The home in which you live is your own kingdom, so you should make sure you are surrounded with comfort. A luxurious interior design extravagance does not need to conform to some universal idea of deluxe living; rather, it should be assembled in a way that makes you feel like royalty, with tweaks and aesthetic appeal that reflects your spirit and makes you feel comfortable. If you think your household interior is in dire need of spicing up, here are some nifty ideas on how to add luxury to your home without the expense.
Minimalism and strong textures will always be in vogue
No matter how costly the individual elements and pieces of furniture are, if you leave the place messy – it will appear cheaper. For starters, get rid of the clutter, collect it into boxes and take them to the garage. Then take a good hard look at your house (it already looks more upscale, doesn’t it?) and see what you can do to upgrade your home into a minimalist haven.
Remember – minimalism, strong texture on the surfaces and bright colors will keep your luxurious home looking timeless. Adding glass walls or balustrades to “separate” conjoined areas, and refurbishing windows into eco-friendly, plain looking variants, should do just the trick to push your communal space into a luxurious looking room.
Go dark with the kitchen and add small tiles
The kitchen is probably a crucial area of your household you need to concentrate on if you plan to add luxury points to your home. After all, it is the beating heart of your household where residents will spend most of their time, especially if it is connected to the dining area.
To add a tinge of luxury, you should probably go with dark and sleek surfaces – granite is the popular choice right now (or a granite lookalike alternative) – which you can contrast with bright walls. Small white tiles will make the kitchen walls look both simple and textured in a very tasteful way, and it will be easy for you to clean the smudges of dirt and food.
Furthermore, kitchen islands are a very popular design choice that can bring the allure of comfort to the kitchen area like never before.
Light, space and air quality should always be improved
This is not a particularly novel idea and it is tightly related to the advice to declutter and go for minimalism: if you add more light to your household and rearrange the furniture to create more space, it is bound to look more luxurious.
Cramped dark rooms are the epitome of classlessness, so you can start by adding more artificial lights to the corners of your communal space. Additionally, if you have already taken up the task of renovating windows to make them more energy-efficient, you can opt to expand the frames to utilize more natural light during daytime.
Air quality is also an important factor. Sometimes, AC units will let off terrible smells, which means you should either wash the filters or replace them. Purchasing an efficient air purifier for mold and organic scented candles will also bump your home’s appeal up.
Simply – paint
In the end, if you want to make your household appear more luxurious, you can go the easy way and, after getting rid of the clutter and extra shabby furniture, you simply repaint the rooms in all the right colors. White is always a good base, but you can go one step further and purchase a discreet hue of white that meshes well with the shade of your furniture.
For example, if your furniture is a warm color of leather, a sunnier hue of white is probably better. However, for a truly airy, luxurious look, white color with a tinge of silver or blue is the way to go. Aliceblue and Antiquewhite are tasteful choices for deluxe households.
If you want to go with more exuberant colors, it is, as the saying goes, your show. However, just keep in mind that, if you don’t have any smart ideas for textures, it is always smart to fall back on plain, even colors.
Deep cleaning your home and staying on top of it with regular wipe downs on all surfaces creates a shine in your home. It enhances the natural beauty of the things already in your home.
Keep clutter to a minimum by having adequate storage for hot spots in the home so they are out of view but still accessible when needed.
No harmful chemicals are necessary to really give your home a good clean. A slightly damp microfibre cloth is perfect for picking up dust and keeping it at bay. Regular sweeps and vacuuming of floors also keeps the home looking neat and tidy.
Polish shiny surfaces like tapware, stainless steel appliances and furniture to bring a shining gleam to your home.
Cover surfaces with doillies or placemats to avoid having to dust so often. They can just be thrown in the wash once a fortnight.
Add a touch of vintage glam by repurposing thrift store or family heirlooms into purposeful items to be used throughout the home. These sentimental items we hold onto are much better used than stuck away, hidden in a cupboard. Take them out and use them. Use the vintage cutlery, china and crystal glassware.
Think outside the box when browsing through thrift shops and when you find that luxurious item that just pops, grab it, for a bargain and put it to good use.
You don’t need to go crazy with major overhauls. Large-scale renovations of the interior are not only costly, they will eat up your time and turn your household into a war zone. Instead, you should opt for small luxurious details that make all the difference. Every home is a story of its own, and if you want it to tell a story of what makes you tick, if you want to turn it into a lavish reflection of your own ideas of comfort, you don’t have to waste too much time or effort to achieve it.
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