create more open space. Opt for sleek storage solutions for things like mail or magazines, use an ornate bowl to hold keys or an elegant coat holder by the door for your outerwear. Keeping your living spaces tidy and free from clutter is an integral part of creating a luxury look.
Bland pillows have got to go
Throw pillows or cushions on your couch need to feel like they belong. It’s pointless having single-coloured cushions that add absolutely no character to your furniture. Instead, opt for something that is textured or metallic, maybe even patterned.
You’ll want to choose a colour scheme that works with the rest of the room and stick with it. If you feel that the throw pillows are not working for you, then get rid of it.
Switch up the switches
Something as simple as switches can make a room look luxurious. Nowadays, there are plenty of options to choose from, which means you can ditch your boring white panels for wood finishes or even a classy matte black look. While you’re at it, changing up some of the other fixtures in your home such as the lights or lampshades in your living room or the drawer handles on your kitchen cabinets can drastically improve the look and feel of your home.
Let more light in
Depending on how your windows are oriented, you can create a luxury feel by accentuating the light that comes into the room. This can be done in a couple of ways. Firstly, you’ll want to have a light colour scheme. Whites and off-whites work perfect for bouncing off light and automatically brightening up a room.
Secondly, a strategically placed mirror, if big enough, can also do the same by amplifying the light coming through, and creating the illusion of space. A great tip would be to use mirrors to create a feature wall with ornate photo frames. That will definitely add character and a touch of class to any room.
Dess up your windows
How you treat your windows can really change the look of your home. When designing luxury interiors, windows are high up on the priority list. If possible, try and position curtain railings a close to the ceiling as possible to create the illusion of height.
Complement that with extra length curtains in a chic neutral colour. It’s also advisable to dress your window sills with trim for that extra touch of class.
A splash of paint
Probably one of the easiest steps to a home design makeover is a fresh coat of paint. If your furniture and fixtures are dark, then opt for a light colour for the walls. Not only will this make the rooms look bigger, but it will help amplify the light coming through.
A good luxury interior palette to stick to would be neutral tones such as cinnamon, cream, or beige. If you want to go for something darker, you can try midnight blue, grey, or charcoal.
Get a rug
Finally, swap out the carpet for hardwood floors, and a rug. Yes, a rug. You may not realise it, but a good rug can completely transform the look of your room. A well placed and good looking rug is the touch of luxury that is at the centre of every interior designers playbook.
It is, of course, important to keep certain things in mind when adding a rug to a room. For example, An area rug underneath a dining table should be 36” wider than the table (on all sides) to ensure smooth chair movement. Also, In the living room, the rug should be big enough so that the front legs of the furniture stand on top of it.
These are just a few tips that can help you get started on giving your home the luxury makeover it deserves on a budget. If you have a few tips of your own that you would like to share, then please add them in the comments below, we’d love to hear them. For more tips, check out our blog.