The good thing about having a space of your own whether it’s rented or purchased is that you have a level of freedom to decorate and design it in the way that you want. Many people enjoy luxury and would like to extend that interest in their homes. If you happen to be one of these people, the good news is that you can create luxury at home. Whether you have a lot of money to spend or not, if you pay attention to detail, it’s possible. Here is how to make your house look more expensive on that note. (image above Park Avenue Prewar Apartment / MKCA – © Broke Holm).
Buy Quality Pieces
One of the words that is often associated with luxury is quality. This is because it gives off an air of elegance as well as class. If you want to have this same feeling in your home, invest in buying quality as opposed to cheap items.
When buying sofas and beds, for instance, check the quality of both before buying. It’s important to note that buying quality doesn’t mean that you have to overspend on every item you get. It is possible to find quality items on sale or at a discounted rate. The goal should be to shop smart and get value for money. (image below Marina Apartment / COMETA Architects – © José Hevia)
Make it Smart
If you look around at some of the most luxurious spaces, one thing that you’ll notice is smart technology is often used. You can find smart technology at affordable price points, so don’t be scared away at the thought that it’s out of your budget. Below are a few ways to make your home smart.
- Get Smart Lighting: If you want to start small, get smart lighting. Not only does smart lighting mean that you can control your lights from anywhere, but it’s also an energy efficient option.
- Smart Entertainment: Consider making your entire home entertainment SMART. This would include items like a smart TV and a smart speaker such as Alexa that is more or less a virtual assistant.
- Gas Fireplace: Another way to make your home more technology forward is to get a gas fireplace. If you try Fireplaces London, you’ll see several efficient fireplaces as well as unique designs.
Keep it Simple
When it comes to luxury, you can’t go wrong when you keep it simple. You want to opt for a clean and minimalist look as opposed to one that has too many clashing patterns or is simply too busy. You can achieve a simple design by focusing your attention on expensive looking art or statement pieces. While less is more, you also don’t want your space to look boring. (image above Perfect Storm Loft / Killing Matt Woods – © Kat Lu)
Ensure Neat Space
Similar to keeping things simple, ensure that you have no clutter in your home and you maximize the use of space. In addition to this, keep your home as tidy as possible as you don’t usually find that luxury spaces are filled with dust or dirt. Find the time to clean at least one area of your home a few times a week. Alternatively, hire a professional cleaner to help keep the sparkle in your home.