Have you ever walked into your room in a plush hotel, looked around, and thought: ‘now, it sure would be nice if my home could be this luxurious.’ While you might not be able to give your home the same picturesque view and swimming pool you often find in five-star accommodations, you can add those small touches of luxury to your property. And in fact, doing so is unlikely to require too much effort or cash. Below, we take a look at five key areas that’ll give your home the wow factor.
Seating, Immaterial…Covers and Cushions: Essential
Luxury can be present throughout an item, but it’s only the exterior you see. As such, it’s not so much about making sure everything is top-quality, but just that the part you can see is top-quality. In your living room, invest in the best covers and cushions you can afford to buy. You’ll be able to tell that you’ve put thought into your furniture but importantly won’t lose that ‘comfortably lived in’ feel of your favorite old sofa.
Bring the Warmth
Life is all about tones. And luxury, that isn’t about looking expensive: it’s about being inviting, comfortable, a place you just don’t want to lose. If that’s what you’re trying to achieve, then choose warm colors for your most intimate rooms (your bedroom and living room). The luxury effects that you’re invoking by adding warm colors will be subtle but will have a significant impact.
High-Quality Focal Points
If the effects of warm colors are subtle, then the effects of focal points are closer to mind psychology. The focal point is the part of the room that instantly draw our eyes when we pass through the door. Spend some time thinking about what you’d like the focal point of the room to be (this alone will add a touch of luxury), and then invest in the best you can find. Wool rugs and antique fireplaces complement each other well, creating a space that is both utterly inviting and luxurious. If you don’t have a fire, then a work of art can do just as good a job. Whatever you do, don’t make your television the focal point: it’ll undo all your good work.
Invest in Right Areas
Not all of the rooms in our property are created equal, and as such you don’t need to give every room the same level of attention. If you want to bring the luxury to your home without having a complete overhaul, focus on two key areas: the floors and the bathroom. If these two are luxurious, then it’ll feed into the rest of your home.
Don’t Forget The “Hidden” Spots
It’s not so much the big things that dictate the feel of our home; it’s the things that we only barely register, if at all, and which are everywhere. Luxury curtains and doors, for instance, can make all the difference!
In no time at all, you’ll have a home that’s the envy of your friends and family!