Is your home looking a little less than luxurious lately? It’s normal to feel bored with the decor and style of your home, especially when you’re bombarded with beautiful interior inspiration all over Pinterest and Instagram. If you’re a fan of that high-end hotel room style, read these tips on some great ways to give your home a luxury makeover.
Choose colours wisely
The colours you use can play a big part in the overall appearance of your property. If you want to maintain a classy and high-end look, then avoid anything too busy or garish. Sticking to a simple colour palette of neutral and pastel shades is usually the way to go, as this tends to compliment any type of furniture. Take it from property investment companies like RW Invest, who stick to toned down colour palettes in their rental properties. Shades like white and grey combined with soft pastel colours work best in properties to attract buyers or tenants and are also commonly used in hotel rooms, creating a relaxed atmosphere. If you want to add some pops of colour, do so with a feature wall or by using furnishings and home accessories.
Update old fixtures
If your home’s fixtures and fittings are due an update, this is a key step towards improving the properties overall appearance. Replace worn out windows and door handles, repair faulty switches and plugs, and update old lighting fixtures. Making your home look good as new should be one of the first steps when giving your home a luxury makeover, helping to give it that polished finish.
Use the right materials
When selecting things like curtains, rugs, cushions and throws, look for items made with more luxurious materials. Some of the best materials include silk, satin, chiffon and velvet. When choosing furniture, you should also keep material choice in mind. Velvet sofas can look particularly elegant, especially in dark, rich shades like charcoal, jade green or navy blue. Opt for rugs that are well-crafted in high-quality materials, and don’t skimp on the quality of your curtains and blinds.
Add architectural details
Sometimes the key to a luxury home lies with the details. Architectural details like crown moulding, wooden beams, fireplaces and built-in bookshelves all make a home look more expensive. If you’re lucky enough to have these features in your home, highlight them and turn them into the focal point of the room. If not, you can always add them in, although this could be costly. If you’re a fan of built-in structures, you can easily create a makeshift DIY version with floor to ceiling bookshelves and cabinets.
Update your flooring
It’s difficult to scream luxury with an old and outdated carpet throughout your home. Update your flooring to a style that looks more elegant such as hardware floors. If your bathroom and kitchen flooring is also due an update, opt for tiles in simplistic colours that are made from long-lasting, high-quality materials.
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