If you’re a lover of all things interior design, you’ll know that there are some forms of decor that just scream timeless luxury. Whether you step into a room that was curated in the 18th century or the 21st, there is just a certain look when it comes to these spaces; a look that never truly ages. If you’re looking to recreate this feel in your home, there are many ways that you can do so, from using the most luxurious (or luxurious looking) fabrics and wallpapers, to positioning your furniture in the perfect way. We’ve put together some tips for those lovers of grandeur, who want to feel it in every corner of their homes.
Get the lighting right
You can create any kind of space that you want to, with any amount of beautiful items within it, but this will all fall to ruin if you don’t have some great lighting to show it off. The lighting in a room can make or break it, especially when it comes to creating something luxurious. If you are looking for a timeless way to light your home, chandeliers never go a miss, but you don’t have to incorporate them into every room. Remember, a chandelier is a focal point, so it is great for a hallway or a dining room, but won’t necessarily work in the kitchen.
Purchase a Persian rug
There is something about a Persian rug that just ties a room together, and it can really help to get rid of the blandness in a space. For example, if you have white walls and a wooden floor, it will just be screaming out for this kind of detail. If you’re looking to purchase the real deal when it comes to Persian rugs, it will put you out quite a bit financially, but it is totally worth it. Look into who can be a guarantor, and find some way to pay it back over a period. This is an investment that you’ll never lose money on, so look into the beautiful rugs on the market.
Create a minimalist bathroom
The bathroom is one of those spaces in the home where it is really easy to create a feel of total luxury. Ultimately, you could benefit from thinking about how to create a spa-like feel in the bathroom, so think freestanding baths, glass sinks, and just a general sense of cleanliness. You can clutter your living room with lots of pieces of vintage furniture, but if you want to keep it classy, you really need to keep your bathroom as minimalistic as possible. Think light colors, like white and grey, and possibly use spotlights to really show its brightness.
Pick out some pieces of art
Something that you’ll find in every luxurious home, from the 1600s to the modern day, is some beautiful pieces of art that work as focal points in a room. White walls can work sometimes, but more often than not, a few artworks strategically placed can look a lot more tasteful, and will really showcase your interest in the finer things in life. You don’t have to splash out on a Picasso, you just have to think about how it will fit in with your furniture, and the theme of decor running throughout your rooms. This will add the sense of character that you’re looking for.
Make your bed look luxurious
Your bed is where you spend much of your life, and you’ll see the inside of your bedroom more than you’ll probably see any room in the home. Your bed should be adorned with some beautiful bedding, and some unique cushions to complement it. You don’t necessarily have to splash the cash here, as there is a beauty to mismatching when it is done right. However, you should give your bed the respect that it deserves (we’re thinking something along the lines of what Princess Margaret would have created for her lifestyle, but don’t we all wish for something like that?).
You can’t go wrong with a chaise longue
There is nothing – we repeat, nothing – that has held its luxury and timeless grandeur quite like the chaise longue. Whether you’re planning on purchasing one for the bedroom, or for your lounge, it is a piece of furniture that adorns the rooms of the most beautiful (and expensive) houses, and has done since it was first used by the Greeks during 8th century BC. That is a long time to stay up there in the ranks of classiness, so think about where you could position one of these in your home. You’ll love relaxing on your gorgeous chaise longue for years to come.
Use mirrors strategically
If you don’t actually have the amount of space that you’d like, you can create the illusion of space by using mirrors wisely. Position them where they best reflect the light, and don’t be afraid to use bigger ones than you usually would. The bigger the mirror, the bigger your room will seem, and the light and airy feel that it will create is one that is characteristically luxurious. Think about where you can place it for the maximum effect; for example, could you use it to draw attention to your chandelier? Positioning things in the right place can really change the way that a space feels.
So, if you’re looking to create a feel of luxury in your home, there are many ways that you could do this. From getting the lighting and the mirrors right, to purchasing items like a chaise longue and some beautiful artworks, there are some things that just embody luxury, and they can be used to make your space the definition of grandeur. Whether you’re on a budget or you’re looking to splash the cash, these things are more about taste than they are about money, so don’t be fooled into thinking that luxury is only for certain types of people. Try out some of these tips, and see whether they can make your home magnificent!