You need comfort and calm at home and a great way to help is adding touches of luxe. The trick to luxury is it doesn’t have to mean your whole house is dripping in gold. Or even that it cost an excessive amount of money. Pure luxury and elegance are more about how something feels than what it cost. There are many small changes and furniture additions that you can incorporate into your living space that will make it look and feel luxe without too much effort.
One of the main things that you can do is avoid clutter. Clutter is pretty much the opposite of luxury and feeling relaxed in a space. And clutter could simply be too many items in an area or a lack of the right storage.
But if you are looking to make some small changes that will have a significant impact, then here are some simple tips for you.
The light in the room can be the difference between a bright and spacious feeling, and feeling like the room is too dark or cramped. Take a long look at your primary natural light sources. Neutral colours, black, gold and silver can look incredible when used in the right way. Depending on the size of your windows, you can play with a range of textures and colours to create the most impactful framing and scheme.
There is usually one piece of furniture in the room that looks stunning. It might be an old leather couch or the marble coffee table, or perhaps you have always been fascinated with the history of the chaise longue and want to have that as the focus of the room. Consider it like an investment piece, so it is worth saving up and using a range of acquisition methods. You can head to places like auctions, or specialist interior designers to help you source the ideal piece.
There is a lot of comfort in luxury. When equated to fashion, Karl Largerfeld said: “Luxury is the ease of a t-shirt in a very expensive dress”. Apply that same theory to your space. Think about the comfort of it. Even the most minimalist of homes can benefit from things like blankets and throws in the right places. Think about the colours that mean luxury to you, and you can tie everything together with the accent colours that you choose to have.
The hardware that you have should be upgraded and updated to match the overall look and feel you are going for. The hardware is things like your curtain hooks, light switches, doorknobs and even your sockets. Most homes are fitted with standard ones, and also though it feels like a small change, it is the details that matter.
With a few small and simple changes, you can make any room in your home feel luxurious and exciting. It should be somewhere that you are excited to get back to relax or entertain friends and family in. One of the most important things is you take your time to make the changes, so you can make sure you have curated the room, rather than rushed the end product.