Whenever we see luxurious homes in the magazines, we tend to take a deep sigh and look around the home we live in, thinking that we deserve something like that, which we, unfortunately, can’t have. If you’re also like this, here are some tips on how to add luxury to your home:
1. Make it light
Have you ever seen a house that is luxurious and dark? No, because they don’t exist. Every photo you have ever seen shows a house that is well-lit with big windows and light, breezy curtains. Dark curtains absorb the light, therefore, you should get rid of them if you want your room to look alight. In case you live in a small apartment, you can strategically place lamps to make sure that every corner of your home is lit. Also, add mirrors, so they’ll reflect the light, which will also make your home seem better as soon as you enter. If you’re moving into a new place, be sure to add light wood flooring and if possible, paint the ceilings white. Metallic details can also reflect light and make the home feel more luxurious. Add shimmery gold or silver mirrors, fixtures or artwork pieces.
2. Have some plants
Plants do make the space look greener. Aside from contributing to the overall aesthetics of the home, plants can also be beneficial to one’s physical health and mental well-being. In case, due to inexperience, you’re not sure which plants to choose, it’s always best to start with succulents and cacti as they’re very easy to care for. Also, you can get ferns, palms, peace lilies or pretty much anything you like and find eye-pleasing. If you want to be extra creative, you can use old jars instead of regular pots, and in case your place is too small, then you can simply create a green corner where you can keep all the plants. The green corner itself will enrich your living space and make it seem more deluxe!
3. Don’t forget the furniture
Treating furniture as an afterthought is okay only if you’re a broke college student trying to make ends meet. Even if you’re struggling financially, paying a bit more shouldn’t be something you should avoid, especially if having comfortable furniture is something you appreciate. Just remember that you’re not rich enough to buy cheap things. Also, remember that fixing stuff usually ends up costing more in the long run. If you want your place to look elegant, choose furniture with unique patterns and colours, or in case you prefer minimalism, you can stick to neutral colours and simplistic designs. Some brands, such as King Living will offer durable and flexible furniture that will definitely add a dash of luxury into your house!
4. Mix different colours
Being bold is the first step toward a unique and interesting home. Luxurious doesn’t always have to mean classical and conservative. Instead, opt for creating contrast between walls, furniture and curtains. For example, paint walls tiffany blue and then contrast them with mustard yellow sofas. If you want to be extra daring, add ethnic pillows to create a Bohemian atmosphere. Non-conformist and maximalist style can also be luxurious. You can also use restore some old pieces of furniture that you already own. Use some old scarves, frame them and hang them as pictures. Clothespins are also another great way to decorate your home with pictures of everything and everyone you love. There are many affordable ways to make your home stand out and still look splendid!
5. Be sure to declutter
Maximalism isn’t the same as having a lot of unnecessary junk. Therefore, if you have a lot of things that only cause you a headache, it’s advisable to throw them away or give it to someone who needs them more. Donate the books to your local library, and get all your old clothes and send them to a homeless shelter. If you feel like saying goodbye to certain items is hard, you can always pack stuff into container boxes and store them safely and use them later. Decluttering will show your home in a different, fresh light, so make sure to be thorough and get rid of all the mess you don’t really need.
So, as you can see, adding some luxury to your house doesn’t have to be a financial strain. If you implement some creativity, you can also live in a home that looks expensive, yet feels cozy. At the end of the day, it’s all about how you feel whenever you enter your home after a long day at work.
Making your home luxurious can be done with very modest means if you approach home decor from a different and more creative angle.