For many of us, luxury, style, and comfort are the name of the game when it comes to our homes, and hotels are a fantastic source of inspiration when looking to decorate. The little touches of elegance have the ability to give a luxurious feel without breaking the bank. From plush pillows and high-quality bedding to neutral colour schemes and soft textiles, it’s easier to make your home feel like a five-star retreat than you might think!
If you have the capital and the inclination, making some modifications to your home can well and truly bring about that luxury vibe you have been desiring. One of the best ways to do this is by installing a home lift. What is more luxurious than bypassing the stairs and having your own personal lift taking you to a different floor of your home? Imagine a lift opening right into your living room or bedroom! Further still, installing house lifts is not only a great way to future proof your house, making it easier to navigate as you age, but can also add great value to your home.
Michaela from parenting and lifestyle blog Adventures of a Yorkshire Mum shared that she “finds luxurious-looking accessories always work. They don’t have to cost a fortune but can make your home look that way.”
When looking at the room you’re hoping to inject a little bit of luxury into, accessories can be a great place to start, especially if you don’t have the time or money for a complete revamp. Materials such as marble, crystal and gold are perfect investment pieces and instantly make the room feel more elegant, and fortunately, you can often find pieces like this in charity shops for a fraction of the price.
To give your home a luxurious feel, it’s important to not overcrowd your surfaces; keep things minimal and clean with a couple of trinkets for the best effect as too many items can make things feel cluttered. A couple of coffee table books, as well as something to make the room smell fantastic, is the best way to emulate luxury.
“I’m a big fan of luxury looking diffusers that can be made into a focal point in any room”, shares Samara from the blog Gift Goonie, which offers gift ideas and inspiration. “The house also smells of pure luxury. I buy a lot from high streets as there are some very stylish ones out there.”
Avoiding overhead lights is one of the quickest and easiest ways to make your home feel more luxurious. Consider layer lamps, sconces and fairy lights to add depth to the room and opt for warm lightbulbs. If you’re limited on your lighting options, a large pendant light shade can help to diffuse the light throughout the room.
Lauren from the DIY blog Bless’er House, has a bunch of great tips in this department, including this lighting suggestion: “I love keeping a lamp on our foyer chest to give the space a welcoming ambience, especially during the darker months in fall and winter.”
To some people, hotels are the epitome of luxury and one thing that many have in common is their neutral colour palette. Keeping things neutral makes rooms appear larger and cleaner and also makes it easier to relax at the end of a busy day. Opting for walls in a light beige or a subtle stone brings a bit of warmth to the room, giving the illusion of a comfortable and inviting space.
Another benefit of a neutral colour scheme is that you’re free to accessorise with soft furnishings in a range of different shades. Crisp, white bedding paired with a heavy throw in a shade that compliments the walls makes the room appear cohesive. Elsewhere in your home, choose a palette of grey or sand to avoid anything too harsh.
When looking at your home, there are lots of things that you can add to a room to make the space feel more luxurious; a mirror is a great example of this. Mirrors are a fantastic way of making your room seem bigger and lighter, as they can bounce the light around the space. Paintings – whatever your taste in style or period might be – can also add some sophistication and culture to your room of choice.
Lauren from Bless’er House is a big fan of utilising art and photos to add a sense of luxury to a room, even when on a budget: “When in doubt, go big. You can print an 8×10 directly from your computer and buy a large mat to place it in a 10×13 or 16×20 frame to make your photo feel high-end and important. If you find a piece of art that speaks to you, go large scale. It’ll make a big impact but still feel calm and streamlined.”
Flowers are another avenue to consider. Think of all the luxurious buildings and hotels you have visited; flowers are nearly always used to stunning effect – they also add a sense of life and relaxation. Lauren agrees that “fresh flowers have power”, saying that she loves running outside to bringing in some hydrangeas, then popping them into a vase.
How to make your home more luxurious
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As you can see, there are myriad ways to give your home that feel and sense of luxury. No matter what budget you are operating on, there is something you can do in terms of elegance, style, and sophistication.
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