Luxury and comfort – these are the two things that you look forward to when you stay at a hotel.
But you don’t always have to book a room and spend money to enjoy a luxurious living experience. Just take a look at the work of the world’s leading luxury home designers, and you’ll see how you can revel in a posh setting and ambience in your very own house. All you need to do is to know and follow some simple home improvement tricks and techniques.
Giving Your Home a Touch of Extravagance
Even without a huge budget, you can still make your home look and feel more luxurious. Here are some ways and tips for doing so:
1. Update your windows
Start giving your home that classy and elegant look by working on your windows. Change your window coverings with new ones. If you can hang the curtains higher, do so; this will make the room feel and look fancier. Keep in mind that if there’s plenty of space between the ceiling and the top of the curtains, the blank area will look sparse.
Choose long, floor to ceiling curtains as well. This look will give any room a more luxurious feel.
In addition, you can update your windows by surrounding them with new trim. If you have dark-colored walls, paint the trim in white so that it will stand out.
2. Display one or two oversized art pieces on the walls
Aside from having your walls painted (if you have the budget for it), you can give them a more sophisticated look by strategically hanging one or two large pieces of art. A big, properly framed painting, photo, or even textile often looks more expensive than small ones. As such, these oversized artworks are highly effective in making any room feel and look classier.
If you have a collection of beautiful photos from your travels, make the best use of them in your home. Instead of hanging and displaying them individually, choose one or two of your favorites and blow them up. Have these pictures framed by a professional so that you can showcase your talent and travels. Your artworks will add to the interior décor of a room as well.
3. Change old lighting fixtures (or add new ones)
You can dramatically enhance the look and ambience of any room in a house by placing a new and interesting light fixture. Large and dark rooms can come alive and look more pleasant with the right lighting features.
A stylish lamp, for instance, can add elegance and light to a small room. If buying one or more new lamps is out of the question for your budget, then opt to paint your old ones or replace their shades. These revitalized lamps will do wonders in beautifying a room.
In general, lighting fixtures are the most affordable and functional pieces you can use to make rooms look more stylish. They can give your home a higher-end look for a lot less money than you think.
Also, you will find a variety of options at different stores, so you will surely come across one or more that will fit your budget.
4. Refurbish your doors
A door is the first thing you see and touch when you enter your home and each room. You can immediately revel in a more lavish ambiance when you replace the doorknobs and have your doors painted.
Doors can easily look new again, and even more appealing, when they are given a fresh coat of paint and new knobs. To add a hint of modernity and elegance to bedrooms and bathrooms, have locking knobs installed on the doors.
5. Invest in statement chairs
You don’t have to replace all of your living room furniture to give this room a more luxurious look. You can do so by simply purchasing one or more statement chairs.
Accent chairs, for instance, can make a room look more sophisticated and well-composed. These chairs also give you and your guest another place to sit on in addition to the sofa.
6. Keep your home clean and tidy
The best hotels are always clean and orderly. Although you may not be able to buy fancy lamps or a chandelier to make your home look more stylish, keeping your home clean and organized at all times will help you experience that ambience you find in luxury hotels right at home.
As such, reduce clutter wherever possible. Minimize the number of decorative pieces that you have in a room as well. Keep in mind that too much clutter can make a home look messy and even small. A clean and clutter-free space, on the other hand, can make any room look bigger and more stylish.
Having a Luxurious Home From the Start
You can avoid the hassles of renovating your house, and all the expenses that come with it, if you have a luxury home built from the start. With the help of trusted designers and builders of timeless homes, you can have a home that is akin to an exquisite hotel room. You will be the proud owner of a stylish property – one that will remain a classic for many years to come.
Robert Allam is the Finance and Sales Manager for Trendsetter Homes. Through his journey from being a Sales Consultant then Office Manager, to assuming his current role, Robert has seen the company grow and has guided many clients through the process of developing their dream of a unique luxury home.